Health & Fitness


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Manlius Family Barbershop moves to Limestone Commons

Manlius Family Barbershop, a locally-owned business that provides walk-in haircuts and stylings for all ages, recently relocated to the Limestone Commons in Manlius between Murphy’s Specialized Pastry and the Dollar Tree.

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Hamilton Hearing offers free hearing aid trials

Hamilton Hearing of Cazenovia is now offering a unique program that will allow people to “test drive” hearing aids for a free 14-day evaluation. The Unitron “Flex-Trial” hearing devices analyze and record what the wearer is hearing, allowing the hearing counselor to recommend the best possible hearing device for the customer.

State of emergency declared in Madison County due to EEE presence

Public notice is hereby made that a local State of Emergency was declared today due to the imminent threat to public health posed by the presence of mosquito borne Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus based on current mosquito activity detected in Madison County in the Town of Sullivan, south of Route 31 and Oneida Lake.

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Mad Cow 5K race coming this weekend

You ran the mountain with the goat, the lake in red, white and blue — now run in the country with the cows! The annual Mad Cow 5K Race will be held this Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Nelson town office building, located at 4085 Nelson Road. Sign-up will be from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., and the race begins at 9 a.m.

Madison County finds EEE in second bird-biting mosquito pool

The Madison County Health Department reported today that the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus has been detected in a second mosquito pool, collected on July 13. The mosquito pool was collected from Moore Road in the Town of Sullivan in a mainly bird biting mosquito species.

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GoCaz.com trail markers now up in Cazenovia

GoCaz.com, a website launched a little over a year ago by the Cazenovia Area Community Development Association (CACDA) to provide a compilation of outdoor activities available in the Cazenovia community, recently completed the installation of trail markers in order to further appeal to local outdoor enthusiasts.

EEE Found in town of Sullivan in bird-biting mosquitoes

The Madison County Health Department announced Wednesday, July 15, the county’s first positive Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) mosquito pool this season, collected July 6 at a trap site on Moore Road in the Town of Sullivan. The type of mosquito identified is primarily a bird-biting species.

Cazenovia Lake closed to swimming due to algae blooms

Due to the presence of blue-green algae (BGA) blooms within the bathing beach areas of both Lakeland Park and Willow Bank Yacht Club, the Cazenovia Lake beaches have been closed for swimming until further notice, according to an announcement from the Madison County Department of Health.

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DeRuyter family raising funds to buy special medical alert dog

Local teen with Type 1 diabetes cannot go away to attend college without medical support

Scott Arnold, an 18-year-old track athlete from Deruyter, will graduate from high school on June 28 and plans to pursue at degree at SUNY ESF this fall. His Type 1 diabetic condition, however, makes it difficult to lead a normal life and often jeopardizes his safety. The Arnolds think they have found a solution that will allow Scott to attend college — the purchase of a diabetic “alert dog” to help monitor Scott’s glucose levels. The only problem is that it will cost $18,000. In order to keep Scott safe and allow him to attend college, the Arnolds have created a GoFundMe page to raise the necessary money he needs to buy the alert dog.

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Green Lakes State Park announces $9 million in renovation projects

The nearly one million annual visitors and campers to Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville will soon be able to enjoy upgrades and renovations to the flagship state park as construction begins on several projects that amount to about $9 million from the NY Parks 2020 initiative.

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Girls on the Run participates in Paige’s Butterfly Run

Several girls from Cazenovia’s Burton Street School recently participated in the Girls on the Run Program, thanks to certified coaches Christine Tillman, Mary-Ann MacIntosh and Cindy Hirt. The girls have been meeting twice a week to learn about healthy eating, making good choices, team building and goal setting.

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More than just baby blues

As many as 20 percent of pregnant women women are affected by perinatal depression

In an attempt to raise awareness about PPD, Crouse’s Spirit of Women program, which is led by Kowaleski, is hosting the Climb with Crouse from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, May 24, on the 2K Serengeti Trail at Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville.

Registration now open for the seventh annual Six-Legged 5K on Sunday, April 12

Fleet Feet Sports will host the seventh annual Six-Legged 5K this year at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, April 12. The 3.1 mile run, starting at the Willow Bay entrance of Onondaga Lake Park, is open to runners, walkers and dogs. All race proceeds benefit the CNY SPCA.

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Burton Street students participate in Health and Wellness Fair

Students at Burton Street Elementary School last week spent a day learning and even teaching about physical and mental health at the school’s first Health and Wellness Fair.

Three animals test positive for rabies in Madison County

Madison County Health Department announced on March 19 its first positive rabies results this year in three animals. In the town of Lebanon a cow and cat tested positive for rabies and in the town of Hamilton a cat also tested positive for rabies.