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  • Teddy Bears aid in treatment

    The ladies of Lake Placid’s St. Eustace Church’s knitting group, the Knit Wits, have generously donated teddy bears sporting hand-knitted scarves for the younger residents at Rose Hill Adolescent Treatment Program

  • Art and Healing for St. Joseph’s Veterans

    The joint exhibit of paintings by Sheila Pritchard, masks created by veterans at St. Joe’s and poems by Barbara Rand Ryan that opened Friday evening, April 6, at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts is well worth a special trip.

    Indeed, it’s one of the most emotionally powerful presentations they’ve displayed.

The United States Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome M. Adams, issued a national advisory Thursday urging more Americans to keep on hand and learn how to use the drug naloxone, which can save the lives of people overdosing on opioids. Naloxone has already revived thousands of overdose victims as the opioid epidemic has intensified, but rescue workers have usually been the ones to administer it.
It was the first advisory issued by a surgeon general since 2005, and it underscored the urgency of addressing an opioid epidemic that has killed more than 250,000 people over the past decade, including more than 42,000 people in 2016.
Dr. Adams said making naloxone more available in communities across the country is critical to reducing overdose deaths among people prescribed high doses of opioids for pain, as well as those who abuse painkillers or illicit opioids like fentanyl and heroin.
“Each day we lose 115 Americans to an …

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