• MyHealthy Decisions | Weight Loss Surgery - Cheryl

    Cheryl loved to garden, but found it increasingly difficult given her health. Watch Cheryl discuss her decision to undertake weight loss surgery, and how it got her back to doing the things she loves to do.

    Weight Loss Surgery - Stephanie

    Stephanie Paradiso of Fort Plain says weight loss surgery gave her a whole new life. She’s now able to enjoy activities with her family that she couldn’t accomplish before. Take a look.

    MyHealthy Decisions | Weight Loss Surgery

    Kari Hackett is enjoying a better quality of life following weight loss surgery. Watch her inspiring story.

    Heart Disease in Women

    Heart disease affects men and women equally, yet the early warning signs can be different for women. Dr. Merle Myerson, of the Bassett Heart Care Institute, explains how heart disease can manifest itself in women and some ways your care team can help you avoid falling pre

  • Clinical Trials at Bassett - A Patient's Journey Part IV

    Christopher Kuhn of Oneonta entered a clinical trial for melanoma in 2014, beginning a difficult but ultimately successful journey. He and his wife LeeAnn graciously shared their story in this 4-part video series.

    Clinical Trials at Bassett - A Patient's Journey Part III

    Christopher Kuhn of Oneonta entered a clinical trial for melanoma in 2014, beginning a difficult but ultimately successful journey. He and his wife LeeAnn graciously shared their story in this 4-part video series.

    Clinical Trials at Bassett - A Patient's Journey Part II

    Christopher Kuhn of Oneonta entered a clinical trial for melanoma in 2014, beginning a difficult but ultimately successful journey. He and his wife LeeAnn graciously shared their story in this 4-part video series.

    Oneonta Practitioners Selected for New National Leadership Program by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

    Five practitioners from A.O. Fox Hospital’s Gender Wellness Center in Oneonta have been awarded $500,000 over three years as participants in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Clinical Scholars Program, a new national leadership program that aims to improve healt

  • Telehealth Grant for School-Based Health

    Cooperstown, NY – Bassett Healthcare Network has been awarded a $297,419 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for up to four years to bring telehealth services to the school-based health care setting.

    The grant-funded project will benefit students

    Bassett Medical Center a Level II Trauma Center

    Bassett Medical Center was recently verified a Level II Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), making it the only Level II trauma center  in the eight-county region served by Bassett Healthcare Network and one of only a handful of trauma centers in cent

    Clinical Trials at Bassett - A Patient's Journey Part I

    Christopher Kuhn of Oneonta entered a clinical trial for melanoma in 2014, beginning a difficult but ultimately successful journey. He and his wife LeeAnn graciously shared their story in this 4-part video series.

    Clinical Trials Available at Bassett

    Christopher Kuhn of Oneonta  entered a clinical trial for melanoma in 2014. Learn more in a 4-part series during which he and his wife LeeAnn share their story.

  • What You Need to Know About Meningitis

    Are your adolescent children vaccinated against meningitis? If not, speak with your provider about getting your child immunized; it can be lifesaving. Pediatrician Chris Kjolhede explains:

    Superior Capsular Reconstruction

    Learn about a new less invasive surgical technique for repairing a torn rotator cuff from Dr. Tal Lassiter

    Better Sleep For Optimal Health

    Not getting a good night's rest? These better sleep tips from Bassett primary care provider Dr. Aimee Pearce could be just the ticket.

    Lyme Disease

    There is an uptick in the number of patients coming in with symptoms of Lyme disease or a known tick bite; clinicians say the mild winter is partly to blame and it is cause for concern given the potential seriousness of this illness. Here’s emergency services physician

  • An Amazing New Ankle

    When ankle pain and stiffness are not resolved with pain medications, cortisone shots and physical therapy, surgery may be an option. Total ankle replacement helped get Elizabeth Cozzolino back on her feet and active again. Replacement surgery involves only a brief hospit

    Zika Virus

    Facts about Zika virus. Watch this video, then visit cdc.gov & health.ny.gov

    Sleep Disruption and Increased Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

    Lifestyle, sleep disturbance and heart disease. Dr. Patrick McNulty, Chief of Cardiology, discusses recent research into cardiovascular disease.

    Chief of Surgery Dr. Nicholas Hellenthal on Bladder Cancer

    People’s risk for bladder cancer rises with age, particularly among men and among smokers. Listen to Chief of Surgery Dr. Nicholas Hellenthal discuss who is at risk, diagnosis and prognosis

  • A Medical Practitioner's Weight Loss Journey

    Bassett - Herkimer primary care provider Tim Cristman counsels patients fighting obesity from a position of experience. He underwent weight loss surgery in 2006, lost 120 pounds and gained his health and quality of life back.

    Boost Your Immune System With Natural Remedies

    Not all illness requires a prescription or even over the counter medication. Dr. Margaret Scandura specializes in integrative therapies and suggests some natural remedies for what ails us.

    Helping Women through Their Breast Cancer Journeys

    Lisa Stahl met Dara Hotaling, RN, about three years ago when she had her first breast biopsy. Stahl reconnected with Hotaling in 2014 when another biopsy showed cancer. Through the nurse navigator program in the Women’s Imaging Center, Hotaling helped Stahl navigate thr... read more

    Fighting Heart Disease in Central New York

    We can beat heart disease, but our best chance for success means an early start on healthy habits. Bassett’s Chief of Cardiology and president of the Greater Utica area board of the American Heart Association Dr. Patrick McNulty explains.

  • Bassett Honored for Supporting Those Who Serve

    Bassett was honored recently for supporting those who serve. NYS Adjutant General presented Bassett with the Above and Beyond Award.

    Bacterial vs. Viral & Antibiotics

    It’s hard to see your child suffer through an illness; many parents ask their doctor to prescribe an antibiotic.  But that’s not always the answer. Pediatrician Margaret Scandura, MD, explains.

    Pain Free & Active Again

    Patsy Soule of Cooperstown suffered excruciating hip pain that kept her from doing the things she loved. Anterior hip replacement gave Patsy her life back. Watch Patsy’s story.

    Kids With Pets Have Less Anxiety

    Dr. Anne Gadomski, research scientist and pediatrician at Bassett Medical Center, authored a study on children, pets and anxiety that appears in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease. Read about the study’s findings in this NBC News story:

    Researchers say a new... read more

  • Back On His Feet

    Many diabetics suffer foot pain or neuropathy, not realizing they may be a candidate for a simple procedure that can provide enormous relief. Tarsal tunnel release eliminated Harley Edson’s diabetes-related foot pain.

    Neurosurgery Available Close to Home

    Brain and spinal tumors are relatively rare. But if you or a loved one is ever diagnosed with a benign or malignant tumor, finding a skilled, experienced surgeon who can perform surgery with state-of-the-art technology is crucial. Equally essential-but often not thought o

    Baby Teeth Matter

    Bassett has integrated oral health education and the application of fluoride varnish into its pediatric clinics in Cooperstown and Oneonta. We know that oral health is critical to overall physical well-being and that dental caries can have a significant impact on long-ter

    Ask Bassett - Adult and Pediatric Immunizations

    There are a lot of misconceptions that exist today about vaccines and vaccine safety. Primary care provider Barbara Davies from Bassett's Andes Health Center recently addressed some questions from readers of The Daily Star.

  • A Smoother Recovery

    A Bassett program helps patients bounce back quickly and with less discomfort after colorectal surgery. Only 12 hours after having part of his colon removed at Bassett Medical Center, Martin Bosworth enjoyed a sandwich. The Norwich resident is among a number of patients w

    Pediatric Nutrition Q & A

    Did you know environmental factors, such as maternal diet, could affect the behavior or expression of a developing baby’s genes? Did you know children should consume less than 6 teaspoons of added sugar daily (a soda contains 10 teaspoons of sugar)? Are you up on the la

    What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

    Joann Carey, a physician assistant in Bassett’s Convenient Care Center in Oneonta, says many people are coming in worried they may have been exposed to Lyme disease. In this video, she corrects some common misconceptions and provides some helpful tips. For additional in

    A Dream Workshop with The New York City Ballet

    If you are looking for an inspirational story, look no further than the NYC Ballet, Bassett's Dr. Joseph Dutkowsky, a pediatric orthopedist, and the young people they worked with recently. Together, they discovered a new sense of freedom and movement in dance.

  • Dental Care in the School Makes Sense

    Bassett’s school-based health – oral  health program is the recipient of the 2015 Community Health Improvement Award from the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS). Studies have proven oral health is critically important to a person’s overall health. It

    Keep Kids Smiling & Healthy!

    Research has proven that a healthy mouth is essential to a child’s overall well-being. In New York State and rural central New York, we know the incidence of dental pain and tooth decay is too high. A state survey of school children by the Schuyler Center for Analysis a

    Learn Hands-Only CPR

    When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Knowing how to perform CPR and starting it immediately is the best way to help someone who goes into cardiac arrest. Just 2 steps could save a life: 1) Call 9-1-1 and 2) P

    New Lease on Life through Weight Loss Surgery

    Weight loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery, isn’t for everyone. But for the individual who has struggled with obesity and the chronic conditions it can lead to, weight loss surgery can provide a new lease on life. That was the case for Julie Cring of Cooperstown

  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery at Bassett

    Bassett Medical Center offers stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) – a non-invasive form of radiation therapy used to treat tumors on the brain, spine and lungs. Despite its name, SRS is a non-surgical procedure that delivers precisely targeted radiation at higher doses than

    Thanks for Fixing my Grampa

    When a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm threatened Nathanial Foster Greene’s life, the team in the Cobleskill Regional Hospital Emergency Department and vascular surgeon Dr. Vitaliy Ignatovskyy and his team at Bassett Medical Center came together to save him. Greene h

    Making Veins Vanish

    Are you bothered by spider and varicose veins? Sclerotherapy is a quick and painless procedure used to treat unsightly veins. It typically takes less than 30 minutes and patients can return to normal activity soon after the procedure.

    Soul Survivor - Singer Sharon Jones beat pancreatic cancer at Bassett

    Soul singer Sharon Jones is back on stage performing for her fans after beating pancreatic cancer. Read about her cancer diagnosis and journey through treatment to healing.

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    It's not a cancer that typically makes headlines. But it's important to learn the facts about thyroid cancer because more and more people are being diagnoseread more

    Help your child deal with bullying

    February 16, 2017

    Whether they're still young enough for the swing set or old enough for social media, kids need love and support to help them stand up to bullying.

    If you think your child is being bullied aread more

    5 tips for buying safe toys

    February 16, 2017

    It's magical when a child holds a treasured toy for the first time. That precious look in the child's eyes says it all. For grownups, that's the joy of giving toys for birthdays, holidays--or just read more

    Bridge the distance: 4 tips for long-distance caregiving

    February 16, 2017

    You live many miles away from an increasingly frail or ill loved one. And you wonder: How can I help from such a distance?

    Caregiving is a challenge under the best of circumstances. It's evread more

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