Health & Fitness


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The ABCs of infant sleeping

Albany County highlights National Baby Safety Month, gives task force progress update

The Albany County Safe Sleeping Task Force’s latest initiative isn’t an exercise in remembering the alphabet, but rather another outreach effort cautioning parents and caretakers to not sleep in bed with an infant.

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Families at the finish line

Colonie Youth Center holds 10th annual 5K and kids runs promoting health and wellness

The Colonie Youth Center will mark a decade of hosting its annual Crossings 5K Challenge and Kids Runs on Sunday, Sept. 29, in The Crossings Park at the Rudy A. Ciccotti Family Recreation Center located at 30 Aviation Road in Colonie. There is race-day registration available.

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Race battles the ‘silent killer’

5K run/walk aims to raise ovarian cancer awareness and support research

The 12th Annual Teal Ribbon Run/Walk, coordinated by Caring Together, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 15, and kicks off at 9 a.m. at Washington Park in Albany.

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Bikes bring balance

YMCA’s Pedaling for Parkinson’s comes to the Capital District

New YMCA program helps relieve the symptoms Parkinson's disease.

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Menands market marks 80 years

Outlet serves as buy local point for wholesale and retail buyers

Since it first opened in 1933, the Capital District Cooperative, Inc. has traveled a road of changes. With the rising “buy local” movement, the Menands-based farmers market is celebrating its 80th anniversary with a bigger presence than ever.

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Honest Weight settles into new, larger location

New services, same philosophy at co-op’s redesigned store on Watervliet Avenue

On Wednesday, June 19, the Honest Weight Food Co-Op opened its brand new doors to 2,500 customers at 100 Watervliet Ave.

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Fun Run with a serious goal

Race geared towards kids raises money for local pediatric care

As a Saratoga Springs business owner, Ames felt she had a tool to help give back to the community, and in 2008 put together the first Cantina Kids Fun Run, a run designed from start to finish with kids in mind.

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60 years strong, 80 years young

Albany Memorial honors longtime nurse Esther Rappold for decades of service

Friends, family and coworkers gathered at Albany Memorial Hospital to celebrate 80-year-old Esther Rappold's 60 years of service at the facility.

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Walkers step up in heart disease fight

Annual Capital Region Heart Walk this Saturday at Crossings

The 2013 Capital Region Heart Walk at The Crossings of Colonie will begin with breakfast and last-minute registration at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 4 and walkers will take either a 1- or 3-mile stroll. Participants raise money for the American Heart Association, and the donations go directly to funding research and education to fight heart disease and stroke. This year, the goal is set for $570,000.

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Tonko tackles health care changes

Congressman fields questions on Affordable Care Act at V’ville library

Rep. Paul Tonko held a forum Wednesday, March 27, at the Voorheesville Public Library to discuss health insurance changes taking effect later this year as part of the Affordable Care Act.

Caring for caregivers

Alzheimer’s support groups provide empathy and encouragement

The Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York offers support groups at more than 30 locations across 12 counties to help care-giving partners and individuals with early stage Alzheimer’s or others forms of dementia.

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Whooping cough found at BC High

The Bethlehem Central School District has confirmed a case of pertussis at the high school.

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Cancer fight is on the march

Walk for Hope organizers hope to raise six figures in this year’s Bethlehem event

Neil and Shari Piper have collaborated with the community to establish the area's annual Walk for Hope to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer. It takes place each fall in the Town of Bethlehem.

Race organizers want runners to get good and messy

Maple Ski Ridge to host first mud run, raise funds for veteran center

Maple Ski Ridge is transforming its slopes for a wild, muddy race through an array of obstacles for a good time and a good cause.

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Access granted

People with disabilities allowed free access to town parks and facilities

Buddy Washburn looks like a typical 11-year-old. He’s hyper. He has a wide, toothy smile and a laugh that shakes his whole body and lights up his whole face. He’s obsessed with cars and loves to swim. He talks a mile a minute and is on the honor roll at Sand Creek Middle School.