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ALBANY

CDPHP, NYOH contract will keep cancer patients in treatment

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
About 2,500 Capital Region patients dealing with cancer and blood disorders no longer have to worry about disruptions in their treatment or insurance coverage now that an Albany insurer and cancer specialist group have reached a contract agreement.
 
ALBANY

St. Peter's Health reviews mobile device security after cellphone theft

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
St. Peter’s Health Partners is reviewing encryption controls on all mobile devices it issues to employees after a cellphone was stolen from a high-ranking employee at its multi-specialty physician group, according to a notice issued Friday.
 
Robotics giving hope to paralyzed
SCHENECTADY

Robotics giving hope to paralyzed

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
Justin Neff is the first patient at Sunnyview to include the ReWalk Robotic Exoskeleton System as part of his therapy routine.
 
Cancer  coverage extended 90 days for NYOH patients
CAPITAL REGION

Cancer coverage extended 90 days for NYOH patients

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
Lynn Hughes has received her health insurance through CDPHP for 37 years. She’s received treatment following two breast cancer diagnoses from New York Oncology Hematology for the last 17 years.
 
Flu vaccine not working well; only 23 percent effective
NEW YORK

Flu vaccine not working well; only 23 percent effective

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
As predicted, this year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It's only 23 percent effective, primarily because it doesn't include the bug that is making most people sick, according to a government study released Thursday.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Hospitals earn honor for cut in early deliveries

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
A state initiative is honoring hospitals across the state that reduced medically unnecessary early deliveries of babies.
 
Got help paying for health care? Watch your mailbox
WASHINGTON

Got help paying for health care? Watch your mailbox

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
If you're among the millions of consumers who got financial help for health insurance last year under President Barack Obama's law, better keep an eye on your mailbox.
 
Understanding ACA rules a taxing proposition
CAPITAL REGION

Understanding ACA rules a taxing proposition

Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015

Tax season is officially upon us. And one of the biggest changes to the tax code in decades — the Affordable Care Act — will finally come into play this year.
 
As flu becomes more widespread, CDC pushes antiviral meds
NEW YORK

As flu becomes more widespread, CDC pushes antiviral meds

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015
In the midst of a worrisome flu season, health officials are pushing doctors to prescribe antiviral medicines more often.
 
With New Year comes new resolutions for fitness
NISKAYUNA

With New Year comes new resolutions for fitness

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
Things were just beginning to pick up for the usual rush of new JCC members around New Year’s Day. Though the community center on Balltown Road sees a number of spikes throughout the year, such as new additions just before school starts for the childcare program, January joiners are pretty much always thinking of one thing: the gym.
 
Demolition of former Glendale Home nearing completion
GLENVILLE

Demolition of former Glendale Home nearing completion

Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015
Residents moved into a brand-new, 200-bed skilled nursing facility at the front of the property June 2.
 
Walk-in clinics address need for immediate care
CAPITAL REGION

Walk-in clinics address need for immediate care

Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015
In this age of immediacy, people ask questions and get answers as fast as their fingers can find a keyboard. It’s probably no surprise, then, that they want their health care just as fast and just as convenient.
 
Labor deal in works, would finalize Maplewood Manor sale
BALLSTON SPA

Labor deal in works, would finalize Maplewood Manor sale

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015
The prospective new private owner of the Maplewood Manor nursing home and the current employee union may be close to striking a labor deal that will include significant cost-cutting measures.
 
Flu packing severe wallop
CAPITAL REGION

Flu packing severe wallop

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015
With the Centers for Disease Control upgrading New York’s flu status from “prevalent” to “widespread” in recent weeks, local hospitals are reporting both more cases and more severe symptoms than in past years.
 
Fast-food resolution: Transform junk food image
NEW YORK

Fast-food resolution: Transform junk food image

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015
Fast-food chains have a New Year's resolution: Drop the junk.
 
 

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