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ALBANY

NY targets obesity with rules on day-care drinks

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
New York authorities issued new rules on Wednesday governing licensed day care centers to require they serve low-fat milk, water or 100 percent juice to help prevent obesity.
 
Schenectady Y’s Double Dutch class accessible exercise for all
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady Y’s Double Dutch class accessible exercise for all

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014
Double Dutch Aerobics, a class now offered at the Schenectady YMCA, is open to all ages and abilities.
 
NY Assemblyman: put warnings on sugary drinks
ALBANY

NY Assemblyman: put warnings on sugary drinks

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
A New York state assemblyman says sugary drinks should bear warning labels because of related health problems like obesity, heart disease and diabetes.
 
ALBANY

New York health exchange premiums to rise

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
Deductibles and co-payments will be flat but premiums will rise about 4.5 percent for individuals and families during the second year of New York's health exchange, according to state officials.
 
Schumer wants children kept from eating gel pods
ALBANY

Schumer wants children kept from eating gel pods

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014
U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer is calling for better packaging to keep children from eating dishwasher and laundry detergent gel pods
 
Massachusetts town weighs nation's 1st tobacco ban

Massachusetts town weighs nation's 1st tobacco ban

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014
A sleepy central Massachusetts town of 7,700 has become an improbable battleground in America's tobacco wars.
 
Sunnyview program to prepare brain-injury mentors
SCHENECTADY

Sunnyview program to prepare brain-injury mentors

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014
For weeks on end, Tracey Clothier spent her days at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, lending support to her 21-year-old daughter, Megan, who was struggling to recover from a traumatic brain injury.
 
RENSSELAER

Local forum focuses on local Ebola concerns

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

State officials are still considering whether to designate a Capital Region hospital as a place to treat potential Ebola patients.
 
Health overhaul's subsidies at Supreme Court
WASHINGTON

Health overhaul's subsidies at Supreme Court

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama's health care law.
 
SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Family self-quarantined in Schenectady County shows no signs of Ebola

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
A West African family was monitored for symptoms of Ebola for three weeks after arriving in Schenectady County late last month.
 
New Albany ultrasound machine seen as weapon against abortion
ALBANY

New Albany ultrasound machine seen as weapon against abortion

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
The Albany Roman Catholic Diocese and pro-life activists hope an ultrasound machine simplifies the decision for women contemplating an abortion.
 
Blame Founding Fathers for contradicting Ebola policies
WASHINGTON

Blame Founding Fathers for contradicting Ebola policies

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014
If public health departments across the country aren't singing the same tune, that may be by design.
 
SCHENECTADY

Northeast Parent worker's trip raises Ebola concerns

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014
A Northeast Parent & Child Society employee will have to go through additional medical screening before he is allowed to return to work once he returns next month from visiting family in Ghana, according to a spokesman for the agency.
 
US governors, Army go own way on Ebola quarantines
NEWARK, N.J.

US governors, Army go own way on Ebola quarantines

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014
Some state governors and even an Army commander have gone beyond guidance from the CDC.
 
Drugmakers bet on Ebola vaccines, treatments

Drugmakers bet on Ebola vaccines, treatments

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014
Drugmakers are racing to develop vaccines and drugs to address the worst outbreak of Ebola in history. It's unclear who will pay for their products, but companies are betting that governments and aid groups will foot the bill.
 
 

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