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Nick's Run makes a difference in Clifton Park Saturday

CLIFTON PARK

Nick's Run makes a difference in Clifton Park Saturday

Eight years after 13-year-old Nick Cammarata lost his battle with an aggressive form of cancer, the Clifton Park community continues to gather for an annual run and family carnival in his honor.

DEC: new environmental review for Albany's Global Companies

ALBANY

DEC: new environmental review for Albany's Global Companies

Community leaders called it a victory after the Department of Environmental Conservation ruled that Global Companies will undergo an entirely new application process for its Albany crude oil terminal.

Federal ratings of Capital Region caregivers run gamut

CAPITAL REGION

Federal ratings of Capital Region caregivers run gamut

Half of the Medicare and Medicaid participating nursing homes in the Capital Region received one- or two-star ratings, on a five-star scale, under a recently revised federal ratings systems.

First cannabis labor agreement in state signed in Fulton County

FULTON COUNTY

First cannabis labor agreement in state signed in Fulton County

Medical cannabis company Vireo Health of New York, based in Fulton County, announced recently what they said is the first cannabis industry labor agreement in the state.

SUNY Cobleskill offers therapeutic horsemanship program

COBLESKILL

SUNY Cobleskill offers therapeutic horsemanship program

SUNY Cobleskill has launched a four-year bachelor’s degree program in therapeutic horsemanship for the fall semester, which the school said is the first of its kind in New York.

Heroin, opioid demonstration spreads overdose knowledge

CLIFTON PARK

Heroin, opioid demonstration spreads overdose knowledge

Helping heroin addicts stay safe and get help is personal for Project Safe Point’s Alfonso Ferrara - when he was born, he was born in detox.

Stem-cell clinics face new scrutiny from federal regulators

Stem-cell clinics face new scrutiny from federal regulators

In a corner of Mark Berman's cosmetic-surgery suite is a box labeled the "Time Machine" that is the heart of his stem-cell operation.

Dairy farmers think almond milk is bogus, but Americans love it

Dairy farmers think almond milk is bogus, but Americans love it

Milk, the kind from cows, is still Americans' favorite complement to a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich. But it's feeling the heat from milk, the kind from almonds.

Firefighter safety is aim of $1.5M grant to Skidmore

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Firefighter safety is aim of $1.5M grant to Skidmore

Skidmore College will be receiving nearly $1.5 million in federal Homeland Security money to develop tools that may save firefighters lives, U.S. Sens. Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand said Friday.

Is marijuana more dangerous than alcohol?

Is marijuana more dangerous than alcohol?

Arizona's governor asked voters to fact-check whether pot is safer than alcohol. So The Washington Post did.

A young woman dies, a teen is saved after amoebas infect the brain

A young woman dies, a teen is saved after amoebas infect the brain

Doctors describe 16-year-old Sebastian DeLeon as a walking miracle - he is only the fourth person in the U.S. to survive an infection from the so-called brain-eating amoeba. This summer, two young people, one in Florida and one in North Carolina, became infected after water recreation. Only one had a happy ending.

Nathan Littauer and nurses union strike tentative deal

Nathan Littauer and nurses union strike tentative deal

A tentative agreement was reached Tuesday between Nathan Littauer Hospital and the NYS Nurses Association two days before the nurses were scheduled to walk off the job during a planned strike Sept. 1-2.

Pilot program offers relief from EpiPen costs - for some

CAPITAL REGION

Pilot program offers relief from EpiPen costs - for some

Some relief is available from the high price of the EpiPen, but not for the general public.

Track restaurant inspections - there's what in the wine bar?!

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Track restaurant inspections - there's what in the wine bar?!

The health inspections are finally done at the Track eateries just in time for closing day - find out the where your favorite place lands on a scale of 1 to You Need to Clean Your Restaurant and the eyebrow-raising violation the state considers no big deal.

N.Y. expands medical marijuana program

ALBANY

N.Y. expands medical marijuana program

Moving to address complaints about New York’s new medical marijuana program, the state’s Health Department is making substantial changes to expand access to the drug, including allowing home delivery, quite likely by the end of September.

All donated blood in U.S. will be tested for Zika

All donated blood in U.S. will be tested for Zika

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday took steps to safeguard the nation’s blood supply from the Zika virus, calling for all blood banks to screen donations for the infection even if they are in states where the virus is not circulating.

Study: Robot baby dolls don't curb teen pregnancies. They may increase abortions.

As part of high school sex-ed programs around the world, teachers give infant simulators to their female students, who care for the robots over the course of a few days.

More evidence that soda taxes cut soda drinking

More evidence that soda taxes cut soda drinking

It may seem obvious that taxing sugary drinks causes people to drink less of them. But that is actually controversial.

Last shot at EpiPen profits ends in Mylan monopoly

Last shot at EpiPen profits ends in Mylan monopoly

In 2012, the company behind the EpiPen settled a lawsuit by agreeing to allow a generic competitor into the market in 2015, potentially cutting into a big part of its business.

Million Dollar Beach closes again due to bacteria

LAKE GEORGE

Million Dollar Beach closes again due to bacteria

The DEC has again closed Million Dollar Beach, the most popular beach on Lake George, effective immediately due to coliform counts that exceed New York State Department of Health guidelines.

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