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3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014
Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that companies are still using wiggle room to discourage the sickest — and costliest — patients from enrolling.
 
SARATOGA COUNTY

Health care changes with times

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014
The longstanding major providers in the Capital Region have waded into new territory, with some crossing into markets traditionally dominated by others — not out of necessity, some say, but in an attempt to gain market share for the sake of it.
 
AMSTERDAM

Despite gloom, Amsterdam health fair draws crowd

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
The second annual SummerFest that was held at Centro Civico and sponsored by Nathan Littauer Hospital.
 
WRIGHT

Home delivery not in Schoharie County couple’s plans

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
The delivery of Rudy and Amber de Vries’ baby wasn’t scripted and it certainly didn’t go according to plan.
 
AMSTERDAM

SummerFest set for Friday in Amsterdam

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
The second annual SummerFest will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday in the lot by Centro Civico.
 
Family, friends finally find a place for Jack’s Place
SCHENECTADY

Family, friends finally find a place for Jack’s Place

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
The Falvo family, including many friends who have become like blood and a few assorted politicians, finally broke ground on a project in memory of Jack Falvo III.
 
HALFMOON

Doctors planning Halfmoon surgery, pain clinic

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
A group of physicians specializing in pain management wants to open a $1 million surgery and pain center on Route 9 in Halfmoon.
 
HALFMOON

Halfmoon health campus still sought

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
Urgent care facilities aren’t enough to meet the health care needs of the growing and aging population of southern Saratoga County, local officials say.
 
Mom’s challenge: trying to detox from negative self-talk
NISKAYUNA

Mom’s challenge: trying to detox from negative self-talk

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
Niskayuna mom Tracy Villaume is monitoring her own negative thoughts as part of "The Today Show's" 30-Day Detox Challenge that invites viewers to give up vices.
 
Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near
WASHINGTON

Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014
The clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health care law.
 
Health care at college: Can your teen manage?
NEW YORK

Health care at college: Can your teen manage?

Monday, Aug. 11, 2014
Heading off to school is stressful for young people on a variety of fronts. Among the biggest challenges is managing their own health far from home. And it can be a trial for parents, too, in this, the era of the helicopter when it comes to raising children.
 
Assisted living convenient, costly
CAPITAL REGION

Assisted living convenient, costly

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014
When living autonomously becomes difficult, moving to an assisted living residence can eliminate worries about household chores, transportation, personal care and even some medical challenges. The residences often look like upscale hotels and offer many amenities, but they can also come with an unwanted extra: sticker shock.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Skidmore professor to study cardiac deaths of firemen

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014
Denise Smith, a professor of exercise science at Skidmore College, has researched the cause-and-effect of cardiac deaths among firefighters for years, but her recent work with Dr. Stefanos Kales of Harvard Medical School led to a curious discovery that might one day help firefighters avoid cardiac events.
 
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady Damien Center changes hands

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014
Schenectady residents living with HIV and AIDS will have more community resources than ever this fall, when the Albany Damien Center launches a satellite center in a familiar space.
 
Bad bite: A tick can make you allergic to red meat

Bad bite: A tick can make you allergic to red meat

Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
A bug can turn you into a vegetarian, or at least make you swear off red meat. Doctors across the nation are seeing a surge of sudden meat allergies in people bitten by a certain kind of tick.
 
 

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