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Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says
NEW YORK

Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

Monday, July 28, 2014
When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Online medical record access becoming available in Capital Region

Monday, July 28, 2014
In less than a week, residents of the Capital Region should be able to start accessing their medical records online, thanks to the launch of Hixny’s Secure Patient Portal.
 
Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers
MIAMI

Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Insurance agents, health counselors and attorneys interviewed around the country have said they received varying subsidy amounts for the same consumers.
 
HIV pills show promise to prevent infection

HIV pills show promise to prevent infection

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus.
 
Obamacare hit by ruling, but subsidies to continue
WASHINGTON

Obamacare hit by ruling, but subsidies to continue

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
President Barack Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.
 
AMSTERDAM

St. Mary’s in Amsterdam seeks lead as kids’ health home

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

St. Mary’s Healthcare of Amsterdam wants to lead a regional version of a new state initiative designed to deliver better health care to children.
 
CHICAGO

Poor teens' health may benefit from top schools

Monday, July 21, 2014
Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools — their health may also benefit, a study suggests
 

HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

Saturday, July 19, 2014
The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S.
 
Teen's death puts focus on caffeine powder dangers

Teen's death puts focus on caffeine powder dangers

Saturday, July 19, 2014
The sudden death of a healthy high school senior has ramped up attention on unregulated caffeine powder, leading federal health authorities to warn consumers to stay away from the substance.

 
AMSTERDAM

St. Mary’s nurses seeking union representation

Thursday, July 17, 2014
About 50 St. Mary’s Hospital nurses gathered outside the facility Wednesday to publicly declare their desire to form a union and to join the New York State Nurses Association.
 
NEW YORK

Lawsuit: Medicaid home care cuts unjust

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
A lawsuit accuses New York State health officials of cutting or denying Medicaid home care services to disabled and chronically ill people without proper notice.
 
SCHENECTADY

Ex-Ellis nurse faces 26 counts

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
A former registered nurse at Ellis Hospital accused of swapping out at least one patient’s powerful painkiller with an over-the-counter drug last summer pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a 26-count indictment.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Albany Med, Columbia Memorial to align

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Albany Medical Center and Columbia Memorial Hospital announced Tuesday they are seeking approvals to form a strategic alliance that will allow better coordination of care for residents of Columbia and Greene counties.
 
Soda tax's last stand? Bay Area preps for showdown

Soda tax's last stand? Bay Area preps for showdown

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
If two of the most progressive U.S. cities don't pass a tax on sugary drinks, will the idea finally fizzle out?
 

NY couple donates $50 million for biology center

Monday, July 7, 2014
A philanthropic Long Island couple has donated $50 million to support research and education programs at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
 
 

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