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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.

Nathan Littauer Hospital has plans for upcoming strike

Nathan Littauer Hospital has plans for upcoming strike

Nathan Littauer Hospital has contracted with a staffing agency to fill in during a planned two-day strike over Labor Day by members of the NYS Nurses Association, the hospital said in a statement.

It's family, not friends, who may help you live longer, study says

It's family, not friends, who may help you live longer, study says

A new study shows that people with more family members as close confidants - as opposed to close friends - tend to live longer.

Albany Med breaks ground on Union Street center

NISKAYUNA

Albany Med breaks ground on Union Street center

Albany Medical Center and local officials broke ground Monday on an $8.5 million care and special services center at 1769 Union St.

Albany Medical College students take pulse of community

ALBANY

Albany Medical College students take pulse of community

Dozens of first-year students at Albany Medical College participated today in the 15th annual Carnival on the Hill, a gathering of neighbors, friends and family in Albany’s West Hill neighborhood.

Lake George beach reopens after high bacteria count

LAKE GEORGE

Lake George beach reopens after high bacteria count

Million Dollar Beach, the most popular beach on Lake George, was closed Friday due to bacteria contamination, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said.

Zika virus spreading in Miami Beach, CDC expands travel advisory

Zika virus spreading in Miami Beach, CDC expands travel advisory

Five new cases of the of virus have been confirmed in two locals and three visitors in the popular tourist area.

Early-onset Alzheimer’s  needs understanding, coping skills, not fear

Early-onset Alzheimer’s needs understanding, coping skills, not fear

For Tracy Capullo, the fade began in 2013. “I couldn’t remember things,” said Capullo, 52, who lives in Rotterdam. “I went to one of my best friends and said, ‘Donna, I don’t know how to turn the computer on.’ ” At the time, Capullo was a veteran nurse at Schenectady’s Ellis Hospital. Other things began to happen that would change her career and her life. “I would go into a patient’s room and they would ask me for something,” Capullo said. “I’d leave and I wouldn’t come back because I couldn’t remember.”

Scientific proof that Americans basically eat dessert for breakfast

As Americans, are we alone in eating so many sweets in the morning?

Insurer exits from Obamacare turn few choices into none

NEW YORK

Insurer exits from Obamacare turn few choices into none

Later this year, residents of Pinal County, Ariz., who go shopping for health insurance under Obamacare will face a peculiar dilemma - they'll have to buy a product that may not exist.

ADHD in the classroom: a struggle for teachers and students

MIAMI

ADHD in the classroom: a struggle for teachers and students

ADHD is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental health disorders in children, and increasing academic demands make it harder for both children with ADHD and teachers of these students. Is there a solution?

Some stores off food stamp program following healthy food push

WASHINGTON

Some stores off food stamp program following healthy food push

New federal regulations intended to promote healthy eating could make it harder to use food stamps at convenience stores - a change that opponents say will leave disadvantaged people with fewer places to buy groceries.

Study: Schenectady Guyanese healthy food buyers

SCHENECTADY

Study: Schenectady Guyanese healthy food buyers

Where you buy your food can contribute to risk for obesity as much as what food you buy, a new study indicates.

New York City’s fight against Zika turns to sexual transmission

New York City’s fight against Zika turns to sexual transmission

While mosquitoes are the primary carriers of the virus, which has swept across the Americas and the Caribbean, infecting tens of thousands of people and causing devastating birth defects in more than 1,800 newborns, health officials are concerned that the threat of sexual transmission remains little understood, largely underpublicized and worryingly underestimated.

HOUSTON

Zika linked to infant's death in Texas

The death of a newborn in the Houston area has been linked to the Zika virus, Texas public health officials said Tuesday.

Schenectady County raises age to buy tobacco products

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Schenectady County raises age to buy tobacco products

Consumers will need to be 21 to purchase tobacco products in Schenectady County following the passage of a new law.

Gallup: More than 33 million American adults smoke marijuana

Gallup: More than 33 million American adults smoke marijuana

Thirteen percent of adults in the U.S. admit to smoking pot--a figured that has doubled since 2013.

Don't blame just Amsterdam for Mohawk River quality woes

MOHAWK VALLEY

Don't blame just Amsterdam for Mohawk River quality woes

Amsterdam’s recent 500,000 gallon spill of raw sewage in the vicinity of a creek that feeds into the Mohawk River is certainly alarming.

Skip flossing? Maybe there’s no need

Skip flossing? Maybe there’s no need

For decades, the federal government — not to mention your dentist — has insisted that daily flossing is necessary to prevent cavities and gums so diseased that your teeth fall out.

AMSTERDAM

State intervening in Amsterdam sewer break

Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed two state agencies on Monday to assist Amsterdam in finding a permanent solution to its ongoing sewer infrastructure problem along Forest Avenue.

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