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ROCHESTER

NY Health single-payer health coverage hearing scheduled

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014
The state Assembly is holding the second of six statewide public hearings on legislation to establish New York Health, a universal single-payer health coverage plan to replace insurance company coverage.
 
Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter
NEW YORK

Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.
 
ALBANY

Wilton doctor admits distributing drugs for a fee

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
Dr. Jeffrey Gundel admitted to one felony count of distributing a controlled substance as part of a plea agreement reached in U.S. District Court in Albany on Wednesday.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Cancer practice ends relationship with CDPHP

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
New York Oncology Hematology is cutting ties with Capital District Physicians Health Plan, which insures several hundred of the Capital Region practice’s cancer patients.
 
SCHENECTADY

Ellis closes McClellan Street emergency room

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
Ellis Medicine closed its emergency room at 600 McClellan St. on Tuesday night. All emergencies will now be handled at its main campus at 1101 Nott St.
 
Mindfulness helps teens cope with stress, anxiety
PORTLAND, Ore.

Mindfulness helps teens cope with stress, anxiety

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
Mindfulness, yoga and meditation have gained popularity among Americans in recent decades, buoyed by studies showing their benefits to emotional, mental and physical health.
 
ALBANY

Cuomo: NY making progress on AIDS plan

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
New York's governor says the state is well on its way to ending its AIDS epidemic.
 
Schenectady: ER care under one roof
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady: ER care under one roof

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
After 65 years in operation, one of Schenectady’s two emergency rooms will close this week in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods, and starting Wednesday all health emergencies in the city will be handled at Ellis Hospital on Nott Street,
 
Health insurance sign-ups coming to shopping malls
CHICAGO

Health insurance sign-ups coming to shopping malls

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
The Obama administration will promote health insurance coverage at shopping malls starting on Black Friday and continuing through the busiest shopping days of the holiday season, officials announced Wednesday.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Portal gives area doctors access to patients’ records

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
Whenever Willard Stearns decides to travel, his son makes sure he travels with a folder full of medical records.
 
Calorie count to appear with many prepared foods
WASHINGTON

Calorie count to appear with many prepared foods

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
Diners will soon know how many calories are in that bacon cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, the pasta salad in the supermarket salad bar and even that buttery tub of popcorn at the movie theater.
 
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.
 
 

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