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Teen’s battle drives work against eating disorders
NISKAYUNA

Teen’s battle drives work against eating disorders

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
Niskayuna teen Natalie Posner has come a long way. Now, she isn’t the girl with the eating disorder; she’s the girl leading the fight against eating disorders.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Program cuts Albany Med readmissions

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014
A partnership between CDPHP and Albany Medical Center managed to cut hospital readmissions among Medicare patients by 40 percent at the Albany hospital over a one-year period.
 
ROTTERDAM

RC Little League adds 2nd defibrillator just in case

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014
The RC Little League has added a defibrillator for its Broadway facility, thanks in large part to corporate sponsors.
 
CHICAGO

Serious respiratory illness hits hundreds of kids

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014
Hundreds of children in more than 10 states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials say may be caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold.
 
Monkey study: Ebola vaccine works, needs booster
WASHINGTON

Monkey study: Ebola vaccine works, needs booster

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014
New monkey studies show that one shot of an experimental Ebola vaccine can trigger fast protection, but the effect waned unless the animals got a booster shot made a different way.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Health insurance rate hikes slashed by state regulators

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014
At least one local health insurer says state regulators have gone too far in slashing proposed 2015 rate increases.
 
CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early

CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014
As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.
 
Double mastectomy doesn't boost survival for most
CHICAGO

Double mastectomy doesn't boost survival for most

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014
Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn't boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery that removes just the tumor, a large study suggests.
 
New challenge for HealthCare.gov: Tax forms
WASHINGTON

New challenge for HealthCare.gov: Tax forms

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one could delay tax refunds for many Americans.
 
Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students
BUFFALO

Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.
 
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.
 
 

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