CARS HOMES JOBS
 
Low-income areas struggle to access healthy food
SCHENECTADY

Low-income areas struggle to access healthy food

Sunday, June 15, 2014
Large swaths of Schenectady are considered food deserts — places without ready access to fresh, healthy and affordable food.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Ellis, St. Peter’s to announce major initiative Tuesday

Saturday, June 14, 2014
Ellis Medicine and St. Peter’s Health Partners will collaborate on a major initiative to bring private physicians, health systems and providers together in an innovative organization, spokesmen for the hospitals confirmed Friday.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Ellis, St. Peter's to collaborate on major health initiative

Friday, June 13, 2014
Ellis Medicine and St. Peter’s Health Partners will collaborate on a major initiative designed to bring private physicians, health systems and providers together in an innovative organization, a hospital spokesman has confirmed.
 
WASHINGTON

Federal views diverge on proper use of painkillers

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
How do you have a conversation about prescription drugs that provide critical pain relief to millions of Americans yet also cause more fatal overdoses than heroin and cocaine combined?
 
Dignity therapy at Gloversville hospice
GLOVERSVILLE

Dignity therapy at Gloversville hospice

Monday, June 9, 2014
The question-and-answer exercise, more impressionistic in design and goal than the mere accumulation of resume facts, is crafted to allow dying patients the ability to convey not just what they did, but who they were.
 
Senate confirms Burwell as new HHS secretary
WASHINGTON

Senate confirms Burwell as new HHS secretary

Thursday, June 5, 2014
The Senate confirmed Sylvia Mathews Burwell on Thursday as the new secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services by a bipartisan vote of 78-17.
 
Drug helps breast cancer patients keep fertility
CHICAGO

Drug helps breast cancer patients keep fertility

Friday, May 30, 2014
Doctors may have found a way to help young breast cancer patients avoid infertility caused by chemotherapy.
 
Shinseki resigns amid veterans' health care issues
WASHINGTON

Shinseki resigns amid veterans' health care issues

Friday, May 30, 2014
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki apologized in public and then resigned in the privacy of the White House on Friday.
 

Study shows more New York doctors disciplined

Sunday, May 25, 2014
The New York Public Interest Research Group reports the state disciplined 468 doctors last year, 155 more than a year earlier.
 
Albany Med awards annual $500K prize
ALBANY

Albany Med awards annual $500K prize

Thursday, May 22, 2014
A California cell biologist received one of the richest prizes in medical and scientific research during a ceremony in upstate New York.
 

Rochester covering workers' gender reassignment

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Rochester, New York officials say their city will extend transition-related health coverage to transgender and gender non-conforming municipal employees.

 
SCHENECTADY

Home health hazards target of $1.5M grant to Schenectady County

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Schenectady County has received a $1.5 million state grant to go into city neighborhoods and reduce environmental housing hazards linked to illness and injury.
 
Diligence needed in tick fight
NISKAYUNA

Diligence needed in tick fight

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Many people mistakenly expected the tick population to decrease after temperatures frequently dipped below zero in January and February this year, but ticks will be just as common as they were last spring.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS & GLENS FALLS

Saratoga, Glens Falls hospitals looking to share services

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Saratoga and Glens Falls hospitals are exploring opportunities for collaboration, a growing trend among hospitals as the nation’s health care system shifts toward lowering costs through strategic alignments.
 
The doctor will see you now via webcam, smartphone
WASHINGTON

The doctor will see you now via webcam, smartphone

Monday, May 12, 2014
This is no doctor's office: Matulaitis sits in his rural Maryland home as a neurologist a few hundred miles away examines him via the camera in his laptop.
 
 

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