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GUILDERLAND

Guilderland student contracts MRSA

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
A Guilderland High School student has been diagnosed with MRSA, Guilderland Central School District officials said Tuesday.
 
Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes
DENVER

Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot.
 
Study: Artificial Sweeteners may promote diabetes
NEW YORK

Study: Artificial Sweeteners may promote diabetes

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice.
 
CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast
CHICAGO

CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Contagious respiratory bug hits Capital Region

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
Cases of enterovirus EV-D68, a serious respiratory illness, have been confirmed in the Capital Region by the state Department of Health on Friday.
 
AMSTERDAM

St. Mary’s Healthcare unionization vote canceled

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
The New York State Nurses Association and management at St. Mary’s Healthcare in Amsterdam are trading accusations in the wake of the union’s decision to withdraw its petition to unionize the hospital’s nurses.
 
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.
 
 

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