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ALBANY

NY legislators seek delay in electronic prescriptions

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015
New York legislators want to postpone until next year the deadline for doctors to issue only electronic drug prescriptions, saying many still lack needed federal approval.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Measles revives vaccine debate in area

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
What do elementary schools in Glenville, Bethlehem, Saratoga Springs and Schuylerville have in common?
 
Hack hit Empire BlueCross customers
CAPITAL REGION

Hack hit Empire BlueCross customers

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015
Nearly 123,800 Capital Region residents with Empire BlueCross plans may have had their personal information stolen in a massive data breach at Anthem.
 
Vaccine skeptics find unexpected allies in conservative GOP
DENVER

Vaccine skeptics find unexpected allies in conservative GOP

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
As vaccine skeptics fight laws that would force more parents to inoculate their kids, they are finding unexpected allies in conservative Republicans.
 
Ellis CEO Connolly announces retirement
SCHENECTADY

Ellis CEO Connolly announces retirement

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
After eight years leading Ellis Medicine and its 2,800 employees, president and CEO James Connolly announced Thursday he was retiring from the Schenectady-based hospital system.
 

Schneiderman gets price cut, cap for heroin antidote

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reached an agreement with Amphastar Pharmaceuticals to cut and cap the price of a heroin overdose antidote for state agencies.
 
UK moves toward making babies from DNA of 3 people
LONDON

UK moves toward making babies from DNA of 3 people

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015
Britain moved Tuesday toward allowing scientists to create humans from the DNA of three people. The technology aims to liberate future generations from inherited diseases, but critics say it crosses a fundamental scientific boundary and could lead to "designer babies."
 
Study: Many herbal supplements aren't what the label says
ALBANY

Study: Many herbal supplements aren't what the label says

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015
Bottles of Walmart-brand echinacea, an herb said to ward off colds, were found to contain no echinacea at all. GNC-brand bottles of St. John's wort, touted as a cure for depression, held rice, garlic and a tropical houseplant, but not a trace of the herb.
 
Man who placed mercury around Albany hospital has appeal denied
ALBANY

Man who placed mercury around Albany hospital has appeal denied

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
A man who admitted to placing mercury around Albany Medical Center was turned down by a federal appeals court in his bid to have his sentence reduced or plea overturned.
 
NEW YORK

Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high, CDC says

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years ago.
 
Obama calls on Congress to fund 'precision medicine' studies
WASHINGTON

Obama calls on Congress to fund 'precision medicine' studies

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Holding out the promise of major medical breakthroughs, President Barack Obama on Friday called on Congress to approve spending in medical research that tailors treatment to an individual's genes.
 
Baby arrives on mother’s, brother’s birthday
NISKAYUNA

Baby arrives on mother’s, brother’s birthday

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Tasheena Salvary celebrated her 30th birthday the same wild way she celebrated her 21st — at the hospital, giving birth to a baby boy.
 
Maplewood Manor sale to close Monday
BALLSTON SPA

Maplewood Manor sale to close Monday

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
New private owners will take over Saratoga County’s Maplewood Manor this weekend, ending years of debate about the cash-strapped nursing home’s future and tens of millions of dollars in county taxpayer subsidies for it.
 
Amsterdam leaders urged to embrace senior project
AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam leaders urged to embrace senior project

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort is calling on Amsterdam officials to set aside their political differences in an effort to bring a large-scale, private-sector business to the city.
 
ALBANY

CDPHP, NYOH contract will keep cancer patients in treatment

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
About 2,500 Capital Region patients dealing with cancer and blood disorders no longer have to worry about disruptions in their treatment or insurance coverage now that an Albany insurer and cancer specialist group have reached a contract agreement.
 
 

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