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SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga County offers training in OD drug Narcan

Training for the public in how to reverse opiate overdoses with Narcan will for the first time be offered across Saratoga County this year, the Prevention Council and Catholic Charities announced Wednesday.

Zika has pregnant women in the U.S. worried

Zika has pregnant women in the U.S. worried

The pregnant woman was in her 30s and, like a growing number of patients at Richard Newman's practice in downtown Washington, worried about a threat the obstetrician himself had learned about only recently: Zika.

Q&A: Denise Gonick, MVP Health Care CEO

SCHENECTADY

Q&A: Denise Gonick, MVP Health Care CEO

After a tumultuous period of health care reform, skyrocketing medical costs and staff reductions, MVP Health Care is adding jobs and its leader is excited about yearslong initiatives that are finally bearing fruit.

Exploding e-cigarettes send users to hospital with gruesome injuries

SEATTLE

Exploding e-cigarettes send users to hospital with gruesome injuries

A U.S. Fire Administration report found 25 injuries in the U.S. caused by e-cigarette explosions between 2009 and 2014.

Clifton Park forum urges ‘using your head’ about concussions

CLIFTON PARK

Clifton Park forum urges ‘using your head’ about concussions

An estimated 3.8 million sports-related concussions occur each year in the United States and over 50 percent of those incidents go unreported, according to Ellis Medicine.

Hearing set for nurses’ complaints against Littauer Hospital

GLOVERSVILLE

Hearing set for nurses’ complaints against Littauer Hospital

The National Labor Relations Board has set a hearing for April 18 on charges that Nathan Littauer Hospital denied a nurse a job because of her union activity, among other labor law violations.

Meet the scientist who is hotwiring the brain to treat depression

Meet the scientist who is hotwiring the brain to treat depression

Inside a fifth-floor lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a 76-year-old neuroscientist is helping to reinvent psychiatry by hotwiring the brains of mice.

Ellis Medicine names Paul Milton new president, CEO

SCHENECTADY

Ellis Medicine names Paul Milton new president, CEO

Ellis Medicine announced Wednesday that acting President and CEO Paul A. Milton will assume both roles, effective immediately.

Zika expected to infect 1 in 5 Puerto Ricans, raising threat to rest of U.S.

Zika expected to infect 1 in 5 Puerto Ricans, raising threat to rest of U.S.

Zika has landed forcefully in America, in one of its poorest and most vulnerable corners, a debt-ridden territory lacking a functioning health-care system, window screens and even a spray that works against the mosquitoes spreading the virus in homes, workplaces, schools and parks.

CDC: Half of gay, bisexual black men will be diagnosed with HIV

ATLANTA

CDC: Half of gay, bisexual black men will be diagnosed with HIV

The CDC announced a stunning statistic this week: About half of all gay and bisexual black men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with the virus that causes AIDS during their lifetime. But LaMar Yarborough wasn't surprised by the news.

Why goats used to breastfeed human babies

Why goats used to breastfeed human babies

Among the Internet's favorite animal images are photos or videos of one species nursing a baby of another.

In Schenectady, coalition pushes labeling for GMOs

SCHENECTADY

In Schenectady, coalition pushes labeling for GMOs

Carol Kirk and Michael Bisaillon have access to the food in local grocery stores like other residents, but they often struggle to find something to eat there.

Heroin epidemic not just a big city problem, Clifton Park crowd told

CLIFTON PARK

Heroin epidemic not just a big city problem, Clifton Park crowd told

Community members packed a room at the Clifton Park–Halfmoon Public Library Wednesday evening to discuss the growing problem of heroin addiction and hear from people who suffered from addiction.

ALBANY

Albany VA nurse admits to stealing narcotics

A former hospice nurse at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center faces federal prison after admitting Wednesday to stealing a narcotic pain reliever intended for dying veterans, federal prosecutors said.

Woman's blindness apparently reversed by stem cell treatment

Woman's blindness apparently reversed by stem cell treatment

Sitting on the front steps of her Cockeysville, Md., home a year and a half ago, Vanna Belton was startled and thrilled when her eyes focused on a car's license plate. Essentially blind for more than five years, she suddenly could read the numbers and letters.

SARATOGA COUNTY

Saratoga County to end home nursing visits

The Saratoga County Public Health Nursing Service is going out of the home nursing business next month, with the anticipated layoff of 18 county employees.

World Bank announces $150 million to fight Zika outbreak

World Bank announces $150 million to fight Zika outbreak

The World Bank announced Thursday that it is providing $150 million to help countries in Latin America and the Caribbean fight the Zika virus that is spreading rapidly through the region.

Transgender patients face barriers in care

Transgender patients face barriers in care

Many transgender patients say they are discriminated against by medical personnel who misuse pronouns, call them by incorrect names, or house them with people of the wrong gender.

Hospital infection rates down, state reports

CAPITAL REGION

Hospital infection rates down, state reports

The latest data on infection rates from the state Health Department have been released, and the results are good: Hospital Acquired Infections are down across the state.

High fish consumption during pregnancy linked to obesity risk for kids

High fish consumption during pregnancy linked to obesity risk for kids

Newborns whose mothers ate fish more than three times a week during pregnancy grew faster in their first two years of life and were more likely to be overweight or obese at 4 and 6 years old than were babies born to mothers who ate little to no fish during pregnancy, a new study says.

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