Cuomo says 3 psychiatric hospitals to stay open

Friday, Dec. 20, 2013
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says psychiatric hospitals in northern New York and the Southern Tier that were scheduled to close next year will instead continue treating adults and children.


Report: Hospital-acquired infections decline in NY

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013
A report from the state Health Department says the number of infections acquired by patients while in New York hospitals continues to decline.

Court: Exec guilty over faulty French implants

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013
A French businessman who sold tens of thousands of breast implants filled with industrial-grade silicone and prone to leaks was convicted of fraud on Tuesday and sentenced to the maximum four years in prison.

NY group examining North Country health care

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013
The state has established a commission to improve health care systems for preventive, medical, behavioral and long-term care for the communities across northern New York.


Officials say health care website is improved

Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013
The errors are fewer, the pages load faster, and more people can log on at the same time to the government's troubled health care website, according to Obama administration officials. Yet, like doctors overseeing a sick patient, they caution that more rehab lies ahead.
Son’s suicide pushes parents to action

Son’s suicide pushes parents to action

Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013
On a Sunday evening in late October, James Clement Jr. texted his parents and told them he loved them. Not long after, he took his own life.

Albany-based hospital seeking volunteers for major cancer prevention study

Monday, Nov. 11, 2013
St. Peter’s Health Partners is looking for more than 800 volunteers to participate in a landmark American Cancer Society cancer prevention study that is the largest ever to be conducted in the United States.

Study says 779,000 in New York can get insurance subsidy

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013
A new national study estimates 779,000 New Yorkers are eligible for tax credits that would reduce premium payments for insurance coverage they can buy through the state's new insurance exchange.


NYC moves closer to tobacco-buying age of 21

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013
Young New Yorkers who want to light up will soon have to wait for their 21st birthdays before they can buy a pack of smokes after lawmakers in the nation's most populous city voted overwhelmingly to raise the tobacco-purchasing age from 18 to 21.

2 Americans, German win Nobel medicine prize

Monday, Oct. 7, 2013
Americans James Rothman and Randy Schekman and German-born researcher Thomas Suedhof have won the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine.

Shutdown nearing, GOP seeks health care delay

Shutdown nearing, GOP seeks health care delay

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013
Locked in a deepening struggle with President Barack Obama, the Republican-controlled House approved legislation early Sunday imposing a one-year delay in key parts of the nation's health care law and repealing a tax on medical devices as the price for avoiding a partial government shutdown in a few days' time.

Saratoga Hospital opens new health center

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013
Saratoga Hospital on Monday opened its new Saratoga Community Health Center for low- and moderate-income residents on Hamilton Street.

Saratoga County flu shot clinics scheduled starting later this month

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013
The Saratoga County Public Health Nursing Service will be offering flu vaccinations starting later this month.

State database tracking narcotic prescriptions

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013
A state database that tracks patient prescriptions in real time made its official launch on Tuesday, with the goal of cutting down on prescription drug abuse.

Police say Ellis nurse stole pills

Friday, Aug. 23, 2013
A registered nurse at Ellis Hospital swapped out a patient’s powerful painkiller with an over-the-counter drug this summer, taking the painkiller for himself, authorities said.

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