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NY expands mental health safety net for released inmates
ALBANY

NY expands mental health safety net for released inmates

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
New York is expanding its efforts to make sure inmates who receive mental health treatment in prison aren't cut off from such care when they are released.
 
FULTON & MONTGOMERY COUNTIES

FMCC ready for health care boom

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
With the number of local employment opportunities in the health care industry on the rise, Fulton-Montgomery Community College has taken steps to educate students interested in entering the medical field.
 
More prosecutors join NY herbal supplement inquiry
ALBANY

More prosecutors join NY herbal supplement inquiry

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Prosecutors from Connecticut, Indiana and Puerto Rico have joined New York's attorney general in an investigation of the herbal supplement industry, saying they're building on the long track record of state attorneys general upholding the rights of consumers.
 
Ex-Ellis CEO 'not going out to pasture'
SCHENECTADY

Ex-Ellis CEO 'not going out to pasture'

Monday, March 9, 2015

On the day James Connolly was to interview for a position leading the largest hospital in Schenectady County, he put on his best blue suit and showed up early to the hospital to relax, read the paper, have a cup of coffee.
 
UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet
LONDON

UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Put down the doughnut. And while you're at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup.
 
Survey: Parents increasingly ask doctors to delay vaccines
CHICAGO

Survey: Parents increasingly ask doctors to delay vaccines

Monday, March 2, 2015
Parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases, a study suggests.
 
ALBANY

NY legislators approve delay in electronic prescriptions

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015
New York legislators have voted to postpone until next year the deadline for doctors to issue only electronic drug prescriptions, saying many still lack the required federal approval to do that for painkillers and other addictive drugs on the government list of controlled substances.
 
ALBANY

NY colleges taking part in national policy issue simulation

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015
Several New York universities and colleges are participating in a national competition that has students come up with a solution to a simulated health care policy problem facing local, state and federal legislators.
 
Fruits and vegetables get a star-studded marketing push
NEW YORK

Fruits and vegetables get a star-studded marketing push

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
What if cauliflower got the same type of marketing firepower as candy bars and potato chips? A new campaign plans to put that premise to the test by enlisting celebrities including actress Jessica Alba and NBA star Stephen Curry to shill for fruits and vegetables.
 
NISKAYUNA

Family sues over Niskayuna man's death in assisted living facility

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
The family of an 87-year-old man who died a year ago at a Niskayuna assisted living facility is alleging he died because a nurse failed to examine him when asked to and instead left her shift early.
 
ALBANY

Court: Not disclosing HIV before sex is a misdemeanor

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
An HIV-positive man who told a partner that they could safely have unprotected sex should face a misdemeanor reckless endangerment charge, not a felony, New York's highest court ruled Thursday.
 
2 dead, 179 exposed after 'superbug' outbreak at Los Angeles hospital
LOS ANGELES

2 dead, 179 exposed after 'superbug' outbreak at Los Angeles hospital

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
Contaminated medical instruments are suspected in a "superbug" outbreak at a Los Angeles hospital that has infected at least seven patients, two of whom died. More than 170 others may have been exposed to the antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
 
JOHNSTOWN

'Baby Jax' back in Minnesota for treatment

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
Three-year-old Jackson Baldwin of Johnstown, affectionately known as “Baby Jax,” is back in Minnesota with his mother this month for ongoing treatment of a rare skin disorder more than two years after undergoing an experimental bone marrow transplant.
 
ALBANY

NY health exchange extends application deadline

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015
New York's health exchange says it is extending the Feb. 15 application deadline for another two weeks for those who have begun the process.
 
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.
 
 

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