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Nearly half of America's overweight people don't realize they're overweight

Nearly half of America's overweight people don't realize they're overweight

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say more Americans than ever are overweight. But according to some new Gallup data, far fewer of us actually think we're overweight.

Hometown Health opens two Schenectady school-based clinics

SCHENECTADY

Hometown Health opens two Schenectady school-based clinics

A pair of new school-based health clinics run by Hometown Health – one at the high school and the second at Mont Pleasant Middle School – had their ribbon-cutting on Wednesday.

Santabarbara-sponsored autism support bill signed into law

SCHENECTADY

Santabarbara-sponsored autism support bill signed into law

A bill sponsored by a local state assemblyman that will lead to a state autism action plan has been signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Schumer touts cancer registry legislation in Schoharie

SCHOHARIE

Schumer touts cancer registry legislation in Schoharie

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in Schoharie the day before Thanksgiving to promote a bipartisan bill that would create a nationwide cancer registry for volunteer and career firefighters.

Family of Legionnaire’s disease victim plans lawsuit

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Family of Legionnaire’s disease victim plans lawsuit

The family of an 86-year-old woman who died after being diagnosed with Legionnaire’s disease is planning a lawsuit once the source of the outbreak is known, the family’s attorney said Monday.

WHO no longer considers Zika a global health emergency

WHO no longer considers Zika a global health emergency

The classification has been downgraded by the World Health Organization, but representatives from the organization say the virus still remains of significant importance and a global threat to pregnant women and the development of their children.

Women consider long-term birth control now that Trump victory looms over reproductive health

Women consider long-term birth control now that Trump victory looms over reproductive health

Among those concerned were women who, worried about what the next four years could bode for reproductive health, pondered a lasting prophylactic measure.

Alert caretaker saves life in Palatine Bridge

PALATINE BRIDGE

Alert caretaker saves life in Palatine Bridge

Virginia Eaker would have died on her 62nd birthday had it not been for the actions of Joanne Hogan, a neighbor's home health aide.

Children battling cancer gather to dance, have fun

CLIFTON PARK

Children battling cancer gather to dance, have fun

Nick’s Fight to Be Healed Foundation held the second annual “Dance to be Healed” event for Capital Region children battling cancer and their families on Saturday at the Park Manor Hotel in Clifton Park.

7 things to know about flu season

CAPITAL REGION

7 things to know about flu season

Ready or not, flu season is starting. Here are some things to keep in mind to avoid the bug.

RPI researchers use nanoparticles to treat influenza in mice

TROY

RPI researchers use nanoparticles to treat influenza in mice

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute demonstrated in a paper published last month how they successfully treated immune-compromised mice exposed to the influenza virus with a new nanoparticle drug.

Saratoga County dentist arrested on larceny, forgery charges

ALBANY

Saratoga County dentist arrested on larceny, forgery charges

A dentist who lives in Saratoga County has been arrested on charges that accuse him of billing nearly $75,000 to the state for time he actually spent working in private practice.

Two dead in Saratoga Legionnaire's disease outbreak

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Two dead in Saratoga Legionnaire's disease outbreak

The state Health Department continues to investigate an outbreak of Legionnaire's disease cases in Saratoga Springs. Of the 13 people diagnosed to date, two have died - but the Health Department said it was important to note that both had underlying health conditions.

MVP Health Care expands to new counties

SCHENECTADY

MVP Health Care expands to new counties

MVP Health Care has received approval to add Washington County and five others in the state to the list of counties in which the company can offer Medicaid and Child Health Plus.

Niskayuna event to highlight communicable diseases

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna event to highlight communicable diseases

All are welcome to a lecture titled “Investigating and Preparing for Communicable Diseases in NYS" on Thursday.

Americans blame obesity on willpower, despite evidence it’s genetic

Americans blame obesity on willpower, despite evidence it’s genetic

Though a growing body of scientific research shows that diet and exercise are insufficient solutions to obesity, a large majority say fat people should be able to summon the willpower to lose weight on their own.

Ready or not, it's time to pick your best health plan

Ready or not, it's time to pick your best health plan

Many consumers are worried about rising premiums, shrinking provider networks and the departure of major insurers such as UnitedHealthcare, Aetna and Humana from many exchanges.

The baby who was 'born' twice

The baby who was 'born' twice

Lynlee Hope Boemer underwent surgery before she was born to remove a rare tumor.

She didn't think a flu shot was necessary, until her daughter died

She didn't think a flu shot was necessary, until her daughter died

Just four days after she got sick, Piper collapsed in the parking lot of a children's hospital in Tacoma, Wash. By then, the H1N1 flu had already attacked her kidneys.

Affordable Care Act increase in New York less than national average

CAPITAL REGION

Affordable Care Act increase in New York less than national average

How much more you pay for health insurance in 2017 under the federal Affordable Care Act depends greatly on where you live.

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