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Study: Midlife obesity may spur risk for earlier Alzheimer's
WASHINGTON

Study: Midlife obesity may spur risk for earlier Alzheimer's

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015
One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people's weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, but when.
 
Procedure improves vision while you sleep

Procedure improves vision while you sleep

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015
Called Ortho-K, the procedure corrects nearsightedness or myopia while you sleep so that during the day you don't have to wear glasses or contact lenses to correct your vision.
 
Ellis nurses to announce plans for one-day strike
SCHENECTADY

Ellis nurses to announce plans for one-day strike

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015
Ellis Medicine nurses are preparing for a one-day strike in two weeks as contract negotiations with hospital management continue to be fruitless.
 
Saratoga Hospital eyes new office complex
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Hospital eyes new office complex

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015
Saratoga Hospital is looking at a major expansion northward, adding 16 acres of land north of the hospital and building a new large medical office building there.
 
New York OKs statewide rules to fight Legionnaires' Disease
ALBANY

New York OKs statewide rules to fight Legionnaires' Disease

Monday, Aug. 17, 2015
New York has started requiring the testing and inspection of building cooling towers across the state to combat Legionnaires' Disease.
 
Health law sign-ups keep growing; uninsured rate declines
WASHINGTON

Health law sign-ups keep growing; uninsured rate declines

Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015
Nearly a million people signed up for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law even after the official enrollment season ended, helping push the share of uninsured Americans below 10 percent and underscoring how hard it could be for Republicans to dismantle the program.
 
State: Insurance rate denials will save policyholders $430M
CAPITAL REGION

State: Insurance rate denials will save policyholders $430M

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015
Health insurance premiums will rise next year, but not as much as Capital Region insurers would have liked.
 
Film about rare disease to premiere at Ballston Spa Film Festival

Film about rare disease to premiere at Ballston Spa Film Festival

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
The 12-minute film, “Menkes Disease: Finding Help & Hope,” will have its U.S. premiere at the festival and is narrated by actress Mary McDonnell.
 
Lawsuit accuses CVS of overcharging for generic drugs

Lawsuit accuses CVS of overcharging for generic drugs

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015
CVS Health Corp. deliberately overcharged some pharmacy customers for generic drugs by submitting claims to their insurance companies at inflated prices, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in San Francisco.

 
Decision on medical marijuana dispensaries looms in NY
ALBANY

Decision on medical marijuana dispensaries looms in NY

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
New York state health officials plan to announce this week the companies selected to operate medical marijuana dispensaries.
 
Software turns smartphones into tools for medical research
SAN FRANCISCO

Software turns smartphones into tools for medical research

Monday, July 27, 2015
Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New York, had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her balance. But she still works, drives and tries to live a normal life.
 
Lifestyle changes may guard aging brain against memory loss
WASHINGTON

Lifestyle changes may guard aging brain against memory loss

Friday, July 24, 2015
The latest Alzheimer's research has a clear theme: Change your lifestyle to protect your brain.
 
Eli Lilly: Experimental Alzheimer's drug shows some benefit
WASHINGTON

Eli Lilly: Experimental Alzheimer's drug shows some benefit

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Eli Lilly & Co. reported Wednesday that an experimental medication might slow mild Alzheimer's if people take it early enough, one of a handful of drugs in late-stage testing in the frustrating hunt for a better treatment.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Lawmakers urge nurses, hospitals in Sch'dy, Gloversville to reach deals

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Elected officials are eager for nurses and management at two Capital Region hospitals to settle their differences and reach new labor contracts.
 
Study show high-risk areas for Lyme disease growing
NEW YORK

Study show high-risk areas for Lyme disease growing

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
The geographic areas where Lyme disease is a bigger danger have grown dramatically, according to a new government study published Wednesday.
 
 

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