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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.
 
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady County Legislature backs medical marijuana facility

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Schenectady County Legislature is supporting a New York City pharmaceutical company’s plan to bring a medical marijuana research and production facility to the Glenville Business and Technology Park.
 
Not berry good: US adults still skimp on fruit and veggies
NEW YORK

Not berry good: US adults still skimp on fruit and veggies

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Most U.S. adults still aren't eating nearly enough fruits and vegetables.
 
SCHENECTADY

Medical marijuana dispensary proposed in Schenectady

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

A Hudson Valley company that’s proposed a medical marijuana growing and processing facility downstate is planning to open one of four statewide dispensaries in Schenectady if it wins a license.
 
Report: Number of US heroin users rose 300,000 over a decade
NEW YORK

Report: Number of US heroin users rose 300,000 over a decade

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
The number of U.S. heroin users has grown by nearly 300,000 over a decade, with the bulk of the increase among whites, according to a new government report.
 
NEW YORK

Patients to urge Cuomo to speed-up medical marijuana in NY

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Patients and their caregivers plan to gather outside New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office to plead for early access to medical marijuana.
 
Schoharie County officials ask new studies on gas lines
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Schoharie County officials ask new studies on gas lines

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Schoharie County officials have been leading a push for the same kind of scrutiny as fracking to be applied to natural gas pipelines and compressor stations.
 
 

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