Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015
Lawmakers on Wednesday asked federal officials whether Americans should trust the government's dietary guidelines, which inform everything from school lunches to advice from a doctor.
Friday, Oct. 2, 2015
New York state spent more than $1.2 billion on diabetes-related medical services last year, according to a new report that suggests the costs associated with the chronic disease are likely to impose ever greater burdens on the state.
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015
Hundreds of women gathered Thursday at Proctors for the 22nd annual Women’s Night Out to Benefit Bellevue Woman’s Center.
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015
For 38 years, a few black-and-white photographs have provided comfort to a woman who suffered terrible burns as a baby and endured years of playground taunts and painful surgeries thereafter.
Monday, Sept. 28, 2015
Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease — good news from a major study that shows the value of a gene-activity test to gauge each patient's risk.
Friday, Sept. 18, 2015
More than 700 nurses at Ellis Medicine in Schenectady and Bellevue Woman’s Center in Niskayuna now have more control over their work assignments, as well as significant raises, thanks to a contract signed earlier this month after more than a year of negotiations and a threatened strike.
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015
It's time for flu shots again, and health officials expect to avoid a repeat of the misery last winter, when immunizations weren't a good match for a nasty surprise strain.
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015
A new, $18 million outpatient pavilion at St. Mary’s Healthcare in Amsterdam is nearly ready to open, thanks in part to a $1 million donation from Govind and Jyothi Rao.
Friday, Sept. 11, 2015
Aiming lower saves more lives when it comes to controlling high blood pressure, says a major new study that could spur doctors to more aggressively treat patients over 50.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, Aug. 17, 2015
New York has started requiring the testing and inspection of building cooling towers across the state to combat Legionnaires' Disease.
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.