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CAPITAL REGION

Area hospitals get head start in fighting flu

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
Capital Region hospitals are putting visitor restrictions in place starting Friday in an effort to reduce the spread of flu as cases pick up across the region and state.
 
Pastors back cooperative treatment of mental illness
CAPITAL REGION

Pastors back cooperative treatment of mental illness

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
Most Christian ministers these days, including many in evangelical and conservative churches, are in agreement that mental health professionals are sometimes a necessary option in dealing with mental health crises.
 
ALBANY

NY open health insurance enrollment extended

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
New Yorkers will get an extra five days to enroll or renew their health insurance coverage through the state health exchange, NY State of Health.
 
Snowblowers cause flurry of injuries
CAPITAL REGION

Snowblowers cause flurry of injuries

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
Winter has arrived early and so have the hand injuries from snowblowers.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Flu already a problem in four area counties

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
With the number of flu cases rising both locally and across New York, the state Health Department has declared influenza “prevalent” in New York state.
 
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady County health effort gets federal money

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
Schenectady County has received a $1.35 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 
ALBANY

NY tells insurers to cover transgender treatment

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
New York's financial regulators advised health insurers statewide on Thursday to cover transgender treatment deemed to be medically necessary.
 
Doctors face steep Medicaid cuts as fee boost ends
WASHINGTON

Doctors face steep Medicaid cuts as fee boost ends

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
Primary care doctors caring for low-income patients will face steep fee cuts next year as a temporary program in President Barack Obama's health care law expires. That could squeeze access just when millions of new patients are gaining Medicaid coverage.
 
Are you addicted to Facebook?
ALBANY

Are you addicted to Facebook?

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
A recent University at Albany study has concluded that excessive use of online social networking can not only be addictive, but may also be associated with other impulse control disorders, including substance abuse.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Ellis, St. Peter's alliance nears end of search for CEO

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
Ellis Medicine and St. Peter’s Health Partners are nearing the end of a national search for a CEO who would lead a new regional alliance formed by the two hospital systems this summer.
 
Ellis to unveil parking garage next week
SCHENECTADY

Ellis to unveil parking garage next week

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
Ellis Medicine’s new five-deck parking garage on Rosa Road will open a week from today.
 
SCHENECTADY

MVP Health Care products get highest ratings

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
MVP Health Care earned the highest accreditation status from the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its commercial and Medicare HMO/POS products.
 
ROCHESTER

NY Health single-payer health coverage hearing scheduled

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014
The state Assembly is holding the second of six statewide public hearings on legislation to establish New York Health, a universal single-payer health coverage plan to replace insurance company coverage.
 
Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter
NEW YORK

Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.
 
ALBANY

Wilton doctor admits distributing drugs for a fee

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
Dr. Jeffrey Gundel admitted to one felony count of distributing a controlled substance as part of a plea agreement reached in U.S. District Court in Albany on Wednesday.
 
 

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