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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.
 
Drug company proposes Glenville medical marijuana facility
GLENVILLE

Drug company proposes Glenville medical marijuana facility

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
A New York City-based pharmaceutical company is looking to operate a medical marijuana facility at the Glenville Business and Technology Park.
 
Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies

Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies

Thursday, June 25, 2015
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Despite approving strike, action by nurses not imminent

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hundreds of area nurses are hoping to avoid a strike and reach an agreement soon on labor contracts with management at two Capital Region hospitals.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Ellis, Littauer registered nurses authorize strike

Friday, June 19, 2015

More than 700 registered nurses at Nathan Littauer Hospital and Ellis Medicine on Friday authorized a strike by an “overwhelming” vote of the New York State Nurses Association.
 
FDA tells food industry to phase out artificial trans fats
WASHINGTON

FDA tells food industry to phase out artificial trans fats

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
The Obama administration is ordering food companies to phase out the use of heart-clogging trans fats over the next three years, calling them a threat to public health.
 
Health premiums could jump; insurers say they’re not to blame

Health premiums could jump; insurers say they’re not to blame

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Health premiums are poised to reach record heights next year and if they do, local health insurers say they’re not to blame.
 
Medicare report: Charges vary widely among area hospitals
CAPITAL REGION

Medicare report: Charges vary widely among area hospitals

Saturday, June 13, 2015
The average charge for a common medical procedure can differ by as much as five times at Capital Region hospitals.
 
Walgreens, insurers push expansion of virtual doctor visits

Walgreens, insurers push expansion of virtual doctor visits

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Walgreens expects to reach about half the country by the end of the year with a new telemedicine service that lets people see doctors for minor ailments without leaving the home or office.
 
New York state's smoking rate hits record low
ALBANY

New York state's smoking rate hits record low

Monday, June 8, 2015
The smoking rate in New York state has dropped to its lowest level since public health officials began tracking the number.
 
 

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