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Medical pot grower in Perth ready for law to begin
PERTH

Medical pot grower in Perth ready for law to begin

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015

Patients in New York who qualify for medical marijuana could walk into a dispensary and buy their first legal dose as early as next week.
 
Flu season off to slower start this year; might be milder
NEW YORK

Flu season off to slower start this year; might be milder

Friday, Dec. 18, 2015
This year's flu season seems like old times.
 
FDA proposes ban on indoor tanning for minors
WASHINGTON

FDA proposes ban on indoor tanning for minors

Friday, Dec. 18, 2015
Federal health officials are proposing a ban on the use of tanning beds for anyone under the age of 18, part of an ongoing effort to reduce skin cancers caused by the devices.
 
Study: Hawaii is healthiest state; New York 13th

Study: Hawaii is healthiest state; New York 13th

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015
Residents of Hawaii are the healthiest in the nation, and New York State is No. 13, according to America’s Health Rankings for 2015.
 
ALBANY

Today's NYSOH health insurance deadline extended

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015
The deadline to enroll for health insurance through NY State of Health (NYSOH) has been extended to Dec. 19.
 
Diabetes education offered to Schenectady-area residents
SCHENECTADY

Diabetes education offered to Schenectady-area residents

Monday, Dec. 14, 2015
Thousands of Guyanese-Americans are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes each year, and over a decade ago, Muntar Zafarali was one of them.
 
Who's too old for major treatment? Age not always a barrier
CHICAGO

Who's too old for major treatment? Age not always a barrier

Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015
Irwin Weiner felt so good after heart surgery a few weeks before turning 90 that he stopped for a pastrami sandwich on the way home from the hospital. Dorothy Lipkin danced after getting a new hip at age 91. And at 94, William Gandin drives himself to the hospital for cancer treatments.
 
AG: Ex-Ellis employee used forged prescriptions
SCHENECTADY

AG: Ex-Ellis employee used forged prescriptions

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015
A former Ellis Hospital employee used forged prescriptions to obtain controlled medication, the state Attorney General’s Office announced today.
 
NY to provide information on health exchange at pharmacies
ALBANY

NY to provide information on health exchange at pharmacies

Monday, Dec. 7, 2015
The New York health exchange says it's partnering with CVS Pharmacy, Kinney Drugs and TOPS Markets around the state to educate New Yorkers about insurance coverage available through the online exchange.
 

Planned Parenthood: Long a lightning rod in US culture wars

Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015
As a leading defender of abortion rights and comprehensive sex education, Planned Parenthood deals daily with some of America's most contentious issues, and is well accustomed to receiving verbal threats.
 
SCHENECTADY

Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson to offer free HIV testing

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

Doctors are happy to report that most people diagnosed with HIV today can have a normal life expectancy.
 
Hometown Health Center in Schenectady to get pharmacy
SCHENECTADY

Hometown Health Center in Schenectady to get pharmacy

Monday, Nov. 23, 2015
Patients at Hometown Health Center in Schenectady will have access to an on-site pharmacy run and staffed by students from the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences beginning early next year.
 
CDC fights rumors, urges all to get flu shot
CAPITAL REGION

CDC fights rumors, urges all to get flu shot

Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

Flu season could last for six more months, and public health organizations at the national and local levels are recommending everyone over 6 months of age receive a flu shot.
 
Experts foresee big premium increases for Medicare drug plan

Experts foresee big premium increases for Medicare drug plan

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015
With time running out on open enrollment season, many seniors are facing sharply higher premiums for Medicare's popular prescription drug program. The reason: rising drug costs have overtaken a long stretch of stable premiums.

 
Study: To avoid higher health law premiums, switch plans
WASHINGTON

Study: To avoid higher health law premiums, switch plans

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015
In a well-known auto insurance commercial, a garrulous gecko promises you can save 15 percent if you switch insurers.
 
 

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