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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.
 
Cancer center marks opening in Clifton Park
CLIFTON PARK

Cancer center marks opening in Clifton Park

Friday, June 5, 2015
New York Oncology Hematology hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday for its new treatment center in Clifton Park.
 
NY hits deadline for medical marijuana operator license bids
ALBANY

NY hits deadline for medical marijuana operator license bids

Friday, June 5, 2015
State health officials plan to let the public know early next week which companies, nonprofits or others bid for licenses to grow and distribute medical marijuana in New York.
 
Texas doctors do world's first skull-scalp transplant

Texas doctors do world's first skull-scalp transplant

Thursday, June 4, 2015
Opening a new frontier in transplant surgery, Texas doctors have done the world's first partial skull and scalp transplant to help a man who suffered a large head wound from cancer treatment.
 
How do justices weigh loss of health insurance for millions?
WASHINGTON

How do justices weigh loss of health insurance for millions?

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The Supreme Court could wipe away health insurance for millions of Americans when it resolves the latest fight over President Barack Obama's health overhaul. But would the court take away a benefit from so many people? Should the justices even consider such consequences?
 
Novel government cancer study will test precision medicine
CHICAGO

Novel government cancer study will test precision medicine

Monday, June 1, 2015
The federal government is launching a very different kind of cancer study that will assign patients drugs based on what genes drive their tumors rather than the type.
 
SCHENECTADY

Ellis takes fundraising campaign online

Thursday, May 28, 2015
For the first time ever, Ellis Medicine is harnessing the power of social media to raise money for a new capital project.
 
Not since 1941 has a year started this dry
CAPITAL REGION

Not since 1941 has a year started this dry

Monday, May 25, 2015
At Faddegon’s Nursery in Colonie, president and co-owner Bob Graves has seen a lot of customers lately struggling to keep plants and lawns alive in what is on track to be a historically dry spring.
 
Clifton Park residents air worries about pot plans
CLIFTON PARK

Clifton Park residents air worries about pot plans

Monday, May 18, 2015
Medical marijuana will go on sale next year in New York. The question is: Where?
 
Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons graduate a leader in fight against Ebola
SCHENECTADY

Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons graduate a leader in fight against Ebola

Saturday, May 16, 2015
In time, when the history of Ebola is talked about and the terrible disease is little more than a memory, Kathleen DiCaprio’s name will be part of the conversation.
 
 

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