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NY starts out-of-network health coverage protections
ALBANY

NY starts out-of-network health coverage protections

Monday, March 30, 2015
New protections against big surprise medical bills are starting in New York.
 
Paid to sleep: NY cracks down on napping health workers
ALBANY

Paid to sleep: NY cracks down on napping health workers

Thursday, March 26, 2015
enewed attention in New York to the problem of fatigue among health care workers — and in particular highlights the low-paid nurses, aides and others who care for vulnerable people at night, when sleeping can all too often become part of the job.v
 
ALBANY

Albany Medical Center tops for kidney transplants

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Albany Medical Center has the highest three-year kidney transplant graft survival rate in the country, according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, a national database of transplant statistics.
 
Baptist Health aides eye union
GLENVILLE

Baptist Health aides eye union

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
More than 160 caregivers at Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will vote next month on whether to unionize following several years of growing discontent with management over short staffing and supply shortages.
 
Farmers fund new research to breed gluten-free wheat

Farmers fund new research to breed gluten-free wheat

Monday, March 23, 2015
New research funded by farmers aims to breed a wheat variety for people who can't eat wheat and other grains, an endeavor that comes as wider consumer interest in gluten-free foods is booming.
 
NY Senate panel backs oxygen therapy for wounds
ALBANY

NY Senate panel backs oxygen therapy for wounds

Thursday, March 19, 2015
The New York Senate Health Committee has advanced legislation to ensure Medicaid coverage for topical oxygen therapy for chronic wounds, which the state health department has tried to curtail.
 
New era ahead for acting Ellis CEO
SCHENECTADY

New era ahead for acting Ellis CEO

Monday, March 16, 2015
Ellis Medicine’s last CEO saw Schenectady through closing a beloved hospital, saving the region’s only women’s hospital from shutdown and consolidating staff and services at three facilities into one neat, cohesive hospital system.
 
Dutchmen Dip raises $15K to take on cancer
SCHENECTADY

Dutchmen Dip raises $15K to take on cancer

Sunday, March 15, 2015
The women of the Union College volleyball team, and about 150 other brave souls, dove headfirst into a pool of water outside Union’s Reamer Campus Center on Saturday afternoon in the school’s third Dutchmen Dip to support students fighting cancer.
 
Say what? Social Security data says 6.5M in US reach age 112
WASHINGTON

Say what? Social Security data says 6.5M in US reach age 112

Saturday, March 14, 2015
Americans are getting older, but not this old: Social Security records show that 6.5 million people in the U.S. have reached the ripe old age of 112.
 
Innovative Health Alliance of NY names first CEO
CAPITAL REGION

Innovative Health Alliance of NY names first CEO

Thursday, March 12, 2015
The Capital Region's first Accountable Care Organization now has its first CEO.
 
Hometown Health cuts ribbon on Amsterdam facility
AMSTERDAM

Hometown Health cuts ribbon on Amsterdam facility

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Hometown Health Center CEO Joseph Gambino is always looking for ways to reach medically under served populations. A 5,000-square-foot primary care facility on Division Street, just a few hundred feet from a public housing complex, is his latest venture and Hometown’s first outside of Schenectady County.
 
Local man, ex-prosecutor candid about his fall
SCHENECTADY

Local man, ex-prosecutor candid about his fall

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Andrew McKenna robbed his first bank and he felt in control again. The former federal prosecutor and Schenectady native’s life had long since spiraled out of control as his drug addictions grew from prescription painkillers to heroin.
 
NY expands mental health safety net for released inmates
ALBANY

NY expands mental health safety net for released inmates

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
New York is expanding its efforts to make sure inmates who receive mental health treatment in prison aren't cut off from such care when they are released.
 
FULTON & MONTGOMERY COUNTIES

FMCC ready for health care boom

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
With the number of local employment opportunities in the health care industry on the rise, Fulton-Montgomery Community College has taken steps to educate students interested in entering the medical field.
 
More prosecutors join NY herbal supplement inquiry
ALBANY

More prosecutors join NY herbal supplement inquiry

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Prosecutors from Connecticut, Indiana and Puerto Rico have joined New York's attorney general in an investigation of the herbal supplement industry, saying they're building on the long track record of state attorneys general upholding the rights of consumers.
 
 

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