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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.
 
Medical marijuana harvest begins in Fulton County
PERTH

Medical marijuana harvest begins in Fulton County

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015
New York’s first legal medical marijuana harvest in about a century is happening in an unassuming, one-story white building at a former youth detention center in the rural expanses of Fulton County.
 
Former patient driven to bring rehab car to Sunnyview Hospital
SCHENECTADY

Former patient driven to bring rehab car to Sunnyview Hospital

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital has a shiny new ride. Well, sort of.
 
FONDA

Littauer Hospital plans outpatient center in Fonda

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

Nathan Littauer Hospital has announced preliminary plans to build a new outpatient center in the village of Fonda.
 
Obesity still rising among US adults, women overtake men
NEW YORK

Obesity still rising among US adults, women overtake men

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015
Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch their weight, and women have now overtaken men in the obese category, new government research shows.
 
Wealth may give advantage for getting organ transplants
ORLANDO, Fla.

Wealth may give advantage for getting organ transplants

Monday, Nov. 9, 2015
You can't buy hearts, kidneys or other organs but money can still help you get one. Wealthy people are more likely to get on multiple waiting lists and score a transplant, and less likely to die while waiting for one, a new study finds.
 

Sen. Schumer wants FDA review of caffeinated peanut butter

Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer wants the Food and Drug Administration to investigate a new caffeinated peanut butter that targets the athletic and fitness market.

 
Virtual doctor visits offer convenience, lower costs
WASHINGTON

Virtual doctor visits offer convenience, lower costs

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015
When you're coming down with a cold, there are a few items you typically reach for to start feeling better: cough drops, herbal tea, maybe an over-the-counter medication.
 
New York awards $67M to help Alzheimer's disease caregivers
ALBANY

New York awards $67M to help Alzheimer's disease caregivers

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015
New York state is spending $67 million to help those caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease — part of an ambitious effort to support families dealing with the degenerative condition.
 
Prices, politics challenge health law's 3rd sign-up season

Prices, politics challenge health law's 3rd sign-up season

Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015
The nation's health care law is approaching limits as its third sign-up season gets underway.

 
New York health exchange enrollment opens again Sunday
ALBANY

New York health exchange enrollment opens again Sunday

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015
Enrollment for the New York Health Exchange re-opens Sunday with a new insurance option for thousands of adults who don't qualify for Medicaid but have been unable to afford private coverage.
 
NY to mandate meningitis vaccines for 7th, 12th graders
ALBANY

NY to mandate meningitis vaccines for 7th, 12th graders

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015
New York state will soon require all students in the 7th and 12th grades to be vaccinated against meningitis.
 
NY lets patients tap caregiver for discharge instructions
ALBANY

NY lets patients tap caregiver for discharge instructions

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015
New York law now requires hospitals to let patients designate a family member or unrelated caregiver to receive advice on medical care, transfers to other facilities and medical needs upon the patient's discharge.
 
 

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