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Got help paying for health care? Watch your mailbox
WASHINGTON

Got help paying for health care? Watch your mailbox

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
If you're among the millions of consumers who got financial help for health insurance last year under President Barack Obama's law, better keep an eye on your mailbox.
 
Understanding ACA rules a taxing proposition
CAPITAL REGION

Understanding ACA rules a taxing proposition

Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015

Tax season is officially upon us. And one of the biggest changes to the tax code in decades — the Affordable Care Act — will finally come into play this year.
 
As flu becomes more widespread, CDC pushes antiviral meds
NEW YORK

As flu becomes more widespread, CDC pushes antiviral meds

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015
In the midst of a worrisome flu season, health officials are pushing doctors to prescribe antiviral medicines more often.
 
With New Year comes new resolutions for fitness
NISKAYUNA

With New Year comes new resolutions for fitness

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
Things were just beginning to pick up for the usual rush of new JCC members around New Year’s Day. Though the community center on Balltown Road sees a number of spikes throughout the year, such as new additions just before school starts for the childcare program, January joiners are pretty much always thinking of one thing: the gym.
 
Demolition of former Glendale Home nearing completion
GLENVILLE

Demolition of former Glendale Home nearing completion

Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015
Residents moved into a brand-new, 200-bed skilled nursing facility at the front of the property June 2.
 
Walk-in clinics address need for immediate care
CAPITAL REGION

Walk-in clinics address need for immediate care

Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015
In this age of immediacy, people ask questions and get answers as fast as their fingers can find a keyboard. It’s probably no surprise, then, that they want their health care just as fast and just as convenient.
 
Labor deal in works, would finalize Maplewood Manor sale
BALLSTON SPA

Labor deal in works, would finalize Maplewood Manor sale

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015
The prospective new private owner of the Maplewood Manor nursing home and the current employee union may be close to striking a labor deal that will include significant cost-cutting measures.
 
Flu packing severe wallop
CAPITAL REGION

Flu packing severe wallop

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015
With the Centers for Disease Control upgrading New York’s flu status from “prevalent” to “widespread” in recent weeks, local hospitals are reporting both more cases and more severe symptoms than in past years.
 
Fast-food resolution: Transform junk food image
NEW YORK

Fast-food resolution: Transform junk food image

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015
Fast-food chains have a New Year's resolution: Drop the junk.
 
MALTA

Hospital adds partner for Malta senior housing

Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015
The Wesley Community of Saratoga Springs will be a partner in the senior citizen housing that Saratoga Hospital is proposing in Malta, the two organizations said this week.
 
ALBANY

NY court upholds outdoor smoking ban at parks

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014
A ban on outdoor smoking in New York parks was upheld Wednesday by a midlevel court, reversing a judge and dismissing a challenge filed by a smokers' rights group.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Cancer patients sue CDPHP for coverage

Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014
Patients of the Capital Region’s largest cancer practice have filed a class-action suit against an Albany insurer in an attempt to maintain in-network coverage for their cancer care.
 
Being uninsured in America will cost you more
WASHINGTON

Being uninsured in America will cost you more

Monday, Dec. 29, 2014
Being uninsured in America will cost you more in 2015. It's the first year all taxpayers have to report to the Internal Revenue Service whether they had health insurance for the previous year, as required under President Barack Obama's law, and those who were uninsured face fines.
 
Apartment concept OK’d for Malta medical campus
MALTA

Apartment concept OK’d for Malta medical campus

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014
Saratoga Hospital is looking to add senior citizen housing — including assisted-living apartments — at its medical campus near Northway Exit 12.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Feds sign off on Capital Region health-care partnership

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014
The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has approved the Capital Region’s first Accountable Care Organization, the result of a regional alliance announced earlier this year by Ellis Medicine and St. Peter’s Health Partners.
 
 

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