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Doctors face steep Medicaid cuts as fee boost ends
WASHINGTON

Doctors face steep Medicaid cuts as fee boost ends

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
Primary care doctors caring for low-income patients will face steep fee cuts next year as a temporary program in President Barack Obama's health care law expires. That could squeeze access just when millions of new patients are gaining Medicaid coverage.
 
Are you addicted to Facebook?
ALBANY

Are you addicted to Facebook?

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
A recent University at Albany study has concluded that excessive use of online social networking can not only be addictive, but may also be associated with other impulse control disorders, including substance abuse.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Ellis, St. Peter's alliance nears end of search for CEO

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
Ellis Medicine and St. Peter’s Health Partners are nearing the end of a national search for a CEO who would lead a new regional alliance formed by the two hospital systems this summer.
 
Ellis to unveil parking garage next week
SCHENECTADY

Ellis to unveil parking garage next week

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
Ellis Medicine’s new five-deck parking garage on Rosa Road will open a week from today.
 
SCHENECTADY

MVP Health Care products get highest ratings

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
MVP Health Care earned the highest accreditation status from the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its commercial and Medicare HMO/POS products.
 
ROCHESTER

NY Health single-payer health coverage hearing scheduled

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014
The state Assembly is holding the second of six statewide public hearings on legislation to establish New York Health, a universal single-payer health coverage plan to replace insurance company coverage.
 
Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter
NEW YORK

Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.
 
ALBANY

Wilton doctor admits distributing drugs for a fee

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
Dr. Jeffrey Gundel admitted to one felony count of distributing a controlled substance as part of a plea agreement reached in U.S. District Court in Albany on Wednesday.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Cancer practice ends relationship with CDPHP

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
New York Oncology Hematology is cutting ties with Capital District Physicians Health Plan, which insures several hundred of the Capital Region practice’s cancer patients.
 
SCHENECTADY

Ellis closes McClellan Street emergency room

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
Ellis Medicine closed its emergency room at 600 McClellan St. on Tuesday night. All emergencies will now be handled at its main campus at 1101 Nott St.
 
Mindfulness helps teens cope with stress, anxiety
PORTLAND, Ore.

Mindfulness helps teens cope with stress, anxiety

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
Mindfulness, yoga and meditation have gained popularity among Americans in recent decades, buoyed by studies showing their benefits to emotional, mental and physical health.
 
ALBANY

Cuomo: NY making progress on AIDS plan

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
New York's governor says the state is well on its way to ending its AIDS epidemic.
 
Schenectady: ER care under one roof
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady: ER care under one roof

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
After 65 years in operation, one of Schenectady’s two emergency rooms will close this week in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods, and starting Wednesday all health emergencies in the city will be handled at Ellis Hospital on Nott Street,
 
Health insurance sign-ups coming to shopping malls
CHICAGO

Health insurance sign-ups coming to shopping malls

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
The Obama administration will promote health insurance coverage at shopping malls starting on Black Friday and continuing through the busiest shopping days of the holiday season, officials announced Wednesday.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Portal gives area doctors access to patients’ records

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
Whenever Willard Stearns decides to travel, his son makes sure he travels with a folder full of medical records.
 
 

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