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Massachusetts town weighs nation's 1st tobacco ban

Massachusetts town weighs nation's 1st tobacco ban

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014
A sleepy central Massachusetts town of 7,700 has become an improbable battleground in America's tobacco wars.
 
Sunnyview program to prepare brain-injury mentors
SCHENECTADY

Sunnyview program to prepare brain-injury mentors

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014
For weeks on end, Tracey Clothier spent her days at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, lending support to her 21-year-old daughter, Megan, who was struggling to recover from a traumatic brain injury.
 
RENSSELAER

Local forum focuses on local Ebola concerns

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

State officials are still considering whether to designate a Capital Region hospital as a place to treat potential Ebola patients.
 
Health overhaul's subsidies at Supreme Court
WASHINGTON

Health overhaul's subsidies at Supreme Court

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama's health care law.
 
SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Family self-quarantined in Schenectady County shows no signs of Ebola

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
A West African family was monitored for symptoms of Ebola for three weeks after arriving in Schenectady County late last month.
 
New Albany ultrasound machine seen as weapon against abortion
ALBANY

New Albany ultrasound machine seen as weapon against abortion

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
The Albany Roman Catholic Diocese and pro-life activists hope an ultrasound machine simplifies the decision for women contemplating an abortion.
 
Blame Founding Fathers for contradicting Ebola policies
WASHINGTON

Blame Founding Fathers for contradicting Ebola policies

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014
If public health departments across the country aren't singing the same tune, that may be by design.
 
SCHENECTADY

Northeast Parent worker's trip raises Ebola concerns

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014
A Northeast Parent & Child Society employee will have to go through additional medical screening before he is allowed to return to work once he returns next month from visiting family in Ghana, according to a spokesman for the agency.
 
US governors, Army go own way on Ebola quarantines
NEWARK, N.J.

US governors, Army go own way on Ebola quarantines

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014
Some state governors and even an Army commander have gone beyond guidance from the CDC.
 
Drugmakers bet on Ebola vaccines, treatments

Drugmakers bet on Ebola vaccines, treatments

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014
Drugmakers are racing to develop vaccines and drugs to address the worst outbreak of Ebola in history. It's unclear who will pay for their products, but companies are betting that governments and aid groups will foot the bill.
 
Commuters unfazed by Ebola case in New York City
CAPITAL REGION

Commuters unfazed by Ebola case in New York City

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
Before heading off to New York City Friday morning, Natalie Olsen had to talk her mother down.
 
CAPITAL REGION

No need for alarm over Ebola, docs say

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
The general public needn’t be alarmed about Ebola, local medical experts said Friday.
 
Christie, Cuomo order quarantines
NEW YORK

Christie, Cuomo order quarantines

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West Africa.
 
AMSTERDAM

St. Mary’s adding outpatient pavilion at Amsterdam Memorial campus

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
Construction began this week on a 40,000-square-foot outpatient pavilion in Amsterdam, a project local officials say will give the public greater access to services at St. Mary’s Healthcare.
 
SCHENECTADY

Grant will help New Choices extend treatment for addictions

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
A $100,000 state grant will help New Choices Recovery Center create a demonstration project for reducing the relapse rate among discharged patients
 
 

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