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Team helps patients best utilize Ellis’ McClellan Street campus
SCHENECTADY

Team helps patients best utilize Ellis’ McClellan Street campus

Saturday, April 25, 2015
With the help of community partners that provide social services like housing, transportation and food, Ellis Healthcare leaders believe the McClellan campus is proof you don’t need a hospital on every corner to keep a community healthy.
 
North Country businessmen aim to fire up medicinal pot facility
CAMBRIDGE

North Country businessmen aim to fire up medicinal pot facility

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Ted Berndt and his partners are investing tens of thousands of dollars with the hopes of a return of millions. It all depends on New York state granting their Compassionate Relief
Centers of New York Inc. one of five licenses being allocated statewide to cultivate, manufacture and dispense medical marijuana.
 
SCCC program making healthy careers
SCHENECTADY

SCCC program making healthy careers

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Schenectady County Community College is piecing together a career ladder for students who can’t afford to go to college but are searching for a way out of the minimum wage dead-end.
 
Families make videos to reassure dementia patients
NEW YORK

Families make videos to reassure dementia patients

Friday, April 17, 2015
For 94-year-old Louise Irving, who suffers from dementia, waking up every day to a video with a familiar face and a familiar voice seems to spark a flicker of recognition.
 
Walgreens closing store in Schenectady health center
SCHENECTADY

Walgreens closing store in Schenectady health center

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Hometown Health Centers CEO Joseph Gambino says a decision by Walgreens to close its Schenectady location next week could leave local customers in the lurch.
 
Study: High school smoking fell as e-cigarette use boomed
NEW YORK

Study: High school smoking fell as e-cigarette use boomed

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows.
 
Finally, Congress OKs bill reshaping Medicare doctors' fees
WASHINGTON

Finally, Congress OKs bill reshaping Medicare doctors' fees

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Conservatives hated that it's expected to swell federal deficits over the coming decade. Liberals complained that it shortchanged health programs for children and women.
 
It was a good winter, if you were a tick
CAPITAL REGION

It was a good winter, if you were a tick

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
A bitter winter did the Northeast no favors when it came to killing off ticks.
 
SARATOGA COUNTY

Mobile mental health units eyed for Saratoga County

Monday, April 13, 2015

Saratoga County officials are moving toward supporting plans for new regional mobile mental health crisis response teams.
 
NY health exchange says uninsured can still enroll
ALBANY

NY health exchange says uninsured can still enroll

Sunday, April 12, 2015
The New York health exchange says uninsured residents have until April 30 to enroll for coverage even though the open enrollment period for 2015 has ended.
 
Capital Region veterans getting timely care
CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region veterans getting timely care

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Veterans get timelier care in the Capital Region than in other major upstate New York metros, but wait times are still longer than local officials would like.
 
Malta senior housing plan advances
MALTA

Malta senior housing plan advances

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Construction of 173 units of new senior citizen housing at the Malta Medical Park off Northway Exit 12 could start late this year or early next year, the project’s attorney said.
 
NY to spend $50M on Alzheimer's, dementia care
ALBANY

NY to spend $50M on Alzheimer's, dementia care

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
New York state is making an unprecedented investment in care for people with Alzheimer's disease, setting aside $50 million in the next two years to expand support groups, respite care and other services for those with the condition and their loved ones.
 
Campaign aims to boost NY organ donor registration
ALBANY

Campaign aims to boost NY organ donor registration

Monday, April 6, 2015
An organ donation organization has launched a campaign to get New Yorkers to register as organ donors, noting that the state ranks dead last in the nation for the percentage of residents registered.
 
Union nurses claim patient care suffering
SCHENECTADY

Union nurses claim patient care suffering

Friday, April 3, 2015
For Ellis Medicine’s longtime nurses, the hospital is their home, a family tradition, a place with a stellar reputation for keeping the community safe, healthy and cared for. But in recent years, the nurses’ union says, they have watched that reputation dim.
 
 

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