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New York showed improvement in all eight categories of health and education for children. Photo: <a href="http://datacenter.kidscount.org/~/media/381/AECF_KC_DS_GLR-image04_620x494.jpg">Annie E. Casey Foundation</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
New York showed improvement in all eight categories of health and education for children. Photo: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY ranks among top 5 states for kids' health

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York ranks among the top five states for children's health, according to the 25th edition of the Kids Count Data Book released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

The report released Tuesday looks at data from 1990 that show the major trends in child well-being, and recent trends that compare data from 2005 to 2012.  Go to full article

Vermont keeps No. 2 ranking in Kids Count report

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Vermont is keeping its No. 2 ranking in a national survey of the well-being of children.

The 2014 Kids Count report was compiled by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  Go to full article
US Senator Charles Schumer.

Schumer: Let pharmacies fill pet prescriptions

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says pet owners could save millions of dollars on prescriptions for their animals if they could buy the drugs at ordinary pharmacies.

The New York Democrat says Sunday that he's working with U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut on legislation that would require veterinarians to write prescriptions to allow owners to buy the medication at a pharmacy or online.  Go to full article
Artist Wayne Brown, Barbara Beekman, and Cindy Quakenbush install the new sculpture in the Butterfly Garden. Photo: Natalie Dignam.

Butterfly garden blooming with new additions

Ripe berries and growing tomatoes may be the focus for most gardeners right now, but last week a different kind of flower bloomed in the garden outside of the NCPR in...  Go to full article
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NY seizes 2.5 million contraband cigarettes

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- An effort to crack down on cigarette smuggling in New York state has led to the seizure of nearly $1.7 million in cash and untaxed cigarettes and...  Go to full article
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Questionnaire results in on GMO labeling

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont attorney general says a questionnaire has found that most participants think information about genetically engineered food should be placed...  Go to full article
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Barnes & Noble to pay $10K for breastfeeding flap

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The Barnes & Noble bookstore chain will pay $10,000 to promote breastfeeding after a woman was asked to cover up while nursing her infant son at a Rockland...  Go to full article
Operating room. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/swhealthcare/9575079585/">Scott & White Healthcare</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Prosecutors: Northern NY hospital to pay $750,000

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Federal prosecutors say a hospital in northern New York has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle allegations that it submitted 1,900 improper Medicare...  Go to full article

Healthcare professionals seek hydrofracking meeting

A group of healthcare professionals are seeking a meeting with Governor Cuomo's health department, saying they have compiled a compendium of new and ongoing research that...  Go to full article

11 whooping cough cases reported in Windham County

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) The Vermont Health Department says 11 whooping cough cases were reported in Windham County in June and so far this month there have been five suspected...  Go to full article

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