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The law firm that the Massena Memorial Hospital (MMH) Board of Managers hired to do a study on potentially privatizing the hospital has announced that there’s nothing legally preventing it from becoming a private not-for-profit organization....
On Tuesday of this week, members of the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center Task Force and other local leaders headed down to Albany to urge the state to reconsider its plan to eliminate inpatient beds at the psychiatric facility. Earlier this week, St....
Yes, you read that right. A dress made almost entirely of huge collard green leaves. I couldn't resist when I saw this report. The dress was designed by Nathaniel Johnson, a Rochester based fashion designer. The greens were hand-picked at the...
A new study out this week in the journal PLOS one finds organic milk has more omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for your heart, than does conventional milk. As NPR's Allison Aubrey reported on All Things Considered Tuesday night: The...
I was surprised to be going on-air earlier this week with an Associated Press story about a state-ordered study of the North Country’s health care system. (to: “create an effective, integrated health care delivery system for preventative,...
Dec 19, 2013 — After a decade of kicking the ball down the road, Congress appears ready to repeal its payment formula for Medicare and replace it with a whole new system. This time, doctors would be paid according to the quality of results they produce, rather than the number of services they provide.
Dec 18, 2013 — People now have until January 10 to pay for their first month of coverage through the health exchanges. But people using the federal exchange still have to get signed up by Dec. 23. Some states have pushed deadlines even later.
Dec 18, 2013 — Under the health law, pediatric dental coverage is one of 10 core health benefits that must be offered to people who shop for plans on the health insurance marketplaces. But the plans are only required to cover only medically necessary orthodontia.
Dec 18, 2013 — What questions do you have about the new national health care law known as Obamacare? Use NPR's interactive guide to answer them.
Dec 18, 2013 — The federal government's health care website seems to be working much more smoothly. But many people still have questions about the Affordable Care Act. For answers, they can go to NPR.org/ACA.
NCPR Special Reports
Drinking and Safety on College Campuses: A rash of alcohol-related fatalaties among students at North Country colleges has re-ignited debate about the role of alcohol in campus social life. Brian Mann talks to students, educators, and law enforcement officials in this series.
Arts & Healing: Living Well In the Shadow of Cancer
Brian Mann traveled to a retreat in the Adirondacks for women living with cancer. He found that many of the women still see joy and hope in a world filled with uncertainty.