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Catherine Loper of WRVO News is reporting: Carthage Area Hospital is laying off 20 percent of its workforce in an effort to increase efficiency and save money. Citing changes in the healthcare industry, the hospital is consolidating its critical...
In a slightly scary press release today, Adirondack Health says it’s taking precautions after a recent area outbreak of flu and flu-like illnesses by ” restricting visitors” to the Stafford New Life birthing center at Adirondack...
Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency released proposals for new, federal restrictions on wood stoves. The rules would only affect residential heaters manufactured after 2015. The EPA estimates (somewhat boldly) that its new restrictions...
Governor Cuomo invited local leaders and the press to a video conference at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center in Ogdensburg this afternoon. Over a television screen from Albany, with a bit of dramatic flair, Cuomo announced the St. Lawrence...
A map released today by the New York Times shows, by county, the percentage of people without insurance across the United States. It’s pretty amazing, and the map shows that the North Country, relatively, is doing pretty well: Unlike other...
Mar 8, 2014 — In his new book Ezekiel Emanuel explains "how the Affordable Care Act will improve our terribly complex, blatantly unjust, outrageously expensive, grossly inefficient, error prone system."
Mar 7, 2014 — Health insurers across the country have agreed to share information about how much new customers are costing their health plans. The figures will be used to calculate future rates.
Mar 6, 2014 — President Obama held a Spanish-language town hall-style meeting on the law. Latino enrollment in the health insurance exchanges is seen as critical to its success, but there's been a rocky start.
Mar 6, 2014 — Florida has resisted the Affordable Care Act from the get-go, so one of the state's large insurers and Spanish-language media have done most of the outreach to Latinos.
Mar 6, 2014 — Certain sales strategies work well with American Latinos. California's insurance exchange didn't try any of them when advertising coverage with the Affordable Care Act.
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.