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Hello! In case you missed it this weekend in the Watertown Daily Times, Clifton-Fine Hospital in Star Lake (St. Lawrence County) is adding telemedicine to the list of services it offers. In case you’re wondering, the American Telemedicine...
The fractious issue of childhood vaccinations is back in the news in Ottawa after health officials here recorded the first case of measles since 2011. (And it’s amazing how little the whole subject has changed since I was a new parent well...
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...


Health Care
Apr 22, 2014 — People aren't locked into the plan they chose through the health exchanges if their income changes during the year. But you've got just 60 days to make the switch to a cheaper plan.
Apr 22, 2014 — The FDA is weighing the pros and cons of a drug that would, for the first time, combine morphine and oxycodone in a single pill. Critics warn that it could launch a new wave of abuse.
Apr 21, 2014 — In ancient times scribes were used to record everything from prayers to legal transactions. Now they're making a comeback in the doctor's office, easing the transition to electronic medical records.
Apr 19, 2014 — These two projects are changing the system as we know it: One seeks to transform vacant lots into parks, and the other is using a fake hospital to foster real medical innovation.
Apr 18, 2014 — President Obama said enrollment under the Affordable Care Act reached 8 million after the deadline was extended by 2 weeks. The figure represents a turnaround from the disastrous debut of the website.


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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.
Photo Audio Essay
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.

Clinton Calls for Better Military Reserve Benefits

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling for expanded benefits for military reservists. As Jody Tosti reports, the first-term Senator is working with an old political foe to push the health care and retirement bill.  Go to full article
Assemblyman Chris Ortloff<br />Republican, 114th District

Budget Battle Divides North Country Delegation

The fight over the state budget has divided some traditional Republican allies, around the state and here in the North Country. State Senator Betty Little - from Queensbury - voted to approve new school and Medicaid funding, paid for in part by a hike in sales and income taxes. Plattsburgh assemblyman Chris Ortloff voted against the plan, which he describes as disastrous. Brian Mann spoke with Ortloff about the battle in Albany.  Go to full article

Pataki Takes Budget Case on Tour

The fighting over the state budget continues, as Governor Pataki accused the legislature of making false promises. Pataki announced yesterday he plans to take his cause to the people of the state. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.  Go to full article
Sen. Betty Little, Rep. 45th Dist.

Senator Little Opposes Pataki Cuts

Senator Betty Little says she'll stand firm in her disagreement with Governor Pataki. The Republican from Queensbury says her constituents urged her to restore deep cuts in...  Go to full article

Commentary: Solving a Fundamental Health Care Problem

Few issues in American life are felt more personally than health care. The accomplishments of medical research are nothing short of miraculous, yet the number of people who...  Go to full article

Creating Safe Places for Domestic Violence Victims

A North Country intervention group is working with local faith-based organizations to help train clergy in the dynamics of domestic violence. The objective of the daylong...  Go to full article

Getting Tourists Back to Toronto

Despite the fear of SARS, it appears people are responding favourably to an offer aimed at getting people to visit Toronto. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

Vermonters Can Legally use Sparklers

Vermonters should be able to celebrate Independence Day this summer with sparklers; legal sparklers that is. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

Environmentalists Push Agenda in Albany

Environmental lobbyists celebrated Earth Day a few days late at the state capitol. They waited until the legislature was back from a 12-day vacation break. From Albany,...  Go to full article

Hamilton County Confirms SARS Case

Officials are confirming a suspected case of sudden acute respiratory syndrome in Hamilton County. It's the fourth SARs case identified in the North Country. As Brian Mann...  Go to full article

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