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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...
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...


Health Care
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.
Apr 17, 2014 — President Obama met Thursday with insurance company executives and a separate group of insurance regulators from the states, discussing their mutual interest in administering the new health care law.
Apr 17, 2014 — At a White House briefing, the president referred to the Affordable Care Act, saying "this thing is working," and urged Republicans to stop trying to repeal the law.
Apr 17, 2014 — Man goes in for a routine hip operation. In the corner of the operating room, there's a young med student watching. When things go wrong, she tries to make sense of what she sees.


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NCPR Special Reports

Audio Series
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.

Preview: Arts and Healing Weekend for Women, September 20-22

Music, storytelling, healing touch and nature walks are part of the 4th Annual Adirondack Arts and Healing Weekend at Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake. It's a weekend retreat for women with cancer and other chronic illnesses. Todd Moe talks with two organizers of this year's retreat: storyteller Fran Yardley, and Pam Mitchell, a nurse and expert in healing touch...  Go to full article

Lake Placid Faces Costly Sewer Woes; and in Wilmington?Angry Neighbors

This summer, a spill at Lake Placid's wastewater treatment plant sent untreated sewage flowing into the Chubb and the Ausable Rivers. The sewer plant is thirty years old. Village officials are scrambling to raise ten million dollars to build a new facility. But as Brian Mann reports, some residents down-stream worry that the project won't stop the flow of pollution.  Go to full article

Pitfalls of Spraying For West Nile Virus

The West Nile virus has claimed 28 lives and at least 550 people have been infected in the nation so far this summer. And evidence of the virus has already been found in 41 states. The carriers of the virus... mosquitoes... have been a concern and a nuisance for public health officials. Many citizens are demanding more visible action on the officials' part to get rid of the bad bugs...like spraying chemicals to kill adult mosquitoes. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Annie MacDowell reports.  Go to full article

Avoiding West Nile Virus

There are several reports of West Nile Virus in the North Country, but health officials say some common sense steps can be taken to avoid contracting the disease. Jody Tosti...  Go to full article

North Country Senior Citizens Gather

David Sommerstein talks with Robert Miller, regional director of the New York Statewide Senior Action Council, which is holding its annual "Seniorama" at the Mohawk Bingo...  Go to full article

Ft. Drum Fires Cause Smoke in St. Lawrence County

Ground fires at Fort Drum are causing residents north and east of the army base to complain of smoke and brown skies. David Sommerstein reports state officials have fielded...  Go to full article

Fletcher Allen Hospital Faces Financial Scrutiny

One of the country's top bond analysis firms has downgraded the credit rating of Fletcher Allen Hospital, in Burlington. The move follows state and federal inquiries into...  Go to full article

Insurance for College Kids

As September rolls around, many students are getting ready to head off to college. As Jody Tosti reports, from health to car insurance, parents may want to check out their...  Go to full article

Dangers of Lead Paint

Lead poisioning can affect a child's brain development and, once exposed, there's no cure. With summer home renovations in full-swing, local organizations are warning...  Go to full article

Nurses Without Contracts

The union representing nurses and technicians at EJ Noble Hospital in Gouverneur are holding a candlelight vigil on Friday. The union wants to show support for its 43...  Go to full article

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