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Summer is in full flush, with so many things to do. But, whatever the season, more and more research suggests everybody needs to get up off the couch!  (Or at least move around while rooting for Argentina or Germany on the big...
A nasty virus that's killed millions of pigs and raised the price of pork is causing New York State Fair officials to cancel this year's piglet and sow exhibits at the annual show in Syracuse. In a press release , state veterinarian David Smith said...
A pilot program starting in Ottawa next fall would provide supervised walking groups instead of the traditional school bus. Of course there would be problems during inclement weather. And this idea won’t work at all for most rural school...
Washington County school officials are alarmed by the results of a 2012 substance abuse survey of 1,340 students from six county school districts, the Glens Falls Post-Star is reporting. The survey found that “nearly 21 percent of students...
With more New York state residents getting measles than they have since 1996, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging New Yorkers to vaccinate. In a press release Friday, Gov. Cuomo said “measles is serious, highly contagious disease that is not just...


Health Care
Jul 22, 2014 — The decision by a three-judge panel essentially throws out subsidies in the 36 states that did not set up their own insurance exchanges. The decision will be appealed.
Jul 22, 2014 — People who contribute up to $25 a month would be exempt from cost-sharing requirements. But some consumer advocates say the health savings accounts add a needless layer of complexity to Medicaid.
Jul 21, 2014 — The Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Health System will pay $190 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that includes more than 7,000 women.
Jul 20, 2014 — Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is killing dozens by the week. Medical workers have responded by expanding a field hospital, taking extraordinary measures to contain infection.
Jul 18, 2014 — Fifteen years after a landmark report called attention to the deaths and injuries caused by medical errors, safety experts told a Senate panel that more needs to be done to protect patients.


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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.

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 reports.  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 Palace in Akwesasne today.  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 calls from towns throughout St. Lawrence County.  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

Hunting Hazard: Chronic Wasting Disease

New York is taking precautions regarding chronic wasting disease. The death of three hunters in Wisconsin are being investigated for a possible link to the brian-wasting...  Go to full article

In Conversation: Health Care Issues Facing the North Country

Brian Mann talks with Chandler Ralph, CEO of the Adirondack Medical Center, about the serious challenges facing the region's healthcare industry: high rates of uninsured;...  Go to full article

Lake Placid Ironman: Tricky Weather Mixes Up The Field

Intense weather played a huge role in Sunday's Lake Placid Ironman. Top finishers Heather Fuhr and Ryan Bolton negotiated a slick bike course to win the event. As Brian...  Go to full article

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