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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 25, 2014 — Experts are more likely than the general public to buy generic products — but not always. Here's a breakdown of which foods and drugs experts buy generic.
Jul 24, 2014 — Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital are working on ways to help patients better understand their chances of suffering heart attacks and surgical complications.
Jul 24, 2014 — A 1996 law has been cited to scold a mom taking a picture of her son in a hospital and to keep information away from police investigating a possible rape at a nursing home.
Jul 23, 2014 — Federal data, obtained by ProPublica under the Freedom of Information Act, show that nearly 1 million insurance transactions have taken place since the middle of April.
Jul 23, 2014 — New York and five other states are helping women on Medicaid get contraception immediately after giving birth. New moms can get an IUD or long-acting implant before leaving the hospital.


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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.
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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.

NYS Senate Women's Health Bill blasted by Assembly Democrats and Women's Groups

The New York State Senate passed a women's healthcare bill this week. It was immediately rejected by Democrats in the Assembly and by women's groups. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

West Nile Virus Nearly Under Control in NY, Commissioner Says

The West Nile virus is almost under control in New York. State Health Commissioner Doctor Antonia Novello made that proclamation Thursday at a day-long briefing about the virus in Albany. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Nurses Push for Safe Staffing Law

Nurses are pushing for a law that would require hospitals to hire enough staff to safely serve patients.  Go to full article

Union Files Charges Against Gouverneur Hospital

Upstate union files numerous charges against Gouverneur Hospital. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Practical Tips From a Family Counselor

Martha Foley talks with child psychologist and family counselor Dr. Kent Condrell, about practical tips for healthy families. He'll be at a conference in Lake Placid this...  Go to full article

Disabled Rally for Insurance That Lets Them Work

Around 300 disabled people rallied at the State Capitol. They're demanding passage of a health insurance bill that they say will let them go to work. Karen DeWitt has this...  Go to full article

Health Education Center Works to Bring Doctors and Nurses to Region

Martha Foley talks with Richard Merchant, new director of the Northern Area Health Education Center, about the North Country's doctor and nurse shortage and the...  Go to full article

Trying to Save Clifton-Fine Hospital

Saving New York's smallest hospital. Communities in southern St. Lawrence county have been struggling since Appleton Papers closed its mill in Newton Falls last fall. Town...  Go to full article

Women's Groups Wage Campaign to Revive Women's Healthcare Act

Women's groups are trying to revive the Women's Healthcare Act with an ad campaign. The bill was scrapped earlier this year after the Catholic Church objected to a provision...  Go to full article

Anti-Smoking Groups Push for Further Restriction

Anti-smoking groups are pushing for bills that would further restrict smoking in restaurants and workplaces. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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