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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...
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...
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...
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...
News stories tagged with "health-care"
by Jody Tosti
Apr 15, 2004 — The abortion drug mifepristone is now available in Franklin County for the first time.The drug is more commonly known as RU-486. Northern Adirondack Planned Parenthood has been offering it at its Plattsburgh headquarters since 2002, and has now expanded the service to its Saranac Lake offices. CEO Kathie Wunderlich spoke with Jody Tosti about the lack of abortion access in the North Country and why the abortion drug was slow to make it to the United States. Go to full article
Oct 01, 2003 — More Americans are going without health insurance than last year, according to new census bureau data. New York's uninsured increase was less than other states. But as David Sommerstein reports, the result is people are neglecting their health problems. Go to full article
Sep 11, 2003 — Mental health advocates are hoping that the New York State Senate will approve Timothy's Law when the Senate returns next week for a one-day session. The legislation extends health care benefits for people with mental illness. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Mar 06, 2003 — Reacting to President Bush's Medicare Drug Plan unveiled earlier this week, Senator Chuck Schumer held a press conference to detail a package of legislation that would help reduce the price of prescription durgs. Jody Tosti has more. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Jan 08, 2003 — General Electric's factories in Fort Edward and Schenectady are facing their first national strike in more than thirty years. GE's largest unions - representing some twenty thousand workers - say they'll stage a two-day protest next week. As Brian Mann reports, local businesses worry that a longer dispute could follow. Go to full article
May 03, 2002 — The new state budget framework includes plan to borrow from funds meant for the environment and health care in order to balance the state's budget. Groups that benefit from those funds aren't happy with this arrangement. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Apr 10, 2002 — The State Assembly has passed a bill to expand health care coverage for New York's women. The bill differs, however from the one passed by the State Senate. And despite two years of discussion, there's still no law in place. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Feb 12, 2002 — Testimony at a New York State budget hearing focused on the recently approved health care funding act. Questions were raised abvout the plans' financing and whether it would hurt healthcare on Long Island, in Westchester and in Upstate, New York. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jan 17, 2002 — Budget experts say they're confused by the numbers in the healthcare package past shortly after midnight Wednesday. Governor Pataki says he's not concerned by the charges. He says the multi-year multi-billion dollar package will bring may good things to many New Yorkers. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article