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NYS Assembly Passes Bill to Expand Health Care for Women

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

Consumer Groups Want Hospitals to Expand Doctor Profiles

Consumer groups want the Health Department to expand hospital report cards like the ones issued for cardiac surgery to other types of surgical procedures. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Health Care Funding Act Favors NYC, Critics Charge

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

Doctors Call for New Bioterror Response System

The state Medical Society says a new system is needed to combat bioterrorism. The doctors' group says more physicians should be among the first responders to anthrax and other apparent terrorist health threats. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Physicians Say Global Warming Threatens Public Health

Some physicians are concerned about the United States not attending the final talks on the Kyoto Protocol on global warming held in early November. The physicians say global warming is already a problem and is adding to a number of public health threats. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Adirondack Medical Center Petitions for Hospital Workforce Support

The Adirondack Medical Center is sending one of its volunteers out into the public to collect signatures to send to Congress in support of several bills addressing the nationwide hospital workforce shortage. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Area Hospitals Receive Flexibility Funds

Seven hospitals in rural communities have been awarded nearly $300,000 in financial support under the Rural Hospital Flexibility Program. Three North Country facilities are included on the list, including Moses-Ludington Hospital in Essex County. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Shortage of Health Care Workers

A television and radio ad campaign has been launched to draw attention to the shortage of healthcare workers in New York. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

The Ritalin Controversy

The controversy over the use and abuse of Ritalin has created a national debate among doctors, parents and teachers. The drug is a stimulant and used in the treatment of ADD, Attention Deficit Disorder, or ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. But with the number of kids taking a prescribed stimulant doubling since 1995, parents as well as health professionals are questioning the growing practice of using medications to regulate behavior. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

St. Lawrence County Asks New York for Better Cancer Data

After giving the state over a year to deliver, St. Lawrence County lawmakers are preparing to renew their request for more detailed data on cancer rates in the county. Early statistics show North Country counties have some of the highest rates of cancer in the state. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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