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Too Soon to Count West Nile Virus Out

August is the month when the West Nile Virus makes the jump from birds and other animals to people. So far, though, only one human case has been reported. But health officials believe it's not time yet to declare the virus in decline. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Blood Supply Short this Summer

The Red Cross is coping with blood shortages as people's summer schedules kick in. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

New Midwifery Clinic in Canton

Jody Tosti profiles a new midwifery clinic in St. Lawrence County--a welcome addition for local women seeking alternative health care.  Go to full article

Schumer Hopes for Patients' Bill of Rights by July 4

New York Senator Charles Schumer hopes to pass a Patients' Bill of Rights through the US Senate by July 4. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Anti-Smoking Legislation Effort Fails

An effort to further curtail smoking in restaurants failed in the final days of the official legislative session after Governor Pataki spoke out against the bill.  Go to full article

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 weekend.  Go to full article

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