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Chick-Fil-A revises ‘no antibiotics’ policy amid supply chain issues

Chick-Fil-A revises 'no antibiotics' policy amid supply chain issues
The next time you're eating some chicken along the New York State Thruway from a popular national fast food chain it may taste a little different. Chick-Fil-A, which operates a number of restaurants along the ... more
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Free lead renovation training offered in Schuyler County

Free lead renovation training offered in Schuyler County
Schuyler County Public Health's Lead Poisoning Prevention Program has announced a Lead Renovator Training session scheduled for April 25, 2024, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Human Services Complex in Montour Falls. The ... more
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New York launches free soil testing program for community gardens

Rural Health Network offer garden grants to Sothern Tier, Tompkins County schools
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, in collaboration with the Cornell Soil Health Lab, announced a new initiative offering free soil testing for food-producing community gardens across New York State. Part of ... more
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Lyme Disease vaccine could end disease completely

Lyme Disease vaccine could end disease completely
Two groundbreaking approaches to combat Lyme disease, a condition that affects millions worldwide, have shown promising results. One vaccine, currently in its third stage of clinical trials, aims to protect humans directly. Meanwhile, another innovative ... more
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Healing in the Heart of the Finger Lakes

Healing in the Heart of the Finger Lakes
In the beautiful Finger Lakes region, there's a big safety net for people who've had unexpected accidents or injuries. Right at the center of this is Finger Lakes Health, a group of healthcare pros who do ... more
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New York advocates for child safety online amid mental health concerns

Attorney General James launches investigation into social media companies for role in Buffalo attack
In response to growing mental health issues among youth, New York is advancing legislation to create a safer online environment for children and teenagers. Attorney General Leticia James, backing the initiative, highlighted the detrimental effects ... more
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$102M initiative to enhance mental healthcare in New York unveiled

New York Lawmakers seek bills to improve data for substance abuse and veterans receiving proper care.
Governor Kathy Hochul unveiled a $102 million initiative aimed at enhancing care for New Yorkers with serious mental illnesses. This effort is part of a broader $1 billion strategy to overhaul the state's mental health ... more
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Cayuga Health opens new medical facilities at Ithaca Mall

Cayuga Health opens new medical facilities at Ithaca Mall
Cayuga Health announced the upcoming opening of three new medical facilities within a single building at the Ithaca Mall, set to enhance healthcare access in the region. The expansive space, exceeding the size of a ... more
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NY bill pushes for transparency in prison water quality

Cayuga County jail inmate population on the rise, Sheriff cites several factors
New York state legislators are advocating for increased transparency regarding water quality in prisons, following complaints from inmates at a correctional facility about the poor condition of their drinking water. State Sen. Pete Harckham has ... more
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Tompkins County sees sharp rise in overdoses

Opioid overdose deaths are down in New York State for the first time since 2009
Recent data highlights a concerning trend in Tompkins County, with reports indicating that unintentional drug overdoses have almost doubled since 2019. Tompkins County Whole Health revealed that the number of overdoses rose from 12 to ... more
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NYS Senate bill aims to curb junk food ads targeting kids

NYS Senate bill aims to curb junk food ads targeting kids
A new bill passed by the New York State Senate seeks to reshape the landscape of junk food advertising, particularly those targeting children. Spearheaded by State Senator Rachel May and other Albany lawmakers, the legislation ... more
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New York sees spike in children ingesting edible cannabis, report says

New York sees spike in children ingesting edible cannabis, report says
Reports from the Upstate New York Poison Center indicate a significant rise in children, especially those five years old or younger, accidentally consuming edible cannabis products. According to Vincent Calleo, the medical director, the center ... more
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Canandaigua receives federal funding for water treatment upgrade

INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason; protecting drinking water, the level of Owasco Lake, and free downtown parking (podcast)
Canandaigua will enhance its water treatment system with a $1.75 million federal grant aimed at removing harmful byproducts of the disinfection process. Announced as part of the federal appropriations bill signed by President Joe Biden ... more
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NY will restrict sale of protein supplements to minors beginning next month: How will it be enforced?

NY will restrict sale of protein supplements to minors beginning next month: How will it be enforced?
New York is set to enforce a new law next month that will prevent minors from purchasing protein powders and drinks that are marketed for weight loss or muscle building. The legislation has sparked debate ... more
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CDC launches campaign to combat healthcare worker burnout

Cuomo: Hospitals, group homes can have visitors, but not nursing homes
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is addressing the longstanding issue of burnout among health care professionals, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has introduced ... more
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New York expands access to contraception at pharmacies: Here’s how it works

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In New York, walk-in patients can now access contraception at pharmacies, a move enabled by an order signed by State Department of Health Commissioner James McDonald. The announcement was made during an event at Albany ... more
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New York proposes limiting social media algorithms for kids

Cuomo’s eleventh budget proposal of 2020: Prohibit sex offenders from using social media
New York lawmakers are reviewing a bill aimed at prohibiting social media platforms from customizing feeds for users under 18 using predictive algorithms. State Attorney General Tish James, a key figure in drafting the legislation, ... more
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COVID sick leave: New York’s paid leave set to end in 2025

New York’s updated COVID-19 sick leave policy: What does it mean for you?
New York's COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave, a measure introduced in 2020 to support employees during mandatory or precautionary COVID-related quarantines, may conclude by mid-2025. Governor Kathy Hochul's budget proposal for the fiscal year 2025 includes ... more
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Minority women suffer from pregnancy-related deaths in NY at a greater rate, report finds

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A recent report from the New York State Health Department shows a concerning trend: pregnancy-related deaths are significantly more common among Black and other minority women in New York. From 2018 to 2020, there were ... more
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