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CSEA pushes back against single-payer healthcare

CSEA pushes back against single-payer healthcare
The Civil Service Employees Association, one of the largest public worker unions in the state, is continuing to press forward with an effort opposing the New York Health Act, a bill that would create a ... more
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Department of Health says vaping-related illnesses in the state caused by black market THC products

Department of Health says vaping-related illnesses in the state caused by black market THC products
With New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo still fighting the battle against nicotine addiction among young people as a result of vaping and flavored e-cigarettes, the state’s health commissioner is now confirming that “just about ... more
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Proposal would require children attending school, daycare receive HPV vaccine

Proposal would require children attending school, daycare receive HPV vaccine
Katie Kugler says she wants her 10-month-old son to be safe and healthy, and she knows part of her son staying healthy is being vaccinated. "I really do think, in general, if you’re going to ... more
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Shortage of high-dose vaccine impacting seniors

Shortage of high-dose vaccine impacting seniors
If you’re a senior, and you need the high dose flu vaccine, you may be having trouble getting your flu shot. That’s because there’s a shortage in the high-dose vaccine for those 65 and older ... more
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State Comptroller: Upstate Medical University paid for two presidents at the same time

State Comptroller: Upstate Medical University paid for two presidents at the same time
Central New York’s largest employer, Upstate Medical University, is being called out by the New York State Comptroller for paying high-level employees millions of dollars for work that can’t be accounted for, wasn’t useful or ... more
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New York to be first to require disclosure of ingredients in tampons

New York to be first to require disclosure of ingredients in tampons
New York will become the first state to require the disclosure of ingredients in tampons and other menstrual products. The law was signed Friday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who said menstrual products could contain ... more
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Wayne schools get $2.5 million to expand mental health services

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $2.5 million to expand mental health services in five Wayne County school districts under a five-year demonstration project. Congressman John Katko, R-24 of Camilus, and Sodus Central School ... more
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Single-payer health care in NY? State lawmakers hear both sides at U of R

Single-payer health care in NY? State lawmakers hear both sides at U of R
Legislators from the New York State Legislature and State Assembly gathered at the University of Rochester to hear testimony for the New York Health Act, a bill that aims to bring single-payer health care to ... more
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Ribbon-cutting event planned for new Auburn VA clinic

Ribbon-cutting event planned for new Auburn VA clinic
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held for a recently opened veterans outpatient clinic in Auburn. The event will be held Friday at the clinic, which is located at 47 E. Genesee St. and opened in August, ... more
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Rochester Regional Health playing big role in ear infection research

Rochester Regional Health playing big role in ear infection research
Rochester is playing a central role in a major national health project. The research is aimed at fostering better treatment for one of the most common and painful medical conditions in children: ear infections. For ... more
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Study: Meditation and yoga crucial to relieving chronic pain

Study: Meditation and yoga crucial to relieving chronic pain
Meditation and mindfulness are mainstream techniques used by many to cope with stress, anxiety and depression. Now, as we’re learning more about pain and its close ties to our emotions, more people are focusing in ... more
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Cuomo calls vaping public health crisis after confirming first death in NYS (video)

Cuomo calls vaping public health crisis after confirming first death in NYS
Earlier today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo made comments on the first vaping-associated death in New York. The death, involving a 17-year-old male from the Bronx, was reported to the State Department of Health. According to ... more
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Walgreens will stop selling e-cigarettes in US

Walgreens will stop selling e-cigarettes in US
Two major retailers say they will no longer sell e-cigarettes in the U.S. amid mounting health questions surrounding vaping. Supermarket chain Kroger and drugstore chain Walgreens announced Monday they would discontinue sales of e-cigarettes at ... more
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Lawmakers push to increase public access to immunization data

Lawmakers push to increase public access to immunization data
State lawmakers want to increase the ability of the public to gain access to immunization data, requiring all schools in the state to report specific information on their students’ immunization rate against disease that require ... more
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Poll says New Yorkers see serious health threat in vaping

Poll says New Yorkers see serious health threat in vaping
The vast majority of New Yorkers say vaping is a serious threat to public health, while more than half support a ban on flavored e-cigarette tobacco, a Siena College poll released Monday found. The poll ... more
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Drug take back program happening throughout Wayne County

Wayne County police to collect unused drugs
Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts said all law enforcement agencies in the county will take part in the Oct. 26 national pharmaceutical collection day. Expired, unused and unwanted medication will be accepted from 10 a.m ... more
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School-based health center possible in Penn Yan

School-based health center possible in Penn Yan
Here is a situation many parents have dealt with: A son or daughter isn’t feeling 100 percent but goes to school anyway — only for the parent to get a call from the school nurse ... more
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Morelle proposes bill to lower prescription drug costs

Morelle proposes bill to lower prescription drug costs
Congressman Joe Morelle is trying to lower the cost of prescription drugs. On Friday Morelle announced the Lower Drug Costs Now Act. The bill would provide relief for seniors and low-income Americans who struggle to ... more
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State Liquor Authority will have to build publicly available database

Bars, restaurants confused over new guidance from liquor authority about live music
A bill that would require the State Liquor Authority to build and maintain a publicly available database of on-premise liquor licenses was approved by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a move cheered by lawmakers who backed the ... more
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FLH responds to ‘cyber incident’ as officials outline response; no impact to patients

FLH responds to ‘cyber incident’ as officials outline response; no impact to patients
As the week drew to a close, Finger Lakes Health publicly responded to a 'cyber incident', which became public knowledge on Thursday. The Finger Lakes Times reported that Lara Turbide, Finger Lakes Health's Vice President ... more
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Doctor explains why New York is gaining ground in AIDS epidemic

Doctor explains why New York is gaining ground in AIDS epidemic
Dr. William Valenti with Trillium Health has devoted his career to HIV and AIDS research. He says the state's newly released numbers on new HIV diagnoses are promising. "We’re really seeing a downward trend in new infections," ... more
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