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Health Insurance signups about to open: how to take advantage

Health Insurance signups about to open: how to take advantage
The 'windows' for both Medicare (Oct 15-Dec7) and NY State of Health (Nov 1 - Jan 31) are about to open, and a check of mailboxes show there's already an increase in mail solicitations, urging ... more
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Vaping industry: Stop blaming us, start blaming illegal e-liquids

Over the last three months, the vaping industry has come under intense scrutiny and the industry said they are being unfairly blamed as a whole. Many in the vaping industry, like Jeff Kathman, are convinced ... more
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Recall on blood pressure medication containing Losartan

Recall on blood pressure medication containing Losartan
An important recall about blood pressure medication. Torrent Pharmaceuticals says two of its blood pressure medications were found to have trace amounts of a potentially cancer-causing impurity. The voluntary recall affects tablets containing Losartan. The ... more
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New York reissues vaping warning

New York reissues vaping warning
The state is reissuing its warning for people to stop using e-cigarette or vaping products. The announcement was made by Governor Andrew Cuomo and State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker on Friday. This ... more
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One of biggest manufacturers in vape industry leaving NYS amid ban

Large vape shop manufacturing company leaving New York
“It’s unbelievable,” says Ken Gregory on New York’s liquid e-cigarette ban. Gregory is the Vice President of Operations for Bad Drip Labs, that factory directly supplying 16 vape stores in the region. He says they’re not ... more
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Schumer wants federal ban on flavored e-cigarettes

Schumer wants federal ban on flavored e-cigarettes
The sale of flavored e-cigs is banned in the state of New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top state health officials cite concerns in the wake of a huge increase in the number of young ... more
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Vaping illnesses continue to spread as THC risks revive marijuana legalization debate

Vaping illnesses continue to spread as THC risks revive marijuana legalization debate
As the number of cases of lung illnesses associated with vaping continues to rise, advocates on both sides of the marijuana legalization debate have seized upon the possibility that Americans were sickened by illegal products containing tetrahydrocannabinol ... more
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$11M training center, with talking mannequins, opens at Upstate Medical University

$11M training center, with talking mannequins, opens at Upstate Medical University
A new simulation center has opened at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse to train professionals on how to better react to all kinds of medical emergencies and patient needs. The $11 million dollar facility resembles ... more
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New local technology promises longer lasting milk

New local technology promises longer lasting milk
New York state is home to a revolutionary new technique that could improve the lives of the dairy farmers. A new pasteurization technique for milk was presented during the Rochester dairy conference this week. It’s ... more
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The new ban on e-cigarettes faces backlash

The new ban on e-cigarettes faces backlash
There has been push back across the state, after the Public Health and Planning Council passed the governor's emergency action, to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. The ban aims to prevent young people from ... more
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New York State bans flavored e-cigarettes

New York State bans flavored e-cigarettes
New York State has become the first state in the nation to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday. The ban, which also covers nicotine e-liquids, went immediately into effect after ... more
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Potential chocolate milk ban in New York City schools draws opposition from farmers

Potential chocolate milk ban in New York City schools draws opposition from farmers
The state's largest farm organization is warning New York City officials against a proposal to ban chocolate milk from school meals. The New York Farm Bureau wrote in a letter this month to New York ... more
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In effort to curb opioid crisis, oral surgeons find other methods to treat pain

In effort to curb opioid crisis, oral surgeons find other methods to treat pain
Holly Murphy says she would not let her daughter, who struggled with addiction, take prescribed Vicodin for post-wisdom teeth surgery pain. "When she came home with that I was very worried. I’m like, ‘I can’t ... more
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NY State health council to vote on Governor Cuomo’s proposed e-cigarette ban Tuesday

A state health council will vote on Governor Cuomo's ban, which he signed on Sunday. Vape shops across the state will then have two weeks to get banned items off their shelves. It covers all ... more
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Juul reviewing NY ban on flavored e-cigarettes, agrees action needed

Juul reviewing NY ban on flavored e-cigarettes, agrees action needed
The largest player in the e-cigarette market says it's reviewing an announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo that would ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, but agrees there's a need for "aggressive category-wide action." Juul Labs ... more
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NY daycares to get new rules for handling food allergies

NY daycares to get new rules for handling food allergies
Daycare providers in New York state will soon have new guidelines for handling food allergies. Under a new law signed Thursday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, state health officials will craft the new guidelines with input ... more
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Vapes spiked with illegal drugs show dark side of CBD craze

Vapes spiked with illegal drugs show dark side of CBD craze
Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD. “It’ll relax you,” the friend assured. The vapor that Jenkins inhaled didn’t relax him. After two puffs, he ended up in a coma ... more
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Upstate NY Poison Center has sent over 20 vaping-related cases to NY Department of Health

Upstate NY Poison Center has sent over 20 vaping-related cases to NY Department of Health
The Upstate NY Poison Center is focused on an educational outreach campaign surrounding the dangers of vaping and is advocating for people to avoid using vapes. People are encouraged to call in to the center's ... more
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Man who attempted suicide talks to FLCC students

Man who attempted suicide talks to FLCC students
Kevin Hines shared his story of survival with people at Finger Lakes Community College on Thursday. Hines travels the world talking about suicide prevention. Plagued by suicidal thoughts, Hines jumped off of the Golden Gate ... more
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New York expands anti-tobacco programs to target e-cigs too

NY expands anti-tobacco programs to target e-cigs too
New York is expanding anti-tobacco initiatives to discourage the use of vaping devices and e-cigarettes too. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday signed an executive order directing state agencies overseeing anti-tobacco programs to address the newer methods ... more
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Local initiative tackles food access in Geneva-area

Local initiative tackles food access in Geneva-area
Passing the plate can go a long way. Especially in a community like Geneva, as the fight to create better access to food continues. Accessibility to any nutritional sources, let alone fresh produce have rapidly ... more
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