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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 all” of the vaping related illnesses in the state are from THC black market products and *not nicotine. Both Cuomo and the commissioner agree that... more

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 be around other kids, it’s important to be vaccinated,” said Kugler. A new proposal in the state legislature would require all children born after Jan.... more

Wayne schools get $2.5 million to expand mental health services

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 District Superintendent Nelson Kise announced the funding Wednesday. Besides Sodus, the demonstration project also includes the Lyons, Newark, North-Rose Wolcott and Clyde-Savannah school districts, and... more

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. The NewsChannel 9 Your Stories Team has heard from several people dealing with this issue. Phyllis Vanhorn and her husband ran into roadblocks at both... more

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 toxic or allergy-causing chemicals unknown to consumers. The law takes effect in 180 days. Manufacturers of menstrual products, including pads and tampons, will then have... more

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 wasn’t good. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office conducted an audit of Upstate Medical University, which is part of the SUNY system, and reviewed work assignments and... more

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 the state. The bill would create a health care system operated by New York State, at a cost one study from the RAND Corporation estimates... more

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, according to a news release from the Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The Syracuse center and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs gave the contract... more

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 DOH, the deceased was previously hospitalized in early September with a vaping-associated respiratory illness. He was re-admitted in late September and passed away on October... more

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 their stores nationwide, citing an uncertain regulatory environment. The vaping industry has come under scrutiny after hundreds of people have fallen ill and at least... more

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 vaccinations. The bill, backed by Democrats Brad Hoylman in the state Senate and Jeffrey Dinowitz in the Assembly, would also require the state Department of... more

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 on the mind-body connection as a way to cope with it all. In this third installation of our exploration of pain, we visit a wellness... more

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 parents whose children have suffered from ear infections, the work being done in laboratories at Rochester General Hospital could be life changing. Researchers at the... more

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 was released amid a court battle over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to ban flavored e-cigarette tobacco products in New York, a push that received a setback last... more

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. to 2 p.m. at these locations: Clyde Police Department — Galen’s Express Lane, 17 Sodus St. Sheriff’s Office — Lyons National Bank, 2 Forgham St. (Route 31).... more

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 of community services confirmed the incident. She noted that FLH was able to quickly responded to it; and that the scope was ‘limited’. Meanwhile, Dr.... more

State Liquor Authority will have to build publicly available database

State Liquor Authority will have to build publicly available database
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 measure. The bill, sponsored by Manhattan Democrats Assemblywoman Deborah Glick and Sen. Brad Hoylman, would enable a resident to look up information on bar, such... more
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