An Irondequoit man hospitalized with COVID-19 is seeking a court order that would require doctors at Unity Hospital to administer medication outside of normal treatment protocol for the virus. Michael Gangemi, 63, wants to be treated with two prescription medications, Ivermectin ...Read More »
ALBANY (AP) — The agency responsible for protecting those with special needs declined to investigate most of the nearly 1,400 deaths of developmentally disabled people in state care in the past two years, leaving the majority of investigations to the ...Read More »
New York state troopers are advising Planned Parenthood clinics statewide on security and emergency planning in the wake of Friday’s deadly attack at a clinic in Colorado. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said state police were to begin visits and discussions Monday ...
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ALBANY — New York’s attorney general is dropping a lawsuit against a drug manufacturer after blocking what he said was an attempt to switch Alzheimer’s patients to a newer patented drug. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman had sued Allergan PLC to ...
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The Wegmans School of Nursing at St. John Fisher College has launched three new master’s level programs designed to provide the skills and knowledge nurse practitioners need to meet critical health care needs within the Rochester community. Graduate level students ...
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The City of Rochester’s landmark lead ordinance is being held up as a model for other cities tackling the issue of lead poisoning. Rochester has seen an 80 percent drop in the number of children with high lead levels since ...Read More »
ALBANY — People with AIDS and parents of children with severe epilepsy are pressuring Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation giving critically ill patients early access to medical marijuana before New York’s new medical cannabis program begins. Advocates for sped-up ...Read More »
ALBANY — New York state is spending $67 million to help those caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease — part of an ambitious effort to support families dealing with the degenerative condition. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the funding on ...Read More »
SCHENECTADY — In a video he made with his PlayStation, a 12-year-old developmentally disabled boy in a group home points to his swollen right eye and says, “Mom, this is what it looks like. … He slammed me.” His camera ...Read More »