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Irondequoit man with COVID-19 seeks court order for medication


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 ...

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NY files: Caretakers, not agency, probe most disabled deaths

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 ...

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State police to advise Planned Parenthood

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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NY bills for costs of care after abuse

Bill Liblick was shocked to learn that his sister, a disabled woman with the mind of a 1-year-old, had repeatedly been sexually assaulted at a state-run group home. Then, after her death, he was astonished again when he received a ...

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Supreme Court agrees to hear first abortion case since 2007

The U.S. Supreme Court is giving an election-year hearing to a dispute over state regulation of abortion clinics in the court’s first abortion case in eight years. The justices said Friday they will hear arguments, probably in March, over a ...

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Rochester’s lead ordinance held as model

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 ...

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$67M awarded to Alzheimer’s caregivers

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 ...

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Agency to protect disabled rarely brings charges


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 ...

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