“We had kids that came to ninth grade who hadn’t been in school for two years. So they didn’t develop the social skills that they needed.”
“We had kids that came to ninth grade who hadn’t been in school for two years. So they didn’t develop the social skills that they needed.”
“People have been without personal contact from a loved one for over two years now.”
“The benefit to us is that right now we have a great reliable service when people are having a medical emergency. The downside of that is that it is very, very expensive.”
The parties agreed to settle with days remaining before the case went to a jury trial.
Practice Resources LLC. hosts the data from 28 different medical practices across New York.
With opioid settlement money in hand, midstate counties are getting ready to take grant applications.
Gov. Kathy Hochul doesn’t plan to renew a set of emergency powers granted to her office through executive order that has allowed her administration to waive certain spending oversight procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has requested that Congress provide at least $1 billion in funds for community health workers in the upcoming COVID-19 supplemental funding package.
“We had about four or five on the grounds, even before the fair started. So there were a number of workers who overdosed.”
The look is part of a deliberate strategy by drug cartels to target young children.
The new 988 system launched in mid-July, and one early estimate says calls went up 45% nationally during the first week.
The group is targeting Oz’s medical treatment recommendations and health product promotions during his time as host of “The Dr. Oz Show.”
“It takes so much out of you to be taking care of anybody, but a dementia patient who is changing all the time, it’s just so hard. It takes so much.”
A month in, The Turning Point recovery and community center in Oneonta is distributing as much naloxone in a day as they used to in a week.
It helps veterans with mental health issues through peer-to-peer support.
While there are more reported cases of COVID-19 this summer than the two previous summers, the incidences of hospitalization and death are much lower.
Hochul is stepping up efforts against monkeypox with a new supply of vaccines and intensified education efforts.
Last week, Gov. Kathy Hochul declared monkeypox a state disaster emergency.
“Only 6.2% of residents at high risk for lung cancer have received a low dose CT scan.”
The official declaration means local health departments will be able to access additional state reimbursement to help with the response and prevention activities related to the virus.
Broome County detected its first case of monkeypox. Health officials say it was only a matter of time. The risk of exposure remains low and there is no cause for panic.
One of the leading opponents to the bill is Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) who argues the legislation allows for unrestricted spending.
“Within the United States, I consider it containable, but we have to act and we have to think about prevention as well as vaccination.”
“Everyone takes 911 for granted, but it actually took 10 years to get 911 up and functioning across the United States.”
“I was not aware that this was a company that had been supportive of me. I don’t keep track of that.”
Eligibility will be limited to individuals in high-risk communities such as gay or bisexual men, transgender, gender non-conforming, or gender non-binary.
“Make sure you’re tipping over those flower pots and items that fill up with water when it rains.”
“We don’t currently, based on today’s numbers, anticipate the need for masks in classrooms, but I’m going to reserve the right to return to this policy.”
“Kathy Hochul is dragging her feet because of politics, and because there’s an election coming up on Nov. 8.”
The bill exempts the Adirondacks and Catskills from the ban.
County programs will get their first significant increase in over a decade — though some details remain uncertain.
Health care professionals staffing the phones can then prescribe oral antiviral medicine or give callers a referral.
Experts say such “false and harmful” attempts distract from the need for gun restrictions.
The New York Democrat will follow federal health guidelines and quarantine this week while working remotely.
If, in the future, a Pennsylvania enacts a law restricting abortion, abortion-rights advocates won’t be able to challenge it in state courts.
A school district in Lancaster County is considering a policy to bar transgender students from competing in teams that correspond to their gender.
Some Ithaca residents say not all parents are able to come to the meetings in person. They say that cuts them out of the decision making process.
Author and disability rights activist Elsa Sjunneson talks with host Crystal Sarakas about disability representation in the media, harmful tropes, and fighting ableism in society. As a deafblind woman with partial vision in one eye and bilateral hearing aids, Elsa Sjunneson lives at the crossroads of blindness and sight, hearing and deafness—much to the confusion of the world around her. While she cannot see well enough to operate without a guide dog or cane, she can see enough to know when someone is reacting to the visible signs of her blindness and can hear when they’re whispering behind her back. And she certainly knows how wrong our one-size-fits-all definitions of disability can be. As a media studies professor, she’s also seen the full range of blind and deaf portrayals on film, and here she deconstructs their impact, following common tropes through horror, romance, and everything in between.
The DEC maintained its previous position that the facility did not comply with New York’s statutory climate goals.
“We anticipate that people will find us if they need us.”
Passengers will must meet Canada’s strict and complicated rules for crossing the border.
Excellus blames the cost of health care services, equipment and rising drug prices are among the reasons for the proposed rate increases.
“[The ruling], especially, is making me not want to go far away from here,” said 11th grader Samantha Kager. “Especially if I can’t have free choice of what I want to do with my own body.”
The city’s Common Council plans to vote next week on an ordinance that would make it more difficult for other states to investigate abortions in Ithaca.
“History shows us that when abortion is banned, abortion becomes unsafe for women.”
Nursing home industry says it’s no enough.
“I’m confident this is not one of these issues that will be in the partisan maw, we can get bipartisan support for it.”
“Standards (at nail salons) just aren’t adequate. They’re not enough to support a living wage or to support the genuine health of workers.”
Funding for county programs has been flat since 2007, while costs and demand have gone up.
“Your clients are more than your clients, because you probably know them. They’re people in your community, and so they feel more like family.”
The proposal would require insurers to provide doctors with more information upfront.
“It’s just the way that we’ve seen people cook all of our lives. It’s not even written.”
“This creates a presumption that if you served in one of these places that had burn pits, and you get sick, you get covered.”
The clinic is part of a larger effort to make access to preventative care easier in Elmira.
Certification businesses buy radio ads, dominate Google searches, and even offer Groupons. But if doctors do the same, they risk their license.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said Tuesday that she’s putting together a team of independent experts to look into the state’s nursing home policies during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, when thousands of elderly residents died.
I’m putting off things like going to the dentist because I’ve just been out from work so much already. I know a lot of families have it even worse than I do.”
In 1970, after New York became the first state to legalize abortion, an estimated 200,000 women came from other states to have the procedure here.
“This is a national emergency. Babies have become sick and have died. We need access to high-quality formula and we need to do it immediately,” Gillibrand said.
“We’ve had less time with things being frozen. So we’re having a longer growing season.”
“I can only speculate that people are tired of this, I’m tired of it, but the virus, unfortunately, doesn’t get tired.”
“Demand on frontline workers has been extraordinary.”
While some symptoms like sinus or upper respiratory issues can be the same with allergies and COVID-19, there are also some distinct differences.
The study shows an estimated 7,000 deaths a year due to occupational disease.
The governor says $10 million dollars will also be available to increase security protections for clinics.
James said it’s even more urgent after the leaked draft opinion suggesting the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade.
Experts raise staffing, funding and infrastructure concerns as the official launch approaches.
“We watched our daughter suffer. It was horrible. And she asked and asked and asked for medical aid in dying.”
New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said some Supreme Court justices lied during confirmation hearings about whether they would overturn Roe v. Wade.
The decision protects the right to an abortion up to 24 weeks into pregnancy. A recently leaked draft of an opinion appears to throw out the landmark case.
But Gillibrand said several Supreme Court justices, including Justice Alito, who authored the draft opinion, stated during their confirmation hearings that they would not overturn Roe v. Wade. “Every single one of them said they would not undermine a settled precedent, every single one of them said under oath, that they would actually preserve Roe,” Gillibrand said. “So the fact that they all lied, is shocking.”
Gillibrand said the U.S. House of Representatives oversight committee should hold hearings on the issue, and review testimony made by justices. “I hope we have hearings, because I don’t know how you can accept Supreme Court justices who lied in order to be confirmed,” Gillibrand said.
If conservative judges on the U.S. Supreme Court follow through with a draft opinion leaked earlier this week striking down abortion rights, then as many as 26 states may also outlaw the procedure.
New York lawmakers and abortion-rights supporters hope to push three bills through the state Legislature that aim to protect health care practitioners who provide abortions for patients from out of state.
“You don’t want to mess with the state of New York. And I assure you that this is fight you will not win.”
GOP Gubernatorial candidates strongly support keeping or expanding abortion restrictions, while legislative leaders aren’t ruling out bills to do that.
More than 50 protesters rallied in downtown Binghamton Tuesday in support of abortion rights.
Environmental regulator issues violation notice to the Village of Johnson City.
Vaccine protectiveness waned by 6% to 20% each time antibiotics were prescribed, resulting in vulnerability to diseases like whooping cough and pneumonia.
According to the proposal, the Ithaca Dedicated Encampment Site would house up to 50 residents experiencing homelessness.
The virus is spread through bird droppings, especially from migratory waterfowl like ducks and geese.
“We had one call, [the dispatcher called] 23 agencies, and no ambulance was available. To the point where the dispatcher called the house back and said, ‘We’ve got nothing. You have to find your own way to the hospital.’”
Cornell University is expanding a massive underground research facility. A partnership with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory is developing new lightweight materials for use in military aircraft.
Gov. Kathy Hochul said Wednesday that new variants of COVID-19 are spreading in New York, but there’s no reason to be alarmed.
The Southern Tier region will receive about $4.8 million from the settlement in 2022. The initial payout on Tuesday totaled about $759,000 for the region.
UVC radiation has been used for decades as a disinfectant, but the FDA says its effectiveness in killing SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is unknown. What is known is that direct exposure to UVC lamps can cause eye injuries and skin burns.
“What was being asked for wasn’t the moon. It was what was needed.”
“We are starting to see shortages in especially our rural areas. Positions for school psychologists left open year after year with no one to fill them.”
A month ago, the county was reporting 20 to 40 daily positive cases. Now, county officials say they’re seeing around 100 cases a day.
“The cost of labor and the fact we can’t find people continues to be a problem.”
Once the thermometer reaches about 45 degrees the ticks begin to emerge and latch on to humans or pets, anything that provides them a blood meal.
“Providers statewide, including at the state’s mass vaccination sites, are ready to administer second booster doses for eligible New Yorkers.”
The law creates minimum staffing ratios and requires that nursing home residents get at least 3.5 hours per day of direct nursing care.
More than half of New York’s counties lost population due to more people moving out than moving in since that last census.
The jobs come with benefits and pay is higher than what many private home health agencies offer. But the county hasn’t gotten many applicants yet.
Just as the reforms were about to go into effect, Gov. Kathy Hochul put them on hold, citing an ongoing shortage of health care workers.
Outgoing director John Collins says prices are a ‘red flag’
“There is no transparency here, with this contract.”
Under the proposed contract, Centers for Care would be first in line to buy the Willow Point Nursing Home, if Broome County decides to sell it.
Wait times for nurses were among the longest in much of the U.S.
“This is an emergency. Please, people need to act like it’s an emergency.”
“Up to 100,000 people in the state that are actively seeking home health care cannot get it, because we do not have the supply of workforce in the state.”
New York’s mask mandate for schools will end on Wednesday, March 2, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Sunday.
The need for doctors, nurses and other workers poses challenges for hospitals.
An emergency declaration passed by the sewage board allows it to make purchases and sign contracts outside normal procedures.
When you look at just the opinions of parents who have children in kindergarten through high school, they are more closely divided.
The school board at Chenango Forks Central School District voted unanimously to end the district’s mask requirements as soon as the statewide mandate is lifted.
Senator Schumer said The Affordable Insulin Now Act is being met with bipartisan support and he anticipates it will pass within the next several months.
“When everyone in our community is healthy, our state will be healthy, and our nation will be healthy.”
The challenge in finding instructors can be even greater for rural school districts.
“As we continue to come out of this pandemic, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to not just get back to normal, but truly transform our county.”
Plant officials say the new facility is still processing sewage and residents should be unaffected.
A federal grant funds the ‘AgriSafe Helpline’ effort.
The proposed agreement between Broome County and Centers for Care, a large health care company, has some legislators concerned.
“I’m a nurse and I didn’t see it. I didn’t see diabetes, because we don’t have it in our family and that’s what you automatically think.”
The library is piloting a peer counseling program focused on mental health.
Protestors gathered in front of Binghamton’s state office building, calling for an end to mask mandates in schools.
Advocates are hopeful to see needed funds during Gov. Tom Wolf’s final year in office.
“If you vote yes and extend the emergency order and keep our kids in masks, you can go to bed at night considering yourselves child abusers.”
There have been nearly 50 overdoses since this year began, more than half in the past two weeks.
As the pandemic continues to strain the nation’s health care workforce, the National Guard has increasingly been called on to bridge the gaps.
The statewide mask mandate will end Thursday.
“There has been no decision made on a date on which the mask mandate in schools will end.”
“This could force the shuttering of food pantries and the closure of AIDS clinics statewide.”
“I’m going to continue to head in that direction. We are hoping to get to that. That is our goal. But I am going to continue looking at the metrics.”
“Those families never received an apology. No one’s ever been held accountable. They were told ‘who cares’ by the last governor.”
The Food and Drug Administration recently limited certain monoclonal antibody drugs used to treat COVID patients, because they don’t seem to be effective against the omicron variant.
The plan includes spending money on workers and a property tax subsidy for lower-income homeowners and renters.
Broome County is still reporting hundreds of positive COVID-19 cases each week, but numbers have continued to fall.
“We’re not taking our foot off the gas when it comes to fighting the pandemic,.”
“The graduates will be able to assist anywhere we need them in a medical capacity will be available starting in early February.”
Governor Kathy Hochul said New York’s health care workforce was short-handed before the pandemic, and now it’s even worse.
The activists say women and pregnant people at the jail are being denied access to medications, nutrition and medical care and subjected to voyeurism from the guards.
The House and Senate’s top GOP budget negotiators say the state’s $7.76 billion in extra relief and tax money can’t be stretched too thin.
Some Ithaca residents say they worry about another potential spike in the county’s COVID-19 positivity rate. So far, that increase hasn’t materialized.
The request will be reconsidered Friday by a panel of judges from the court, and could ultimately be reversed.
The mandate “is a law that was promulgated and enacted unlawfully by an executive branch state agency, and therefore void and unenforceable.”
“If they were to take a taste of it accidentally, not a problem, could be a little bit irritating, but not a real big issue.
“Our maternal mental health conditions are largely underreported, and symptoms often go unaddressed.”
“We’re kind of hoping, and we’re being promised that these test kits — over the counter test kits and antigen test kits — are going to become more readily available.”
“Blood donor turnout has really plummeted because of the variant that has affected this region and across the country.”
Heating equipment is the second-largest cause of home fires nationally. They tend to occur in winter as people try to get the chill out of their homes.
A nationwide survey sheds light on how self-reporting can predict infection rates.
The National Federation of the Blind says inaccessibility is keeping millions of Americans from proactively protecting their own health.
Residents can use their county’s online portal to report at-home COVID-19 test results, and access isolation order paperwork to provide to their employer.
“The big change for New Yorkers is that if you test positive, you should no longer expect a call from your health department.”
“Ideally, every visitor would be vaccinated and boosted, but we don’t have the authority to create that restriction.”
Students at Binghamton High School returned to class last week to a few changes.
“We want this for people especially with the food prices raising,” said General Manager Kinya Middleton. “This will definitely stretch someone’s budget.”
Broome County continues to see record numbers of COVID-19 cases, with 3,250 new cases in the past week. But County Executive Jason Garnar says for now, hospitalizations don’t seem to be increasing at the same rate.
Thousands of cars lined the streets leading into Otsiningo Park on Wednesday. County officials had set up a drive-thru site to distribute 10,000 at-home COVID tests.
Campuses across New York state will begin hosting free COVID testing for the general public this week.
Schumer said New York’s current allocation of anti-viral drugs used to treat COVID-19 will not be enough to meet current needs.
A New York bill allowing air ambulances to carry blood for emergency transfusion was signed into law last week. Local officials say the measure is a crucial step toward saving lives.
Cayuga Lake has struggled with harmful algal blooms or HABs in recent years, but in 2021 unseasonably warm temperatures and heavy rainfall may have extended their prevalence late into the year.
“The next month will likely be the most difficult month that we’ve ever seen in the pandemic.”
Gov. Kathy Hochul said New Yorkers should prepare for a “January surge” in COVID-19 cases.
As the new variant spreads, rapid at-home COVID tests are becoming more important in the fight against the virus.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said she’s committed to seeing students return to school next week as planned, as state health officials are pushing for more children to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Even though students are back in person again, school leaders say 18 months of remote learning has taken a toll on students’ social and emotional development.
Some people in the Southern Tier say supervised drug-injection sites can save lives. Others say it enables drug use.
Given the spike in COVID-19 cases, county officials are advising residents to make sure they stay safe during holiday gatherings.
“Once again, the January Regents exams cannot be safely, equitably and fairly administered across the state.”
“Of course she is vaccinated and boosted, so this would be a breakthrough case, but she is feeling fine.”
Counties will have broad authority to decide where the money goes.
The governor gave updates on the current mask mandate, hospital capacity and testing, in the midst of a surge in COVID-19 cases across the state.
Concerns about the spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus are growing, as the more contagious strain is beginning to take hold in New York.
New York’s bail reform law does not allocate any additional funds for treatment centers and similar programs, which has been a bipartisan critique of the 2019 policy.
For New Yorkers experiencing so-called “COVID fatigue,” a sense of hopelessness as the pandemic wears on, there’s more bad news: there’s no end in sight.
The board agreed to look into a plan to provide additional security at the building that houses the health department. Currently, visitors to the building must pass through a metal detector and a security guard.
“We are racing against the clock now. It’s important that when people want to get vaccinated or they want to get boosted, that they can do that immediately.”
“People were seeing their colleagues right across the street getting recognized for what they had been doing in the pandemic. And the state is saying ‘sorry, we can’t do that for you,.”
Since the statewide mask mandate was announced last week, New York’s counties have grappled with how to implement it. Certain counties have embraced the mandate. Others have refused to carry it out.
“These services which we need to live and thrive and achieve our greatest potential can be very confusing.”
Hemp processing licenses are once again moving forward with New York state certification, after some were delayed for months following the overhaul of the state’s cannabis law, earlier this year.