Health

Local Home Health Aid Turns Out to be a Mobster
This is the stuff movies are made out of.  Seriously, this news story could be a movie plot.  Unfortunately, it was reality for a trusting couple not far from Albany in Gilboa, New York.  The Times Union reported a story today about a home health aid known as ‘Anna&Clo…
Romaine Lettuce E.Coli Outbreak Causes First Fatality
As if you needed one more excuse to get out of eating your greens, here's a good one.  News 10 abc has reported that the Romaine lettuce E. Coli outbreak has caused it's first official fatality.  According to News 10 abc, the death was reported in California, noted by F…
Capital Region Given Warning About Ticks
With warmer weather comes bugs, creatures, and critters of all kinds.  Of course, that includes ticks.  As reported by News Channel 13, the Department of Health is urging Capital Region residents to be on the lookout for ticks.  Last year seemed to me to be one of the worst tick …
Warning Released For Rat Poison-Laced Synthetic Marijauna
Spectrum News is reporting that a new warning has been issued by State health workers due to reports of synthetic marijuana laced with rat poison.  While this hasn't been found in New York yet, there have been reports in five other states, and a cause enough for concern that offi…
NY Announces New License Plate Design for A Cause
Let me just preface this by saying that I am beyond excited and supportive of the new license plate design announced for New York.  The design is a choice, you don’t have to get it.  The golden and navy plate isn’t going anywhere.
However, now when you head t…
Chocolate Helps Your Memory
A new study, of people between the ages of 50 and 69, put out by the Nature Neuroscience Journal has found that an antioxidant in chocolate only improves your memory as you get older.  Pretty awesome, right?
DEC In Trouble Over South End
Recently, an air quality report regarding Albany's South End was released and now the Department of Environmental Conservation is receiving a lot of scrutiny.  The area in reference is a spot in Albany that numerous oil tankers pass through on a daily basis causing a lot of fumes to be exp…
Horse Owners Beware
Horse owners across the state of New York should make sure their horses are vaccinated against Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) as well as the West Nile Virus.

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