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The “Save My Care” bus made a stop in Binghamton this afternoon on its way from Albany to Pittsburgh. 

Cervical Cancer Related Deaths Continue To Drop

Jan 20, 2017

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, which means organizations are talking about cervical cancer, HPV and prevention. Over the past few decades, deaths related to cervical cancer have decreased significantly. In 1976 the New York State Department of Health reported over 1300 cases. 

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(Harrisburg) -- A new initiative aims to help out Pennsylvania's struggling rural hospitals, and it involves a new funding formula and a $25 million investment from the federal government. 

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(Harrisburg) -- As Pennsylvania grapples with the opioid crisis, the battle could get be getting even tougher. If the federal Affordable Care Act is repealed, tens of thousands of people may not have access to drug and alcohol treatment.

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Vaccination skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said he would chair a panel to review vaccine safety, at President-elect Donald Trump's request. 

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(WXXI) Senator Kirstin Gillibrand says she will introduce a measure to stop the rollback of women’s health care. The New York Democrat plans to file an amendment to the federal budget that would take a stand against rolling back any attempt to take away benefits realized under the Affordable Care Act for women. 

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Broome County Executive Jason Garnar today officially called the area’s opioid epidemic a “public health emergency.” 

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(Harrisburg) -- While Republicans in Washington work out a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Pennsylvania's top insurance regulator is concerned the uncertainty about the future will lead to insurance companies fleeing the individual market next year. 

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The number of New Yorkers signing up for health insurance through the state health exchange continues to climb. In recent weeks nearly 3.5 million people enrolled in plans. 

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Problem gamblers in New York can now receive in-patient care at six state-run addiction treatment centers. 

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