Health

Tom Magnarelli, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Upstate Medical University has opened its cord blood bank, only the second facility of its kind in the state. Blood from umbilical cords is processed for stem cells, which can treat cancers and other diseases. The bank is open for public and private use. 

Report Finds Surgical Device Poses Cancer Risk To Women

Feb 9, 2017
National Cancer Institute

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - The use of an electric surgical device to perform a minimally invasive hysterectomy is what Frank Interlichia of Brighton, and others in similar cases across the country, claim caused the death of their loved ones.

AP Photo/Matt Rourke

(Harrisburg) -- When Governor Tom Wolf recently announced a plan to consolidate four state agencies, his administration didn't have much detail about how it would impact state employees. But now, it's more clear. The governor's proposed budget calls for eliminating more than 500 positions. 

Low-Wage Workers Face A Variety Of Health Issues

Feb 6, 2017
AP Photo/Gregory Bull

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Low-wage workers in Syracuse continue to face physical and mental health issues, according to the latest Upstate Medical University report on the issue.  

AP Photo/Hans Pennink

ALBANY (WSKG) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to pass an amendment enshrining the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 abortion decision Roe v. Wade into the state’s constitution is not gaining much traction in the state Senate. 

NYS Health Exchange Sees Busy Final Days Of Sign-Ups

Feb 3, 2017
New York State of Health

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - The window to sign up for health insurance through the New York state Marketplace has come to a close. Even though there are lots of questions about what may happen to the current health care system - the marketplace was busier than ever. 

HARRISBURG (WITF) -- Governor Tom Wolf expanded Medicaid in Pennsylvania about two years ago, and since then, more than 700,000 low-income people have enrolled. Some of the counties with the biggest increases are rural. Medicaid enrollment in five rural counties - Armstrong, Bedford, Cameron, Fayette, and Forest - jumped by at least 10 percent in 2015.

New York State of Health

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Today is the open enrollment deadline for anyone who wants to sign up for private health insurance through New York’s marketplace program called the New York State of Health. Navigators with ACR Health in Syracuse continue signing up individuals for health care plans, in the shadow of a potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act. 

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ALBANY (WSKG) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a crowd of cheering Planned Parenthood advocates that he’s proposing an amendment to put protections from the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade into the state’s constitution.  

Kevin McCorry, Keystone Crossroads

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- Governor Tom Wolf has taken a major step in his quest to cut spending ahead of negotiations on next fiscal year's budget.

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