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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- The GOP's Affordable Care Act replacement bill is beginning to make its way through congressional committees. Meanwhile, lawmakers in Pennsylvania are debating how any changes would affect the commonwealth. 

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A provision in the Affordable Care Act replacement plan by Republicans in Congress sets up a potential clash with New York state over abortion coverage.

New Psychiatric Program Helps At-Risk Youth

Mar 7, 2017
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SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Upstate Medical University is launching a program targeted at treating youth and young adults at risk for suicide or other self-harming behaviors. This comes at a time when central New York has a suicide mortality rate greater than the state or national average. 

Best Treatment For Cancer fatigue? Exercise

Mar 5, 2017
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ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Amy Schnitzler loves running. She would often try to run five miles a day, but that was before the Henrietta woman was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2016.  Amy, who is 27, learned in November that the cancer had spread to her lungs. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- The Republican chairman of a powerful state House committee says he'll cut off any members who ask questions related to the Affordable Care Act in budget hearings. The incident unfolded in a relatively standard budget hearing earlier this week. 

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New York’s health care system is bracing for big changes to the Affordable Care Act. No one knows for certain how it will be altered, but it will almost certainly cost the state a significant amount of money.

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- At times, this winter has felt more like spring. Warmer conditions raise concerns that more mosquitoes will raise the risk of West Nile, but state officials say it's far too early to tell. Temperatures that sometimes have reached into the 60s or 70s have made winter great for those who prefer a sweatshirt to a full coat. 

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Getting access to treatment for addiction can be hard. The advocacy group Truth PHARM recently surveyed people in the region who’ve dealt with opioid addiction and then struggled to find help. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) - As congressional Republicans talk about repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, the Democratic Governor Tom Wolf's administration is trying to emphasize what Pennsylvania stands to lose.  

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - A new study published Monday evaluated the relationship between state same-sex marriage policies and suicide attempts in youth identifying as a sexual minority.

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