Health

Flu shot
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1010 WINS Newsroom
January 15, 2020 - 7:45 am
New York state says it's seeing more reported cases of influenza so far this season than in recent years.
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Juul
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January 01, 2020 - 11:59 am
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump says the federal government will soon announce a new strategy to tackle underage vaping, promising, “We’re going to protect our families, we’re going to protect our children, and we’re going to protect the industry." Trump was vague about what the plan...
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Ramen recall
Cece’s® Veggie Co.
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December 28, 2019 - 6:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Veggie Noodle Co. said Saturday it was voluntarily recalling its Cece's brand Fresh Veggie Ramen with Chicken Broth due to concerns the egg contained may be contaminated with listeria. Veggie Noodle gets its hard-boiled eggs from Georgia-based Almark Foods, which recalled its hard-...
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In this Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 photo, pedestrians pass at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, N.Y. The hospital adopted the Hudson Valley Interlink Analytic System earlier this year, which tracks drug overdoses in New York. The system is among a number of surveillance systems being adopted around the country by police, government agencies and community groups. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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December 23, 2019 - 2:44 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Drug overdose patients rushed to some emergency rooms in New York's Hudson Valley are asked a series of questions: Do you have stable housing? Do you have food? Times and location of overdoses are noted, too. The information is entered into a new overdose-tracking system that...
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Ashland Sausage recall
USDA
1010 WINS Newsroom
December 21, 2019 - 2:36 pm
Sausage shipped across the state is being recalled because it could contain plastic pieces.
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This combination of images provided by Amanda Daley shows mockups of a soft drink can and a chocolate candy bar with labels for "exercise calories," or the amount of physical activity needed to burn them off. Daley, a professor of behavioral medicine at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom, says, "They may still ignore it, but let's give it a go. Let's at least give them a chance to be able to easily understand." (Amanda Daley via AP)
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December 20, 2019 - 11:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Would you put down that bag of chips if you saw it had 170 calories? What if the label said it would take 16 minutes of running to burn off those calories? Health experts for years have pushed for clearer food labeling to empower people to make better choices. In the U.S., a recent...
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Hard boiled egg warning
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December 19, 2019 - 1:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pregnant women, people over the age of 65 and people with weakened immune systems should throw away store-bought hard-boiled eggs because of a food poisoning outbreak linked to a Georgia company, health officials said Thursday. They said the same goes for products like egg salad...
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Navajo Nation
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December 18, 2019 - 11:02 am
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is seeking become one of the first Native American tribes to create its own managed health care entity, the tribe recently announced. The tribe said it plans to contract with Molina Healthcare to work toward a managed health care offering under New Mexico...
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Flu shot
Kimberly Dole
December 06, 2019 - 8:00 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker declared Thursday that influenza is now prevalent in New York State. This announcement puts into effect a regulation requiring that healthcare workers who are not vaccinated against influenza wear surgical or procedure...
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Birth control pill
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December 04, 2019 - 5:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Birth control pills work great if women remember to take them every day but missing doses can mean a surprise pregnancy. Now scientists have figured out how to pack a month’s supply into one capsule. The trick: A tiny star-shaped gadget that unfolds in the stomach and gradually...
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