health care

New England News
12:27 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Construction Begins On New Health Education Center

Holyoke Community College trustees pose in front of the building that will be renovated to become the Center for Health Education
Credit HCC

Under a reorganization that started two years ago, the community colleges in Massachusetts are becoming regional workforce development centers.  Holyoke Community College is building a new facility to help meet the demand for skilled workers in the health care industry.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Blair Horner: The Nation's Tattered Public Health Infrastructure


The first cases of Ebola in the United States have raised legitimate concerns about the nation’s ability to protect the public’s health.  And while the virus is incredibly toxic, the threat posed to Americans is – as yet – quite small.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Congressional Corner With Joe Courtney

  Health care remains a political flashpoint.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock his bill on skilled nursing deserves a vote.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue July 1, 2014

7/1/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain and Political Consultant Libby Post.

Topics include:
Hobby Lobby
Union Fees Decision
GM Recall
Immigration enforcement

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue June 17, 2014

6/17/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, political consultant Libby Post and Times Union Assistant Managing Editor, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
Iraq Update
SCOTUS on Online Threats
Baquet Cancer
Health Care Questions
Starbucks College

New England News
5:00 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

North Adams Regional Hospital Closing

North Adams Regional Hospital will close Friday, March 28.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Northern Berkshire Healthcare has announced it will close North Adams Regional Hospital. The Board of Trustees cites a worsening financial status following Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2011, financial restructuring and the closing of its psychiatric facility in January.

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New York News
1:35 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Healthcare Centers Expanding In Saratoga County

Saratoga County, home to one of the fastest growing populations in New York, is also seeing an expansion of healthcare services.

According to the most recent U.S. Census, between the year 2000 and 2010, the Saratoga County population rose 9.5 percent, from 200,635 to 219,607, outpacing many of New York’s largest cities and population centers.

With that growth has also come an increased demand for healthcare services.

In late February, Saratoga Hospital cut the ribbon at its new Milton Health Center, located on Geyser Road in Ballston Spa.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Blair Horner: A Budget Issue Worth Fighting For

There is a lot in New York State’s budget that is important. Children need schooling, the poor and the sick need to be taken care of, the roads and bridges need repair, the public needs to be protected, and the courts need to administer justice.

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US News
3:35 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

GOP Rival Romney: Obama Dishonest on Health Care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney is accusing President Barack Obama of being "dishonest" about his health care law.

Romney says Obama knew people would lose their private insurance coverage under the law. He criticizes Obama for promising that people could keep their existing plans if they wished.

In an interview on CBS This Morning  Friday, Romney said several times that Obama had been "dishonest." He says, quote, "What starts twisted, stays twisted."

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New England News
12:44 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

North Adams Regional Hospital Offers New MRI Unit

The MRI unit and the room it's housed in at North Adams Regional Hospital are designed for patient comfort.
Credit Paul Hopkins / Northern Berkshire Healthcare

For some, having to get an MRI can be a terrifying experience, but a hospital in North Adams, Massachusetts is trying to ease the process.

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