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WAMC New York News
1:59 pm
Wed June 11, 2003

Tax Proposed on Fattening Products

Albany, NY – There has been a dramatic rise nationally in cholestoral and heart disease in children. A New York assemblyman is proposing a new to tax on junk food, video games and tv commercials to pay for a childhood obesity prevention program. But some politicians and business groups say New York doesn't need more taxes. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
10:16 am
Wed June 11, 2003

New Report On Children In U.S. And Northeast

Albany, NY – A new report says the well-being of children showed an overall improvement in the U.S. during the 1990's with a number of states in the northeast among the best places for children to live. WAMC's Brian Shields has more.

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WAMC New York News
12:45 pm
Tue June 10, 2003

MA Forming Plans to Provide Discount Prescriptions

North Adams, MA – The soaring cost of prescription drugs is once again the focus of attention in the Bay State. The administration of Governor Mitt Romney is looking at how a 10-year-old federal law, aimed at helping low-income individuals receive deep discounts on medications, might help serve some of the Commonwealth's uninsured residents. Berkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana reports.

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WAMC New York News
9:39 am
Tue June 10, 2003

A Move to End an Overuse of Anti-Biotics

Albany, NY – An effort is underway in New York to get doctors and patients to not rely so much on anti-biotics. WAMC's Senior Correspondent, Brian Shields reports that a website is at the center of the campaign called "Save Anti-Biotic Strength - New York".

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WAMC New York News
9:37 am
Tue June 10, 2003

Study Presents Link Between Movies and Youth Smoking

Hanover, NH – A study of Vermont and New Hampshire adolescents by the Dartmouth Medical School found that children who watch movies where actors smoke a lot are about three times more likely to take up the habit. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
2:42 pm
Mon June 9, 2003

Refugee Resettlement Raises Concerns

Burlington, VT – Vermont will be welcoming dozens of Somali Bantu refugees over the next year. Some residents of the Burlington area, where most of the refugees are expected to live, are concerned whether the region has the resources it needs to help the refugees adapt. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
10:18 am
Mon June 9, 2003

O.B.G.Y.N.'s In Albany On Wednesday

Albany, NY – The medical malpractice debate will be renewed this week in Albany when hundreds of obstetricians and gynecologists from across the state come to the the state capital to lobby lawmakers for liability
reform. The doctors say too many O.B.G.Y.N.'s are being forced to end their practices because of high malpractice insurance rates. Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
4:19 pm
Fri June 6, 2003

Alternatives To Jail For Drug Users

Albany, NY – As state leaders in New York debate the Rockefeller Drug laws, there is an ongoing effort by those in favor of reform to establish more alternative programs for drug users. WAMC's Senior Correspondent
Brian Shields reports on a single mother from Albany who recently completed one such program.

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WAMC New York News
4:11 pm
Fri June 6, 2003

Radioactive Waste May Remain on Former Air Base

Plattsburgh, NY – Air Force officials say the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base may be one of five locations nationwide that could have low-level radioactive waste buried in the ground. Local officials believe that IF there is any remaining waste, it's of little significance. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
12:49 pm
Fri June 6, 2003

Judge Rules MA Pharmacy Tax Illegal

North Adams, MA – A Suffolk Superior Court judge ruled ealrier this week a MAssachusetts tax on non-Medicare, non-Medicaid drug purchases was illegally implemented. The decision will result in an 18 Million dollar refund to all of the states' drug-stores. Berrkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana reports.

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