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After nearly 30 years, the Obama administration wants to modernize the rules nursing homes must follow to qualify for Medicare and Medicaid payments.

The FDA is issuing a stronger warning on both prescription and over-the-counter painkillers such as ibuprofen.

Labels for these nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) - other than aspirin - already do say that they "may cause" an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

A new effort is looking to improve the region's health by working at the grassroots level. Canisius College and the Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo are teaming up to train and certify community health workers.

Community health workers say they want to address health issues where people live, work and play.

A new study of nursing homes has found that while disparities continue to exist, the quality of care in homes with higher concentrations of racial and ethnic minority residents has improved.

On Thursday, the Army is expected to announce where it plans to cut troops on bases around the country. Despite the looming draw down, New York state continues to invest in Fort Drum.  

State Sen. Patty Richie announced yesterday that she has secured $650,000 dollars for four hospitals that serve Fort Drum troops and their families. 

Overdose deaths in the United States have more than doubled since 1999, outpacing automobile accidents as the leading cause of injury in 35 states—including New York. A nationwide spike in the number of deaths from opioid drugs has been followed by a push for increased availability of the overdose antidote—naloxone.  

President Barack Obama called on Republicans Wednesday to find a bipartisan way to fix problems in the nation’s health care system rather than continue to fight over the health law.

Over two million American workers are exposed to silica dust in industries like construction, mining, road repair and sand blasting. WXXI’s Michelle Faust reports the Occupational Safety and Health Administration - OSHA - is  Read more

epealing the federal health law would add an additional 19 million to the ranks of the uninsured in 2016 and increase the federal deficit over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office said Friday.

A bipartisan group of House and Senate legislators introduced bills last week that would require health plans to cover the growing number of oral chemotherapy pills as favorably as they do intravenous chemotherapy.