List by Month: 12-2017

'Patient brokering' a growing concern in New York

12.28.17 | Brandon Dickson

It's part of a new public awareness campaign in the Empire State. The practice is where brokers collect payments from addiction treatment providers in exchange for referring patients to those programs. State officials are warning New Yorkers...

A medical group in WNY downsizes with a loss of hundreds of jobs

12.28.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Lifetime Health Medical group will cut nearly 500 jobs from its primary care offices in Rochester and Buffalo. The move comes as ownership of nine locations is passed to UR Medicine and Rochester Regional Health in the new year. The three...

Officers hold an annual blood drive to remember a fallen NYS trooper

12.28.17 | Brandon Dickson

Trooper Christopher Skinner was killed on May 29th, 2014 when he was struck and killed by a pickup truck on Interstate-81 during a routine traffic stop. Major William McEvoy with the New York State Police says medical personnel responded...

A PA school teacher has lost her bid for continued workers comp

12.28.17 | Brandon Dickson

Susette Vandunk claims she remains disabled nearly three years after a student punched her in the face. A commonwealth court panel refused her plea to overturn the benefit denial by the state Workers Compensation Appeals Board. That board had...

This year's flu season is looking pretty similar to last in PA

12.28.17 | Terry Diener

Starting out 2017, Pennsylvania peaked at nearly 8,000 cases. A physician with Penn State Health says the flu season can peak anytime between December and February with some cases as late as May. Pennsylvania is currently labeled as...

The PA Game Commission renames its officers

12.27.17 | Terry Diener

While wildlife conservation officers have been unofficially called game wardens by the public, this is the first time in the Game Commission's history that it will be the official job title. Game Commission officials say the goal is to more...

A PA doctor accused of operating a 'pill mill' was approved to dispense medical pot

12.27.17 | Brandon Dickson

60-year old Dr. Raymond Kraynak was on the list of approved prescribers the health department issued in early November. He was removed after being indicted last week on charges he prescribed millions of doses of opioids without a legitimate...

Some NY homeowners are rushing to pay property taxes

12.27.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Counties and towns across the Empire State are scurrying to get tax bills out to residents before the new federal tax-plan takes effect. Last week, Governor Cuomo signed an executive order to suspend any law blocking residents from next year's...

The bitterly cold weather is taking its toll on car batteries

12.27.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Many people are waking up to dead car batteries in the frigid cold temperatures. Towing companies in the Rochester area say they're working overtime to keep up with calls. Chris Hunt with Action Towing in Henrietta says batteries typically last...

Homeland Security has called a shooting spree in Harrisburg a 'terror attack'

12.26.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Acting Press Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security Tyler Houlton, sent out a tweet over the holiday weekend, saying 51-year-old Ahmed El-Mofty was a naturalized cititzen who was admitted from Egypt on a visa. He was killed after...

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