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Plan readied for health care staffing shortages after NY vaccine mandate

Gov. Kathy Hochul is exploring options for a potential staffing shortage at hospitals and health care facilities, which could include allowing professionals licensed outside the state and country to practice in New York, or deploying the National Guard.

New York’s Covid-19 restrictions lifted

Saying “this is a momentous day,” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo shortly after noon announced that restrictions that had been put in place to combat...

Westchester Covid deaths grow; county gets vaccine

https://youtu.be/gAwrKk6VnBQ   A significant increase in deaths from Covid in Westchester County was reported at the same time the county government reportedly received a shipment of...

White Plains Hospital planning $15.4M pediatric center within hospital

Under the proposal, the hospital would renovate space on the second floor to create a 14,000-square-foot center that combines its pediatric services into one unit.

Study to recommend New York legalize recreational marijuana

"We looked at the pros, we looked at the cons, and when we were done, we realized that the pros outweighed the cons,” New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker told reporters Monday.

Fox named to state group

Susan Fox has been named to the stakeholders group formed by the New York State Department of Health for its Disability and Health Program.

Purchase-based medical marijuana company Valley Agriceuticals acquired for $17 million

Valley Agriceuticals LLC, a Purchase-based company that has conditional approval for a New York medical marijuana license, will be acquired by a New York and Toronto-based cannabis company that already operates in multiple states.

NY health exchange enrolls over 37,000

More than 174,000 people signed up for the New York Health Benefit Exchange and more than 37,000 people enrolled.

4 hospitals seek to break off from network

Lawrence Hospital Center in Bronxville, Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow and White Plains Hospital filed paperwork July 8 with the state Department of Health to separate themselves from Stellaris Health Network.

State Health Department deems fracking safe

An analysis by the New York State Department of Health said that hydrofracking, a method used to obtain natural gas, could be done safely.

New York bans bath salts, synthetic drugs

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said these bath salts and synthetic drugs “pose a direct, serious threat to public health and safety.”