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Capital Region Given Warning About Ticks
With warmer weather comes bugs, creatures, and critters of all kinds.  Of course, that includes ticks.  As reported by News Channel 13, the Department of Health is urging Capital Region residents to be on the lookout for ticks.  Last year seemed to me to be one of the worst tick …
3,000 Cases of Ice Pops Recalled
I'm beginning to feel like no food is safe with all of the recalls!  Now, according to News 10 abc, about 3,000 cases of ice pops made under The Ziegenfelder Company are being recalled.  The ice pops being recalled are sold as "Budget Saver Cherry Pineapple Monster …
Warning Released For Rat Poison-Laced Synthetic Marijauna
Spectrum News is reporting that a new warning has been issued by State health workers due to reports of synthetic marijuana laced with rat poison.  While this hasn't been found in New York yet, there have been reports in five other states, and a cause enough for concern that offi…
Health Organization Warns of New Wave of Flu Virus
News 10 abc has reported about a warning by the CDC of a new wave of the flu virus happening now.  For people who aren't aware (as some aren't), the flu virus has multiple different strains.  As reported by News 10 abc, the A-strain had been more dominant in the beginni…
Capital Region Residents Sent Warnings on Water Contaminants
Water contamination alert! (Yes, Again. Because this is not the first water alert that I've written about and I'm sure it won't be the last). Levels of the contaminate Haloacetic Acid (a byproduct of the disinfectant process) have been found at average levels in public water supply th…
Vasectomies to Watch Basketball? Yup, It’s a Trend
Snip snip!  I get it, college basketball is exciting. I was in the stands at the complete upsets a few years ago when Xavier and Butler won over Syracuse and Kansas State in the tournament.  It was pure pandemonium.  But scheduling medical procedures just to be able to watch basketbal…
New National Guideline on Teen Depression Follows New York Trend
For the first time in over a decade, the American Acedemy of Pediatrics- the governing body of medical guidelines for children and adolescents- has updated its guidelines on teen depression screenings.  According to an article posted by WNYT, the American Academy of Pediatrics is now sayin…
NY Announces New License Plate Design for A Cause
Let me just preface this by saying that I am beyond excited and supportive of the new license plate design announced for New York.  The design is a choice, you don’t have to get it.  The golden and navy plate isn’t going anywhere.
However, now when you head t…
Local Warning Issued For Milk Drinkers
According to News 10 abc, a warning has been issued for Rensselaer County and the surrounding area to avoid drinking raw milk from ‘Breezy Hollow Dairy.’  The warning, issued by the New York Agriculture and Markets Department, is a result of a positive Listeria test..…
New Year Resolutions that Have Already Failed
We are officially two weeks in to the New Year.  Many resolutions were made, the same as with every other New Year.  And despite being only two weeks in to 2018, many resolutions have already failed.  I'm not sure where you stand with yours, but here's a few of the failures …
Son of Sam Serial Killer in Albany for Emergency Treatment
The notorious ‘Son of Sam’ killer, David Berkowitz, who both murdered and taunted police from 1976-1977, is reportedly currently in Albany receiving treatment for a heart condition. As reported by the Times Union, he was transferred from Shawagunk Correctional Facility in Wallk…

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