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The federal government has approved the New York State health department’s Wadsworth Center in Albany to test for the novel coronavirus.

Westchester Preps For Wuhan Coronavirus

Jan 24, 2020
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The Westchester County Health Department is preparing for any cases of coronavirus amid an outbreak in China. This comes as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined the state’s response to two confirmed cases of the virus in the U.S. — in Washington state and Chicago — while investigating four potential cases in New York.

Superintendent Jeff Simons discusses school start times at a community forum in the Howard L. Goff Middle School cafeteria.
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If you have teenagers, you know it can be difficult to get them out of bed and off to school in the morning. Now, there's a growing movement to move high school start times to later in the morning.

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As of this week, New York no longer allows religious exemptions for vaccinations. Amid the nation’s worst measles outbreak in more than 25 years, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Thursday removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements.

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Vermont will get $4 million during the next four years from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent overdose deaths caused by prescription opiate drugs.

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New York is the latest state to confirm cases of a severe respiratory illness among children.

The health department says there are more than a dozen children infected so far with enterovirus EV-D68.

Federal health officials have said it's an uncommon strain in a common family of viruses that cause infections from late summer into the fall.

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A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looks at whether spraying yards with pesticides reduces the risk of contracting a tick-borne disease. In New York, the study focused on Dutchess County.

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The Vermont Department of Public Health is encouraging residents to get an HIV test at their doctor's office or at one of more than 30 free, anonymous testing sites around the state as part of National HIV Testing Day on Thursday.

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The Vermont Health Department is investigating an infant salmonella case after child came in contact with a chick.