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August 8, 2020
US appeals court: New policy on immigrants already does harm

NEW YORK (AP) A judge correctly struck down a new Department of Homeland Security rule that went into effect earlier this year denying green cards to legal immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps and other forms of public assistance, an appeals court said Tuesday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an October ruling […]

July 25, 2020
US signs contract with Pfizer for COVID-19 vaccine doses

By Darlene Superville Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) The Trump administration will pay Pfizer nearly $2 billion for a December delivery of 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine the pharmaceutical company is developing, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced Wednesday. The U.S. could buy another 500 million doses under the agreement, Azar said. […]

July 18, 2020
New peak of 71K US overdose deaths in 2019 dashes hopes

By Carla K. Johnson AP Medical Writer Nearly 71,000 Americans died of drug overdoses last year, a new record that predates the COVID-19 crisis, which the White House and many experts believe will drive such deaths even higher. Preliminary numbers released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the trend is driven […]

July 11, 2020
Walgreens dives into primary care with clinic expansion

By Tom Murphy AP Health Writer Walgreens will squeeze primary care clinics into as many as 700 of its U.S. stores over the next few years in a major expansion of the care it offers customers. The drugstore chain said Wednesday that it will partner with VillageMD to set up doctor-led clinics that also use […]

July 4, 2020
Look at method used to assess state of public health system

To assess the state of the public health system in the United States, KHN, also known as Kaiser Health News, and The Associated Press analyzed data on government spending and staffing at national, state and local levels. What reporters found was a mix of survey and budget data, each measuring a slightly different concept of […]

June 27, 2020
Flu vaccine was disappointing vs. some strains last season

By Mike Stobbe AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP)  The flu vaccine did a disappointing job last winter in the U.S., and officials worry that might be a bad sign for the fall. Flu vaccines had been about 60% effective against the type of flu that caused the most lab-confirmed illnesses last winter, but last […]

June 20, 2020
US warns 3 companies over illegal at-home COVID-19 tests

WASHINGTON -- U.S. health regulators are cracking down on three companies for selling at-home blood tests for coronavirus, warning that the products have not been shown to safely and accurately screen for COVID-19. The Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters to the companies Wednesday, saying their products are illegal because they have not been reviewed by the […]

June 13, 2020
New York nursing homes ask state to ease virus test mandate

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Nursing homes asked New York regulators Tuesday to ease up on a twice-weekly coronavirus testing mandate for their employees, saying it’s impractical, too costly and unnecessary as the number of new infections has steadily declined across the state. Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued the testing mandate on May 10 after the virus had […]

June 6, 2020
New drugs make headway against lung, prostate, colon cancers

Doctors are reporting success with newer drugs that control certain types of cancer better, reduce the risk it will come back and make treatment simpler and easier to bear. Gentler drugs would be a relief to patients like Jenn Carroll, a 57-year-old human resources director from New Hartford, Connecticut, who had traditional IV chemotherapy after […]

June 3, 2020
UPDATED COVID numbers in in Wayne County

Good morning everyone, Below is the update to the County's current COVID-19 statistics. As of 6/3/2020, Wayne County Public Health can confirm that our total number of positive cases of COVID-19 is now 117. Our number has decreased by one due to an incorrectly assigned positive case. We can also confirm that at this time […]

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Recent Obituaries

Allen, Kenneth “Butch”

ALEXANDRIA BAY: Born in Alex Bay on August 30, 1949. Died on August 4, 2020. Predeceased by his parents Kenneth and Florence Allen and brother Terry R. Allen. He is survived by his loving wife Laura A. Allen, Sons Donald “Dj” (Alecia) Thomas Jr. and Terry Allen, Bobby Campbell. Siblings BobbiJo (Arthur) Campbell, Alice “Faye” […]

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Furman, Joanne Tinella (Liseno)

CLYDE: Joanne Tinella (Liseno) Furman, 80, passed away August 08, 2020, at Newark Manor Nursing Home,where she was a resident for many years and had suffered with dementia. Joanne was raised in Clyde, NY, and lived there for over 70 years. She worked as the Newark DDSO for 10 years and retired. Joanne leaves behind […]

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