Health

PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Albany Medical Center General Surgeon Lawrence Robinson shows the general surgery suite to Jill Hoffman and her 4-year-old daughter Samantha Hoffman, left, and her father David Gillenwalters while touring the new Albany Medical Center Urgent Care Center at 1769 Union Street in Niskayuna Friday, March 31, 2017.

Albany Med cuts ribbon on Niskayuna facility

Kristin Schultz Daily Gazette Upper Union Street officially has a new neighbor as Albany Medical Center hosted a ribbon cutting at its newest facility at 1769 Union St. “We bring high quality care into neighborhoods,” said Dr. Fred Venditti, Albany…


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Steve Badala and Giana Mazzotta took baby Ruxin home in a brand new car seat courtesy of Bellevue Women's Center's new Bringing Home Baby initiative.

Initiative aims to get newborns home safely

  By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — New parents have many things to worry about — feeding, sleeping, is the baby too hot or too cold, and introducing the new baby to old pets. Now, through a partnership between…


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Bike-share program garners major sponsor

  Gazette staff report ALBANY — CDPHP and CDTA announced on March 20 that they have joined forces to launch the Capital Region’s first bike-share program. CDPHP Cycle! will premiere in Albany, Schenectady, Troy and Saratoga Springs this summer, offering…


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From left: Niskayuna Chief of Police Daniel McManus, N-CAP grant manager Kristin Sweeter, councilman Bill McPartlon and town Supervisor Joe Landry stand by the newly installed medication drop box inside the rotunda at Town Hall.

Niskayuna installs drug drop-off box

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — For the past six years, Niskayuna has participated in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days typically held in April and October. On Feb. 16, the town installed a permanent drug drop-off receptacle in…




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Anouk Booneman (left) and Danielle Kollarus (right) stand over the stove in Booneman's stove where the duo leads Healthy Living Workshops.

Pair join forces to promote healthy living

By Cady Kuzmich Gazette Reporter Vischer’s Ferry — One of the oldest homes in Vischer’s Ferry has become the meeting spot for folks interested in healthier food choices. Anouk Booneman and Danielle Kollarus began their program, Spring into Health, five…


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Rosendale Elementary School students wait to buy snacks from the snack cart in the school's cafeteria in Niskayuna on Jan. 13

Nisky schools look to replace sweet, salty snacks

By  Zachary Matson NISKAYUNA — Students at Niskayuna elementary schools can choose from a long list of tasty snacks at the end of their lunch period, including Fruit Gushers, Cheetos, Oreos and four different flavors of Doritos. But a committee of…


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A 60 Minute Orange Theory Workout class takes place at Orangetheory Fitness in Schenectady on December 30, 2016.

Getting with the programs

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- January is resolution month. People tend to look into the coming year with a sense of hopeful determination. The most common resolutions revolve around getting into or staying physically fit. According to Nielsen, 37…