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EPIC students at Iroquois Middle School show off their Healthy Hero and Unhealthy Villian figures. (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)

An EPIC endeavor

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Nico Popeleski holds up a pair of cardboard figures about as big as he is and points to a cloud of paper labels stuck all over each one. The first, nicknamed the “Unhealthy…


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Measles revives vaccine debate in area

Measles revives vaccine debate in area By KATHLEEN MOORE Gazette Reporter CAPITAL REGION — What do elementary schools in Glenville, Bethlehem, Saratoga Springs and Schuylerville have in common? They have the highest rate of unvaccinated students in the Capital Region,…


Terry Santoro, fitness center director at the Schenectady JCC, demonstrates a popular TRX class.Photo by Rebecca Isenhart

With New Year comes new resolutions for fitness

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — When Budhan Ramcharan came back to work as the membership coordinator at the Schenectady Jewish Community Center at the end of December, his mailbox was stuffed. “I went away for about a week…


Physician's Assistant Jen McGetrick checks the blood pressure of Robin Davis, of Ballston Spa, right, in an exam room at Scotia-Glenville Family Medicine in Ballston Lake on Tuesday, December 30, 2014. Local primary care practices are seeing a rise of walk-in hours and extended hours for patients. Photo by Patrick Dodson/Gazette Photographer

Walk-in clinics address need for immediate care

BY BETHANY BUMP Gazette Reporter CAPITAL REGION — In this age of immediacy, people ask questions and get answers as fast as their fingers can find a keyboard. They get groceries delivered to their homes. Automatic refills on their medications….


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Study: Artificial sweeteners may promote diabetes

NEW YORK — Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice. The authors said they are not recommending any changes…