With Abortion Rights Under Threat, Local Advocates Mobilize
Is New York ready for a post-Roe America? In the Hudson Valley and across the state, advocates are bracing for worst-case scenarios.
Good to Go: The Rise of Travel Nursing
Soaring demand for nurses during the pandemic has changed the front lines of health care. Is it sustainable?
What’s the Fate of Health Care in New York State?
Despite public pressure, major healthcare reforms supported by progressives were excluded from the state’s budget.
Reducing Harm Amid the Hudson Valley’s Opioid Crisis
A primer on understanding opioids and how to help those who are overdosing.
What Abortion Prohibition Would Mean for New York
And what advocates and lawmakers are doing to protect and expand access in a post-Roe America.
COVID Appears to Worsen Brain Function in Dementia Patients
New data indicates the virus may accelerate cognitive decline. The way we respond may not be helping.
The Future of Overdose Prevention in New York
The nation’s first supervised injection sites have opened in Manhattan. Could this effective yet controversial solution come upstate?
Overwhelmed by Omicron: Stories from the Pandemic’s Third Wave
We talked to people around the Hudson Valley and Catskills about their experiences with the latest COVID-19 surge.
Anti-Vaxxers Maintain Persistent Presence in the Hudson Valley
The Columbia County group Do We Need This? is waging an aggressive campaign of disinformation, with vaccine uptake stalled and Omicron surging.
New York’s COVID Plan for Surviving January
Omicron has a lot of new tricks up its sleeve. New York is mostly betting that the old moves will work.
How to Weather Omicron: A Local Guide
Cases are poised to eclipse records, but there’s more to the picture. Here’s our local, practical guide to the variant that’s changing everything.
The Costs of Improving Hospital ‘Efficiency’
A trend toward consolidation is hamstringing our local hospitals’ ability to deliver quality, dependable care.
Fighting Hunger in the Hudson Valley, One App at a Time
The FeedHV app has diverted nearly 200 tons of food from the waste stream to food assistance programs across the region, with demand spiking during the pandemic.
COVID-19 Is Not the Only Emerging Disease Worrying Scientists
Amid public health focus on the pandemic, vector-borne disease in the Northeast remains a persistent and evolving threat.
Long COVID May Bring a Wave of Nervous System Disorders. Are We Ready?
Cases of debilitating neurological conditions called dysautonomia are showing up in COVID survivors. But patients are still struggling to find proper care.
The CDC Is Urging Masks Again. What Does it Mean for New York?
The Delta variant has brought on a new wave of the pandemic, which may force behavioral changes even for the vaccinated.
The Pandemic Is Fading. But for First Responders, a Longer Struggle Begins
Rescue workers witnessed new levels of tragedy last year, but the field lacks the resources for workers to deal with the ensuing trauma.
New York State’s Mask Mandate Is Lifting. What Now?
Vaccination has sent COVID-19 infection rates sharply downward, but we’re a long way from herd immunity, and now we’re on the honor system. Here’s our guide to navigating the new normal.
Will This Be the Year New York Passes Universal Health Care?
The New York Health Act would establish a single-payer healthcare system covering every New Yorker. Its proponents say the pandemic has made it more urgent than ever.
Vaccine Rates Among the Incarcerated Remain Low Amid Mistrust and Misinformation
Many people behind bars are turning down or deferring vaccination, despite months of advocacy to get vaccines into jails and prisons.