By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 - 12:26 pm
Above: The official trailer for "How To Survive a Plague," a documentary about AIDS activists in the '80s and '90s by filmmaker David France. The Delaware County town of Middletown may get the chance to root for one of its own at the upcoming Oscars in... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 - 1:41 pm
Photo by Flickr user Dvortygirl. Published under Creative Commons license. Rich Muellerleile, captain of the Shandaken Ambulance Service (and author of the Watershed Post's safety column, Stayin' Alive), has a message for Catskills residents: If you need... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 - 5:15 pm
It all started with a Kingston dentist who just really wanted an indie band to play in his hometown. Three years later, the O+ Festival is becoming a juggernaut. This year, the annual O+ Festival -- a citywide celebration of art, music and healthcare for... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 - 10:48 am
Photo of Aedes aegypti mosquito in action by James Gathany. Published under Creative Commons license. First measles, now West Nile? Ulster County seems to be a hotbed of rare diseases lately. The Ulster County Health Department announced today that a... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 - 10:47 am
Left: Robert Schreiner. Photo courtesy of New York State Police. A Schoharie County man who worked at several school-based health clinics in Otsego County faces charges that he subjected a 12-year-old boy to sexual acts. On Wednesday, September 26, the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jul. 17, 2012 - 9:54 pm
In the wake of an announcement that the HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley is planning to close Kingston Hospital, the Daily Freeman did some digging around in HAHV's recent tax records. They found a lot of red ink. The Freeman reports that Woodland Pond... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jun. 28, 2012 - 12:01 pm
This morning, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled 5-4 in favor of letting most provisions of the healthcare reform law stand. (The ruling did strike down a provision that imposed federal penalties on states if they refuse to expand their Medicaid... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, May. 4, 2012 - 2:44 pm
HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, the parent company that runs Kingston Hospital, Benedictine Hospital, Margaretville Hospital and the Mountainside and Woodland Pond residential care centers, is considering closing one of its two Kingston hospital... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2012 - 4:50 pm
Carol Smith. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Ulster County Executive. Just announced by Ulster County executive Mike Hein's office: Local doctor Carol Smith, currently the medical director of occupational health services at Kingston-based urgent care... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Mar. 1, 2012 - 10:42 am
Photo by Flickr user Andres Rueda. Published under Creative Commons license. U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, D-NY, is seeking to pass a bill that would inject new funds into a program that funds doctor training, with preference given to rural areas. The bill... Read more


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