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Hospital reinforces e-cig ban after fire, injury

A New York hospital is reinforcing its ban on electronic cigarettes after a patient on oxygen was burned by a fire that erupted while she was puffing on one of the devices.…
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Dialysis patients demand backup power

Special Report Kidney dialysis is a life-support treatment that uses a special machine to filter harmful wastes and excess fluids from the blood. If the power goes out and there's no backup generator, the dialysis machine stops.…
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NY county raises limits on tobacco, e-cigs to 21

Officials on eastern Long Island claim theirs is the first municipality in the country to raise the age limit for purchasing tobacco products — and electronic cigarettes — to 21.…
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Board may vote on biowaste moratorium

Town officials are set to meet Thursday night at Marilla Town Hall, regarding the storage of biowaste on a local farmer's property.…
New York State Health Department Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Buffalo native resigns as NYS Health Commissioner

New York State’s health commissioner is resigning, but Governor Andrew Cuomo says Nirav Shah is leaving over salary, not over Shah's handling of New York’s position on hydraulic fracking.…