Dr. Eric Schnakenberg, a physician at Community Care Family Medicine in Clifton Park, and his colleague, Julia Gross, a nurse practitioner stand in their facility on Thursday, June 8, 2018 in Clifton Park, N.Y. They are among a small but growing number of practitioners in New York who have found success weaning patients off of opioids and onto medical marijuana for their chronic pain. (Lori Van Buren/Times Union) less Dr. Eric Schnakenberg, a physician at Community Care Family Medicine in Clifton Park, and his colleague, Julia Gross, a nurse practitioner stand in their facility on Thursday, June 8, 2018 in Clifton Park, N.Y. ... more Photo: Lori Van Buren Buy photo A sign is seen at the office of Dr. Eric Schnakenberg, a physician at Community Care Family Medicine in Clifton Park, and his colleague, Julia Gross, a nurse practitioner on Thursday, June 8, 2018 in Clifton Park, N.Y. They are among a small but growing number … [Read more...] about Is there evidence to support New York’s marijuana-opioid law?
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Lindy Washburn and William Westhoven North Jersey Record Published 10:43 p.m. UTC Aug 24, 2018 When the only hospital for mentally-ill patients in New Jersey's criminal justice system faced a possible shutdown earlier this year because patients spent too much time locked in their rooms, concerns about the underfunded, under-staffed state psychiatric hospitals quickly became a priority for Gov. Phil Murphy. “We really can’t survive without that hospital,” Shereef Elnahal, the state Health Commissioner said of the Ann Klein Forensic Center in West Trenton. Elnahal learned about the threatened loss of accreditation for the hospital on his first day on the job. Problems at Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in Parsippany, another of the four hospitals in the state system, were already severe: Staff members feared that patients would assault them and … [Read more...] about Report paints bleak picture of conditions at NJ’s psychiatric hospitals
Nation National Missing and Unidentified Persons System | BDN Louise Pietrewicz, 38, disappeared in 1966. Her skeletal remains were found two weeks ago in the basement of a New York state home. Samantha Schmidt, The Washington Post • April 5, 2018 7:50 am Updated: April 5, 2018 8:09 am Just before walking up to the school bus on that fall day, in the Polish farming community on Long Island, Sandy Blampied kissed her mother goodbye. “See you later, OK?” the 11-year-old said. It was October 1966, and it would be Blampied’s last memory of her mother, Louise Pietrewicz. Pietrewicz, a 38-year-old woman in a tortured marriage, withdrew $1,273.80 from her personal bank account and closed it, the Suffolk Times reported. The next day, a court document later stated, she “disappeared in the company of a man friend.” The last time any of her relatives saw her, Pietrewicz was driving away from their family farm in Sagaponack, New York, alongside her … [Read more...] about 50 years after a New York woman vanished, police found her remains in a basement
Gov. Andrew Cuomo fired back at President Trump over criticism of New York's mental health care, and said that the commander-in-chief does not want to deal with the gun problem at the heart of the U.S.’s shooting epidemic. Trump lambasted the state of the lack of care for mental health patients in comments on the Parkland shooting, and singled out his home state for criticism. “I can tell you in New York, the governors in New York did a very, very bad thing when they closed our mental institutions, so many of them,” he said Thursday in a meeting with local and state officials. Cuomo took issue with Trump after an appearance in Poughkeepsie, and told reporters that “if the President did some reading he’d find out the federal government actually made that move, which is the branch of government he’s in.” New York joins neighbors in 'States for Gun Safety' coalition Hundreds of thousands of Americans were treated in public psychiatric … [Read more...] about Cuomo fires back over Trump’s New York mental health hospital jab
WINGDALE, N.Y. — President Donald Trump’s two grown sons arrived at this tranquil, rural upstate New York hamlet with a bang. A company tied to Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump owns a 171-acre hunting preserve that is being used as a private shooting range, where the sound of rifle fire from a wooden tower and exploding targets has riled nearby residents, neighbors told The Associated Press. One neighbor complained that it rattles the windows of his home; another said it ruins the serenity of the surrounding woods. A third confronted the property’s representative over the summer. “It’s like you’re in a war zone,” said Elisabetta Berghold, who lives on 42 acres down the road from the Trumps’ land. Neighbors said that while they knew there would be occasional rifle fire from deer hunting on the property, the thunderous noise from target practice on a stretch of land closest to other neighbors was unexpected and unwelcome. … [Read more...] about Shooting range tied to Trumps rattles upstate New York neighbors