Judge blocks New York's medical worker vaccine mandate

Judge David Hurd in Utica has temporarily blocked the state of New York from forcing medical workers to be vaccinated after a group of health care workers sued, saying their Constitutional rights were violated.

EXPLAINER: What to know about Texas' abortion law

Abortion clinics in neighboring Oklahoma and nearby Kansas say they're still seeing a high volume of patients from Texas as a new state law there banning most abortions remains in effect.

COVID hospitalizations rising in NYC

As the delta variant drives a spike in coronavirus cases nationwide, mostly among the unvaccinated, hospitals in our area are dealing with an uptick in patients.

Cancer centers push patients to quit smoking

Top cancer hospitals are helping patients quit smoking as evidence mounts that it's never too late. Cancer patients who stop using tobacco heal faster, experience fewer side effects from treatment and lower their risk of tumors returning.