Monthly Archives: July 2012

Not a shock: JFK ranked U.S. airport most likely to spread disease

It will not surprise any New Yorkers to learn that researchers at MIT have named JFK the U.S. airport most likely to spread disease outward. Don’t forget to wash your hands. No surprises here. In a report that will shock … Continue reading

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Hospitals Fear Cuts in Aid for Care to Illegal Immigrants

President Obama’s health care law is putting new strains on some of the nation’s most hard-pressed hospitals, by cutting aid they use to pay for emergency care for illegal immigrants, which they have long been required to provide. The federal … Continue reading

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Doctors Line Public Hearing for Proposed NY Sugary Drink Ban

Doctors lined up at a public hearing to speak in favor of a proposed ban on large sugary drinks in New York, saying sodas and other sweetened beverages are a leading factor in the nation’s fat problem. Critics see the … Continue reading

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CWCOA Moves to Address Diabetes Epidemic in African Americans

Today, diabetes mellitus is one of the most serious health problems in the United States. Diabetes is particularly common in middle-aged adults and the elderly. It is much more common in obese people and in black Americans than in those … Continue reading

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48 Indicted in Prescription Fraud Ring

Original article can be found at mydailynews.com The FBI collared dozens of suspects in New York and New Jersey Tuesday in a massive fraud scheme involving the resale of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of prescription drugs, authorities said. … Continue reading

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‘Obamacare’ battle leaves poor with nothing

Original article can be found at finalcall.com The Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act (also known as “Obamacare”) has triggered a predictable debate among right wing politicians and opponents of President Barack Obama. On the national level opponents … Continue reading

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Milestone reached in 30-year AIDS epidemic as Food and Drug Administration approves Truvada, the first drug that prevents transmission of HIV

Agency’s decision comes two weeks after it OK’d first over-the-counter HIV test. Manufactured by Gilead Sciences, decision greeted with apprehension The 30-year AIDS epidemic reached a once-unseen milestone Monday as the feds approved the first drug that prevents the transmission … Continue reading

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Troubled New York Hospitals Forgo Coverage for Malpractice

Original article can be found at nytimes.com Every hospital makes mistakes. But some New York City hospitals may not have enough money to pay for them. Several of the city’s most troubled hospitals are partially or completely uninsured for malpractice, … Continue reading

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U.S. News Best Hospitals 2012-13: the Honor Roll

These 17 medical centers are standouts in half a dozen or more specialties The medical centers in the Best Hospitals Honor Roll are members of an unusually exclusive club, one that makes up less than 0.4 percent of the nearly … Continue reading

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Your health care is covered, but who’s going to treat you?

(CNN) — When the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act in a 5-4 ruling Thursday, the American Medical Association was quick to release a statement in support of the “historic” decision that will give more people access to health … Continue reading

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