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New York set record for organ donation enrollment in 2016

New York set a national organ donation record last year for the most paper enrollments in a single day, a feat health officials are hoping to top at a sign-up session Wednesday. In 2016, 4,000 people in New York signed ...

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Guide to Medicare: Drug plans could have hidden pitfalls

When seniors choose their prescription drug coverage each year, they often have one thing on their minds: saving money. It seems simple enough — look at your Part D plan options or Medicare Advantage plan with drug coverage, and go ...

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Guide to Medicare: Health care plans and terms you need to know

To make smart decisions about your health insurance coverage, it’s important to know the several plans and key terms associated with Medicare. Here are the essentials: Premium: A fee for coverage, usually paid monthly. Deductible: An amount of the expenses ...

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Guide to Medicare: Shop smart for a Part D drug plan

Nearly 90% of people enrolled in Medicare don’t take advantage of the opportunity to make changes to their health coverage without paying a penalty during the program’s annual open enrollment period of Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. In fact, only ...

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Scientists develop smart tattoo that detects health changes

Soon your body ink could detect medical emergencies. Color-changing “smart tattoos” that can detect dehydration and blood sugar levels have been developed by researchers at Harvard and MIT. The special ink, called Dermal Abyss, is enhanced with colorimetric and fluorescent ...

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Hospitals face financial blow that could weaken NYC health care

New York’s public hospitals, which shoulder most of the burden of care for the city’s poorest patients, are facing a financial blow that could dramatically weaken New York’s already stretched health care system, according to a new report. Titled “Restructuring ...

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Eating bread at the end of a meal could help with this problem

Eat the meal, then the bread. That’s advice for people with diabetes from researchers who’ve found more evidence that saving carbs for the end of your meal may help control the metabolic disorder that affects 29 million Americans. Carbohydrate-rich foods, ...

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Babies being born with birth defects from congenital syphilis

Some recent cases of syphilis-related birth defects in the U.S. are irreversible. Over 600 babies born last year in this country were affected by syphilis in some way. Of those, 45 of them were stillborn, had birth defects or later ...

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Cholera outbreak in Yemen could infect 'unprecedented' 1 million

By the end of the year, the Red Cross estimates that cholera could affect one million people in the Arabian Peninsula country of Yemen. The cholera outbreak in Yemen is being described as “unprecedented” and “the worst … in the ...

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Is cranberry juice really a cure for urinary tract infections?

Any woman who has ever had a urinary tract infection (UTI) will tell you its pure misery. The burning, stinging and constant need to pee is just about as annoying as it gets. One of the more well-known “cures” and ...

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