<![CDATA[NBC New York - Health News - [NY Feature Page] Health]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/healthen-usFri, 20 Oct 2017 00:14:50 -0400Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:14:50 -0400NBC Local Integrated Media<![CDATA[Bipartisan Plan to Curb Health Premiums Gets Strong Support]]>Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:51:56 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/doctorvisitGettyGeneric_1200x675.jpg
A bipartisan proposal to calm churning health insurance markets gained momentum Thursday when enough lawmakers rallied behind it to give it potentially unstoppable Senate support.

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<![CDATA[Judge Orders Government to Allow Abortion for Immigrant Teen]]>Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:45:45 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/generic-gavel.jpg
A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the government to allow a pregnant 17-year-old immigrant, who was detained after entering the country illegally, to undergo an abortion. After a brief hearing that included...

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<![CDATA[Ultra-Personal Therapy: Gene Tumor Boards Guide Cancer Care]]>Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:12:06 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17262031874660-Tumor-Board-Gene-Therapy.jpg
Doctors were just guessing a decade ago when they gave Alison Cairnes' husband a new drug they hoped would shrink his lung tumors. Now she takes it too, but the choice was no guesswork.

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<![CDATA[Senators Push Health Deal as Trump Keeps Distance]]>Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:15:33 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Sens-health-care-EM.jpg
The authors of a bipartisan plan to calm health insurance markets said Wednesday they'll push the proposal forward, even as President Donald Trump's stance ricocheted from supportive to disdainful to...

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<![CDATA[Senators Reach Deal on Resuming Payments to Health Insurers]]>Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:53:59 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/633173098-Lamar-Alexander-Patty-Murray.jpg
Republican and Democratic senators joined in announcing a plan Tuesday aimed at stabilizing America's health insurance markets in the wake of President Donald Trump's order to terminate "Obamacare" subsidies.

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<![CDATA[NBC 4 New York & NY Giants Health & Fitness Expo]]>Thu, 07 May 2015 18:17:38 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/225*120/300x160_HFE.jpg
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<![CDATA[Trump's Drug Czar Nominee Withdraws After Critical Reports]]>Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:36:53 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/610637396-Rep-Tom-Marino.jpg
President Donald Trump's nominee to be the nation's drug czar withdrew his name from consideration, Trump said Tuesday, following reports that the lawmaker played a key role in passing a bill weakening...

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<![CDATA[Trump and McConnell Say GOP Is 'Very Unified' After Meeting]]>Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:30:06 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17289640889927.jpg
Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell reaffirmed their alliance of necessity Monday in a raucous Rose Garden news conference that also underscored their sharp differences. The garrulous president claimed they...

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<![CDATA[Key Questions and Answers About Trump's Health Care Move]]>Sat, 14 Oct 2017 04:15:48 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17285593800516.jpg
President Donald Trump's move to stop paying a major "Obamacare" subsidy will raise costs for many consumers who buy their own health insurance, and make an already complicated system more challenging for...

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<![CDATA[Paul Ryan Visits Puerto Rico as Trump Offers Support]]>Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:48:37 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-861000150.jpg
House Speaker Paul Ryan is traveling to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico Friday as President Donald Trump assured residents that he "will always be with them." Ryan and other members of a congressional delegation...

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<![CDATA[Trump's 'Obamacare' Move Shakes Up Health Care and Politics]]>Sat, 14 Oct 2017 02:57:27 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/860674444-Trump-Health-Care.jpg
President Donald Trump's abrupt move to cut off federal payments to insurers jolted America's health care and political worlds alike on Friday, threatening to boost premiums for millions, disrupt insurance...

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<![CDATA[America's Obesity Epidemic Reaches Record High: Report]]>Fri, 13 Oct 2017 01:23:56 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_668885564479.jpg
Almost 40 percent of American adults are obese, the highest rate ever recorded for the United States, according to a report released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly 20...

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<![CDATA[Millions Die Suffering Amid Global Opioid Gap: Report]]>Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:31:05 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/oxycodoneGetty_1200x675.jpg
Nearly 26 million people around the world die each year with serious suffering in part because of a huge gap in pain relief: The U.S. may be awash in opioid painkillers, but they're rare or unavailable in dozens...

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<![CDATA[Experts Say Trump Order Could Upend Health Care System]]>Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:02:10 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17285593800516.jpg
With Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare stalled, President Donald Trump issued a new executive order on Thursday that could undermine the law without Congress. Experts say it has the potential to upend the...

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<![CDATA[As Puerto Rico Suffers, Trump Warns Help Won't Last Forever]]>Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:49:01 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/857023618-Trump-Travels-to-Puerto-Rico.jpg
President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico on Thursday, insisting in tweets that the federal government can't keep sending help "forever" and suggesting the U.S. territory was to blame

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<![CDATA[Calling It a Beginning, Trump Signs Health Care Order]]>Fri, 13 Oct 2017 06:34:07 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/860565072-Trump-Signs-Health-Care-Order.jpg
President Donald Trump directed his administration Thursday to rewrite federal rules so consumers can have wider access to health insurance plans featuring lower premiums. He called his new executive order...

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<![CDATA[Trump Birth Control Rule Ignores Science, Critics Say]]>Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:43:51 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_16239685238277.jpg
The Trump administration's new birth control rule is raising questions among some doctors and researchers, who say it overlooks known benefits of contraception while selectively citing data that raise doubts...

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<![CDATA[Teen Detained After Crossing Border Fights to Have Abortion]]>Tue, 10 Oct 2017 21:52:06 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/womens-clinic-tx-EM.jpg
Advocates for a pregnant 17-year-old girl held in a Texas facility for immigrant children who have crossed the border alone are asking a federal judge to allow her to get an abortion, over the opposition of U.S....

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<![CDATA[Whole Foods Recalls Its Raisin Bran for Undeclared Peanuts]]>Mon, 09 Oct 2017 13:32:05 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/whole-foods-recall.jpg
Whole Foods Market has recalled some of its 365 Everyday Value Organic Raisin Bran across the country because the cereal contains undeclared peanuts, the Food and Drug Administration and grocery chain said.]]>
<![CDATA[14 Desperate Days: Anatomy of an Opioid Overdose Outbreak]]>Mon, 09 Oct 2017 10:34:00 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/fentanyl+10-09.PNG
An alert Georgia emergency room doctor who saw three strange overdose cases apparently related to the drug Percocet sounded the alarm to the Georgia Poison Center this June, NBC News reported, likely saving...

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<![CDATA[White House Plans Order to Expand Health Care Options]]>Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:15:46 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Trump-healthcare-face.jpg
The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states, a unilateral move that...

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<![CDATA[FDA: Drug Shortages Possible Due to Puerto Rico Power Outage]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2017 19:45:08 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/PRmedicine_1200x675.jpg
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned that U.S. drug shortages are possible because power outages in Puerto Rico have stopped or limited production at many medicine factories there. Nearly...

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<![CDATA[Trump's One-Two Punch Hits Birth Control, LGBT Rights]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2017 16:31:50 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_16239685238277.jpg
In a one-two punch elating religious conservatives, President Donald Trump's administration is allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers and issuing sweeping religious-freedom...

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<![CDATA[Obama Admin. Vets Launch Health Insurance Sign-Up Drive]]>Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:53:30 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_937719406365.jpg
Former Obama administration officials are undertaking a private campaign to encourage people to sign up for coverage next year under the Affordable Care Act. With the start of open enrollment on Nov.

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<![CDATA[How to Deal With Tragedy And Talk About It With Family]]>Tue, 03 Oct 2017 12:13:36 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/20171002+Hug.JPG
Feeling overwhelmed, powerless or angry as you watch news of another mass shooting, this one in Las Vegas? Those feelings are normal, even for people who don't have ties to Nevada or anyone there, according...

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<![CDATA[Illinois Governor Signs Bill Allowing Medicaid for Abortions]]>Thu, 28 Sep 2017 23:51:03 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/abortionbillsigned_290947981.jpg
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Thursday allowing state health insurance and Medicaid coverage for abortions, ending months of speculation after the Republican reversed his stance on the issue last...

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<![CDATA[First Lady Listens and Learns at WH Opioid Crisis Discussion]]>Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:27:46 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/855179250-Melania-Trump-opioid-rountable.jpg
Melania Trump is listening and learning about the nation's opioid epidemic. The first lady heard Thursday from experts and people affected by addiction to drugs whom she invited to the White House for...

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<![CDATA[FDA Approves 1st Blood Sugar Monitor Without Finger Pricks]]>Thu, 28 Sep 2017 13:38:38 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/noprickbloodsugardevice_1200x675.jpg
Federal regulators have approved the first continuous blood sugar monitor for diabetics that doesn't need backup finger prick tests. Current models require users to test a drop of blood twice daily to...

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<![CDATA[US Health Officials Brace for Potentially Bad Flu Season]]>Thu, 28 Sep 2017 15:24:11 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GENERICFLUSHOT_1200x675.jpg
It's flu shot time, and health officials are bracing for a potentially miserable fall and winter. The clues: The Southern Hemisphere, especially Australia, was hit hard over the past few months with a...

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<![CDATA[Trump Says GOP Has Health Care Votes ... But It Doesn't]]>Wed, 27 Sep 2017 16:50:21 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Trump-healthcare-face.jpg
Guess what? Turns out Republicans have the votes to push health care legislation through the Senate, but they've been flummoxed because one supportive senator is in the hospital. That was President Donald...

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<![CDATA[Congress at Crossroads After GOP Health Care Fails: Analysis]]>Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:36:57 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17269693427697.jpg
Congress is at a crossroads after Republicans' stinging failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law. But what's next — more partisan conflict or a pragmatic shift toward cooperation? Unless Republicans and...

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<![CDATA[US Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit Another High ]]>Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:21:24 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bowlofcondoms_1200x675.jpg
Health officials are reporting another record increase in infections from three sexually transmitted diseases. More than 2 million new cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the United...

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<![CDATA[Coffee Sold in California Could Come With Cancer Label]]>Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:41:18 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/coffeetasting.jpg
A future cup of coffee in California could give you jitters before you even take a sip. A nonprofit group wants coffee manufacturers, distributors and retailers to post ominous warnings about a cancer-causing...

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<![CDATA[Long-Term Care for the Aging and Ailing Is Surging: Survey]]>Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:23:19 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_285504724809.jpg
Long-term care costs are surging again and the most expensive option — a private nursing home room — may soon top $100,000 per year. Growing labor expenses and sicker patients helped push the median cost...

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<![CDATA[Medicaid Recipients Watch Nervously as Health Bill Teeters]]>Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:21:30 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17268601164641.jpg
With the latest Republican health care overhaul teetering near collapse, one group in particular is watching with heightened anxiety. The debate in Congress is personal for many of those who gained coverage...

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<![CDATA[Protesters Removed From Senate Health Care Bill Hearing]]>Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:10:08 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/US-Health-Care-2-CR-150637884759400002.jpg
Protesters chanting "No cuts for Medicaid, save our liberty!" were forcibly removed from the Senate Finance Committee room Monday as lawmakers attempted to convene a hearing into the Republican Graham...]]>
<![CDATA[1M-Person Study Seeks End to Cookie-Cutter Health Care]]>Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:19:17 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17236756008031-One-in-a-Million-Study.jpg
U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, environments, and lifestyles interact. Today, health care is based on averages,...

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<![CDATA[Sen. Collins' Opposition Likely Kills GOP Health Care Drive ]]>Mon, 25 Sep 2017 23:32:18 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/211*120/AP_17136032403447.jpg
The last-gasp Republican drive to tear down President Barack Obama's health care law essentially died Monday as Maine Sen. Susan Collins joined a small but decisive cluster of GOP senators in opposing the...

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<![CDATA['About Time': BYU's 6-Decade Caffeinated Soda Ban Fizzles]]>Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:38:29 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/94967797-Brigham-Young-University.jpg
Mormon church-owned Brigham Young University ended a six-decade ban Thursday on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks on campus, surprising students by posting a picture of a can of Coca-Cola on Twitter and...

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<![CDATA[CVS to Limit Opioid Prescriptions to 7-Day Supply]]>Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:27:25 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cvsgeneric_1200x675.jpg
CVS Pharmacy will limit opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply for certain conditions, becoming the first national retail chain to restrict how many pain pills doctors can give patients, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[GOP Health Bill Provisions Help 2 States: Analysts]]>Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:39:15 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/lindseygraham_1200x675.jpg
Provisions shoehorned into the Republican health care bill dangle extra money for Alaska and Wisconsin, home states of one GOP senator whose vote party leaders desperately need and another who co-sponsored...

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<![CDATA[Aaron Hernandez's Family Suing NFL, Pats After CTE Diagnosis]]>Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:32:56 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Despiden-a-Aaron-Hernandez-en-discreto-funeral-privado.jpg
Lawyers for Aaron Hernandez are suing the NFL and the New England Patriots over his death after a brain study showed the former football star suffered from a "severe case" of the degenerative brain disease...

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<![CDATA[Kimmel Ramps Up Battle Against GOP Health Care Bill]]>Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:51:24 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/849709530-Jimmy-Kimmel.jpg
Jimmy Kimmel used his late-night platform to continue his assault on the GOP health care bill, firing back at critics including U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy and "Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade. The ABC star on...

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<![CDATA[Why Do College Kids Think Backpacks Can Save a Drunk Friend?]]>Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:37:57 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/drunk_pack_stock_image.jpg
In the final hours of his life, Tim Piazza lay on a couch in a Penn State frat house barely conscious and occasionally vomiting from alcohol poisoning and serious internal injuries. Twice on a night of...

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<![CDATA['Scam': Kimmel Slams 'Kimmel Test' Senator's Bill]]>Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:02:18 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Kimmel-Cassidy.jpg
Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel sounded off on Tuesday to blast Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy for his part in crafting the latest GOP health care proposal that, Kimmel said, goes against the promises the senator had...

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<![CDATA[One Last Chance: GOP Strains for Obamacare Repeal Votes]]>Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:16:50 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Last-Chance-Senate-Health-Care-EM.jpg
Time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders dove into a frantic hunt for votes Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare." The pressure was intense, the outcome...

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<![CDATA[States Ask Insurers to Prioritize Non-Opioid Pain Treatment]]>Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:21:12 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/oxycodoneGetty_1200x675.jpg
Attorneys general representing the majority of states asked health insurers Monday to encourage pain treatment through means other than prescriptions for opioid painkillers, which are responsible for tens...

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<![CDATA[Medicare Cards Being Remade to Protect Seniors ]]>Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:50:39 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/medicarenewcardforseniorss_1200x675.jpg
Medicare cards are getting a makeover to fight identity theft. No more Social Security numbers plastered on the card. Next April, Medicare will begin mailing every beneficiary a new card with a unique...

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<![CDATA[Selena Gomez Undergoes Kidney Transplant Due to Lupus]]>Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:53:15 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/selenagomeztransplantfeuerherd.jpg
Selena Gomez recently received a kidney transplant from television actress Francia Raisa due to her struggle with lupus, the actress-singer revealed Thursday. Gomez disclosed in an Instagram post confirmed...

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<![CDATA[Study Prompts Call to Examine Flu Vaccine and Miscarriages]]>Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:19:37 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/flushottechnician_1200x675.jpg
A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu. Vaccine...

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<![CDATA[Sanders Would Make Government Health Care Role Even Bigger]]>Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:43:25 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/health-care-overhaul-plans.jpg
In an animated, campaign-style rally, Sen. Bernie Sanders unwrapped his plan to remake the nation's convoluted health care system into federally run health insurance Wednesday — a costly proposal embraced...

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<![CDATA[Age Matters When It Comes to Screening for Cervical Cancer]]>Tue, 12 Sep 2017 12:55:32 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cervicalcancer_1200x675.jpg
Getting checked for cervical cancer isn't one-size-fits-all: Millions of women may soon have to decide between a routine Pap or a newer test that detects if they have a cancer-causing virus. Draft national...

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<![CDATA[Infected Puppies Put 9 in Hospital, Sicken 30 More]]>Mon, 11 Sep 2017 18:22:19 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-55656729.jpg
Puppies carrying a common germ have infected 39 people and put nine of them into the hospital, federal health officials told NBC News. The cases are all linked to puppies sold in seven states by the pet...

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<![CDATA[FDA Recalls Pacemakers Over Fear of Hackers]]>Fri, 01 Sep 2017 14:32:41 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/drvisit_1200x675.jpg
The Food and Drug Administration is recalling 465,000 pacemakers to be uploaded with new secure software after discovering cyber-security vulnerabilities in its system which would essentially allow a hacker...

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<![CDATA[High Levels of Lead Found in Some Homes: Newark Mayor]]>Fri, 01 Sep 2017 17:30:23 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/newark+water+facet.jpg
Officials in Newark have announced a program that allows city residents to replace their lead pipes after recent tests of drinking water found some homes and buildings with elevated levels of lead.

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<![CDATA[Former Monk Sues Cosmetics Giant Over Anti-Aging Formula]]>Wed, 30 Aug 2017 13:24:58 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/monkloreallawsuit_1200x675.jpg
A former Roman Catholic monk has filed a federal lawsuit against cosmetics giant L'Oreal, accusing the company of stealing patented technology in an anti-aging wrinkle cream that his charity was selling to raise...

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<![CDATA[US Clears Breakthrough Gene Therapy for Childhood Leukemia]]>Wed, 30 Aug 2017 20:00:04 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/clearedforleukemia_1200x675.jpg
Opening a new era in cancer care, U.S. health officials on Wednesday approved a breakthrough treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood...

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<![CDATA[Public Health Dangers Loom in Harvey-Hit Areas]]>Mon, 28 Aug 2017 20:34:24 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Harvey-houston-victims.jpg
The muddy floodwaters now soaking through drywall, carpeting, mattresses and furniture in Houston will pose a massive cleanup challenge with potential public health consequences. It's not known yet what kinds or...

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<![CDATA[2 NJ Cities Among Least Cancer-Prone in the US: Reports]]>Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:24:24 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/jersey+city+1.jpg
Two New Jersey cities are among the top cities where residents are least likely to get cancer, reports say.

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<![CDATA[Aetna Envelope Window Reveals Patients' HIV Status: Lawyers]]>Fri, 25 Aug 2017 13:33:38 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/aetna-HIV-letter.jpg
Two legal organizations say health insurer Aetna revealed the HIV status of patients in several states by mailing envelopes with a large, clear window that showed information on purchasing HIV...

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<![CDATA[Trump Administration Cuts Funding to Teen Pregnancy Programs]]>Fri, 25 Aug 2017 06:24:58 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-3155076.jpg
The U.S. has experienced a drastic drop in teen pregnancies, which many hail as proof of the effectiveness of an Obama-era federal grant program, NBC News reported. Started in 2010, the Teen Pregnancy...

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<![CDATA[Lone Uncovered US County Gets Insurer for Health Exchange]]>Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:49:44 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/200*120/dremergencyroom_1200x675.jpg
The lone county currently at risk of going uncovered on the federal health law's insurance exchanges has landed an insurer. Ohio-based insurer CareSource will step up to provide health insurance coverage...

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<![CDATA[Parents Add Drug Tests to Back-to-School Routines]]>Thu, 24 Aug 2017 11:30:23 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_drugtests0823_1500x845.jpg
Parents, worried about drug abuse and the country's rising opioid epidemic, are adding drug tests to their child's back-to-school routines this fall in places like Cincinnati, Ohio.]]>
<![CDATA[Personal Tragedy Sets NJ Parents on a Mission]]>Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:03:26 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Personal_Tragedy_Sets_NJ_Parents_on_a_Mission.jpg
A mother and father who lost their son to heart problems have set up an organization in their boy's name to help save other children. Pat Battle reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Backyard Chickens, Ducks Linked to Salmonella Cases: CDC]]>Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:36:14 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/CHICKENS6.jpg
Recent salmonella outbreaks may be linked to backyard poultry, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In an outbreak advisory released Monday, the CDC said there have been 961 cases in...

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<![CDATA[Signs of Potential Eye Damage After Watching Eclipse: Expert]]>Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:20:01 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-835902046.jpg
Experts have long warned that watching a solar eclipse without proper eyewear can lead to potential damage in your eyes. But what might that damage look like? Dr. Linda Chous, chief eye care officer...

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<![CDATA[Docs Criticize Move by Top Drug Middleman to Limit Opioids ]]>Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:54:02 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Opioid-Pills1.jpg
The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions...

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<![CDATA[Teen Overdose Death Rate Doubles]]>Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:21:35 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_teenoverdoses0816_1500x845.jpg
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show a steep increase in fatal drug overdoses involving teenagers ages 15 - 19 since 2015 after years of decline. Deaths from fatal drug overdoses]]>
<![CDATA[Overdoses on the Road: Drugged Driving Rises as a Menace]]>Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:13:24 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-517238888.jpg
An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, grabbed the steering wheel after his grandson lost consciousness while driving.

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<![CDATA[Arkansas Can Block Planned Parenthood Money: Federal Court]]>Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:26:19 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/arkansasabortion_1200x675.jpg
A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, two years after the state ended its contract with the group over videos secretly recorded by...

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<![CDATA[If Trump Cuts Obamacare Subsidies, Premiums Will Spike: CBO]]>Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:45:28 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17206719818863.jpg
The Congressional Budget Office says Obamacare premiums will increase by 20 percent next year and by 25 percent in 2020 — if President Donald Trump ends key federal subsidies to the program. The CBO report...

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<![CDATA[Apple, Aetna Meeting to Bring Apple Watch to Aetna: Sources]]>Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:25:56 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/applewatchcolorful-1200x675.jpg
Apple and Aetna held secret meetings last week to bring Apple's health- and fitness-tracking device, Apple Watch, to Aetna customers, according to three sources who spoke with CNBC.

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<![CDATA[A Stronger Medicaid Emerges From GOP Health Overhaul Debate]]>Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:32:35 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/809452094-Medicaid-protests.jpg
Medicaid, a 1960s Great Society pillar long reviled by conservatives, seems to have emerged even stronger after the Republican failure to pass health overhaul legislation. The federal-state health insurance...

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<![CDATA[Student Seeking Paramedic Internship Saves Choking Man]]>Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:50:16 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ambulance+GettyImages-478895016.jpg
A man who started choking in a coffeehouse was saved by a California State University, Sacramento student who was waiting to interview for a paramedic internship. Coastal Peaks Coffee owner Mike Knight...

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<![CDATA[Looking into the Future: Online Eye Exams]]>Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:12:35 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/MD02F_1200x675_1022508099586.jpg
An online eye exam that you can take on a computer, in the comfort of your home. Seems like the perfect solution for busy people who may not have time to see the eye doctor. Yet, the increasingly popular...]]>
<![CDATA[5 Die After Being Fitted With Obesity Devices, FDA Says]]>Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:16:20 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cms794.jpg
At least five people have died after receiving gastric balloons to help them lose weight, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. It’s unclear whether the balloons or the surgery to implant them could...

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<![CDATA[1 in 3 Cancer Patients Face Unexpected Costs: Study]]>Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:34:05 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Screen+Shot+2017-08-10+at+11.30.52+AM.png
A Duke University study found more than a third of cancer patients with health insurance faced out-of-pocket costs that were more than they expected. Researchers say patients with unexpected costs are less...]]>
<![CDATA[The Freshman 15 Is a Myth]]>Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:19:39 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/freshman15.jpg
Incoming college students have long feared the freshman 15, the alleged 15 pound weight gain common among first year students. But studies suggest this concept is nothing more than a myth, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Trump Actions Trigger Health Premium Hikes for 2018: Study]]>Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:35:54 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/821754746-Trump-Victims-of-Obamacare.jpg
The Trump administration's own actions are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many consumers, a nonpartisan study has found. The analysis released...

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<![CDATA[Lawsuit: CVS Charges More for Drugs Paid for With Insurance]]>Thu, 10 Aug 2017 06:16:34 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cvsgeneric_1200x675.jpg
A California woman sued CVS Health Corporation Monday, accusing the company of charging customers more when they use insurance to pay for certain generic prescriptions, NBC News reported. Megan Schultz...

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<![CDATA[Americans’ Use of Alcohol Is on the Rise: Study]]>Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:36:21 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_ALCOHOL_INCREASE_080917-150230034019500001.jpg
A new study has found an 11 percent increase in alcohol use among Americans between 2002 and 2012. There was an even bigger jump in high-risk drinking and alcohol-use disorders.]]>
<![CDATA[Infant Mortality Rates Up in Appalachia vs Rest of US: Study]]>Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:37:33 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/appalachia-infant-mortality.jpg
Placing much of the blame on smoking, a study chronicling the ongoing health crisis in Appalachia has concluded that the 13-state region suffers from a growing disparity in infant mortality and life expectancy...

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<![CDATA[Researchers Detail Heroin, Drug Use at Underground US Haven]]>Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:09:18 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_110511068014-heroin-injection-site-Vancouver.jpg
A safe haven where drug users inject themselves with heroin and other drugs has been quietly operating in the United States for the past three years, a report reveals. None were known to exist in the U.S. until

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<![CDATA[Opioid Overdoses Have Been Higher Than Thought: Study]]>Tue, 08 Aug 2017 06:40:56 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17171822298733-hypodermic-needles-syringes-everywhere-.jpg
Deaths from heroin and opioid overdoses may have been underreported by more than 20 percent, according to a new study from the University of Virginia. Researchers looking into the nation's deadly drug overdose...

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<![CDATA[Transgender Medical Center Opens For Kids]]>Thu, 03 Aug 2017 08:53:34 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_transgenderclinic0802_1500x845.jpg
Transgender kids in the St. Louis, Missouri, area now have somewhere to go for medical care and counseling. A transgender medical center opened Tuesday, and it's the first of its kind in the region. The medical]]>
<![CDATA[Public Lactation 'Pods' Open for Nursing Moms in 5 Boroughs]]>Thu, 03 Aug 2017 08:53:32 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/lactation+pod.jpg
The city's Health Department has officially opened five public "lactation pods" -- one in each borough -- for nursing moms.

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<![CDATA[Amrita Protein Bars Recalled for Listeria Risk]]>Thu, 03 Aug 2017 06:43:15 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/necn+recall+generic.jpg
A brand of protein bars has been recalled by its manufacturer because it may be contaminated with listeria. Amrita Health Foods, which is based in Pleasantville, New York, voluntarily recalled a limited number...

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<![CDATA[Scientists Repair Gene in Human Embryos for First Time]]>Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:33:30 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/embryosfeuerherd.jpg
Altering human heredity? In a first, researchers safely repaired a disease-causing gene in human embryos, targeting a heart defect best known for killing young athletes — a big step toward one day preventing...

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<![CDATA[2 From Queens Apt Building Hospitalized With Legionnaires']]>Wed, 02 Aug 2017 06:33:57 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/LEGIONNAIRES2.jpg
Two residents of an apartment building in Flushing were hospitalized after they contracted Legionnaires' disease, and one of them is still being treated as the city tests the building’s water supply, health...]]>
<![CDATA[Glitter iPhone Cases Recalled for Burn Risk]]>Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:05:49 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/iphone-cases.jpg
Decorative iPhone cases sold at Victoria's Secret, Nordstrom Rack and other stores have been recalled by their manufacturer because a liquid glitter inside the cases can cause skin irritation and chemical...

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<![CDATA[1 in 3 Americans Took Prescription Opioids in 2015: Survey]]>Tue, 01 Aug 2017 13:31:21 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/lucha+opioides.jpeg
About one in three Americans used prescription opioid painkillers like OxyContin or Vicodin in 2015, according to a survey released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, NBC News reported. The NIDA...

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<![CDATA[Xtreme Eating Awards: 2017's Calorie-Filled Recipients]]>Mon, 31 Jul 2017 17:18:43 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Chillis+Ultimate+Smokehouse+Combo.jpg
Most people won't consider eating five bacon double cheeseburgers from Burger King, but that's the calorie equivalent of one Buffalo Wild Wings Cheese Curd Bacon Burger with fries. That's just one of the...

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<![CDATA[US Hospitals Treating Heart Attacks at Record Speed]]>Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:37:27 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/heart-attack-care.jpg
There's never been a better time to be treated for a heart attack. U.S. hospitals have set a record for how quickly they open blocked arteries, averaging under one hour for the first time since these results...

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<![CDATA[2017 Xtreme Eating Awards Announced by The Center for Science in the Public Interest]]>Mon, 31 Jul 2017 09:14:23 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_extremeeating0728_1500x845.jpg
The Center for Science in the Public Interest has released its 2017 Xtreme Eating awards. Most people wouldn't dream of eating five bacon double cheeseburgers from Burger King all at once, but at Buffalo...]]>
<![CDATA[Higher Prices, Fewer Options Likely After Health Bill Fail]]>Fri, 28 Jul 2017 16:49:31 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/health-protest.jpg
The health care law of the land has survived for now, but it needs help — and it needs it soon. Soaring prices and fewer choices may greet customers when they return to the Affordable Care Act's insurance...

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<![CDATA[FDA to Target Addictive Levels of Nicotine in Cigarettes]]>Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:56:14 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/050517+cigarettes+generic.jpg
For the first time, the federal government is proposing cutting the nicotine level in cigarettes so they aren't so addictive. U.S. Food and Drug Administration chief Scott Gottlieb on Friday directed the...

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<![CDATA[CTE Reports, Concussions Deter Parents From Youth Football]]>Mon, 31 Jul 2017 08:24:20 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-499666996.jpg
Lori Anderson grew up with a big, traditional, football-loving family in Austin, Texas, and moved her own family to midwest Michigan. There, she did what was once unthinkable: She did not let her 13-year-old son...

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<![CDATA[Mexico Responds to US Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Papayas]]>Fri, 28 Jul 2017 01:31:30 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Untitled-1261.jpg
Mexico's food safety agency says it is "premature" to point to Mexican papayas as the source of a salmonella outbreak in the U.S.

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<![CDATA[Oregon Scientists Do First Human Gene Embryo Editing in US]]>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:05:46 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/embryosfeuerherd.jpg
For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos, a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases. The experiment was just an exercise...

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<![CDATA[What’s Next: Health Care ‘Vote-a-Rama’ and the End Game]]>Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:07:35 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17207774939980.jpg
What can be expected from the health care bill? More debating. Senate leaders are expected to have 20 hours debate before a final vote. When the debate is done, the Senate moves on to what is unofficially called...

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<![CDATA[Plunging Sperm Counts Called a 'Major Public Health' Crisis]]>Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:27:03 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-674416385-sperm.jpg
A recent meta-analysis found a 40-year decline in sperm count in a large sample of men across North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, NBC News reported. Researchers from the Hebrew University...

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<![CDATA[Scientists Build DNA From Scratch to Alter Life's Blueprint]]>Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:52:33 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/dna9.jpg
At Jef Boeke's lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here. But he and his colleagues are cooking up something else altogether: yeast that works with chunks of man-made...

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<![CDATA[Chipotle's Norovirus Outbreak the Result of Lax Sick-Policy]]>Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:00:49 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cms872.jpg
Chipotle Mexican Grill's recent norovirus outbreak in Virginia was the result of lax sick policy enforcement by store managers, the company confirmed on Tuesday. The company said in their earnings conference...

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<![CDATA[6 Health Benefits of Owning a Pet]]>Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:45:39 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-639191848.jpg
Cute puppies and furry cats make great additions to the family, and they can even help boost their owners' health. Studies show that animals can help people make healthy choices and lead positive lifestyles.

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<![CDATA[Nearly All NFL Players in Brain Study Had CTE]]>Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:47:15 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Brain-Generic.jpg
A startling new study by Boston University researchers found that after an examination of 111 deceased former NFL players, 99 percent of them had a progressive degenerative brain disease. The study, which...

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<![CDATA[Medicaid is a Matter of Life or Death for a 2-Year-Old in Pennsylvania]]>Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:46:38 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Claire+Concilio.jpg
The health care debate played out inside the home of a Pennsylvania family with a child suffering from a a rare neuromuscular disorder as Senate Republicans continued to weigh which version of their bill will be...

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<![CDATA[Twins Born Conjoined at the Heart]]>Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:55:49 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Joined_at_the_heart-150093339088500001.jpg
Twin baby girls Paisleigh and Paislyn Martinez were born conjoined at the chest, with their hearts fused together. Doctors from University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital used groundbreaking technology...]]>
<![CDATA[Burr-Hamilton? Angry Lawmaker Singles Out 'Female Senators']]>Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:06:01 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/TXrepBlakeFarenthold_1200x675.jpg
Passions are running high on Capitol Hill — but pistols at 10 paces over health care? GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas is angry with some fellow Republicans in the Senate who are balking at parts of...

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<![CDATA[Girl's HIV Infection Seems Under Control Without AIDS Drugs]]>Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:34:48 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/HIVvirsucell_1200x675.jpg
A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines — more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a...

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<![CDATA[Tractor-Trailer Deaths in Texas Highlight Danger of Heat]]>Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:22:42 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/KevinSmith.gif
Experts say the temperature inside of the tractor-trailer where smuggled immigrants died and many others were left in dire health would have quickly become unbearable in the Texas heat. Authorities said...

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<![CDATA[GOP Health Care Bill Still a Mystery Before Planned Vote]]>Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:46:22 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/818430998-Mitch-McConnell-Health-Care-Bill.jpg
The Senate will move forward with a key vote this week on a Republican health bill but it's not yet known whether the legislation will seek to replace President Barack Obama's health care law or simply...

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<![CDATA[5 Reasons the Health Care Bill May Fail, 3 Why It May Not]]>Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:39:23 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-495314721-doctor.jpg
There are many reasons why the Senate will probably reject Republicans' crowning bill razing much of former President Barack Obama's health care law. There are fewer why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...

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<![CDATA[New Yorker Dead Amid Papaya Salmonella Outbreak]]>Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:11:24 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Untitled-1261.jpg
A New Yorker has died from Salmonella they contracted from eating papayas, federal health officials say, and at least 25 people in New Jersey and New York have been infected.]]>
<![CDATA[Cancer Patients' Gray Hair Turned Dark in New Drug Trials]]>Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:08:05 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cancer-hair-color.jpg
Cancer patients' gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark while taking novel drugs, and it has doctors scratching their heads. Chemotherapy is notorious for making hair fall out, but the 14 patients...

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<![CDATA[Abortion Fight Rages in Kentucky, Which Has Just 1 Clinic]]>Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:40:14 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/antiabortionkentuckycourts_1200x675.jpg
Both sides in the abortion fight raging in Kentucky agree on one thing: The stakes are as high as ever in a state that could become the first in the nation without an abortion clinic. Political pressure...

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<![CDATA[Texas Coffee Recalled for Viagra-Like Ingredient]]>Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:56:15 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/BESTHERBS-COFFEE-RECALL.JPG
Coffee from a North Texas company was recently recalled for containing an ingredient similar to the drug in Viagra, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. Bestherbs Coffee LLC, in Grand Prairie...

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<![CDATA[What Competing in the Tour de France Can Do to Your Legs ]]>Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:42:34 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/pawGettyImages-805284696.jpg
Polish cyclist Pawel Poljanski gave his Instagram followers a glimpse into the toll that riding 1,758 miles can take on one’s body. On Tuesday, after riding in the 16th stage of the Tour de France, Poljanski...

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<![CDATA[GOP Health Bill Adds 22 Million Uninsured: Budget Office]]>Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:25:57 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/818430998-Mitch-McConnell-Health-Care-Bill.jpg
A revised Republican health care bill would drive up the number of uninsured Americans by 22 million by 2026, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Thursday in a report unlikely to help GOP leaders persuade...

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<![CDATA[Panel Finds Lifestyle Changes Could Stave Off Alzheimer's]]>Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:32:32 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_03100701524-brain.jpg
There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine key risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases around...

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<![CDATA[For 1st Time, Over Half of People With HIV Taking AIDS Drugs]]>Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:36:33 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/aidsribbonfeuerherd.jpg
For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the United Nations...

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<![CDATA[Health Plan's Fall Brings Dread for 'Obamacare' Recipients]]>Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:07:20 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17198746409580.jpg
One American was able to afford her toddler's latest heart operation. Another had the means to go back to college to pursue her dreams. They and thousands of others were able to do so as beneficiaries...

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<![CDATA['Repeal Now, Replace Later' Would Impact Consumers Quickly]]>Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:08:54 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/repeal-now-replace-later.jpg
Consumers would feel the impact immediately if Republicans repeal "Obamacare" with no replacement. Problems could start this fall for customers buying individual health policies, say independent experts,...

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<![CDATA[Brain Scans May Change Care for Some People With Memory Loss]]>Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:56:00 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/brain-scan-photos.jpg
Does it really take an expensive brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer's? Not everybody needs one but new research suggests that for a surprising number of patients whose memory problems are hard to pin down,...

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<![CDATA[Boy, 10, Among Youngest Fla. Victims of Opioid Crisis: Officials]]>Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:41:27 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/071817+alton+banks.jpg
A 10-year-old boy from a drug-ridden Miami neighborhood apparently died of a fentanyl overdose last month, becoming one of Florida's littlest victims of the opioid crisis, authorities said Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Chipotle in Va. Reopens After Closure, Reports of Illness]]>Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:27:58 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Chipotle-GettyImages-509063322.jpg
A Chipotle restaurant in Sterling, Virginia, is back open after being closed for two days because people said they got sick after eating there.

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<![CDATA['Let Obamacare Fail,' Trump Says After GOP Plan Collapses]]>Tue, 18 Jul 2017 21:45:07 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/818159534-Trump-Let-Obamacare-Fail.jpg
President Donald Trump declared Tuesday it's time to "let Obamacare fail" after the latest GOP health care plan crashed and burned in the Senate, a stunning failure for the president, Republican leader...

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<![CDATA['Raining Needles': Drug Crisis Creates Syringe Pollution]]>Mon, 17 Jul 2017 07:55:23 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17171822298733-hypodermic-needles-syringes-everywhere-.jpg
They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper baseball dugouts, sidewalks and streets.

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<![CDATA[Preventive Care, Screenings Could Be Compromised by GOP Bill]]>Mon, 17 Jul 2017 07:29:59 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/health-care-preventive.jpg
President Donald Trump has often said he doesn't want people "dying in the streets" for lack of health care. But in the United States, where chronic conditions are the major diseases, people decline slowly.

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<![CDATA[Health Plan Hinges on the Young, a Tough Sell: Analysis]]>Mon, 17 Jul 2017 19:27:10 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-495314721-doctor.jpg
Julian Senn-Raemont isn't convinced he needs to buy health insurance when he loses coverage under his dad's plan in a couple of years — no matter what happens in the policy debate in Washington, or how cheap the...

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<![CDATA[More Hurdles as Senate Again Delays Vote on GOP Health Bill]]>Sun, 16 Jul 2017 18:46:41 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/johnmccainefeuerherdII.jpg
The Senate delayed a highly anticipated vote this coming week to repeal and replace the nation's health care law after Sen. John McCain's announced absence due to surgery, an enormous setback as time dwindles...

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<![CDATA[White House Pitches Health Bill to Skeptical US Governors]]>Sat, 15 Jul 2017 15:57:49 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/governorshealthbill.jpg
The Trump administration is struggling to get support from skeptical U.S. governors for a revised health care bill before the U.S. Senate. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Centers...

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<![CDATA[Trump, Administration Press Republicans to Back Health Bill]]>Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:11:18 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mitchmcconnellfeuerherdIIIVVV.jpg
From both sides of the Atlantic, President Donald Trump and other administration officials lobbied Republicans Friday to support the Senate GOP's reworked health care bill, with the president saying wavering...

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<![CDATA[Trump Will Take Health Care Credit or Cast Blame: Analysis]]>Fri, 14 Jul 2017 07:22:41 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17124741528885.jpg
If congressional Republicans succeed in repealing and replacing "Obamacare," expect a big Rose Garden celebration with President Donald Trump taking credit. If they fail? Trump has already indicated he...

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<![CDATA[This Is How the GOP Plan Would Change Health Care Coverage]]>Thu, 13 Jul 2017 20:57:32 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-813943998.jpg
Senate Republican leaders released a new version of their health care bill on Thursday and they hope to vote on it as soon as next week. The Senate bill would weaken protections for people with pre-existing...

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<![CDATA[Keep Your Cool This Summer: Safety Tips for the Heat]]>Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:32:18 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17186795988820.jpg
With temperatures in some parts of the country soaring as high as 120 degrees this summer, combatting the heat is no easy task. Last year 94 people suffered from heat related deaths more than double the...

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<![CDATA[Investors: 'Pharma Bro' Shkreli Was Shady -- and Profitable]]>Thu, 13 Jul 2017 12:59:31 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/shkreli2.jpg
The jury at the securities fraud trial of "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli has heard investors accuse the quirky former biotech CEO of repeatedly giving them the runaround when they tried to pull their money out...

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<![CDATA[Connecticut Doctor Arrested While Feds Search for Other in Major Health Fraud Scheme]]>Thu, 13 Jul 2017 19:39:48 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Family+Health+Urgent+Care+Doctor+Rhamil+Mansourov.JPG
One Connecticut doctor has been arrested and federal officials are searching for another in connection with an investigation that authorities are calling the largest health care fraud enforcement action by...

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<![CDATA[US Charges Hundreds in Health Fraud Schemes Worth $1.3B]]>Thu, 13 Jul 2017 10:48:01 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/jeffsessions400charged_1200x675.jpg
More than 400 people have been charged with taking part in health care fraud and opioid scams that totaled $1.3 billion in false billing, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday. Sessions called...

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<![CDATA[McConnell Reveals New Health Bill; Will His GOP Support It?]]>Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:15:50 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/812745510-McConnell-Health-Care-Bill-Release.jpg
Republican leaders unveiled a new health care bill Thursday in their increasingly desperate effort to deliver on seven years of promises to repeal and replace "Obamacare." They immediately lost two key...

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<![CDATA[Senate Consumer Choice Idea Could Raise Premiums for Sick]]>Thu, 13 Jul 2017 22:37:14 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tedcruzinAustin_1200x675.jpg
A health care proposal from Senate conservatives would let insurers sell skimpy policies provided they also offer a comprehensive plan. It's being billed as pro-consumer, allowing freedom of choice and potential...

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<![CDATA[Dayton Hospital Calls on Volunteers to Cuddle Opioid Babies]]>Wed, 12 Jul 2017 11:38:43 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_cuddleprogram0710_1500x845.jpg
As the opioid epidemic grips Ohio, one Dayton hospital is making sure their youngest victims are in good hands. Each year, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Miami Valley Hospital see an average of 90...]]>
<![CDATA[How Ongoing 'Toxic Stress' Can Affect a Child's Brain]]>Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:06:22 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17192441853371-Toxic-Stress.jpg
A quiet, unsmiling little girl with big brown eyes crawls inside a carpeted cubicle, hugs a stuffed teddy bear tight, and turns her head away from the noisy classroom. The safe spaces, quiet times and breathing...

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<![CDATA[Actor’s Death Spotlights Risk in Detoxing Alone]]>Tue, 11 Jul 2017 21:37:03 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_100608010193.jpg
Actor Nelsan Ellis, best known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds on the HBO series "True Blood," died suddenly this week at the age of 39. The actor struggled with drug and alcohol abuse for many years,...

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<![CDATA[Coffee Drinkers Seem to Live Longer, According to Researchers]]>Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:52:25 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Coffee+Generic.PNG
Go ahead and order that second cup. Studies have found that people who frequently enjoy a cup of joe could live longer lives, according to researchers at the University of Southern California. "We cannot...]]>
<![CDATA[New GOP Health Bill Likely Keeping Obama Tax Boosts on Rich]]>Tue, 11 Jul 2017 19:13:33 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mitchmcconelGOP_1200x675.jpg
A revised Senate Republican health care bill will likely retain a pair of tax boosts President Barack Obama imposed on wealthier Americans that have helped finance his law's expansion of coverage, a leading...

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<![CDATA[Insurer Profits Up With Obamacare: Report ]]>Mon, 10 Jul 2017 18:20:14 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-657458982-healthcare.jpg
Insurer profits are up this year in Obamacare’s individual exchanges, according to a new report by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. As NBC News reported, the analysis found insurance companies...

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<![CDATA[Companies Target Sleep With High-Tech Slumber Products]]>Mon, 10 Jul 2017 08:08:27 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/armus-sleep-number.jpg
Pillows that track your snoozing patterns? A bed that adjusts based on how much you twist and turn? Companies are adding more technology into their products, hoping to lure customers craving a better night's...

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<![CDATA[US Uninsured Up by 2M This Year as Gains Erode: Survey]]>Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:01:40 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mcconnell-mitch.jpg
The number of U.S. adults without health insurance has grown by some 2 million this year, according to a major new survey that finds recent coverage gains beginning to erode. The new numbers highlight what's at...

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<![CDATA[As Drug Resistance Evolves, Gonorrhea Is Getting Harder to Treat]]>Sat, 08 Jul 2017 14:58:46 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/170*120/gonorrea-5.jpg
Gonorrhea infections are becoming harder and harder to treat, according to new data published by the World Health Organization. The WHO found that ciprofloxacin and azithromyc – two drugs commonly used to treat...

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<![CDATA[FDA Approves First New Drug in 20 Years for Sickle Cell]]>Fri, 07 Jul 2017 23:54:53 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/sicklecellcenter_1200x675.jpg
he U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in nearly 20 years for sickle cell, an inherited disease in which abnormally shaped red blood cells can't properly carry oxygen throughout...

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<![CDATA[Doctors Are Prescribing Fewer Opioids in Much of US: CDC]]>Fri, 07 Jul 2017 08:26:13 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/armus-opioid-prescriptions.jpg
Overall opioid prescription rates have been falling in recent years, but the powerful drugs have become more plentiful in more than 1 in 5 U.S. counties, a report released Thursday finds. The amount of opioids...

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<![CDATA[Painkiller Maker Stops Sales at FDA Request Because of Abuse]]>Thu, 06 Jul 2017 18:40:54 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_16271837996563.jpg
The maker of painkiller Opana ER is pulling the drug off the market at the request of federal regulators because of abuse. Endo International PLC said Thursday it will voluntarily stop selling the pills...

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<![CDATA[Smelling Your Food Leads to Weight Gain: Study]]>Mon, 10 Jul 2017 15:21:54 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-106907321.jpg
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that smell-deficient mice who ate the same amount of fatty foods as mice who could smell, gained twice their normal weight.

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<![CDATA[Tumor Gene Testing Urged to Tell if Drug Targets Your Cancer]]>Thu, 06 Jul 2017 13:32:44 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/160*120/tumorwomancancer_1200x675.jpg
Colon cancer. Uterine cancer. Pancreatic cancer. Whatever the tumor, the more gene mutations lurking inside, the better chance your immune system has to fight back. That's the premise behind the recent approval...

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<![CDATA[Ice Bucket Challenge Originator to Get Help With Medical Bills]]>Wed, 05 Jul 2017 11:45:07 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/210*120/AP_17184427256126.jpg
The man who inspired the ice bucket challenge to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig's disease research will have his own medical bills covered for a while. The Salem News reports that Pete Frates and his...

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<![CDATA[Soy 'Milk'? Even Federal Agencies Can't Agree on Terminology]]>Mon, 03 Jul 2017 15:21:16 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/soymilk1.jpg
Dairy farmers want U.S. regulators to banish the term "soy milk," but documents show even government agencies haven't always agreed on what to call such drinks. The U.S. Department of Agriculture "fervently"...

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<![CDATA[Preterm Birth Rates Have Increased in the U.S.]]>Fri, 30 Jun 2017 13:36:24 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/premiiebaby_1200x675.jpg
Almost 10 percent of newborn babies in the United States are born premature according to a new report released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Hold the Nitrites: Are Hot Dogs Healthier Without?]]>Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:37:36 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/hotdogs_1200x675.jpg
Backyard cooks looking to grill this summer have another option: hot dogs without "added nitrites." Are they any healthier? Oscar Mayer is touting its new hot dog recipe that uses nitrite derived from...

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<![CDATA[Science Says: Pregnant or Trying? Don't Let Zika Guard Down ]]>Thu, 29 Jun 2017 17:21:37 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/zikababybrazil_1200x675.jpg
he Zika virus may not seem as big a threat as last summer but don't let your guard down — especially if you're pregnant or trying to be. While cases of the birth defect-causing virus have dropped sharply...

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<![CDATA[New CBO Report Finds Deep Medicaid Cuts in GOP Bill]]>Thu, 29 Jun 2017 18:07:52 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17178803963393.jpg
The Senate health care bill’s Medicaid cuts would grow even deeper after a decade, according to a new report Thursday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, leaving more people without coverage...

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<![CDATA[Large Study Links Key Pesticide to Weakened Honeybee Hives]]>Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:02:20 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/beesinoregon_1200x675.jpg
A common and much-criticized pesticide dramatically weakens already vulnerable honeybee hives, according to a new massive field study in three European countries. For more than a decade, the populations...

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<![CDATA[40 Health Bill Demonstrators Arrested Outside Senate Offices]]>Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:50:15 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/802118662-Trump-Senate-Health-Care-Aftermath.jpg
The Republican Party's long-promised repeal of "Obamacare" stands in limbo after Senate GOP leaders, short of support, abruptly shelved a vote on legislation to fulfill the promise. The surprise development...

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<![CDATA[GOP Health Care Bill Could Raise Premiums 74 Percent: Study]]>Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:44:31 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/699666664-Mitch-McConnell.jpg
Health care premiums could rise 74 percent for the average customer under the Republican Senate health care bill, according to a new report. Older and low-income Americans could face the highest increases...

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<![CDATA[Lacking Support, GOP Leaders Delay Health Care Bill Vote]]>Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:12:45 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17178803963393.jpg
Senate GOP leaders abruptly shelved their long-sought health care overhaul Tuesday, asserting they can still salvage it but raising new doubts whether President Donald Trump and the Republicans will ever deliver...

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<![CDATA[Hot Car Deaths: Scientists Detail Why Parents Forget]]>Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:58:02 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/hotweatherPHX_1200x675.jpg
Neuroscientists at the University of South Florida have taken a deep dive into the psychological and biological science behind the "Forgotten Baby Syndrome," NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[These Senators Will Make or Break the GOP's Health Care Push]]>Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:31:51 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/195*120/182286550.jpg
President Donald Trump's campaign promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare" is now in the hands of a key group of GOP senators who are opposing —or not yet supporting — legislation Senate Majority Leader...

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<![CDATA[Seniors Concerned Health Care Plan is 'Age Tax']]>Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:22:30 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/senior-health-care.jpg
A Senate Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act aims to reduce funding for Medicaid, the single largest source of health care coverage in the United States. Organizations like AARP are concerned...

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<![CDATA[Senate Health Bill Adds 22 Million Uninsured: Budget Office]]>Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:59:11 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/699666664-Mitch-McConnell.jpg
The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under President Barack Obama's health care law, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday, complicating...

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<![CDATA[What Trump Has Promised on Health Care]]>Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:52:38 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17124741528885.jpg
President Donald Trump is not known for plunging into the details of complex policy issues, and health care is no exception. Since his campaign days, Trump has addressed health care in broad, aspirational...

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<![CDATA[Medical Groups Hate the 'Heartless' Senate Health Care Plan]]>Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:11:45 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-699840802.jpg
Both versions of the Republican plan to fix the American health care system would make things worse, not better, according to groups that represent a variety of physicians. NBC News reported that pediatrician...

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<![CDATA[How Senate Health Bill Compares to House Bill, 'Obamacare']]>Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:54:35 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-699905432.jpg
The Senate Republican health care bill would guarantee immediate assistance for insurance markets that are struggling in many states. Yet overall it would do the same thing as its House counterpart: less federal...

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<![CDATA[Hummus Sold At Wal-Mart, Target Recalled for Listeria Risk]]>Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:40:58 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/armus-hummus.jpg
A brand of pine nut hummus sold at major retailers including Wal-Mart and Target has been recalled by its manufacturer because it may be contaminated with listeria. House of Thaller, which is based in...

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<![CDATA[5 Key Issues to Look for in the Senate Health Care Bill]]>Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:44:53 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mcconnell3.jpg
With Senate Republican leaders expected to release details of their health care bill in a 9:30 a.m. meeting Thursday, NBC News rounded up five big issues that are at the heart of the proposed legislation.

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<![CDATA[Flu Vaccine Ineffective for People 65 and Older Last Winter]]>Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:53:28 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-458535168-flushotnew.jpg
The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around. U.S. health officials on Wednesday released new...

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<![CDATA[Women Keep Dressing Like ‘Handmaids’ at Statehouses]]>Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:02:43 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/handmaidslegislation_1200x675.jpg
Women across the country are using creative methods to get their message on reproductive rights to their local and state legislative bodies by channeling the characters from the dystopian novel, "The Handmaid's...

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<![CDATA[FDA Wants To Stop Pharma From 'Gaming' Generic Drug System]]>Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:30:53 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/pills-generic-03-GettyImages-108339198.jpg
The Food and Drug Administration is trying to stop pharmaceutical companies from "gaming" the system by blocking or delaying generic competition, Reuters reported. The agency plans a public meeting on July...

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<![CDATA[Namaste: It's International Yoga Day]]>Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:13:21 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+YOGA+DAY+THUMB.jpg
June 21 is the third annual International Yoga Day, which thousands of yogis across the world marked at mass gatherings. It's estimated that over 36 million Americans practice yoga annually, spending more...]]>
<![CDATA[GOP Medicaid Cuts Would Hit States Battling Opioid Epidemic]]>Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:02:58 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17166699140334-Heroin-Overdose-Survivor.jpg
The Republican drive to roll back Barack Obama's health care law is on a collision course with a national opioid epidemic that's not letting up. Medicaid cuts resulting from the GOP legislation would hit...

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<![CDATA[They're Back! Numbers of Ticks are High Across New England]]>Tue, 03 Oct 2017 12:11:16 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tickslymenewengland_1200x675.jpg
Tick numbers are on the rise across New England, raising the prospect of an increase in Lyme and other diseases associated with the blood suckers. Much of the region got a respite last year as the drought took...

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<![CDATA[India's No-Meat, No-Lust Advice for Pregnant Women Ridiculed]]>Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:55:00 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17170329215266-India-Pregnancy-Advice-Doctors.jpg
India's government is advising pregnant women to avoid all meat, eggs and lusty thoughts, but doctors say the advice is preposterous, and even dangerous, considering India's already-poor record with maternal...

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<![CDATA['Human Project' Study Will Ask 10,000 to Share Life's Data]]>Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:39:02 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17167479729521.jpg
Wanted: 10,000 New Yorkers interested in advancing science by sharing a trove of personal information, from cellphone locations and credit-card swipes to blood samples and life-changing events. For 20 years.

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<![CDATA[Too Hot to Handle: Study Shows Earth's Killer Heat Worsens]]>Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:50:14 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17167791954667-Heat-Wave-Phoenix.jpg
Killer heat is getting worse, a new study shows. Deadly heat waves like the one now broiling the American West are bigger killers than previously thought and they are going to grow more frequent, according to a...

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<![CDATA[Six Experts Resign From President's HIV/AIDS Advisory Panel]]>Sun, 18 Jun 2017 18:40:48 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-499435366.jpg
Scott Schoettes, Counsel and HIV Project Director at Lambda Legal, explained in a Newsweek op-ed Friday that he and five colleagues decided to leave their posts on the council in protest of the Trump...

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<![CDATA[Laundry Pods Can Be Fatal for Adults With Dementia]]>Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:14:26 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/detergent-pods-file.jpg
Within the past five years, six adults with cognitive impairment have died from ingesting brightly colored laundry detergent pods. During the same time, two children died from doing the same. According to...

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<![CDATA[App for Air Pollution Could Make City Living a Lot Safer]]>Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:50:53 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/calipollutionx1200x675.jpg
Out of a pollution study an app, that can pinpoint pollution hot spots block by block, is being developed for city dwellers, reported NBC News. A study suggests that it might be possible for local authorities...

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<![CDATA[Fewer Teens Are Vaping and Smoking, CDC Survey Finds]]>Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:41:20 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-647804748.jpg
Teen smoking rates have hit new lows in the U.S. and, for the first time, fewer high school students are trying e-cigarettes, NBC News reported. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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<![CDATA[Study Finds Traces of Lead in Some Baby Foods]]>Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:56:02 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/240*120/061517+generic+baby+food.JPG
A startling new report finds detectable levels of lead in baby food, a finding that may concern parents. But experts say it's important to stay vigilant about bigger sources of lead poisoning in...

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<![CDATA[GOP Health Care Law Could Cost Nearly 1 Million Jobs: Report]]>Wed, 14 Jun 2017 19:14:20 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-649341364.jpg
The American Health Care Act, the GOP’s answer to Obamacare, could end up costing the U.S. economy close to 1 million jobs, researchers predicted Wednesday. If the bill passes, it would initially boost jobs and...

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<![CDATA[Iraq: Food Poisoning Strikes Hundreds at Camp for Displaced]]>Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:00:45 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/iraqfoodposioningcamp_1200x675.jpg
Food poisoning at a camp for displaced residents of Mosul has made more than 700 people sick, with hundreds hospitalized, Iraqi officials said Tuesday. The incident at the Hassan Sham U2 camp, about 20...

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<![CDATA[Drones Carrying Defibrillators Could Aid Heart Emergencies]]>Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:06:20 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-586221528-drone.jpg
It sounds futuristic: drones carrying heart defibrillators swooping in to help bystanders revive people stricken by cardiac arrest. Researchers tested the idea and found drones arrived at the scene of...

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<![CDATA[Fancy Names May Get People to Eat Their Veggies]]>Tue, 13 Jun 2017 07:47:59 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP742732234097_Veggies.jpg
Researchers tried a big serving of food psychology and a dollop of trickery to get diners to eat their vegetables. And it worked. Veggies given names like "zesty ginger-turmeric sweet potatoes" and "twisted...

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<![CDATA[Doctors Reprogram Patients' Own Cells Into Cancer Assassins]]>Mon, 12 Jun 2017 19:14:58 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cancertcells_1200x675.jpg
Ken Shefveland's body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They removed some of his immune cells, engineered them into cancer assassins...

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<![CDATA[Obesity Rising in Nations Rich and Poor, Especially in Kids]]>Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:35:30 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ObeseChildChina.jpg
The global obesity problem now affects 1 in 10 people in the world, it is rising in countries rich and poor, and in many countries it is increasing faster in children than adults, according to a new study. The...

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<![CDATA[Tyson Recalls 2.4M Pounds of Chicken Due to Allergy Risk]]>Mon, 12 Jun 2017 11:21:00 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Tyson-Foods-generic.jpg
Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling more than 2.4 million pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken products because the bread crumbs may contain milk, a potential allergen not included on the label.

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<![CDATA[Trader Joe's Recalls Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream]]>Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:35:12 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/trader-joes-green-tea.jpg
Trader Joe's is recalling all of its Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream because the products may contain small pieces of metal.

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<![CDATA[New Frontier in Cancer Care: Turning Blood Into Living Drugs]]>Mon, 12 Jun 2017 06:49:12 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17102598700716-Immune-Therapy-Cancer-Drugs.jpg
Ken Shefveland's body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They removed some of his immune cells, engineered them into cancer assassins...

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<![CDATA['Beating Heart in a Box' Promises Major Medical Revolution]]>Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:57:56 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/182*120/humanheartcopyART_1200x675.jpg
The most current method and technology available for heart transplants is an estimated 50 years old but new technology may revolutionize how heart transplant surgeries may change in the near future, reported NBC...

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<![CDATA[FDA Asks Company to Pull Its Opioid Opana Because of Abuse]]>Thu, 08 Jun 2017 20:56:16 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_16271837996563.jpg
The Food and Drug Administration has asked Endo Pharmaceuticals to remove Opana ER, an extended release form of the opioid drug oxymorphone made by the drug company, from the market because it has such a...

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<![CDATA[Zika Birth Defects in US Territories Similar to Other Places]]>Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:38:54 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/zikababygeneric_1200x675.jpg
A report released Thursday shows Zika had about the same impact on birth defects in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories as it did in other places hit by the epidemic. About 1 in 20 women infected with...

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<![CDATA[6 Reasons to Celebrate Global Running Day]]>Wed, 07 Jun 2017 16:49:09 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/running-shoes.jpg
Last week had National Doughnut Day. Global Running Day is here Wednesday, giving you a good excuse to work off those treats. Here are six reasons why you should join more than 1.2 million people from...

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