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Cuomo to Ban Fracking in New York State, Citing Health Risks - New York Times

New York Times

Cuomo to Ban Fracking in New York State, Citing Health Risks
New York Times
“I cannot support high volume hydraulic fracturing in the great state of New York,” said Howard Zucker, the acting commissioner of health. That conclusion was delivered publicly during a year-end cabinet meeting called by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in Albany.
Cuomo to Ban Fracking as Health Department Calls It UnsafeBloomberg
Fracking in New York: State Health, DEC Officials Recommend AgainstTWC News
New York will move to prohibit fracking, citing health, economic risksPittsburgh Post Gazette
Buffalo News -Bangor Daily News -AOL News
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4 Smart Year-End Strategies for Maximizing Your Health Benefits - TIME

4 Smart Year-End Strategies for Maximizing Your Health Benefits
TIME
Tray of dental instruments Dental plans often have annual coverage caps. Have you used up yours yet? Peter Dazeley—Getty Images. In these winter months, don't overlook these valuable health perks—and the crucial deadlines for getting your money's ...


Health spending — under control? - Washington Post

Health spending — under control?
Washington Post
Has the monster of exploding health costs finally been slain? After five years of slow spending growth, it's tempting to think so. This would be a momentous development, because rising health spending has had damaging side effects. It has reduced ...
Federal grant to NJ aims to improve health systemNorthJersey.com
Ohio gets grant for new health-care payments modelColumbus Dispatch
New Hampshire gets $2M health care grantThe State
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel -The Seattle Times
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Nearly 2.5 Million Consumers Have Selected Health Plans On Federal ... - Kaiser Health News

Kaiser Health News

Nearly 2.5 Million Consumers Have Selected Health Plans On Federal ...
Kaiser Health News
More than 1 million people selected a health plan during the fourth week of the health law's open enrollment and nearly 2.5 million have done so since it began Nov. 15, federal officials said Tuesday. “And this was before an extremely busy weekend ...
Millions More Sign Up for Obamacare Health InsuranceNBCNews.com
OVERNIGHT HEALTH: HealthCare.gov sees record trafficThe Hill
Obamacare Limits Choice Of Health PlansForbes
New York Times
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5 Scary Health Conditions Your Dentist Can Spot - Yahoo Health

5 Scary Health Conditions Your Dentist Can Spot
Yahoo Health
“It's becoming clear that we need to consider integrating oral and general health care,” says Steve Offenbacher, D.D.S., director of the Center for Oral and Systemic Diseases at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “The oral cavity is the ...

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Few Employers Cover Egg Freezing For Women With Cancer - NPR (blog)

NPR (blog)

Few Employers Cover Egg Freezing For Women With Cancer
NPR (blog)
Women's health advocates say they welcome any expansion of fertility coverage. But they say that the much-publicized changes at a few high-profile companies such as Facebook and Apple are still relatively rare, even for women with serious illnesses ...

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$2M awarded to improve state health care - The Harlan Daily Enterprise

$2M awarded to improve state health care
The Harlan Daily Enterprise
Nationwide, 28 states, three territories and the District of Columbia will receive over $665 million in Affordable Care Act funding to design and test health care payment and service delivery models that will improve health care quality and lower costs ...


Forbidden Topic in Health Policy Debate: Cost Effectiveness - New York Times

Forbidden Topic in Health Policy Debate: Cost Effectiveness
New York Times
If I had a pill that would extend your life by one day, but it cost a billion dollars, it's unlikely that many people would argue that health insurance should pay for it. We all understand that while the benefit might be real and quantifiable, it's not ...

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Infant Death Triggers FDA Health Provider Warning On Probiotic Risks - Forbes

Infant Death Triggers FDA Health Provider Warning On Probiotic Risks
Forbes
The dietary supplement, specifically marketed for use in infants and children, contains three viable bacteria strains that, the company claims, “support good health in these populations by helping to maintain a healthy balance within the intestine's ...


3 tips to help use health flexible spending account money before losing it - Minneapolis Star Tribune

3 tips to help use health flexible spending account money before losing it
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Sunscreen may not top many shopping lists this time of year, but stocking up now can keep you from wasting money. December is the final month for many people with employer-sponsored health coverage to spend the remaining balance in their health care ...

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