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Health Headlines for Tuesday, September 26

Health Bill Appears Dead as Pivotal G.O.P. Senator Declares Opposition

New York Times

A last-ditch attempt by President Trump and Senate Republicans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act appeared to collapse on Monday as a pivotal senator announced her firm opposition to the latest repeal plan, virtually ensuring that Republicans would not have the votes they need for passage.

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How New York’s ‘indigent’ health aid goes to the rich

New York Post

he award for the most deceptive name in New York state government goes to an obscure but expensive program called the “Indigent Care Pool.”

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NY moves closer to easing medical pot rules

Times Herald Record

New York’s Department of Health is close to easing regulations for companies to make new products; and patients, their caretakers and providers to learn about medical marijuana.

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U.S. FDA joins Interpol crackdown on illicit online pharmacies


Authorities from a record 123 countries, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, have taken action against hundreds of businesses suspected of illegally selling medicines over the internet, officials said on Monday.

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Why It’s So Risky for Heart Patients to Stop Taking a Daily Aspirin


By now, it’s not a surprise that doctors advise anyone who has had a heart attack or stroke to take a low-dose aspirin every day. But remembering to take a pill daily can be a challenge.

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Younger start in football linked to higher risk of behavior, mood problems


Boys who start playing American football before their 12th birthday may be at sharply increased risk of behavioral and mood problems later in life compared to peers who hit the gridiron later, according to a recent U.S. study.

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Searching For A Fairer Way To Distribute Donor Livers


Himanshu Patel ran a convenience store in Georgia until about a year ago, when his liver failure got so bad he had to quit.

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Roswell Park gets new 5-year contract to run state Smokers’ Quitline

Buffalo News

The state Department of Health recently awarded a $20.6 million contract to Roswell Park Cancer Institute to continue to house the New York State Smokers’ Quitline for another five years – an agreement that will allow Roswell Park to provide a comprehensive approach to help tobacco users successfully quit.

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