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Health Headlines for Monday, October 2

Congress fails to extend Clinton-era bill providing affordable health care for 9 million children

New York Daily News

Nine million kids are on the verge of being uninsured after Congress failed to extend a Clinton-era bill that helps children in middle-class families obtain affordable health care.

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Replacing Faulty Heart Devices Costs Medicare $1.5 Billion in 10 Years

New York Times

Medicare paid at least $1.5 billion over a decade to replace seven types of defective heart devices, a government watchdog says. The devices apparently failed for thousands of patients.

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Hospitals in the ER: Resuscitating NY’s public health system

New York Daily News

A new physician will shortly be attending at the city’s financially hemorrhaging public hospital system, and not a moment too soon.

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Here’s why NY exodus may speed up

Newsday

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo squirmed this week after preliminary news of possible federal personal income tax cuts was announced in Washington.

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Manhattan assemblywoman seeks ban on sale of flavored e-cigarette liquids to curb teen vaping

New York Daily News

In a bid to diminish the appeal of vaping to teens, a state lawmaker from Manhattan wants to ban the sale of flavored liquids used in e-cigarettes.

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Insulin illustrates health care woes

Newsday

In 1923, the three inventors of insulin sold the patent to the University of Toronto for $1 each. They wanted everyone to have access to the drug.

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One episode of postpartum depression raises likelihood of more

Reuters

Depression after giving birth is rare among women with no history of psychiatric disorders, but once “postpartum depression” occurs, the odds are much higher that it will happen again after subsequent births, researchers say.

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