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Health Headlines for Tuesday, October 3

With Federal Cuts to Hospitals, Cuomo Suggests New York City Step Up

New York Times

After weeks of warning about its possible consequences, a federal cut to New York’s hospitals took effect on Sunday, adding stress to the state’s already overworked public health care system.

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Health-care dilemma: 10,000 boomers retiring each day


What do you get when an abundant demographic cohort hits the 65-year mark?

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State unveils 2018 options, insurers on health marketplace

Rome Sentinel

The New York State of Health has unveiled the Qualified Health Plan and Essential Plan options that will be available to consumers in 2018 in the state health marketplace. Open enrollment in the plans will begin on Nov. 1 and runs through Jan. 31.

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Skipping breakfast tied to higher risk of hardening in arteries


People who skip breakfast may be more likely to develop atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, than individuals who start each day with a hearty meal, a new study suggests.

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Switching to e-cigarettes could save 6.6 million American smokers: researchers


Up to 6.6 million early deaths in America might be averted over 10 years if smokers switched to e-cigarettes, and the nicotine delivery devices should be adopted as part of an “endgame for cigarette smoking”, researchers said on Monday.

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Drug deaths have claimed 55 Broome County residents so far in 2017, DA says

Press & Sune Bulletin

Thirteen overdose deaths happened in Broome County during the past three months, and all were traced to heroin or opioids, the District Attorney’s Office announced Monday.

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A community overwhelmed by opioids


Now to a special reporting effort here at the NewsHour that we are calling America Addicted.

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