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Health Headlines for Tuesday, November 7

Record surge in ObamaCare enrollments

New York Post

A record number of Americans are reportedly signing up for ObamaCare, despite uncertainty surrounding health-care markets and White House cutbacks to the program.

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Anthem’s New Boss Brings the Right Medicine


Anthem’s decision to name industry veteran Gail Boudreaux to succeed Joe Swedish as its CEO looks like a bullish development for the big health insurer.

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Hospitals brace for major cuts from changes to federal drug program

Buffalo Business First

Safety net hospitals could see millions in funding cuts with changes to federal drug discount program.

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Premiums Rise 6.6% on Employer Plans, Up from Five-Year Trend

Health Leaders Media

Premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance coverage rose an average of 6.6% in 2017, up from the five-year average increase of 5.6%, according to new data.

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CVS Will Offer Next-Day Delivery of Prescription Drugs

New York Times

CVS Health said on Monday that it would begin offering next-day delivery of prescription drugs and same-day service in some big cities next year, reflecting the company’s worries about potential competition from Amazon.

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Abusing Pot, Booze Lowers Teens’ Chances for Success in Life

U.S. News

The American dream of success is a lot harder to attain for teenagers who use pot and alcohol, especially if they become substance abusers, a new study reports.

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Take these preventative steps to lower your breast cancer risk

New York Daily News

I’m often asked if there are preventive steps people can take to cut their breast cancer risk. And the answer is yes!

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Exercise linked to lower risk of premature death in older women


Older women who get more moderate to vigorous physical activity may be less likely to die prematurely than their counterparts who don’t get much exercise, a U.S. study suggests.

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