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Health Headlines for Tuesday, November 14

Drug Costs in the Spotlight With Trump’s Pick for Health Secretary


The drug executive President Donald Trump has picked to lead the Department Health and Human Services isn’t likely to shy away from the topic of sky-high medication prices — but it may be insurers and drug plans that feel the heat as much as his former industry.

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New York allows patients with PTSD to access medical marijuana (VIDEO)

Watertown Daily Times

New legislation will allow New Yorkers diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder to obtain medical marijuana, which officials say may be able to help veterans throughout the state.

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Under New Guidelines, Millions More Americans Will Need to Lower Blood Pressure

New York Times

The nation’s leading heart experts on Monday issued new guidelines for high blood pressure that mean tens of millions more Americans will meet the criteria for the condition, and will need to change their lifestyles or take medicines to treat it.

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Uninsured and in Need of Healthcare


Ilma Perez is having dental trouble. Ten years ago in her home country of Colombia, she had a terrible motorcycle accident that put her in the ICU for 3 months.

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Rise in teen suicide connected to social media popularity: study

New York Post

An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link.

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