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Health Headlines for Thursday November 30

Why closing hospitals and cutting staff won’t save NYC’s public hospital system

City & State

The devastating Medicaid and Medicare cuts that could be imposed as a result of the Trump-Republican tax plan might mean the end of New York City’s public hospitals as we know them.

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Health Nominee Grilled on Commitment to Lower Drug Prices

New York Times

Alex M. Azar II, President Trump’s nominee for secretary of health and human services, said Wednesday that he would try to reduce the burden of high drug costs, but he largely absolved drug companies from blame, placing the responsibility on a system that encourages price increases on medicines.

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HIV Diagnoses In New York City At Record Low, Health Department Says

CBS New York

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced Wednesday that HIV diagnoses in the city have reached their lowest level since tracking began.

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