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Health Headlines for Tuesday, January 30

Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan Link Up to Form New Health-Care Company


Three corporate giants are teaming up to combat what billionaire Warren Buffett calls a “hungry tapeworm” feasting on the U.S. economy: health care.

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Deadline Looms For New Yorkers To Sign Up For Health Insurance


For those who are not covered by health insurance, the state offers a marketplace for New Yorkers to shop for health insurance plans.

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Health insurer Aetna quarterly profit soars 75.5 percent


Aetna Inc (AET.N), which has agreed to be bought by CVS Health Inc (CVS.N), reported a 75.5 percent rise in quarterly profit on Tuesday, due to lower restructuring and transaction and integration-related costs.

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Schumer: Looming funding cuts mean Syracuse health center loses 75 jobs, care for 29,000

Syracuse Post Standard

The U.S. Senate minority leader stopped by the Syracuse Community Health Center on Monday to urge his colleagues in Congress to find a way to pay for community health centers here and in the rest of the country.

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Sen. Schumer, Gov. Cuomo seek assistance for state in the face of influenza spike

Watertown Daily Times

Both Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y. and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo seek to address the geographically widespread influenza epidemic, as New York sees a record number of cases.

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Letter: Health care is a state issue, too


A fourth candidate has jumped into the race for the Democratic nomination for New York’s 24th Congressional District as signs continue to point to a Democratic wave in this fall’s midterm elections.

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Health department to install over 300 blood pressure kiosks across the city

New York Post

It’s easy to get your blood pressure up in New York — and now the city wants to measure how high in an effort to save your life.

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NY considers ‘supervised consumption spaces’ for drug addicts

Poughkeepsie Journal

New York is discussing creating places for drug users to use drugs in a safe, controlled environment.

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Flu shots urged as hospitalizations rise across NY state

Adirondack Daily Enterprise

State health officials say a drastic rise in flu cases has hospitalized more than 1,600 New Yorkers this past week alone.

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