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Health Headlines for Tuesday, June 12

Hypertension costly to patients, society


Each year, U.S. adults with high blood pressure incur almost $2,000 more in annual healthcare costs, according to a new study

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Gillibrand rails against high drug prices

The Tribune

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand stood with seniors and senior services providers at the John Duke Senior Center on Friday, to announce her legislation the Stop Price Gouging Act, which would drive down prescription drug prices, ensure access to affordable medications for New York seniors, and penalize drug companies that raise prices of medication without justification.

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Connections: Will we see single-payer healthcare in New York State?


What do you know about the New York Health Act? We talk about the bill that could bring single-payer healthcare to New York State.

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Candidates focus on expanding health care

Daily Gazette

The five Democratic candidates in the 21st Congressional District focused on universal health care and the disconnect between the federal government and upstate New York during a forum Monday night at the Saratoga Springs Middle School.

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Editorial: It’s ECMC’s turn for $10 million in state funding

Buffalo News

Erie County Medical Center has made a formal request to the state asking for $10 million toward its planned new $55 million trauma center and emergency department.

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