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Health Headlines for July 22, 2019

Senate task force on opioids to review addiction policies

Politico Pro

A newly reformed Senate task force will travel throughout the state during the summer and fall to review efforts to prevent and treat opioid addictions and reduce the number of overdose-related deaths.

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Trump health official bashes public option as no better than ‘Medicare for All’

The Hill

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma said a government-backed public option would promote unfair competition, and would drive private insurers out of the market.

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O’Rourke and de Blasio spar over ‘Medicare for All’


De Blasio accuses his fellow Democratic presidential candidate of engaging in “lazy fear mongering tactics” as the health care policy debate ratchets up.

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State Raises Statewide smoking age to 21


The change, which takes effect in 120 days, will apply to the sales of traditional tobacco products as well as electronic cigarettes and vaporizers.

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Healthier Southern Tier: Skin Cancer


While one in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives, there are ways to minimize our risk.

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Better Dental Health: A Healthier CNY


Poor dental habits affect not only our teeth but also our overall health.

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