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Health Headlines for August 4, 2020

NY hits record new low for coronavirus hospitalizations

NY Post

According to the governor, the state saw 536 people hospitalized with the bug on Sunday — a new low since March 17 when the pandemic was still growing.

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NY Health commissioner pressed on COVID-19 nursing home data, policies

State of Politics

Dr. Howard Zucker was pressed by state lawmakers on data inconsistencies and state policies surrounding nursing homes in New York and their role during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Excellus BCBS makes big donation to Food Bank of Central New York


The support will help provide nutritious food to more than 159,000 individuals throughout eight counties.

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Empire BCBS and Amazon give members increased access to health information to enhance their healthcare experience


Members can use Alexa-enabled devices to take actions such as order prescription refills and look up health plan information.

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Nonprofits press Cuomo, lawmakers to end contract payment delays


More than 700 nonprofits have called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to rescind a July 6 executive order that suspended New York’s prompt payment regulations.

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