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Cuomo: NY health care stays intact regardless of Trump; 1199SEIU approves

A prominent Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer is aiming to return to the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges next year in several states, including big markets like Texas and IL. "These aggressive actions will make certain that no matter what happens in Congress , the people of NY will not have to worry about losing access to the quality medical care they need and deserve".

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Jared Kushner to meet with Senate Intelligence staff soon

ABC News reported in late May that contacts between Kushner and Russian officials are of interest to both congressional and FBI investigators looking into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Bridge Project has launched 'Trump Connections' which creates a relational diagram linking Trump and his administration (including Kushner) to Putin and other Russian officials.

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Zoe Saldana Raises HIV Awareness in Sia's Powerful New Music Video

Saldana subsequently goes through a whirlwind of emotions, expressed through handsome interpretative choreography. "And, if left untreated, will be passed on to the baby growing inside her". The video ends with Saldana holding her newborn with optimism, and the message that HIV/AIDS is the No. 1 killer of reproductive age women worldwide.

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Overdoses now leading cause of death of Americans under 50

However, the New York Times looked at estimates for 2016 from hundreds of state health departments, county coroners, and medical examiners to compile their overall prediction, including the locations that accounted for 76 percent of reported overdose deaths in 2015.

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Skokie mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus

The flavivirus has been making its way across the country since 1999 through a range of mosquito species , and is not transmitted through person-to-person or animal-to-person contact. WAND talked to health officials on how to stay safe from the virus that can easily turn deadly if untreated. "The recent rain and warmer weather provide a favorable environment for mosquitoes to carry the virus", said OCCHD director Phil Maytubby in a press release .

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Moderate drinking is associated with decline in brain health, claim researchers

People who drank more than 30 units a week on average had the highest risk, but even those who drank moderately - between 14 and 21 units a week - were far more likely than abstainers to have hippocampal atrophy, the scientists said . "These results support the recent reduction in alcohol guidance in the United Kingdom and question the current limits recommended in the U.S". "The results are encouraging since they suggest that reducing alcohol consumption today could prevent or delay ...