Lawmakers push IVF insurance coverage; industry pushes back

Albany Times Union/Blog

Kimberly Spath was in her early 30s when she tried to have a child.

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Too Many Opioids After Cesarean Delivery

New York Times

Doctors may be overprescribing opioids to women who have had cesarean sections.

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Knee surgery rates soaring among teen girls

Reuters

A growing number of U.S. athletes are getting operations to repair torn knee ligaments, and a new study suggests injury rates are highest and rising fastest among teen girls.

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Overdose Deaths Increased by Half in New York City Last Year, and Fentanyl is to Blame

Newsweek

New York City recorded 1,374 unintentional drug overdoses last year, a jump of 46 percent compared with the 2015 total of 937, according to new data released by the city this week.

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Eating fried potatoes linked to higher risk of death, study says

CNN

How your spuds are cooked is key to your health. People who eat fried potatoes two or more times a week double their risk of an early death compared to those who avoid them, a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found.

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Untreated sleep apnea may worsen markers of heart health and diabetes

Reuters

Properly treating a common sleep-related breathing disorder may have benefits for the heart and for blood sugar, a new study suggests.

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Daughters Will Suffer From Medicaid Cuts

New York Times

Nearly one in five adult children at some point provide care for at least one elderly parent, according to a new study by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.

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