Trump Plans to Declare Opioid Epidemic a National Emergency

New York Times

President Trump said on Thursday that he was preparing to officially declare the United States’ worsening epidemic of opioid overdoses as a national emergency, accepting an urgent recommendation from a national commission that he appointed.

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Medical marijuana lotions, chewables proposed in N.Y.

Albany Times Union

Medical marijuana could be sold in lotions, patches and as chewable tablets under new rules under consideration by the state Health Department.

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Scam targets Medicare users to divulge Social Security numbers

Democrat & Chronicle

Scammers are taking advantage of an upcoming change to Medicare cards and seniors and families should be on alert.

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Case of maggots in throat offers rare look at neglect probes

Albany Times Union

In his bed at a New York state group home for the severely disabled, Steven Wenger lay helpless against a silent invader.

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Health insurance premiums expected to increase for New Jerseyans in 2018

NJBIZ

Weeks after the collapse of the attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, uncertainty around federal action is affecting premium rates and continues to unsettle the health insurance industry.

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Should You Sign Up Your Teen for a College Health Insurance Plan?

Consumer Reports

If you’re preparing to send your child off to college soon, you’re probably focused on squeezing in some last-minute family time and picking up all the necessary dorm gear.

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