CBO to release report on GOP health care plan later this month

New York Post

The Congressional Budget Office announced Wednesday that it will release its much-anticipated cost analysis of the House GOP healthcare reform plan early the week of May 22.

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U.S. FDA approves Merck immunotherapy/chemo combo for lung cancer

Reuters

Merck & Co (MRK.N) said on Wednesday U.S. health regulators approved its Keytruda in combination with chemotherapy for previously untreated advanced lung cancer, solidifying the drugmaker’s lead position in the field of medicines that help the immune system fight cancer.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield will offer customers free Lyft rides

PIX 11

Blue Cross Blue Shield wants you to make it to your doctor’s appointments — so much that it’s willing to pay for your Lyft.

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Thousands of Patient Records Leaked in New York Hospital Data Breach

NBC News

Medical records of at least 7,000 people compromised in a data breach involving Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in New York disclosed patients’ mental health and medical diagnoses, HIV statuses and sexual assault and domestic violence reports, according to records reviewed by NBC News.

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A Baffling Brain Defect Is Linked to Gut Bacteria, Scientists Say

New York Times

Researchers have traced the cause of a baffling brain disorder to a surprising source: a particular type of bacteria living in the gut.

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Noisy Knees? Arthritis May Be in Your Future

New York Times

If your knees creak and pop, the noises could be an indicator of early arthritis, even if the joint does not hurt, according to one of the first long-term studies of the association between noisy knees and joint disease.

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Another Voice: Medicaid program is marked by waste and abuse

Buffalo News

The abundance of misinformation about the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid is bordering on the ridiculous.

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