Insurer Anthem Fires Back at Cigna

New York Times

Health insurers Anthem and Cigna are now trading lawsuits instead of working together to salvage a shaky $48-billion buyout agreement.

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Humana Plans to Pull Out of Obamacare’s Insurance Exchanges

New York Times

Humana announced on Tuesday that it would no longer offer health insurance coverage in the state marketplaces created under the federal health care law, becoming the first major insurer to cast a no-confidence vote over selling individual plans on the public exchanges for 2018.

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New York state issues nursing home quality rankings

Buffalo Business First

A total of 22 nursing homes in Western New York have been designated as top performers in a new statewide assessment of quality. Another 11 were listed among the worst.

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New HIV Infections Drop 18 Percent In Six Years

blog*AIDS*gov

Decline signals HIV prevention and treatment efforts in the U.S. are paying off, but not all communities are seeing the same progress.

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Why Exercise Is Good for the Heart

New York Times

Even a single workout could be good for the heart. That’s the conclusion of a fascinating new study in mice that found that 30 minutes on a treadmill affects gene activity within cardiac cells in ways that, over the long haul, could slow the aging of the animals’ hearts.

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5 Ways Women Can Cut Their Heart Attack Risk

U.S. News

Heart disease is the leading killer of American women, but lifestyle changes can reduce the risk, a heart expert says.

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Solving the myths of Alzheimer’s

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Dr. Alois Alzheimer, a German physician and psychiatrist, first diagnosed the disease that bears his name in 1906.

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Pharmaceutical group to launch campaign against Gov. Cuomo’s plan to control prescription drug prices

New York Daily News

Big Pharma is striking back at Gov. Cuomo’s proposal to control the price of prescription drugs.

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