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SCHNEIDERMAN ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH EMBLEMHEALTH TO BOOST COVERAGE FOR PREVENTIVE SERVICES

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Affordable Care Act Requires Expanded Access To Preventative Care Without Cost-Sharing For Patients Enforcement Effort Will Remove Barriers To Patients Getting Preventative Colonoscopies, Provide Nearly $400,000 In Reimbursements To Patients NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced an agreement with EmblemHealth, Inc., requiring Emblem to cover anesthesiology services provided in connection with an in-network preventive colonoscopy, without any cost-sharing by the member. Emblem has also issued refunds to hundreds of Emblem members who paid a copayment, coinsurance, or deductible for such anesthesiology services. An important provision…

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Video: Harvard Neurosurgeon Confirms The Afterlife Exists

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By Steven Bancarz| Do we have a soul? Is there life after death?  The afterlife is something that has been experienced by countless people since recorded history who have returned to tell their tales, with the most noteworthy account experienced first-hand by Harvard trained brain neurosurgeon of 25 years, Dr. Eben Alexander.  This is not just another afterlife account that can be written off as a hallucination.  Before we look at exactly how his experience of the afterlife defies all scientific explanation, lets explore his account a little bit. Before…

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Behind Supreme Court’s Obamacare Case, A Secretive Society’s Hidden Hand

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The Supreme Court has no shortage of potentially precedent-shattering cases on its docket this term. But the one the justices are hearing tomorrow, King v. Burwell, could be the most consequential. King focuses on the issue of whether low-income people who get insurance under the Affordable Care Act’s federal exchanges are entitled to tax subsidies. Much has been said (and written) about what could happen if the justices rule “no”: Millions of people in as many as 37 states could lose their health coverage. The political earthquake could be cataclysmic.[coupon couponid="3100" coupon_align="cctor_alignright" name="Back to School Special Computer Tune-up and Diagnostic…

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Helen Hayes Hospital To Host CarFit Safety Event for Older Drivers April 25, 2015

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Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, NY will host a CarFit driving safety event for older drivers on Saturday, April 25th from 9:00am to 12:00pm in the hospital’s Parking Lot G. The event, which is free and open to the public by appointment, will provide attendees with personalized vehicle evaluations by certified CarFit technicians, helping older drivers achieve a perfect fit for increased driving safety. HHH’s CarFit technicians will spend approximately 20 minutes with each driver and their vehicle, making changes to seat and mirror positions, helping drivers achieve proper foot placement, and aiding with other adjustments…

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SCHNEIDERMAN ASKS MAJOR RETAILERS TO HALT SALES OF CERTAIN HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS

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Cease And Desist Letters Sent To GNC, Target, Walgreens And Walmart As Most Store Brand Supplements Were Found To Contain Contaminants Not Identified On Ingredient Labels; Just 21% Of Supplement Tests Identified DNA From Plant Species Listed On Labels Schneiderman: Mislabeled Consumer Products Pose Unacceptable Health Hazards NEW YORK -- Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that his office sent letters to four major retailers, GNC, Target, Walmart, and Walgreens, for allegedly selling store brand herbal supplement products in New York that either could not be verified to contain the labeled substance, or which were found to contain ingredients…

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Governor Signs Senator Carlucci Legislation to Protect Whistleblowers

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New Law provides Protections from Retaliatory Actions for Mental Hygiene Workers ALBANY- Last night Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation into law that will reinforce protections given to employee’s from retaliatory action when reporting cases of abuse, neglect or maltreatment. Since the inception of the Justice Center, direct care workers, who care for our most vulnerable population, have stated that employees fear losing employment, being demoted; or suffering other retaliatory actions for reporting abuse, neglect, and maltreatment to authorities. Mental hygiene professionals are in a unique situation due to the multiple reporting requirements of the Justice Center when…

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Holiday Diet Tips: Keep Calories in Check While Enjoying the Season

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(Family Features) As the seasons change we’re all tempted to indulge, but consuming all the extra calories added from sugar in those decadent sweets and savories can quickly add up to pounds on the scale!  In fact, during the holiday season, the average person gains more than 1.5 pounds, according to a 2013 study from Texas Tech University. The study also found that most people retain that weight and exercise alone won’t stave off the gain. The good news is that there are options for swapping higher-calorie foods for lighter choices that can help you save calories from sugar and…

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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $100 MILLION HEALTH INNOVATION GRANT AWARDED TO NEW YORK STATE

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Federal funding to lower costs and improve health care services for New Yorkers Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State, in coordination with Health Research Inc., has been awarded a four year, $100 million State Innovations Model Testing grant. Given by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, the grant will support the Governor’s State Health Innovation Plan, an ambitious blueprint that works to give New Yorkers access to high quality, coordinated care in every region of the state. "Building the best possible healthcare system means growing our resources and taking an innovative approach to providing care…

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Obamacare Co-Ops Cut Prices, Turn Up Heat On Rival Insurers

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By Phil Galewitz  Kaiser Health News When Anna Duleep went shopping recently for 2015 health coverage on the Connecticut insurance exchange, she was pleasantly surprised to find a less expensive plan. To get the savings, the substitute math teacher had to change from for-profit giant Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to a fledgling carrier she’d never heard of. Still, Duleep, 37, liked saving $10 on her monthly premium of about $400 and knowing that her new plan, HealthyCT, is a nonprofit governed by consumers. She also liked that all her doctors participate. “I just figured, ‘why not change?’” she said.…

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Big Changes in Fine Print of Some 2015 Obamacare Plans

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A ProPublica analysis found that many health insurance plans offered in the federal Affordable Care Act marketplace are changing their benefits heading into 2015. Consumers have until Dec. 15 to switch plans before they are automatically re-enrolled. by Charles Ornstein, Lena Groeger and Ryann Grochowski Jones This story was co-published with The New York Times' The Upshot. At first glance, the 2015 health plans offered by the Ohio nonprofit insurer CareSource look a lot like the ones it sold this year, in the Affordable Care Act's first enrollment season. The monthly premiums are nearly identical, and the deductibles are the…

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