A Possible Strategy for Fending Off Surprise Medical Bills

When Stacey Richter’s husband recently landed in a New Jersey emergency room, fearing a heart attack, she had an additional reason for alarm: a potential big bill from the hospital if the E.R. wasn’t in his insurer’s network. So she took an unusual step. Instead of simply signing the hospital’s financial and treatment consent form,…

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The Man Behind the New Front Row

In the fashion world, there are a bunch of rules. Most people are scared to break them, sometimes for good reasons, other times not. About a year and a half ago, Kerby Jean-Raymond, the creative director of the fashion line Pyer Moss, led subway-challenged fashion editors to Crown Heights in Brooklyn for a show called…

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Trump Administration Freezes Global Entry Enrollment in New York Over Immigration Law

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security temporarily barred New Yorkers on Wednesday from enrolling in Global Entry and similar programs that allow travelers to speed through borders and airport lines, escalating a conflict between the Trump administration and the state over a law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. Chad Wolf, the…

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How runaway healthcare costs are a threat to older adults and what to do about it

WASHINGTON, DC and SAN DIEGO, CA — Feb. 6, 2020 — Empowering Medicare to directly negotiate drug prices, accelerating the adoption of value-based care, using philanthropy as a catalyst for reform and expanding senior-specific models of care are among recommendations for reducing healthcare costs published in a new special report and supplement to the Winter…

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Cancer-causing culprits could be caught by their DNA fingerprints

Causes of cancer are being catalogued through an international study revealing the genetic fingerprints of DNA-damaging processes that drive cancer development. Researchers from University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Wellcome Sanger Institute, Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, with collaborators around the world, have created the most detailed…

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What is your risk from smoking? Your network knows!

How many people will die from tobacco use in developed countries in 2030? A new study from researchers at the Annenberg School for Communication found that most people, smokers and non-smokers alike, were nowhere near accurate in their answers to this and other questions about smoking’s health effects. But critically, the study, conducted by doctoral…

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Pregnant women in Louisiana at increased risk for homicide

New Orleans, LA — Pooja Mehta, M.D., clinical assistant professor of obstetrics & gynecology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, was a member of a research team that found 13% of deaths occurring during or up to one year after pregnancy among Louisiana women in 2016-17 were homicides. Results are published online in…

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