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An early rise in RSV cases in children is stressing some hospitals

The nation is experiencing an unusually early spike in cases of respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, among children, straining hospitals. what you should Know The nation is experiencing an unusually early spike in cases of respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, among children, straining hospitals According to CDC data, which represents just 9% of the population, …

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Advocates are calling on the health department to change Medicaid policy

Thousands of cancer patients enrolled in Medicaid in New York state face an additional hurdle that could affect the efficacy of treatment designed to save their lives. Cancer and HIV patients across the state can get their oral medications directly from their doctor’s dispensary. But the state health department implemented policy changes this year that …

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Health experts are urging masking to slow the next wave

New York is entering its third pandemic winter with the fewest public health rules in place since COVID-19 brought a citywide shutdown in March 2020. Mayor Eric Adams waived vaccine requirements for private employers and for public school students participating in extracurricular activities. Gov. Kathy Hochul this month ended the mask requirement on public transportation. …

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