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Study: Psychiatrists refusing to accept private insurance

More and more of America’s psychiatrists are refusing private insurance from patients, instead preferring cash.


New medication marks major breakthrough in treating hepatitis C

Sovaldi is being hailed as major breakthrough for the 3 to 4 million Americans infected with hepatitis C.

NY health exchange insures thousands more

The state’s new health exchange reports nearly 481,000 New Yorkers have completed applications for insurance while more than 241,000 of them have enrolled for specific coverage starting Jan. 1.


Health Report: Multivitamins do not improve health, experts say

Do daily multivitamins help you stay healthy? Conflicting views remain in the medical community.


Approaching 2014, unsettled questions surround health exchanges

With deadlines passed for coverage to begin Jan. 1, state continues to see large number of sign-ups


NY exchange sees heavy traffic ahead of deadline

421,000 New Yorkers have completed applications for coverage, according to state health exchange officials


Nuts in pregnancy do not raise allergy risk

A new study gives reassurance that women who eat nuts or peanut butter during pregnancy are not raising the risk that their children will have nut allergies.


Report: 1/3 of NY doctors unclear about networks under healthcare law

Doctors across New York are still trying to figure out what to do with the nation’s healthcare law. According to…


Report: Doctors, researchers making strides in cancer research

The fight against cancer is often an uphill battle, but as WHCU’s Pete Blanchard reports, doctors and researchers are making progress as they look for ways to eradicate the disease.


Flu season underway in NY

The flu season officially began Thursday as announced by the state health commissioner.

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