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AARP to Alert 38 Million Members How Their Members of Congress Vote on Health Bill

WASHINGTON, (FNN NEWS) — AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement today in response to the pending vote on the House bill that would create an “Age Tax,” weaken Medicare’s solvency, put at risk seniors’ ability to live independently as they age, and give sweetheart deals to big drug and insurance companies.…

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CDC estimates preventable deaths from 5 leading causes

ATLANTA, (FNN NEWS) By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  — The number of potentially preventable deaths – premature deaths that could have been avoided – declined from 2010 to 2014 for three of the five leading causes of death in the Unites States, CDC researchers estimate. In 2014, the five leading causes of death…

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Tampa Medical Marijuana Conference Follows Legalization in Florida

TAMPA, Fla., (FNN NEWS) By CannaCure Florida — CannaCure Florida is proudly offering the most comprehensive medical cannabis educational conference following passage of Florida Amendment 2 legalizing medical marijuana. Medical professionals and cannabis industry leaders will gather to present an exclusive educational conference Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 – Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at The Cuban Club in…

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Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen; Ed Damiano, PhD; Betty Ferrell, RN, PhD; and Trisha Prabhu Receive WebMD Health Hero Awards

NEW YORK, (FNN NEWS) By WebMD Health Corp.  WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ: WBMD), the leading source of health information, celebrated the accomplishments of five extraordinary individuals who are meeting health and medical challenges head-on and effecting change through their insights, courage, and perseverance last night during its annual Health Hero Awards Gala in New York City.…

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Twin Boys Conjoined At Head Successfully Separated At Children’s Hospital At Montefiore After More Than 20 Hours Of Surgery

NEW YORK, (FNN NEWS) By The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore — A team of expert surgical and medical providers at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) have separated thirteen-month-old craniopagus twin boys Jadon and Anias McDonald. Craniopagus twins are joined at the head. This is the first time the team used virtual planning and 3D printing technologies to…

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Save the Children Rapidly Scaling Up Operation in Haiti to Meet Critical Needs

FAIRFIELD, Conn., (FFN NEWS) By Save the Children — 1.4 million Haitian people, including 600,000 children, are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance following Hurricane Matthew last week. Save the Children is rapidly scaling up operations from its base in Camp Perrin and has deployed teams to provide initial relief. By the end of the week,…

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CVS Pharmacy to Help Patients Understand Health Insurance Options During Medicare Part D Open Enrollment for 2017

WOONSOCKET, R.I., (FNN NEWS) By CVS Pharmacy — CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), announced today that it will offer an extensive array of in-store and online resources to assist senior patients in determining the best 2017 Medicare Part D prescription drug plan during the Annual Enrollment period. Open enrollment for Medicare Part D…

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Jack & Barbara Nicklaus Celebrate Success of “Together For The Children Campaign”

MIAMI, (FNN NEWS) By Miami Children’s Health Foundation — Miami Children’s Health Foundation, the fundraising arm for Miami Children’s Health System, celebrated the success of its Together For The Children Campaign on Thursday, October 13 with more than 300 guests in attendance at a special preview unveiling of the Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion (APCP), a new six-story tower…

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The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities’…

WASHINGTON, DC -- The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) announced its 2017 HBCU All-Stars at the Annual Summit hosted at the White House on Monday, September 18, 2017. The 62 All-Stars are undergraduate, graduate, and professional students recognized for their outstanding accomplishments. …

Trump’s comments about anthem, Curry inflame sports stars

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation from league executives and star players alike on Saturday. Wading into thorny issues of race…

AARP Launches Campaign to Root Out Social Media Scams

WASHINGTON (FNN NEWS) -- AARP -- With scams and fraud schemes proliferating on social media, the AARP Fraud Watch Network has launched a campaign to educate Americans about social media hazards and provide information about how they can protect themselves. "Scammers have been using email and telephone calls to target unsuspecting victims for years.  Now, with…

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Orlando City Soccer Falls 3-0 to Portland Timbers

PORTLAND, Ore. (FNN SPORTS) – In the final match of a four-game road trip, Orlando City SC (9-13-8, 35 points) fell, 3-0, to the Portland Timbers (13-10-8, 47 points) on Sunday at Providence Park. “We felt we had to win all of our remaining matches. So I think the chances look really grim,” Lions head coach Jason Kreis said. “But…

Orlando Pride Clinch First-Ever Playoff Berth

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) -- A day after earning a point in its final regular season home game, Orlando Pride’s (10-6-7, 37 points) ticket to the 2017 National Women’s Soccer League postseason has been booked. The Pride’s place in the final four of the table was secured after Seattle Reign FC fell 1-0 against FC Kansas City on Sunday night at Memorial Stadium. With…

“I-4 for Puerto Rico” Hurricane Relief Drive Kicks-Off, Saturday, September…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) -- Randy Ross --  What began as a relief effort for Texas in “I-4 for Texas” 3 weeks ago, morphed into “I-4 for Florida” following hurricane Irma, and is now “I-4 for Puerto Rico.” The donation drive kicks-off Saturday, September 23rd, with multiple drop points for the convenience of donors.  “Our community is stepping up yet again. …

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Discovery Village at the Forum Celebrates Brand New Independent Living…

FORT MYERS, Fla., (FNN NEWS) -- Discovery Village At The Forum, one of the top senior living communities in Southwest Florida, hosted a formal ribbon cutting ceremony on August 2nd to celebrate the completion of the area's newest, and most luxurious, independent living community. Discovery Village at the Forum's new independent living community is owned and operated by award-winning Discovery…

Medicaid cut in GOP health bill worries the nursing home…

Amy Bernard and her brother kept their mother out of a nursing home as long as they could, until Parkinson's and dementia took their toll and she was seriously injured in a fall. Bernard is happy with her mother’s nursing home care, but it comes at a steep price: $7,000 per month, an amount that would…

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