Judge: NYC Can Fine Chains That Don’t Post Salt Warnings

New York — Large chain restaurants and fast-food eateries in the nation’s most populous city can be fined up to $600 beginning next week for not posting salt warnings on menu items that contain more than the recommended daily dose of sodium, a judge ruled last week. “Some people love salty food and are just going to eat those salty foods regardless of whether there’s a salt icon next to it,” Supreme Court Justice Eileen Rakower said...

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Consumer Confidential: Obama’s Budget Plan Would Allow Greater Scrutiny Of High Drug Prices

Buried deep within President Obama’s $4 trillion budget plan are a couple of health care proposals that could change everything for U.S. consumers. The fact that the drug industry wasted no time in dismissing the ideas — and that their Republican friends in Congress said they wouldn’t even look at them — should tell you something big was afoot. The Department of Health and Human Services broke out Obama’s health care proposals in a...

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At the Hospitals: Feb. 14, 2016
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At the Hospitals: Feb. 14, 2016

Claremont Woman Honored At Mt. Ascutney Hospital Windsor — Gloria LaClair, of Claremont, has been named employee of the month for January at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center. LaClair works as a cook in the hospital’s nutrition services. She was honored for her willingness to help when needed, positive attitude and strong work ethic, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center said in a news release. “Gloria is a joy to work with...

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Silicon Valley Stumbles on Health Care

Zenefits was reportedly one of the fastest-growing companies in Silicon Valley, a region famous for giving birth to companies that undergo tremendous growth spurts. The startup, which distributes free administrative software to businesses and works as a health insurance broker, was dealt a serious blow last fall when a BuzzFeed News investigation revealed that the company had not been obtaining licenses necessary to sell insurance in...

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At the Hospitals: Feb. 7, 2016
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At the Hospitals: Feb. 7, 2016

Local Hospitals Release Community Health Needs Assessment Access to mental health care and affordable health insurance, prescription drugs prices, heroin and the misuse of pain medications are among the Upper Valley ’s most pressing health concerns, according to a report by local hospitals. The 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment is based on focus groups and surveys conducted over a five-month period last year by...

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