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Supreme Court Allows Health Care Law Largely to Stand

Supreme Court Allows Health Care Law Largely to Stand

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday largely let stand President Obama’s health care overhaul, in a mixed ruling that Court observers were rushing to analyze.

The decision was a striking victory for the president and Congressional Democrats, with a majority, including the conservative chief justice, John G. Roberts Jr., affirming the central legislative pillar of Mr. Obama’s term.

Many observers called the case the most significant before the court since at least the 2000 Bush v. Gore ruling, which decided a presidential election. In addition to the political reverberations, the case helps set the rules for one of the largest and fastest-growing sectors of the economy, one that affects nearly everyone from cradle to grave.

The debate over health care remains far from over, with Republicans vowing to carry on their fight against the law, which they see as an unaffordable infringement on the rights of individuals. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, has promised to undo it if elected.

But the ruling is a crucial victory for the law that will allow its introduction to continue in the coming years. Passed in 2010, the law is intended to end the United States’ status as the only rich country with large numbers of uninsured people, by expanding both the private market and Medicaid.

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New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks

New York City plans to enact a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts, in the most ambitious effort yet by the Bloomberg administration to combat rising obesity.

The proposed ban would affect virtually the entire menu of popular sugary drinks found in delis, fast-food franchises and even sports arenas, from energy drinks to pre-sweetened iced teas. The sale of any cup or bottle of sweetened drink larger than 16 fluid ounces — about the size of a medium coffee, and smaller than a common soda bottle — would be prohibited under the first-in-the-nation plan, which could take effect as soon as next March… New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks

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The Be-Well Lake County Community Dig Day

This diabetes education, treatment and awareness program is a community health initiative at its best, Committed to providing greater access to comprehensive diabetes care and education for medically underserved patients in Lake County, the Auxiliary at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital, through its annual appeal, has donated nearly $700,000 to this initiative. To donate, contact The Auxiliary at northshore.org/hphappeal. And, consider joining us on dig day

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The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem at Highland Park Hospital Presents “Wine, Cheese and Wellness: An Evening of Integrative Medicine & Women’s Health”

Wednesday, April 18 2012, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.Equinox Fitness Club, 799 Central Avenue Tel: 847-926-5003
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Join The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) at Highland Park Hospital for “Wine, Cheese and Wellness: An Evening of Integrative Medicine & Women’s Health.” Leslie Mendoza-Temple, MD, Medical Director of NorthShore’s Integrative Medicine Program, and Patricia Piant, MSTOM, Licensed, Board-Certified Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist of NorthShore’s Integrative Medicine Program, will discuss how complementary and alternative medicine therapies work with conventional Western medicine for optimal health and wellness. These leading NorthShore physicians will address holistic approaches improve health and healing through body, mind and spirit. Guests are invited to join the conversation, enjoy complementary wine and cheese, and meet members of The Auxiliary of NorthShore at Highland Park Hospital during this informative and fun evening dedicated to integrative medicine and women’s health.

To RSVP or for more information on The Auxiliary of NorthShore at Highland Park Hospital, please call (847)926-5003 or visit northshore.org/auxiliary.

Contact: Sue Rosenfeld, 847-926-5003, srosenfeld@northshore.org

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NorthShore Teams Up with Saks Fifth Avenue to Support Women’s Cancer Research & Care

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