NYC healthcare workers will likely strike; One-third, not half, of Alzheimer's cases preventable;

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> New York City nurses and other healthcare workers are poised to authorize a one-day strike on July 31 over contract disputes, MarketWatch reports. Article

> Only one-third of Alzheimer's cases may be preventable, contradicting earlier research that puts the figure at half, according to a study published in The Lancet Neurology. Study abstract

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> A small hospital in the Syracuse area became the first provider in Central New York to post prices for its procedures, Syracuse.com reported. Article

> John Jay Shannon, M.D., was named chief executive officer of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System in Chicago less than three weeks ago, and he is already charged with finding $67 million in savings in the next four months, Crain's Chicago Business reported. Article

> The American Hospital Association and other hospitals and health systems suing the federal government over adjudicating disputed Medicare claims in a timely manner have become more assertive in their lawsuit. Article

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