City Health Beat 1/21/17

NY1 VIDEO: The January 21, 2017 episode of City Health Beat, hosted by NY1 health reporter Erin Billups, looks at the following topics and more:

  • President Trump forges ahead with his promise to eliminate the Affordable Care Act. But what is its cost? We'll take a look at some new findings.
  • The New York State Assembly takes steps to protect reproductive rights with some new legislation.
  • A new study shows that an MRI might be more useful than a biopsy when it comes to determining the difference between aggressive and harmless prostate cancers, sparing men unnecessary treatments.
  • Miriam Laugesen, the author of "Fixing Medical Prices," and an associate professor of health policy and management at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health, visits the show.
  • Lianne Mandelbaum, founder of "No Nut Traveler," discusses what parents of a highly-allergic child should know when flying.
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