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  • Top Cuomo Aide Moves to Avoid Conflicts of Interest Before Leaving for Private Sector

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    Jim Malatras, right, with Gov. Cuomo, center (Kevin P. Coughlin/Governor's Office)


    Jim Malatras, director of state operations for the Cuomo administration, has walled himself off from healthcare issues as he prepares to leave his post early next year to join the Healthcare Association of New York State as its new chief operating officer. Precautions, including guidance from a state ethics panel, are being taken so that Malatras will avoid conflicts of interest as he continues working for Cuomo for the next several months before

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  • NYC Health Commish Highlights Death Disparities

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    Mayor de Blasio and Health Commissioner Bassett (Rob Bennett/Mayor's Office)


    Crisis is part of the gig for the chief health official in the nation's largest city, and Dr. Mary Bassett has dealt with her share of emergencies in the two years she's served as commissioner of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. First there was Ebola, followed by Legionnaires', and now comes Zika—and those are just the ones the public has heard about. New York City is also seeing an outbreak of whooping cough, Bassett told a Thursday briefing at the CUNY Graduate School of

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