Saturday, December 16, 2017

Uproar Over Purported Ban at C.D.C. of Words Like ‘Fetus’ by SHEILA KAPLAN and DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.


By SHEILA KAPLAN and DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

The Department of Health and Human Services played down a report that officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were told not to use several words in budget documents.

Published: December 15, 2017 at 07:00PM

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Six Lessons in Helping African Women Avoid H.I.V. by DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

Countering the bleak history of AIDS prevention in Africa, a nonprofit explains how it helped women hide H.I.V. prevention pills and deflect male anger.

Published: December 14, 2017 at 07:00PM

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Friday, December 15, 2017

A Last Push for Obamacare Sign-ups — and Worries About Who Got Hurt by KATE ZERNIKE and ROBERT PEAR


By KATE ZERNIKE and ROBERT PEAR

Blacks and Hispanics saw the biggest gains under the Affordable Care Act. They’re also likely to be most affected by cuts to this year’s enrollment period, which ended Friday.

Published: December 14, 2017 at 07:00PM

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Do Your Children Receive Health Coverage Through CHIP? by THE NEW YORK TIMES


By THE NEW YORK TIMES

The New York Times would like to hear from parents who receive lhealth coverage for their children under the Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP.

Published: December 13, 2017 at 07:00PM

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As Zika Babies Become Toddlers, Some Can’t See, Walk or Talk by PAM BELLUCK


By PAM BELLUCK

They are 2 years old, but developmentally they are 6 months old. The children most severely affected by Zika face a lifetime of care, new research shows.

Published: December 13, 2017 at 07:00PM

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Marijuana and Vaping Are More Popular Than Cigarettes Among Teenagers by JAN HOFFMAN


By JAN HOFFMAN

The latest national survey of adolescent drug use found declining use of most substances, including alcohol, tobacco, prescription opioids and stimulants.

Published: December 13, 2017 at 07:00PM

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A ‘Game Changer’ for Patients With Irregular Heart Rhythm by GINA KOLATA


By GINA KOLATA

Rapid, erratic heartbeats — called ventricular tachycardia — can lead to sudden death. An experimental radiation treatment has eased the condition in five patients.

Published: December 12, 2017 at 07:00PM

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