Saturday, March 25, 2017

Watching My Surgeon Cut Into My Knee by JAN HOFFMAN


By JAN HOFFMAN

A reporter finds that being operated on without general anesthesia has its benefits, but that her surgeon’s taste in music is not one of them.

Published: March 24, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Going Under the Knife, With Eyes and Ears Wide Open by JAN HOFFMAN


By JAN HOFFMAN

More people are rejecting general anesthesia for procedures, prompting doctors to narrate their steps as they deal with alert patients asking questions.

Published: March 24, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

As Rivals Stand Silent, One Health Insurer Protests G.O.P. Plan by REED ABELSON


By REED ABELSON

Dr. J. Mario Molina, one of the few insurance executives to criticize the House bill publicly, says it could harm insurers and patients alike.

Published: March 21, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Popular Prostate Cancer Therapy Is Short, Intense and Unproved by GINA KOLATA


By GINA KOLATA

Researchers hope a study will shed some light on a cancer treatment, using radiation, that is growing in popularity and surrounded by questions.

Published: March 19, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

G.O.P.’s Health Care Tightrope Winds Through the Blue-Collar Midwest by ABBY GOODNOUGH and JONATHAN MARTIN


By ABBY GOODNOUGH and JONATHAN MARTIN

Undoing and replacing the Affordable Care Act means bridging a vast gulf between the expectations of many working-class Trump voters and party orthodoxy.

Published: March 18, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Trump Plan Eliminates a Global Sentinel Against Disease, Experts Warn by DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

The Fogarty International Center funds an worldwide network of researchers on the lookout for viral threats, many of which could reach America.

Published: March 16, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Cholesterol-Slashing Drug Can Protect High-Risk Heart Patients, Study Finds by GINA KOLATA


By GINA KOLATA

Patients who took the drug, Repatha, were significantly less likely to have heart attacks or strokes, researchers concluded. But its high cost will be an issue.

Published: March 16, 2017 at 08:00PM

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