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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Monday, December 11, 2017

A Nasty, Nafta-Related Surprise: Mexico’s Soaring Obesity by ANDREW JACOBS and MATT RICHTEL


By ANDREW JACOBS and MATT RICHTEL

Few predicted when Mexico joined the free-trade deal that it would transform the country in a way that would saddle millions with diet-related illnesses.

Published: December 10, 2017 at 07:00PM

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

How to Save Money on Your Prescription Drugs by CHARLES ORNSTEIN and KATIE THOMAS


By CHARLES ORNSTEIN and KATIE THOMAS

Online prescription sites may help you find cheaper prices for some drugs, sometimes without using your insurance.

Published: December 8, 2017 at 07:00PM

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Prescription Drugs May Cost More With Insurance Than Without It by CHARLES ORNSTEIN and KATIE THOMAS


By CHARLES ORNSTEIN and KATIE THOMAS

Some consumers are finding they can get a better deal on prescription drugs by leaving their insurance cards at home.

Published: December 8, 2017 at 07:00PM

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Supplements Claiming to Ease Opioid Addiction Come Under Scrutiny by SHEILA KAPLAN


By SHEILA KAPLAN

Advocacy groups and the F.D.A. have warned that companies are capitalizing on the epidemic by offering unproven remedies.

Published: December 7, 2017 at 07:00PM

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Some Older Smokers Turn to Vaping. That May Not Be a Bad Idea. by PAULA SPAN


By PAULA SPAN

Tobacco use is hazardous at any age, but older smokers are particularly vulnerable to the health effects. More of them are exploring an alternative: e-cigarettes.

Published: December 7, 2017 at 07:00PM

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The Next Flu Pandemic Will Appear When You Least Expect It by DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

An examination of the great flu epidemics in recent history concludes that next one is likely to arrive in late spring or early summer — not during flu season.

Published: December 7, 2017 at 07:00PM

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Trump Pick to Head Consumer Safety Board Is Seen as Too Close to Industries by SHEILA KAPLAN


By SHEILA KAPLAN

Ann Marie Buerkle, a commissioner poised to run the federal agency, has rarely voted for a mandatory recall, a maximum fine, or a tougher safety standard.

Published: December 5, 2017 at 07:00PM

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Birth Control Pills Still Linked to Breast Cancer, Study Finds by RONI CARYN RABIN


By RONI CARYN RABIN

Women using birth control pills and I.U.D.s that release hormones face a higher risk than those using methods without hormones, scientists in Denmark reported.

Published: December 5, 2017 at 07:00PM

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UnitedHealth Buys Large Doctors Group as Lines Blur in Health Care by REED ABELSON


By REED ABELSON

The purchase of DaVita Medical Group moves UnitedHealth more into the role of doctor as it buys nearly 300 clinics across six states.

Published: December 5, 2017 at 07:00PM

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The CHIP Program Is Beloved. Why Is Its Funding in Danger? by ABBY GOODNOUGH and ROBERT PEAR


By ABBY GOODNOUGH and ROBERT PEAR

A children’s health insurance program popular with both Republicans and Democrats is in limbo because of partisan rancor that has stymied legislative action in Washington.

Published: December 4, 2017 at 07:00PM

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