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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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Patients Lose Sight After Stem Cells Are Injected Into Their Eyes by DENISE GRADY


By DENISE GRADY

Three women suffered severe eye damage at a Florida clinic, exposing gaps in protections for people seeking unproven treatments.

Published: March 14, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Cutting Planned Parenthood Would Increase Medicaid Births, C.B.O. Says by KATE ZERNIKE


By KATE ZERNIKE

Defunding Planned Parenthood for a year would increase Medicaid spending by $21 million, and $77 million by 2026, the Congressional Budget Office said.

Published: March 13, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Zika Warning Is Issued Over Sperm Banks in the Miami Area by PAM BELLUCK


By PAM BELLUCK

Women who are considering trying to become pregnant should consider the possibility that sperm collected in some areas might be infected with the Zika virus, officials said.

Published: March 12, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Vaccine Makers Ranked on Pricing and Research by DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

GSK and Sanofi supply the most vaccines worldwide, a Dutch foundation found, but the Serum Institute of India sells the most at a discount.

Published: March 12, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs With Smartphones? by MATT RICHTEL


By MATT RICHTEL

The use of smartphones and tablets has exploded over the same period that drug use has declined among American teens. Researchers say the correlation is worth exploring.

Published: March 12, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Cardiovascular Deaths Linked to Poor Dietary Choices by STEPH YIN


By STEPH YIN

More than 400,000 such deaths in the United States in 2015 were linked to unhealthy eating, a new analysis has found. Many could have been prevented.

Published: March 12, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

A Zika Tale in a Favela by PAM BELLUCK and TANIA FRANCO


By PAM BELLUCK and TANIA FRANCO

A baby named Eduarda, troubled by the afflictions of Zika, lives with her parents in a Recife slum. The family lives on less than $300 a month from the government.

Published: March 10, 2017 at 07:00PM

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Want to Help Those Coping With Zika? by Unknown Author


By Unknown Author

Here is a list of organizations that extend aid to prople in need in Latin America, or that contribute to stopping the spread of the virus.

Published: March 10, 2017 at 07:00PM

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For Brazil’s Zika Families, a Life of Struggle and Scares by PAM BELLUCK and TANIA FRANCO


By PAM BELLUCK and TANIA FRANCO

In the impoverished northeast, devoted parents live around the needs of children whose grave disabilities are only beginning to be understood.

Published: March 10, 2017 at 07:00PM

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Friday, March 10, 2017

New Guideline Will Allow First-Year Doctors to Work 24-Hour Shifts by GINA KOLATA and JAN HOFFMAN


By GINA KOLATA and JAN HOFFMAN

Until July, the current maximum shift is 16 hours for first-year residents. The maximum workload will remain 80 hours per week.

Published: March 9, 2017 at 07:00PM

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