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Unauthorized and Sick, Some Immigrants Steer Clear of Medical Care

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:14:27 GMT

Elizabeth, who is in the country illegally, said she has no one to care for her children if she is deported.Around the country, clinics that serve immigrants report seeing fewer patients since the Trump administration issued broad deportation orders.

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The Lab Says It’s Cancer. But Sometimes the Lab Is Wrong.

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:01:32 GMT

Timothy Karman discovered he had prostate cancer a few days after being told her was cancer-free as a result of a lab error. Thousands of patients may receive incorrect cancer diagnoses each year because of biopsy mix-ups. New technology can help prevent the mistakes — if pathologists adopt it.

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The Solution for Skin Ailments Could Be Right Under Your Nose

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:02:30 GMT

While bacteria have long been associated with disorders like acne and eczema, scientists are now fighting back with friendly members of the skin’s microbiome.

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Personal Health: When Anxiety or Depression Mask a Medical Problem

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:00:01 GMT

How long might it take before the true cause of the symptoms is uncovered and proper treatment begun?

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Medicaid Cuts May Force Retirees Out of Nursing Homes

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:18:09 GMT

Alice Jacobs, a Dogwood Village resident, depends on Medicaid for her nursing home care, having exhausted all of her savings.Medicaid, targeted for deep cuts by the Republican health care bill, currently pays for most of the 1.4 million people in nursing homes.

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Senate Health Bill Would Leave 22 Million More Uninsured, C.B.O. Says

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:28:12 GMT

Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, after a closed-door meeting among Republicans about the Senate health care bill last week.The figure released by the Congressional Budget Office is only slightly lower than the 23 million more uninsured under the House version of the legislation.

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Insurers Battle Families Over Costly Drug for Fatal Disease

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:50:19 GMT

Nolan and Jack Willis, ahead of a doctor’s visit this month.The case of Exondys 51 poses emotionally charged issues for families of young boys with a rare illness, who are fighting companies to get coverage for an expensive drug approved on a lower bar of proof.

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How Medicaid Works, and Who It Covers

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:20:53 GMT

One of the biggest flash points in the debate over Republican health care legislation is the future of Medicaid. Here are some basic facts about the 52-year-old program.

Draft Order on Drug Prices Proposes Easing Regulations

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:25:31 GMT

President Trump meeting with leaders from the pharmaceutical industry in January.A draft of an executive order obtained by The Times appears to give the drug industry what it wants with no guarantee that consumer costs will fall.

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Public Health: Hate the Individual Health Mandate? The G.O.P. Tries a ‘Lockout’

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:18:29 GMT

A new version of the Republican health care bill would impose a longer waiting period for those who let insurance lapse.

Take a Number: Nearly Half of Teens Have Had Sex by Age 19, Survey Finds

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:31:24 GMT

Students in a forum on affirmative consent in San Francisco in 2015.Sexual activity declined among adolescents in the 1990s, and rates have remained low. Still, teenagers in the United States are more likely to become pregnant than those in other western countries.

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Global Health: U.S. Malaria Donations Saved Almost 2 Million African Children

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:30:29 GMT

A mother and child waiting outside a pediatric health center during an outbreak of malaria in Muma, Democratic Republic of Congo.The President’s Malaria Initiative, started in 2005, has saved 1.7 million children in Africa for only $500 million a year, a new study finds.

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Senate Health Bill Gets a Wary Reception, From Coast to Coast

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:29:28 GMT

Capitol Hill reporters on Thursday in Washington as the Senate Republicans’ health care bill was released online.Local news coverage across the nation shows that the reaction to the health care bill unveiled by Senate Republicans is almost uniformly negative.

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The Checkup: Why a Baby’s Connection With a Parent Matters

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:00:01 GMT

Doctors can look at attachment patterns to help struggling parents learn strategies to respond better to their children.

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Opinion: Men Can Be So Hormonal

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:30:03 GMT

Tim PeacockHigh levels of testosterone can make them overconfident, even when they’re wrong.

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Senate Health Plan Falls Short of Promise for Cheaper Care, Experts Say

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:02:50 GMT

Health Secretary Tom Price meeting with people from Missouri and elsewhere in the White House on Wednesday to discuss their objections to the Affordable Care Act.Republicans say a new health law would make it easier and more affordable to get care. But the opposite may be true.

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Trump Signs Bill Meant to Restore Trust in V.A.

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:09:54 GMT

Michael Verardo, who lost his leg in Afghanistan, with his wife, Sarah, and Secretary David Shulkin on Friday at the White House.The legislation aims to make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to remove poor-performing employees and to promote whistle-blowing.

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Planned Parenthood Battle Could Sway Fortunes of G.O.P. Health Bill

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:27:58 GMT

Supporters of Planned Parenthood rallied on Wednesday in Washington. Since the election, the organization has held over 2,200 events, published almost a million petitions and made more than 157,000 calls to members of Congress.Planned Parenthood, threatened with a cutoff of more than 40 percent of its funding, is mobilizing to bring down the Republican health care bill.

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Ask Well: Do M.R.I. Scans Cause Any Harm?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:00:11 GMT

The magnets inside M.R.I. scanners can pull in office furniture.Magnetic resonance imaging doesn’t carry the radiation risks of X-rays or PET scans. But there are safety issues to watch out for.

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U.S. Suspends Beef Imports From Brazil

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:33:01 GMT

Beef for sale at a Brazilian supermarket in March.The decision by the Department of Agriculture, citing safety concerns, is a blow to Brazil’s meat industry, which is reeling from bribery accusations.

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Public Health: Shifting Dollars From Poor to Rich Is a Key Part of the Senate Health Bill

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:26:50 GMT

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at his office on Thursday, when the Republican health plan was made public.The bill is aligned with long-held Republican values, jettisoning Obamacare taxes. But it would also reduce funding for the care of low-income Americans.

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14 Years Old. Losing Muscle Every Day.

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:24:48 GMT

Nicolas is 14 and has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which is robbing him of his muscles — and his life. A new and expensive drug may help, but can he get it?

Back Pain? Try Yoga

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:57:57 GMT

Yoga works as well as physical therapy for relieving back pain, a randomized trial found.

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Senate Health Care Bill Includes Deep Cuts to Medicaid

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:50:05 GMT

Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, after a Republican meeting about the health care bill on Thursday.Senate Republican leaders released their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, even as enough senators to block it declared their opposition.

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Antibiotic Eye Drops Often Unhelpful for Pinkeye

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:00:02 GMT

Conjunctivitis, or pinkeye, often goes away without treatment.

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Dr. Andrew Weil Says We’re Taking Too Many Medicines

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:00:01 GMT

In his new book, “Mind Over Meds,” the champion of integrative medicine continues his fight against overmedication.

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Frédérick Leboyer, Who Saw Childbirth Through Baby’s Eyes, Dies at 98

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:56:31 GMT

Frédérick Leboyer in 1976. In his 1974 book, he argued that the modern delivery room bowed to the needs of doctors, women and procedures while often overlooking those of a primary player in the birth: the baby.Mr. Leboyer, a French physician, advocated natural birth methods that focused on easing suffering for the baby.

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Abortion Adds Obstacle as Republicans Plan to Unveil Health Bill

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:10:25 GMT

Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, hopes to unveil the contents of Republicans’ health bill on Thursday and pass it next week.The Republican leadership in the Senate plans to unveil a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but senators remain divided over issues from abortion to Medicaid.

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Dr. Lawrence Weed, Pioneer in Recording Patient Data, Dies at 93

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:10:56 GMT

Dr. Lawrence L. Weed, who created a system for organizing patient information that is used all over the world, at a lecture in 1971.Dr. Weed created a system for organizing medical data that is used all over the world, and helped develop a computerized method for aiding diagnosis and treatment.

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Creating a Stylish World for Children With Autism

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:08:43 GMT

From left, Wolf Tozzi, Carissa Tozzi, Gena Mann, Jasper Mann, Felix Mann, Indie Mann and Lulu Mann in Weston, Conn. Mrs. Tozzi and Mrs. Mann run the website Wolf & FriendsWolf & Friends is a lush, inspirational platform of fashion and design for young children who have developmental issues.

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With Health Law in Flux, Insurers Scramble to Meet Filing Deadline

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:06:29 GMT

Mario Schlosser, C.E.O. of Oscar and one of its founders, at a TechCrunch event in New York last month. He wrote in a blog, “We’re confident that when the dust settles, the market for health insurance will stabilize in time for 2018.”Anthem, a major player in the Obamacare exchanges, announced that it would withdraw from Wisconsin and Indiana next year, along with Ohio.

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Phys Ed: To Train an Athlete, Add 12 Minutes of Meditation to the Daily Mix

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:00:01 GMT

Division I football players who learned mindfulness meditation or relaxation techniques showed improvements in mood and attention.

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PUBLIC HEALTH: G.O.P. Health Plan Is Really a Rollback of Medicaid

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:12:30 GMT

Limiting the amount that the federal government would pay for each person would leave states with difficult choices, and would be a fundamental shift of financial risk.

Fish as Medicine for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 04:01:00 GMT

Eating fish may help reduce the joint pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis, a new study has found.

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Middle Class, Not Poor, Could Suffer if Trump Ends Health Payments

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:53:48 GMT

Lonnie Carpenter, 55, a self-employed roofer in Winston-Salem, N.C. Last year, his spinal surgery was paid for by his Affordable Care Act plan from UnitedHealthcare. “If I hadn’t had that, I’m being honest, I don’t know where I’d be right now,” he said.Americans who earn too much to qualify for premium assistance could face double-digit rate increases if the government stops making cost-sharing payments.

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Haven for Recovering Addicts Now Profits From Their Relapses

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:22:49 GMT

Paramedics in Delray Beach, Fla., helping a young man after reviving him from a heroin overdose in February. Last year, Palm Beach County dealt with 5,000 overdoses.Delray Beach, Fla., was once a godsend for substance abusers. But now, a sprawl of fraudulent outpatient centers capitalize on addicts’ thwarted recoveries.

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The Symptoms of Dying

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:00:01 GMT

Whether you have cancer or heart disease or diabetes, dying has its own biology and symptoms. It’s a diagnosis in itself.

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