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The New Old Age: With Age Comes a Mouthful of Trouble

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:30:57 GMT

Alex Maddalena, 79, at an appointment with Dr. Karen Becerra of the Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center in San Diego. Mr. Maddalena went to the clinic in January for his first check-up in five years.Dental problems are epidemic among older people. Experts are scrambling to address them in a variety of ways.

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Ask Well: Ask Well: Red Cabbage vs. Blueberries?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:45:01 GMT

Red cabbage is not as high as blueberries in the antioxidants that give these foods a blue or purple color, but it contains other healthful nutrients.

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

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:43:31 GMT

Dr. J. Mario Molina, chief executive of Molina Healthcare, with a portrait of his father, who founded the company. Dr. Molina has publicly criticized the House health care bill, which he says could strip away coverage for millions of clients and cause turmoil for the insurance industry.Dr. J. Mario Molina, one of the few insurance executives to criticize the House bill publicly, says it could harm insurers and patients alike.

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New Vaccine Could Slow Disease That Kills 600 Children a Day

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:51:31 GMT

Laouli Houzeïnatou, 20, and her son, Hanissa Moustaphe, took part in the clinical study of the new vaccine. Laouli was monitored throughout her pregnancy.A lower-cost vaccine provides strong protection against rotavirus, a diarrheal disease, and could be particularly useful in poorer countries, researchers said.

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Ties: Visiting McDonald’s With My Grandmother

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:00:01 GMT

Moving from wealth in Korea to poverty in California, she delighted in finding ways to stretch a dollar on American fast food.

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Phys Ed: Should 15,000 Steps a Day Be Our New Exercise Target?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:12:57 GMT

A new study of postal workers in Scotland suggests we should aim for far more than the 10,000 daily steps commonly recommended.

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Well: The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:00:08 GMT

Certain kinds of exercise may mitigate the effects of aging at the cellular level.

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9 Deaths Are Linked to Rare Cancer From Breast Implants

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:25:52 GMT

Anaplastic large-cell lymphoma is likelier to occur with textured implants, above, than with smooth implants, the F.D.A. said.The problem is more likely to occur with textured implants than with smooth implants, the F.D.A. said, and it is usually treatable and not often fatal.

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Opinion: The G.O.P.’s Existential Crisis

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:01:50 GMT

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan during President Trump’s speech to Congress in February.Beyond health care, the party is headed for a showdown with itself.

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In Major Defeat for Trump, Push to Repeal Health Law Fails

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:09:50 GMT

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan walked in the Capitol on Friday after a vote on the rules for debating the American Health Care Act, the bill to replace the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare.House Republican leaders withdrew legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act from the House floor before it could be defeated, a loss for President Trump.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Trump Elite. Like the Old Elite, but Worse!

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:46:16 GMT

President Trump met Thursday with truckers and C.E.O.s about health care.Republicans behind a health care bill found a new way to ignore regular people.

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Trump the Dealmaker Projects Bravado, but Behind the Scenes, Faces Rare Self-Doubt

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:20:23 GMT

After meeting with trucking executives, President Trump was told the health law vote was off.People close to President Trump say he is grappling with bouts of self-doubt as his hopes for a quick health-care victory unravel.

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Lewis Rowland, Leading Neurologist on Nerve and Muscle Diseases, Dies at 91

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:04:09 GMT

Dr. Lewis P. Rowland with residents at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. In 1973, he went to Columbia, where he was chairman of the neurology department for 25 years, retiring in 1998.Dr. Rowland, who had a special interest in A.L.S., or Lou Gehrig’s disease, refused to be interrogated by investigators in the McCarthy era.

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Opinion: Don’t Discriminate Against Mutants Like Me

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:16:21 GMT

Republicans are proposing a law to let companies ask workers about any genetic conditions.

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Millions Stand to Lose Addiction Treatment

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:39:59 GMT

Treatment for addiction grew with the Medicaid expansion under Obama’s health care act, but millions may lose coverage if the House approves a measure to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Trump Tells G.O.P. It’s Now or Never, Demanding House Vote on Health Bill

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:27:01 GMT

Representatives Jim Jordan of Ohio and Raúl R. Labrador of Idaho, members of the House Freedom Caucus, discussed the American Health Care Act on Thursday.President Trump told his party to fall in line behind a health insurance overhaul, and demanded a Friday vote on a bill that appeared to lack a majority to pass.

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Voices: The Elephant in the Room Is 86

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:00:01 GMT

Robert Goldfarb, at 86, mentors veterans joining the civilian workforce.Mentoring former military men and women eager to find their place in civilian society has opened new doors in the years remaining to me.

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Leaders Struggle to Unite House Republicans Behind Health Bill

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:08:01 GMT

Representative Jim Jordan of the House Freedom Caucus. More than 25 of its members were said to oppose the bill.With the chamber set to vote on Thursday, conservatives said a Republican measure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act still lacked support.

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George Weinberg Dies at 87; Coined ‘Homophobia’ After Seeing Fear of Gays

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:09:12 GMT

Dr. George Weinberg, a psychotherapist who coined the term “homophobia” during the 1960s, died this week at age 87.Among Dr. Weinberg’s books were “Society and the Healthy Homosexual,” which rejected the prevalent idea that homosexuality was a psychological disorder.

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Sperm Counts via Your Cellphone

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:27:41 GMT

A $5 cellphone add-on provides a quick and easy measure of your sperm count and motility.

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Compounding Pharmacy Owner Not Guilty of Murder After 60 Meningitis Deaths

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:01:15 GMT

Barry Cadden, the former pharmacy executive and the president of New England Compounding Center, was found guilty of racketeering charges but acquitted of 25 counts of second-degree murder.A jury convicted the owner of the New England Compounding Center, blamed for an outbreak that killed 60, of racketeering charges but acquitted him of murder.

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Overweight Teenagers at Heightened Risk of Liver Disease

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:01 GMT

Being overweight when young may increase the risk for liver cancer later in life.

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Fact Check: Democrats’ Critiques of the Republican Health Bill

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:43:28 GMT

Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader, said the Republicans’ health care bill would kick 24 million people off health insurance, a claim that is misleading.Claims haven’t always matched reality in attacks on the Affordable Care Act, and Democrats are spinning the facts in critiques of its replacement.

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Her Memory Fading, Paula Wolfert Fights Back With Food

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:09:41 GMT

Paula Wolfert, the pioneering cookbook author, in her kitchen in Sonoma, Calif. She follows a special diet she designed in hopes of combating dementia.The pioneering cookbook author, who has Alzheimer’s disease, no longer cooks much. But a special diet and persistence keep her as kinetic as ever.

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Morton Deutsch, Expert on Conflict Resolution, Dies at 97

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:31:05 GMT

Morton DeutschProfessor Deutsch, who founded the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, was known for his theory of cooperation and competition.

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Public Health: Fewer Americans Would Be Insured With G.O.P. Plan Than With Simple Repeal

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:05:22 GMT

The Republicans’ repeal plan of Obamacare would actually result in one million more people being uninsured, according to the C.B.O.

Trump Warns House Republicans: Repeal Health Law or Lose Your Seats

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:07:35 GMT

President Trump and Tom Price, the secretary of health and human services, arriving for a meeting with House Republicans at the Capitol on Tuesday.The president threatened wavering lawmakers with political payback as Republican officials conceded that they still lacked the votes to pass their bill.

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Vitamin E and Selenium Fail to Prevent Alzheimer’s

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:18:04 GMT

A long-term trial found no evidence that vitamin E or selenium supplements helped to ward off dementia.

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Why Kids Shouldn’t Sit Still in Class

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:00:02 GMT

Third- and fourth-graders at Breakthrough Magnet School in Hartford, Conn., participating in a BrainErgizer movement break during the school day.Movement stimulates the brain and may help students become better learners.

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House Republicans Turn to Upstate New York to Lure Votes for Health Bill

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 01:34:35 GMT

Speaker Paul D. Ryan with House Republican leaders during a news conference on the American Health Care Act last week in WashingtonA provision that would shift Medicaid costs from New York’s counties to the state was added to the health care bill, a move sought by upstate Republicans.

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News Analysis: An End to Heart Disease? Not Quite

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:47:42 GMT

Over about two years of study, researchers found that Repatha, when added to statin therapy, further reduced the risk of heart attack or stroke by about 15 percent.The introduction of a new class of cholesterol drugs led some experts to believe that we might be able to virtually eliminate heart attacks. But it hasn’t worked out that way.

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Popular Prostate Cancer Therapy Is Short, Intense and Unproven

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:57:56 GMT

Paul Kolnik, a photographer, underwent stereotactic body radiation therapy for his prostate cancer, which is now in remission.Researchers hope a study will shed some light on a cancer treatment, using radiation, that is growing in popularity and surrounded by questions.

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Take a Number: More Grandparents Than Ever

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:37:23 GMT

A grandmother and granddaughter at play in Chevy Chase, Md. The number of grandparents in the American population has grown by 24 percent since 2001.Since 2001 the number of grandparents has grown by 24 percent, partly as a result of the aging of the baby boom generation.

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When Hospital Inspectors Are Watching, Fewer Patients Die

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:00:01 GMT

A study of nearly 2,000 hospitals found that inspections led to lower death rates.

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Pop a Pill for Heartburn? Try Diet and Exercise Instead

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:00:01 GMT

Paul W. RogersProton pump inhibitors are linked to problems like nutrient deficiencies, joint pain, bone fractures, heart attacks and dementia.

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The Checkup: The Guilty Secret of Distracted Parenting

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:00:02 GMT

Taking care of small children can get tedious. I wouldn’t have made it through without a certain amount of distraction.

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On Health Law, G.O.P. Faces a Formidable Policy Foe: House Republicans

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:00:02 GMT

Grass-roots conservatives attending a FreedomWorks Day of Action near the Capitol in Washington last week.A group of House Republicans, known as the House Freedom Caucus, poses possibly the greatest threat to the party’s chance to scrap the health care law.

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