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Why Gunshot Victims Have Reason to Like the Affordable Care Act

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:44:58 GMT

Kenneth Berry, 41, with his 10-year-old son, Keing, in Los Angeles in September. Mr. Berry, who was shot more than 20 years ago, has struggled with pain since. A Medicaid card has brought him more treatment.The expansion of state Medicaid programs under the health care law has brought coverage, and necessary treatment, to previously uninsured shooting victims.

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Personal Health: What Not to Say to a Cancer Patient

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:03:01 GMT

Shopping for groceries or walking the dog can be more helpful than offering false optimism.

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Local Transmission of Zika Reported in Texas

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:55:49 GMT

A female Aedes aegypti mosquito, known to be a carrier of the Zika virus.The patient is a woman who is not pregnant and lives in Brownsville, on the Gulf Coast near the Mexican border.

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As Soda Taxes Gain Wider Acceptance, Your Bottle May Be Next

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 17:50:58 GMT

Soft drinks at a market in San Francisco, which was among the cities that adopted soda taxes.Following successful measures on Election Day, advocates believe more cities will consider them, not just to fight obesity, but also to bring in more money.

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The New Health Care: When Having Insurance Still Leaves You Dangerously Uncovered

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:53:20 GMT

More Americans are insured, but many are still underinsured — meaning that they are exposed to significant financial risk from out-of-pocket payments.

Many in Florida Count on Obama’s Health Law, Even Amid Talk of Its Demise

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 16:29:37 GMT

A licensed insurance agent, center, helping customers at a kiosk for Sunshine Life and Health Advisors at a mall in Miami. The agency has enrolled tens of thousands of Floridians under the Affordable Care Act over the past three years.In a state that Donald J. Trump won, many do not believe he will end a benefit they rely on, posing a challenge for those seeking to scrap the program.

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The Checkup: On the Road

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:00:01 GMT

The author in Isfahan, Iran, in 1976.I may miss the old disconnection of travel, but as a parent, I love staying in touch with my children as they go off adventuring.

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Eli Lilly’s Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug Fails in Large Trial

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 23:11:08 GMT

Scans that illustrate the differences in three brains: a person who’s brain is healthy, left, one with mild cognitive impairment, center, and one with Alzheimer’s disease.The company said the drug, solanezumab, had not helped patients with mild symptoms of the disease, a result that may affect prospects for similar tests that are underway.

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Phys Ed: Born to Move

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:00:02 GMT

The Hadza tribe of Tanzania lives by subsistence hunting and foraging for berries, honey, baobab fruit and tubers.Are we fighting thousands of years of evolutionary history and the best interests of our bodies when we sit all day?

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Donald Trump Faces Obstacles to Resuming Waterboarding

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 23:28:53 GMT

President-elect Donald J. Trump would face legal challenges to following through on his campaign promise to bring back brutal interrogation practices.Federal law, international pressure and resistance from inside the C.I.A. stand in the way of Donald J. Trump using brutal interrogation tactics.

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Q&A: How Good Is a Bad Night’s Sleep?

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:57:29 GMT

Sleep with disturbing nightmares is better than no sleep, researchers say, but the bad dreams can cause all sorts of other problems.

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Global Health: Summer Project Turns Into Leukemia Testing Breakthrough

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:45:50 GMT

Researchers with a sample card with dried blood that can be used to test for chronic myeloid leukemia.What began as a student effort at a lab in Seattle produced a test for chronic myeloid leukemia that works with a few spots of dried blood on a paper card.

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Well: Why Do I Gain Weight When I Exercise?

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:00:15 GMT

Starting to exercise often means we eat more and move less than we did before.

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Editorial: The G.O.P. and Health Care Chaos

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:21:13 GMT

Donald Trump and Congress want to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but they have no good ideas for replacing it.

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A 98-Year-Old Yoga Celebrity Tells All

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 11:00:22 GMT

Täo Porchon-Lynch, 98, practicing yoga at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Hartsdale, NY.“She said they helped elevate her consciousness,” a photographer says of the high heels preferred by Täo Porchon-Lynch.

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Gray Matter: Flossing and the Art of Scientific Investigation

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 18:34:22 GMT

As dentists demonstrate, there’s more to evidence than the randomized controlled trial.

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A Battle to Change Medicare Is Brewing, Whether Trump Wants It or Not

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 23:28:50 GMT

The House speaker, Paul D. Ryan, in Washington last week. His efforts to change Medicare have been denounced by Democrats as “voucherizing” the system.Republicans plan to move forward on a years-old effort to shift Medicare to a system known as premium support, setting up a partisan fight.

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Living With Cancer: The Gift of Grace

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 15:00:01 GMT

Susan GubarIs it possible to find grace in the context of a cancer death?

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Moderate Drinking Tied to Lower Stroke Risk

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 01:00:01 GMT

Heavier drinking, however, increased the risk of stroke.

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In a California Valley, Healthy Food Everywhere but on the Table

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:11:02 GMT

Lettuce fields in California’s Salinas Valley, an area known as the salad bowl of the nation.The Salinas Valley, known as the salad bowl of the nation, is struggling with poverty and malnutrition among the migrant farmworkers who harvest its crops.

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Meditation for Real Life: How to Be Mindful at the Thanksgiving Table

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:22:01 GMT

Sam KaldaHolidays are often filled with expectations. Take a moment to appreciate the present.

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Two Children, One Rich, One Poor, Gasping for Air in Delhi’s Smog

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 07:30:34 GMT

Bhanwari and her husband live in a one-room Delhi apartment with their 18-month-old daughter, Vaishnavi.How two families at opposite ends of the economic spectrum were affected when a suffocating cloud of pollution settled over the city this month.

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Disability: My Life With Tourette’s Syndrome

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:21:20 GMT

I made the choice to sacrifice social acceptability for the freedom to be myself.

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Creeping Progress in Pledge to Cut Calories in Sugary Soda

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 02:06:58 GMT

Vanessa Brooks of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Brenda Sheffield of Bedford-Stuyvesant in Ideal Market/Met Foods, where low-sugar drinks from the Coca-Cola Company are prominently displayed.As more cities impose tax on sugary drinks, a vow from some soft drink producers to reduce calories 20 percent in 10 years advances ever so slightly.

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Microcephaly Found in Babies of Zika-Infected Mothers Months After Birth

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 20:58:26 GMT

A 1-year-old child, one of the patients in a new study, showed clear signs of microcephaly, but also had good eye contact.A study published Tuesday found that some babies who did not have unusually small heads when they were born still presented microcephaly months later.

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Exercise Program After Knee Replacement Need Not Be Intensive

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:48:00 GMT

A carefully structured exercise program after knee replacement offers no advantages over less intensive care, a randomized clinical trial has found.

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Regular Milk May Beat Low Fat for Kids

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:00:01 GMT

The higher the fat content of the milk they drank, the lower the children’s B.M.I. and the higher their vitamin D levels.

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