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Addiction Specialists Ponder a Potential Aid: Pot

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:04:09 GMT

Nikolas Michaud, 27, lighting a joint at High Sobriety in Los Angeles during treatment for heroin addiction.Some clinicians think marijuana may help ease the transition out of addiction, while critics say substituting one drug for another is no solution.


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Personal Health: A Positive Outlook May Be Good for Your Health

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:00:02 GMT

Actively cultivating positive emotions may boost the immune system and counter depression.


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Going Under the Knife, With Eyes and Ears Wide Open

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 19:18:14 GMT

Esther Voynow during her surgery at the Rothman Institute in Bensalem, Pa. She was rendered numb with only an injection of a local anesthetic.More people are rejecting general anesthesia for procedures, prompting doctors to narrate their steps as they deal with alert patients asking questions.


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The Checkup: When Teenagers Drink, Avoiding the Risks From Driving

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:00:02 GMT

In a study, more restrictive policies about drinking were associated with fewer teenage deaths.


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Fruit Juice, in Moderation, Not Tied to Obesity in Children

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:08:01 GMT

A 6- to 8-ounce daily serving of juice was not tied to excess weight gain in children under 18.


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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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New Vaccine Could Slow Disease That Kills 600 Children a Day

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:30:15 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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Q&A: Recalling Early Childhood Memories, or Not

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:05:40 GMT

Remembering events from no earlier than age 3½ or 4 is typical, studies have found. The phenomenon is known as childhood amnesia.


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Global Health: As Cholera Spreads, Somalia Begins Vaccination Campaign

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:42:10 GMT

A health worker vaccinate a child against cholera in Mogadishu, Somalia, on March 16.There are few options for treating cholera in this desperately poor country. Vaccination may be the only way to contain the outbreak.


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The New Health Care: Training Your Brain So That You Don’t Need Reading Glasses

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:30:04 GMT

A screenshot of a Gabor patch from the GlassesOff app tutorial.A monthslong regimen can compensate for what eye muscles no longer can do.


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Some Lawmakers Now Look to Bipartisanship on Health Care

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:20:23 GMT

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan in Washington on Thursday.In the wake of the Republican failure to make good on the vow to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Trump and congressional leaders find themselves at a crossroads.


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Watching My Surgeon Cut Into My Knee

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:00:42 GMT

A complex tear of a medial meniscus in a patient’s knee.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.


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Paul Ryan Emerges From Health Care Defeat Badly Damaged

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:37:20 GMT

Paul Ryan spoke to reporters on Friday about withdrawing the health care act.He is now tasked with defending not just his leadership abilities but his very brand of conservatism in a party fitfully searching for a coherent policy identity.


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Trump Becomes Ensnared in Fiery G.O.P. Civil War

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:24:17 GMT

President Trump in the Oval Office on Friday. He has sought to assign blame for Republicans’ failure to advance a bill replacing the Affordable Care Act.The health bill’s defeat leaves the president facing a wrenching choice: ceding power to his party’s anti-establishment wing, or seeking other pathways to successful governing.


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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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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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Dr. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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