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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Inspired by War Zones, Balloon Device May Save Civilians From Fatal Blood Loss

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:56:14 GMT

Nanetta Hall, who had been run over by a pickup truck, was the first patient in the city to be treated with the ER-Reboa.Developed to save victims of battlefield trauma, a plastic tube with a balloon at its tip can give doctors precious time to halt internal bleeding.


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

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:00:10 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

Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, in the Capitol on Thursday.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?



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

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:56:30 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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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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Senate Democrats Try to Gum Up Works Over Affordable Care Act Repeal

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 01:13:44 GMT

Senator Chuck Schumer, the minority leader, said a slowdown was merely a first step in trying “to shine a light on this shameful Trumpcare bill.”With few arrows in their quiver, Democrats plan to use a slowdown to fight the secrecy surrounding Republican efforts to repeal and replace the health law.


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Drones to the Rescue

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:59:29 GMT

Researchers find that drones carrying heart defibrillators can reach cardiac arrest victims quicker than ambulances.


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New Surveys Suggest Teen Vaping Rates Falling

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:56:24 GMT

Teen vaping, which has been skyrocketing, fell dramatically last year in the United States.


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Global Health: The High-Tech Device That’s Like a Bouncer for Mosquitoes

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:52:48 GMT

A mosquito trap created by Microsoft has 64 chambers that can trap individual species of mosquitoes.New traps that use infrared beams to identify insects are helping researchers capture more of the disease-carrying insects they need.


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Take a Number: A Dire Weekly Total for the U.S.: 25 Children Killed by Guns

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:56:27 GMT

Parents of children killed by guns held a protest in Atlanta near the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in April.Between 2012 and 2014, an average of 1,297 children died each year from such injuries.


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Personal Health: Who Really Needs to Be Gluten-Free?

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:00:15 GMT

There are probably many people walking around with celiac disease who don’t know they have it.


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The New Health Care: Get Well Sooner? A Healthier Roommate Could Help

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:30:02 GMT

A study finds that hospital patients who are assigned healthier roommates require less care and are discharged more rapidly.


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Op-Ed Contributor: How Did Health Care Get to Be Such a Mess?

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:21:04 GMT

The problem is not the care. It’s the insurance company structure.


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Sports of The Times: Chemotherapy, Then the U.S. Championships, for Gabriele Grunewald

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 06:00:51 GMT

Gabriele Grunewald, 30, a competitor in the 1,500 meters who is battling cancer for the fourth time.Like any professional runner, Grunewald is competitive and fierce down the stretch. But a huge obstacle sets her apart: She’s battling cancer for the fourth time.


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U.S. Open Grass Is an Obstacle and a Potential Health Hazard

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 09:00:22 GMT

From left, Jimmy Walker, Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler at Erin Hills, which features thick fescue grass, a hospitable spot for bugs like ticks.Erin Hills’s thick fescue presents a challenge to players, but is also a hospitable spot for ticks, prompting concern about Lyme disease.


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Legionnaires’ Outbreak on Upper East Side Kills One and Sickens Six

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 23:31:21 GMT

The city’s health department is investigating the cause of the outbreak in Lenox Hill. The disease infects 200 to 400 New Yorkers a year, the city says.