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The New Old Age: The Appointment Ends. Now the Patient Is Listening.

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:32:41 GMT

Sheri Piper visiting with her doctor, James Ryan, earlier this month in Ludington, Mich. With permission, Dr. Ryan records appointments so his patients can listen whenever they need to recall what they discussed with him.Patients often don’t recall what was said in the doctor’s office. Should you record the visit to review later?

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Walnuts for Weight Loss?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:18:40 GMT

A handful of walnuts may trigger parts of the brain that make us feel satiated.

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Trump Threat to Obamacare Would Send Premiums and Deficits Higher

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 01:33:42 GMT

President Trump at the White House on Monday.If President Trump makes good on his promise to “let Obamacare implode,” premiums for the most popular plans would rise about 20 percent next year.

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Phys Ed: How Exercise Could Help You Learn a New Language

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:00:03 GMT

Working out during a language class amplifies an adult’s ability to memorize, retain and understand new vocabulary.

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Ask Well: Can You Sweat Out Toxins?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:00:17 GMT

Heavy metals and BPA can be detected in sweat. But whether tiny amounts of chemicals present a health concern is unknown.

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Working to Close the Breast-Feeding Gap

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:16:51 GMT

Keturah Redmond, with her 3-month-old son, Karson, had hoped to breast-feed after giving birth to her first child in 2012, but experienced several setbacks. This time, it’s different.Black women are less likely to nurse their babies than whites and Hispanics. Organizations are trying to change that, both online and in person.

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Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50 Percent Since 1973, Paper Finds

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:15:41 GMT

Total sperm count among Western men fell 59.3 percent from 1973 to 2011, according to new research.Research that studied semen samples from nearly 43,000 men from 50 countries detected a sharp downward trend that is provoking broad health concerns.

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Personal Health: When Sports Injuries Lead to Arthritis in Joints

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:32:37 GMT

In the rush to get back in the game, we may short-circuit the rehabilitation needed to allow an injured joint to heal fully.

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Guns Play Oversize Role in Rural Suicides

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:00:00 GMT

Suicide rates are higher in rural counties, according to a new study, and the reason is firearm use by men.

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The Night the Oxygen Ran Out in an Indian Hospital

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:08:16 GMT

A woman mourning the death of her 1-month-old son, Roshan, at Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur, India.The Modi government has been sharply criticized after children died when a vendor cut off oxygen supplies for lack of payment.

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Marian C. Diamond, 90, Student of the Brain, Is Dead

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:31:21 GMT

Dr. Diamond studying rats with the psychologist Mark R. Rosenzweig, left, and the biochemist Edward L. Bennett in an undated photograph.Dr. Diamond, a neuroscientist, challenged the long-held assumption that the brain is a static and unchangeable entity and examined Albert Einstein’s.

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State of the Art: A Start-Up Suggests a Fix to the Health Care Morass

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:30:00 GMT

Aledade, a tech start-up, is working to reduce health care costs while improving care. The results are on view at two medical practices in southeast Kansas.

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Dr. Ruth Pfau, Savior of Lepers in Pakistan, Dies at 87

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:47:11 GMT

Ruth Pfau in Jati, Pakistan.A German-born medical missionary who discovered her life’s calling by chance was hailed as “the Mother Teresa of Pakistan.”

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Public Health: Obamacare’s Bare County Problem Looks Mostly Solved, for Now

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:48:15 GMT

Gov. Brian Sandoval announced Tuesday that Centene would offer health plans in 14 counties that had no insurers. Mr. Sandoval, left, had encouraged Senator Dean Heller in June to vote against Obamacare repeal.With an announcement in Nevada, a market that the president said was set to “implode” shows yet more signs of health.

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Less Sleep Tied to Diabetes Risk in Children

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 04:01:01 GMT

The fewer hours of sleep a child got, the greater the risk of a higher B.M.I. and insulin resistance.

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Why Some Say the Eclipse Is Best Experienced in a Crowd

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:46:36 GMT

Enthusiasm is contagious in the sense that seeing other people looking excited can increase the intensity of your own experience of excitement. If you are fortunate, you will end up standing next to people as expressive as these women, pictured watching the eclipse in 2015 from Nice, France.Human behavior researchers offer four reasons why it's worth experiencing totality in a large group, even if the toilets overflow.

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More Than 500,000 Infected With Cholera in Yemen

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 21:22:32 GMT

A child infected with cholera received treatment at a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen, earlier this month. More than 500,000 Yemenis have been stricken by the disease, and nearly 2,000 have died.The outbreak, spreading rapidly since it began in April, has killed about 2,000 Yemenis, the World Health Organization said on Monday.

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A Cancer Conundrum: Too Many Drug Trials, Too Few Patients

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:32:46 GMT

Dr. Wassim Abida, a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, examined Bruce Fenstermacher, a patient taking part in a clinical trial.Breakthroughs in immunotherapy and a rush to develop profitable new treatments have brought a crush of clinical trials scrambling for patients.

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