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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:00:29 GMTCameron Jarrett with his son, Henry, in Bartlesville, Okla. Mr. Jarrett is disappointed with his options under the Affordable Care Act but said, “If we’re going to do this, let’s give it every opportunity to work, even if it’s not a policy I agree with over all.”In Oklahoma, which has raged against the law, insurance premiums are among the nation’s highest. New Mexico, which oversees its marketplace, has some of the lowest.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:33:12 GMTDoctors often prescribe levothyroxine to treat an underactive thyroid, and for most it has no effect.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:01:14 GMTDr. Doris Greenblatt in New York. Dr. Greenblatt participated in the trial because her epilepsy had caused memory problems.The timing of stimulation to the brain was determined to be crucial in research published on Thursday, and it might help treat dementia, head injuries and other conditions.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:42:38 GMTSpeaker Paul D. Ryan at a news conference on health care legislation at the Capitol early this month. “We’re in the midst of negotiating sort of finishing touches” on a health bill, he said this week in London.The measure faces an uncertain fate as Congress also must deal with a far more urgent deadline: a looming government shutdown if a new funding measure is not approved.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:33:09 GMTRose Byrne, left, and Oprah Winfrey in a scene from the HBO film “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”A simple blood test could provide our entire DNA sequence. Could researchers and drug companies use our cells in other ways, without telling us?
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:00:01 GMTLike a rare butterfly, my son is examined and classified with a label: schizoaffective disorder.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:57:41 GMTChildren and nursing mothers should not take codeine or tramadol, the agency cautions.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:05:11 GMTNo one really knows why people often report feeling “fuzzy headed” when they have allergies.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:11:43 GMTMarchers taking to the streets in Washington.Visual highlights from the demonstrations in Washington and around the world.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:14:46 GMTGathering at the Washington Monument before March for Science on Saturday.Thousands of scientists and science enthusiasts took to the streets in Washington and around the world on Saturday to protest.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 04:15:50 GMTSince last April, New York City has banned smokeless-tobacco products for use at Citi Field and Yankee Stadium.Major League Baseball supports local bans on smokeless tobacco, but a number of players said they viewed them as an invasion of personal rights.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:39:40 GMTWorks of art by Kenny Scharf and Okuda San Miguel adorn the interior of International Church of Cannabis in Denver.A legislator made a last-minute attempt to shut down the International Church of Cannabis, but it opened its doors to the public on Thursday.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:55:51 GMTA supporter of Obamacare at a town hall in Aurora, Colo., this month hosted by Mike Coffman, a Republican House member.Protection for people with pre-existing problems would be largely technical as states could waive key insurance rules.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:17:01 GMTMy 97-year-old patient told me he didn’t know if he was looking forward to being 98.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:28:37 GMTTrish Vradenburg and her husband, George, in Washington in 2011. They raised millions to fight Alzheimer’s and established their own organization.Ms. Vradenburg, a sitcom writer whose mother died of complications of the disease, and her husband raised millions for research and established their own organization to generate greater awareness.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:43:24 GMTA view of Richmond, Calif., from an Amtrak train.Discrimination, poverty, inequality and violence create unbearable stress, and stress kills. Relieving all of them saves lives and cities.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:16:01 GMTDavid VanSickle, a retired miner, at his home in Uniontown, Pa. Mr. VanSickle, who has breathing difficulty, attaches himself to a machine that essentially props open the airway to his lungs while he sleeps.Coal company bankruptcies have left coverage for retirees, many with chronic ailments, in federal hands. Unless Congress acts this month, benefits will end.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:00:01 GMTOur workouts may be shaped by what our (virtual) friends do.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:34:40 GMTSeema Verma, the new Medicare administrator, last week at the White House. She met with health insurers on Tuesday.Insurers have been closely watching as President Trump and congressional lawmakers debate the future of subsidies that help lower deductibles and co-payments.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:24:38 GMTPresident Trump and Vice President Mike Pence at a White House event this month. Uncertainty is growing as the administration sends negative signals about the future of the Obamacare markets.The Affordable Care Act did not have a real backup plan if no insurers wanted to cover an area.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:00:01 GMTTaking oral corticosteroids for only a month or less may increase the risk of blood clots, infections and broken bones.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:00:02 GMTThis nation has never been shy about diagnosing its own jitters. Now the condition has become political.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 21:37:20 GMTThe Anderson family making protest signs at home near Salt Lake City. They are planning to attend the March for Science on Saturday in Washington, D.C.In remarks submitted to The Times, some said the president’s posture toward science demanded a response, but others worried about the politicization of science.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:48:23 GMTAdam Lipson, a public defender, looked on as a participant in San Francisco’s Young Adult Court addressed Judge Bruce E. Chan at a session in March.San Francisco’s Young Adult Court, created in 2015, is based on recent research suggesting that brain development extends beyond age 18, into the 20s.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 19:27:09 GMTTujah, the Komodo dragon. Scientists are studying a substance from his blood that has germ-killing abilities.Blood samples from a captive Komodo dragon blood yield molecules that kill bacteria and heal wounds, biochemists find.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:01:59 GMTPrince Harry at a service in London this month honoring victims of the terrorist attack outside Parliament.The prince was 12 when Princess Diana died. Now an advocate on mental health issues, he said that he had suffered for years before getting help.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:00:01 GMTNonadherence to prescriptions causes some 125,000 deaths a year in the United States alone.