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When an Iowa Family Doctor Takes On the Opioid Epidemic
by ABBY GOODNOUGH
23 Jun 2018 at 2:00am
Few primary care doctors are willing to do what Nicole Gastala has: endure the challenges of prescribing buprenorphine, a medication for opioid addiction.
When a Health Insurer Also Wants to Be a Hospice Company
by REED ABELSON
22 Jun 2018 at 1:56pm
Humana is teaming up with two investment firms to become the nation?s largest provider of hospice care, dominating a rapidly growing ? and controversial ? business.
Reuniting and Detaining Migrant Families Pose New Mental Health Risks
by BENEDICT CAREY
22 Jun 2018 at 6:48pm
Experts say the parents and children split apart at the border could face difficult reunions. Holding them indefinitely could be even worse.
The New Old Age: Breathing Tubes Fail to Save Many Older Patients
by PAULA SPAN
22 Jun 2018 at 6:30am
One-third of patients over age 65 die in the hospital after they are put on ventilators. Doctors are beginning to wonder if the procedure should be used so often.
Global Health: New York Confronts Rampant Smoking Among Chinese Men
by DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
22 Jun 2018 at 2:01pm
Worldwide, Chinese men consume one-third of all cigarettes. With lung cancer rates soaring, the city?s health department has launched a Chinese-language antismoking campaign.
A Common Virus May Play Role in Alzheimer?s Disease, Study Finds
by PAM BELLUCK
21 Jun 2018 at 8:30am
The research did not find that viruses cause Alzheimer?s. But it showed that two types of herpes interact with Alzheimer?s-related genes and might drive the disease process.
Diabetes Patients at Risk From Rising Insulin Prices
by RANDI HUTTER EPSTEIN, M.D. and RACHEL STRODEL
22 Jun 2018 at 10:16am
A Yale study found that one in four patients admitted to cutting back on insulin use because of cost. The consequences can be deadly.
One in Three Women Undergoing Breast Reconstruction Have Complications
by RONI CARYN RABIN
21 Jun 2018 at 12:05pm
One in five requires more surgery, and in 5 percent of cases, reconstruction fails.
The Trump Appointee Who?s an Addiction Specialist
by ABBY GOODNOUGH
23 Jun 2018 at 1:58am
Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz answers questions about the opioid crisis and how to help more doctors treat addiction
She Wanted You to See a Family, Not Just a Pregnant Man
by JACKIE MOLLOY
22 Jun 2018 at 3:36pm
The photographer Jackie Molloy followed Tanner and David for a year and a half, during which time she took some 20,000 pictures.
Diana King, a Leading Teacher in Overcoming Dyslexia, Dies at 90
by SAM ROBERTS
22 Jun 2018 at 1:46pm
An author of 15 books, Ms. King founded a summer camp and school to help children with learning disabilities that had often gone undiagnosed.
James Gips, Who Extended Computer Use to the Disabled, Dies at 72
by NEIL GENZLINGER
22 Jun 2018 at 12:35pm
He helped develop two technologies that allowed people who could not use a mouse to communicate with a computer, and thus with the world.
Ask Well: Can a Bar of Soap Transmit Infection?
by RICHARD KLASCO, M.D.
22 Jun 2018 at 5:42am
And would a jar of liquid soap be a better bet than bar soap?
(Mis)communicating Sex: Leave Us a Voice Mail With Your Story
by THE NEW YORK TIMES
21 Jun 2018 at 2:55pm
We ask readers to share their stories on sex and intimacy.
Obesity Rates Higher in Country Than City
by NICHOLAS BAKALAR
21 Jun 2018 at 4:41am
Thirty-nine percent of American adults were obese, compared to 17.8 percent of children.