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Going Under the Knife, With Eyes and Ears Wide Open

2 hours 44 min ago

More people are rejecting general anesthesia for procedures, prompting doctors to narrate their steps as they deal with alert patients asking questions.

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

3 hours 41 min ago

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.

Watching My Surgeon Cut Into My Knee

4 hours 1 min ago

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.

Paul Ryan Emerges From Health Care Defeat Badly Damaged

5 hours 48 min ago

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.

In Major Defeat for Trump, Push to Repeal Health Law Fails

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 18:09

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.

New Vaccine Could Slow Disease That Kills 600 Children a Day

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:51

A lower-cost vaccine provides strong protection against rotavirus, a diarrheal disease, and could be particularly useful in poorer countries, researchers said.

Ask Well: Ask Well: Red Cabbage vs. Blueberries?

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 08:45

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.

George Weinberg Dies at 87; Coined ‘Homophobia’ After Seeing Fear of Gays

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 08:09

Among Dr. Weinberg’s books were “Society and the Healthy Homosexual,” which rejected the prevalent idea that homosexuality was a psychological disorder.

Opinion: The G.O.P.’s Existential Crisis

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 08:01

Beyond health care, the party is headed for a showdown with itself.

Trump Tells G.O.P. It’s Now or Never, Demanding House Vote on Health Bill

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 07:27

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.

Ties: Visiting McDonald’s With My Grandmother

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 03:00

Moving from wealth in Korea to poverty in California, she delighted in finding ways to stretch a dollar on American fast food.

Op-Ed Columnist: The Trump Elite. Like the Old Elite, but Worse!

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 01:46

Republicans behind a health care bill found a new way to ignore regular people.

Trump the Dealmaker Projects Bravado, but Behind the Scenes, Faces Rare Self-Doubt

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 18:20

People close to President Trump say he is grappling with bouts of self-doubt as his hopes for a quick health-care victory unravel.

Dr. Lewis Rowland, Leading Neurologist on Nerve and Muscle Diseases, Dies at 91

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 16:04

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.

Rural Areas Brace for a Shortage of Doctors Due to Visa Policy

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 15:42

Small-town America relies on a program that attracts foreign physicians to underserved areas. A recent federal change, however, could delay newcomers.

The New Old Age: With Age Comes a Mouthful of Trouble

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 13:30

Dental problems are epidemic among older people. Experts are scrambling to address them in a variety of ways.

Opinion: Don’t Discriminate Against Mutants Like Me

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:16

Republicans are proposing a law to let companies ask workers about any genetic conditions.

Millions Stand to Lose Addiction Treatment

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 07:39

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.

Voices: The Elephant in the Room Is 86

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 04:00

Mentoring former military men and women eager to find their place in civilian society has opened new doors in the years remaining to me.

Well: The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 03:00

Certain kinds of exercise may mitigate the effects of aging at the cellular level.