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The Checkup: Why a Baby’s Connection With a Parent Matters

New York Times - Health - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 03:00

Doctors can look at attachment patterns to help struggling parents learn strategies to respond better to their children.

Medicaid Cuts May Force Retirees Out of Nursing Homes

New York Times - Health - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 13:18

Medicaid, targeted for deep cuts by the Republican health care bill, currently pays for most of the 1.4 million people in nursing homes.

Opinion: Men Can Be So Hormonal

New York Times - Health - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 11:30

High levels of testosterone can make them overconfident, even when they’re wrong.

At Nursing Homes, Medicaid Cuts Would Reach Even the Upper Middle Class

New York Times - Health - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 07:46

Medicaid, targeted by Republicans’ health care bill, pays for most of the 1.4 million elderly people in nursing homes, some of whom do not know they are on it.

Senate Health Plan Falls Short of Promise for Cheaper Care, Experts Say

New York Times - Health - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 18:02

Republicans say a new health law would make it easier and more affordable to get care. But the opposite may be true.

Trump Signs Bill Meant to Restore Trust in V.A.

New York Times - Health - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 17:09

The legislation aims to make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to remove poor-performing employees and to promote whistle-blowing.

How Medicaid Works, and Who It Covers

New York Times - Health - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 16:20

One of the biggest flash points in the debate over Republican health care legislation is the future of Medicaid. Here are some basic facts about the 52-year-old program.

Planned Parenthood Battle Could Sway Fortunes of G.O.P. Health Bill

New York Times - Health - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:27

Planned Parenthood, threatened with a cutoff of more than 40 percent of its funding, is mobilizing to bring down the Republican health care bill.

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

New York Times - Health - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 03:00

Magnetic resonance imaging doesn’t carry the radiation risks of X-rays or PET scans. But there are safety issues to watch out for.

U.S. Suspends Beef Imports From Brazil

New York Times - Health - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:33

The decision by the Department of Agriculture, citing safety concerns, is a blow to Brazil’s meat industry, which is reeling from bribery accusations.

Public Health: Shifting Dollars From Poor to Rich Is a Key Part of the Senate Health Bill

New York Times - Health - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:26

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.

Insurers Battle Families Over Costly Drug for Fatal Disease

New York Times - Health - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:50

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.

14 Years Old. Losing Muscle Every Day.

New York Times - Health - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:24

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?

Senate Health Care Bill Includes Deep Cuts to Medicaid

New York Times - Health - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:50

Senate Republican leaders released their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, even as enough senators to block it declared their opposition.

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

New York Times - Health - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 09:56

Mr. Leboyer, a French physician, advocated natural birth methods that focused on easing suffering for the baby.

Back Pain? Try Yoga

New York Times - Health - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 08:57

Yoga works as well as physical therapy for relieving back pain, a randomized trial found.

Senate Leaders Unveil Bill to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

New York Times - Health - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 06:55

Senate Republican leaders released their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and they want to hold a vote on the measure by the end of next week.

Antibiotic Eye Drops Often Unhelpful for Pinkeye

New York Times - Health - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 03:00

Conjunctivitis, or pinkeye, often goes away without treatment.

Dr. Andrew Weil Says We’re Taking Too Many Medicines

New York Times - Health - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 03:00

In his new book, “Mind Over Meds,” the champion of integrative medicine continues his fight against overmedication.