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Abortion Adds Obstacle as Republicans Plan to Unveil Health Bill

New York Times - Health - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 18:10

The Republican leadership in the Senate plans to unveil a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but senators remain divided over issues from abortion to Medicaid.

Dr. Lawrence Weed, Pioneer in Recording Patient Data, Dies at 93

New York Times - Health - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 16:10

Dr. Weed created a system for organizing medical data that is used all over the world, and helped develop a computerized method for aiding diagnosis and treatment.

With Health Law in Flux, Insurers Scramble to Meet Filing Deadline

New York Times - Health - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:06

Anthem, a major player in the Obamacare exchanges, announced that it would withdraw from Wisconsin and Indiana next year, along with Ohio.

Creating a Stylish World for Children With Autism

New York Times - Health - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 08:08

Wolf & Friends is a lush, inspirational platform of fashion and design for young children who have developmental issues.

Phys Ed: To Train an Athlete, Add 12 Minutes of Meditation to the Daily Mix

New York Times - Health - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 03:00

Division I football players who learned mindfulness meditation or relaxation techniques showed improvements in mood and attention.

PUBLIC HEALTH: G.O.P. Health Plan Is Really a Rollback of Medicaid

New York Times - Health - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 02:12

Limiting the amount that the federal government would pay for each person would leave states with difficult choices, and would be a fundamental shift of financial risk.

Fish as Medicine for Rheumatoid Arthritis

New York Times - Health - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 21:01

Eating fish may help reduce the joint pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis, a new study has found.

Draft Order on Drug Prices Proposes Easing Regulations

New York Times - Health - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:25

A draft of an executive order obtained by The Times appears to give the drug industry what it wants with no guarantee that consumer costs will fall.

Middle Class, Not Poor, Could Suffer if Trump Ends Health Payments

New York Times - Health - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:53

Americans who earn too much to qualify for premium assistance could face double-digit rate increases if the government stops making cost-sharing payments.

Haven for Recovering Addicts Now Profits From Their Relapses

New York Times - Health - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 08:22

Delray Beach, Fla., was once a godsend for substance abusers. But now, a sprawl of fraudulent outpatient centers capitalize on addicts’ thwarted recoveries.

The Symptoms of Dying

New York Times - Health - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 21:00

Whether you have cancer or heart disease or diabetes, dying has its own biology and symptoms. It’s a diagnosis in itself.

Senate Democrats Try to Gum Up Works Over Affordable Care Act Repeal

New York Times - Health - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 18:13

With few arrows in their quiver, Democrats plan to use a slowdown to fight the secrecy surrounding Republican efforts to repeal and replace the health law.