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Marijuana Industry Presses Ahead in California’s Wine Country

New York Times - Health - Sat, 03/18/2017 - 09:50

Sonoma County has become a seedbed of cannabis experimentation, despite threats from the Trump administration to increase enforcement against recreational use.

John W. Walsh, Who Fought for Cure for Lung Disease, Dies at 68

New York Times - Health - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 13:27

He was the co-founder of three groups whose mission was to heighten public awareness of the illness, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and develop a cure.

The New Health Care: The Cost Can Be Debated, but Meals on Wheels Gets Results

New York Times - Health - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:33

Many peer-reviewed studies point to improved nutrition, but also benefits beyond food.

What Are the Best Snacks Before Bedtime?

New York Times - Health - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 08:33

Experts often recommend fresh fruit, low-fat cottage cheese, plain yogurt or oatmeal as healthful late-night choices.

Cholesterol-Slashing Drug Can Protect High-Risk Heart Patients, Study Finds

New York Times - Health - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 06:00

Patients who took the drug, Repatha, were significantly less likely to have heart attacks or strokes, researchers concluded. But its high cost will be an issue.

Ties: Not My Mother’s Yoga

New York Times - Health - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 03:00

As a kid growing up in the Bible belt, I thought my mom’s yoga practice was mortifying. She was such a weirdo. Now I am a weirdo, too.

Trump and Ryan: Health Bill May Test Marriage of Convenience

New York Times - Health - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 02:00

President Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan have weathered clashes to advance conservative legislation, but Mr. Trump’s allies are trying to distance him from “Ryancare.”

Modern Love: Pushed Into the Future When Illness Strikes (in an Unlikely Place)

New York Times - Health - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 21:00

After contracting a rare case of the mumps as an adult, a man receives bad news about his fertility.

Joseph Nicolosi, Advocate of Conversion Therapy for Gays, Dies at 70

New York Times - Health - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 19:42

Dr. Nicolosi was an influential voice in the “ex-gay” movement, but his contentious views marginalized him within the mental-health profession.

Trump and G.O.P. Work to Win Repeal of Obama’s Health Act

New York Times - Health - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 17:21

To appeal to conservatives, they offered concessions to speed cutbacks in Medicaid and dismantle more of the President Barack Obama’s signature health law.

Trilobites: Ancestral Climates May Have Shaped Your Nose

New York Times - Health - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 15:26

A study led by Penn State researchers found more evidence of the relationship between nose shape and the climate where a person’s ancestors lived.

Living With Cancer: While Facing a Cancer Choice, Beethoven to the Rescue

New York Times - Health - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 04:00

I was in a funk about what to do about a D.C.I.S. diagnosis. Music helped guide me.

Having Heart Surgery? Don’t Stop Your Statins

New York Times - Health - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 21:01

Patients who continued to take the cholesterol-lowering drugs on the day of surgery had a 48 percent reduced risk of dying in the next 30 days.

GOP Senators Say House Health Bill Won't Pass Without Changes

Wall Street Journal - Health - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 15:24

Republican senators, alarmed by a nonpartisan report showing millions would lose insurance under the GOP health-care plan, warned Tuesday that the bill wouldn’t become law without fundamental changes.

Patients Lose Sight After Stem Cells Are Injected Into Their Eyes

New York Times - Health - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 14:00

Three women suffered severe eye damage at a Florida clinic, exposing gaps in protections for people seeking unproven treatments.

Canadians With Cystic Fibrosis Live 10 Years Longer Than Americans With the Disease

New York Times - Health - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 11:04

Canadians with cystic fibrosis survive on average more than 10 years longer than Americans with the disease. Health insurance differences may be why.

Gamer’s Death Pushes Risks of Live Streaming Into View

New York Times - Health - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 10:27

After Brian C. Vigneault died near the end of a 24-hour live stream, many players acknowledged the health risks of a culture that rewards those who stay online for hours.

Me Time: So You Think You Can’t Meditate?

New York Times - Health - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 08:13

With meditation studios looking to become the new yoga studios, our new wellness columnist learns to train her errant thoughts at Mndfl.