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Grieving a Miscarriage: An Illustrated Discussion

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 21:00

It can help to offer support instead of silence.

After Record Year for Fatal Overdoses, New York City Targets Opioids

Wall Street Journal - Health - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 18:44

New York City will spend $38 million annually to combat an opioid epidemic that killed more than 1,000 New Yorkers last year, city officials said Monday.

Health Bill Would Add 24 Million Uninsured but Save $337 Billion, Report Says

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 17:22

The judgment by the Congressional Budget Office did not back up the president’s promise of providing health care for everyone but may help bring in rebellious conservatives.

Fact Check: Trump’s Critiques of the Affordable Care Act

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 17:21

President Trump held a listening session on Monday with people he called “victims” of Obamacare. Here’s an assessment of his critiques.

William Ackman Sells Pershing Fund’s Stake in Valeant

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 17:06

The hedge fund of the billionaire, who had defended the troubled drug maker for months in the face of a stock plunge, sold some 27 million shares.

Zika Warning Is Issued Over Sperm Banks in the Miami Area

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 16:54

Women who are considering trying to become pregnant should consider the possibility that sperm collected in some areas might be infected with the Zika virus, officials said.

Seema Verma Confirmed as Head of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Wall Street Journal - Health - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 16:04

Seema Verma, President Donald Trump’s pick to oversee the Medicare and Medicaid programs, won Senate confirmation in a largely party-line vote Monday, placing an advocate of overhauling Medicaid at the program’s helm.

Global Health: Vaccine Makers Ranked on Pricing and Research

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 13:00

GSK and Sanofi supply the most vaccines worldwide, a Dutch foundation found, but the Serum Institute of India sells the most at a discount.

Q&A: How to Kill Germs in the Laundry

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 12:03

Some studies suggest that water does not have to be as hot as often thought to get clothes acceptably bacteria-free. And the dryer helps.

GOP Health Plan Would Hit Rural Areas Hard

Wall Street Journal - Health - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 11:25

The House Republican effort to overhaul the Affordable Care Act could hit many rural areas particularly hard, sharply increasing the cost for some residents buying their own insurance.

An AIDS Museum: The Challenges Are Huge, but the Timing Is Right

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 09:55

The National AIDS Memorial Grove in San Francisco may someday be joined by a full-fledged center honoring heroes and victims of the epidemic’s early years.

Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs With Smartphones?

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 09:46

The use of smartphones and tablets has exploded over the same period that drug use has declined among American teens. Researchers say the correlation is worth exploring.

Wealthy Would Get Billions in Tax Cuts Under Obamacare Repeal Plan

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 08:33

Rolling back two surcharges would provide $144 billion over a decade to those making at least $1 million a year, a congressional analysis shows.

Take a Number: Cardiovascular Deaths Linked to Poor Dietary Choices

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 08:02

More than 400,000 such deaths in the United States in 2015 were linked to unhealthy eating, a new analysis has found. Many could have been prevented.

The New Health Care: Lousy Customer Service? A Better Way in Health Care

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 04:00

Insurance plans offered directly by hospitals or health systems have a better track record for customer service, a study shows.

Personal Health: Do We Need to Give Up Alcohol to Lose Weight? Not Necessarily

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 03:00

Alcohol remains one of the most controversial and confusing topics for people concerned about controlling their weight.

The Checkup: Traveling With Adult Children

New York Times - Health - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 03:00

You may be dazzled to see that they are truly grown up, and yet you may still need to take care of them.