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Few primary care doctors are willing to do what Nicole Gastala has: endure the challenges of prescribing buprenorphine, a medication for opioid addiction.
Posted: June 23, 2018, 6:05 pm
Humana is teaming up with two investment firms to become the nation’s largest provider of hospice care, dominating a rapidly growing — and controversial — business.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 8:56 pm
Experts say the parents and children split apart at the border could face difficult reunions. Holding them indefinitely could be even worse.
Posted: June 23, 2018, 1:48 am
One-third of patients over age 65 die in the hospital after they are put on ventilators. Doctors are beginning to wonder if the procedure should be used so often.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 1:30 pm
Worldwide, Chinese men consume one-third of all cigarettes. With lung cancer rates soaring, the city’s health department has launched a Chinese-language antismoking campaign.
Posted: June 25, 2018, 8:43 am
The research did not find that viruses cause Alzheimer’s. But it showed that two types of herpes interact with Alzheimer’s-related genes and might drive the disease process.
Posted: June 21, 2018, 3:30 pm
A Yale study found that one in four patients admitted to cutting back on insulin use because of cost. The consequences can be deadly.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 5:16 pm
One in five requires more surgery, and in 5 percent of cases, reconstruction fails.
Posted: June 21, 2018, 7:05 pm
Much of modern life, though seeming to promote connectivity, has had the opposite effect of fostering social isolation and loneliness, experts say.
Posted: June 25, 2018, 9:00 am
For children with chronic conditions like asthma, there are no adults who can provide medical history. And then there is the psychological trauma.
Posted: June 25, 2018, 9:00 am
There are many treatment options for a problem that can be downright deadly.
Posted: June 25, 2018, 9:00 am
The local Communist Party chief has turned to yoga to bring health and vitality to a fading, remote hamlet. Some tourist money would be welcome, too.
Posted: June 24, 2018, 10:22 pm
New York’s Medicaid program says Orkambi, a new drug to treat cystic fibrosis, is not worth the price. The case is being closely watched around the country.
Posted: June 24, 2018, 6:35 pm
Falling short of other countries, from the left and the right, in meeting real needs.
Posted: June 24, 2018, 9:00 am
Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz answers questions about the opioid crisis and how to help more doctors treat addiction
Posted: June 23, 2018, 8:58 am
The photographer Jackie Molloy followed Tanner and David for a year and a half, during which time she took some 20,000 pictures.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 10:36 pm
An author of 15 books, Ms. King founded a summer camp and school to help children with learning disabilities that had often gone undiagnosed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 8:46 pm
He helped develop two technologies that allowed people who could not use a mouse to communicate with a computer, and thus with the world.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 7:35 pm
And would a jar of liquid soap be a better bet than bar soap?
Posted: June 22, 2018, 12:42 pm
We ask readers to share their stories on sex and intimacy.
Posted: June 21, 2018, 9:55 pm
Thirty-nine percent of American adults were obese, compared to 17.8 percent of children.
Posted: June 21, 2018, 11:41 am
Is it ethical to break cost-controlling rules for a patient’s benefit?
Posted: June 21, 2018, 9:00 am
Two skeletons and the remains of 11 amputated limbs are leading to new knowledge of combat injuries and medical practices on long-ago battlefields.
Posted: June 20, 2018, 10:39 pm
Morning people were less likely to develop depression than night owls, a new study found.
Posted: June 20, 2018, 5:03 pm
Dr. Atul Gawande, a Harvard professor, surgeon and writer, will lead the initiative formed to provide health care for the companies’ employees.
Posted: June 20, 2018, 10:12 pm
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