Health

Study Finds Competing Opioid Treatments Hav...

Nov 15, 2017Comments off

There is significant money at stake. Under a law passed by Congress in 2016, the Trump administration is sending $1 billion to states to deal

The Patients vs. Paperwork Problem for Doct...

Nov 14, 2017Comments off

  Every doctor I know has been complaining about the growing burden of electronic busywork generated by the E.M.R., the electronic medical record. And it’s

Take a Number: Americans Are Putting Down t...

Nov 14, 2017Comments off

Photo Soda pop at a store in New Jersey. Sugary drink consumption has declined in the United States, according to a new study. Credit Karsten

First Digital Pill Approved to Worries Abou...

Nov 14, 2017Comments off

But, he added, “if used improperly, it could foster more mistrust instead of trust.” Patients who agree to take the digital medication, a version of

The Checkup: Taking Care of the Physician

Nov 14, 2017Comments off

  If I am your doctor, or your child’s doctor, is there any reason you should worry about how I’m feeling? About what kind of

Personal Health: The Growing Toll of Our Ev...

Nov 14, 2017Comments off

  I hope you’re not chomping on a bagel or, worse, a doughnut while you read about what is probably the most serious public health

Under New Guidelines, Millions of Americans...

Nov 13, 2017Comments off

  Tens of millions more Americans will qualify for a diagnosis of high blood pressure, and will need to change their lifestyles or take medicines

If You’re Sick, Stay Away From Work. If Y...

Nov 13, 2017Comments off

  When Elle Fraser, a business operations assistant for the New Jersey Devils, came down with the flu just before Thanksgiving last year, she didn’t

Trump Chooses Alex Azar for Health and Huma...

Nov 13, 2017Comments off

WASHINGTON — President Trump nominated a pharmaceutical executive to be the next secretary of the Health and Human Services Department. The nominee, Alex M. Azar

Trillions of Flies Can’t All Be Bad

Nov 13, 2017Comments off

Her life among flies involves both museum work and field research. For her, this is a dream job. She recalled the first time she went