What to Know About Getting a Flu Shot This Year, No Matter Who’s Paying
Flu season is here, and there are at least six types of vaccine to choose from. It’s worth studying the options to determine which is likely to...
Scandals Catch Up to Private Chinese Hospitals, After Fortunes Are Made
The Putian network of 8,000 facilities, which expanded rapidly with little government oversight, is facing national outrage and scrutiny over a...
Living With Cancer: Tackling Cancer Anxiety
No matter how long I deal with periodic blood tests, abdominal CTs and mammograms, they always trigger a huge wave of ‘scanxiety.’
There’s a Stress Gap Between Men and Women. Here’s Why It’s Important.
Between domestic duties and emotional labor, research shows, women are more stressed than men are — but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here’s what...
Naomi Breslau, Who Studied Post-Traumatic Stress, Dies at 86
She also investigated links between various disorders, like depression and smoking, and suggested that migraines could cause mental problems — and...
How a Low-Carb Diet Might Help You Maintain a Healthy Weight
Adults who cut carbohydrates from their diets and replaced them with fat sharply increased their metabolisms.
Diet, Not Age, May Account for Rising Blood Pressure
Comparison of two tribes in the Venezuelan rain forest points to diet, rather than advancing age, as a cause of higher blood pressure.
Phys Ed: Very Brief Workouts Count Toward 150-Minute Goal, New Guidelines Say
New federal exercise recommendations include the first-ever federal activity parameters for 3-year-olds, as well as a few surprising omissions.
Doctors: Grief as My Guide: How My Sister Made Me a Better Doctor
Even when she was gone, she was present in the patient sitting before me and in the way I was newly able to comfort and reassure her.
When Hospitals Merge to Save Money, Patients Often Pay More
Rapid consolidation has created powerful groups of hospitals, with organizations dictating prices and fueling health spending in some areas of the...
Doctors Revolt After N.R.A. Tells Them to ‘Stay in Their Lane’ on Gun Policy
The uproar highlighted decades-old tension over an effective ban on federal research of the public health effects of gun violence.
Juul Will Stop Selling Most E-Cigarette Flavors in Stores and Halt Social Media Promotions
Juul will restrict sales of nearly all its flavored pods to online only, and stop most social media promotion to combat youth vaping, bowing to...