An Odd Pairing? When a Health Insurer Also Wants to Be a Hospice Company
Humana is teaming up with two investment firms to become the nation’s largest provider of hospice care, dominating a rapidly growing — and...
James Gips, Who Extended Computer Use to the Disabled, Dies at 72
He helped develop two technologies that allowed people who could not use a mouse to communicate with a computer, and thus with the world.
Diabetes Patients at Risk From Rising Insulin Prices
A Yale study found that one in four patients admitted to cutting back on insulin use because of cost. The consequences can be deadly.
The New Old Age: Breathing Tubes Fail to Save Many Older Patients
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...
Ask Well: Can a Bar of Soap Transmit Infection?
And would a jar of liquid soap be a better bet than bar soap?
(Mis)communicating Sex: Leave Us a Voice Mail With Your Story
We ask readers to share their stories on sex and intimacy.
A Common Virus May Play Role in Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Finds
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...
Obesity Rates Higher in Country Than City
Thirty-nine percent of American adults were obese, compared to 17.8 percent of children.
Living With Cancer: The Strategic Lies of Oncologists
Is it ethical to break cost-controlling rules for a patient’s benefit?
Newly Discovered ‘Limb Pit’ Reveals Civil War Surgeons’ Bitter Choices
Two skeletons and the remains of 11 amputated limbs are leading to new knowledge of combat injuries and medical practices on long-ago battlefields.
Night Owls May Have Higher Depression Risk
Morning people were less likely to develop depression than night owls, a new study found.
One in Three Women Undergoing Breast Reconstruction Have Complications
One in five require more surgery, and in 5 percent of cases, reconstruction fails.