Well: The Weekly Health Quiz: Fat Dogs, Indulgent Shoppers and Online Symptom-Checkers
Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.
The New Old Age: Hipaa’s Use as Code of Silence Often Misinterprets the Law
The protection of a patient’s health information does not prohibit health care providers from sharing information with family, friends and...
Planned Parenthood Leader Apologizes for Video
The president of Planned Parenthood said Thursday that a staff member showed a lack of compassion when describing how affiliates provide tissue...
Frozen Chicken Recalled After Reports of Illnesses
Breaded, raw stuffed chicken breasts from Aspen Foods and Barber Foods have been linked to salmonella infections.
Over Objections of Legislature, Alaska’s Governor Says He Will Expand Medicaid
Gov. Bill Walker said he would unilaterally accept federal funds to cover more low-income residents under the program.
The New Health Care: Lives Grow Longer, and Health Care’s Challenges Change
As illness patterns worldwide shift toward chronic, multiple ailments, the health system must adapt to keep up.
Living With Cancer: Curses and Blessings
As a cancer patient, I see-saw between irritability and elation, depression and euphoria, like someone with bipolar disorder....
Well: Are Ideals of Canine Beauty Making Our Dogs Fat?
Images of show dogs are widely disseminated on the Internet and other media, and may influence pet owners’ perceptions of a dog’s optimal weight....
Well: Getting the Diagnosis Right
Every patient presents a wide chasm of possibilities that could be nothing, something, or something horrible.
House Republicans to Investigate Planned Parenthood Over Fetal Tissue
House Republican leaders on Wednesday announced a congressional investigation of Planned Parenthood, a day after anti-abortion activists released a...
Another Ebola Fatality Is Reported in Liberia
A woman died at an Ebola treatment unit in Liberia, the second victim of the virus since the World Health Organization declared the country free of...
Specialty Pharmacies Proliferate, Along With Questions
Dispensaries for expensive drugs that treat complex or rare diseases are surging, but their customer service and business practices are under...