Breakingviews: UnitedHealth’s Deal May Point to Health Care’s Future
America’s health care system has a multiplicity of players, driving bills higher. UnitedHealth’s purchase of a physicians group could control costs.
Trump Pick to Head Consumer Safety Board Is Seen as Too Close to Industries
Ann Marie Buerkle, a commissioner poised to run the federal agency, has rarely voted for a mandatory recall, a maximum fine, or a tougher safety...
Fewer Pain Pills May Be Best Bet After Surgery
Surgical patients can get as good or better pain relief with a fraction of the amount of opioids typically prescribed.
UnitedHealth Buys Large Doctors Group as Lines Blur in Health Care
The purchase of DaVita Medical Group moves UnitedHealth more into the role of doctor as it buys nearly 300 clinics across six states.
Phys Ed: How Exercise Can Make for Healthier Fat
A single session of exercise may change the molecular workings of fat tissue in ways that, over time, should improve metabolic health.
Air Pollution May Harm Babies Even Before They Are Born
Pollution raised the risk of low birth weight babies, which may increase the risk for diabetes and heart disease later in life.
The CHIP Program Is Beloved. Why Is Its Funding in Danger?
A children’s health insurance program popular with both Republicans and Democrats is in limbo because of partisan rancor that has stymied...
The Sweet Spot: Love the Club, Hate the Cocaine (and the Lies)
After her husband breaks his promise to abstain from drugs, a reader grapples with the fate of her relationship.
Voices: Thing I’ll Do Differently When I’m Old
Soon after my 50th birthday, I started keeping a list of “Things I will do/things I won’t do when I get old.” Ten years on, I’m still adding to it.
Hug It Out, Man
Even in our touch-averse culture, men need platonic touch.
Can This Water Park Make Fun More Inclusive?
What happens when children of all different abilities get to play with each other? We take you inside a first-of-its-kind ultra accessible water...
How Will Consumers Fare if CVS and Aetna Merge?
The two major health players promise better care and lower costs, but skeptics question whether they can deliver.