News Analysis: An End to Heart Disease? Not Quite
The introduction of a new class of cholesterol drugs led some experts to believe that we might be able to virtually eliminate heart attacks. But it...
Popular Prostate Cancer Therapy Is Short, Intense and Unproved
Researchers hope a study will shed some light on a cancer treatment, using radiation, that is growing in popularity and surrounded by questions.
Take a Number: More Grandparents Than Ever
Since 2001 the number of grandparents has grown by 24 percent, partly as a result of the aging of the baby boom generation.
When Hospital Inspectors Are Watching, Fewer Patients Die
A study of nearly 2,000 hospitals found that inspections led to lower death rates.
On Health Law, G.O.P. Faces a Formidable Policy Foe: House Republicans
A group of House Republicans, known as the House Freedom Caucus, pose possibly the greatest threat to the party’s chance to scrap the health care law.
Pop a Pill for Heartburn? Try Diet and Exercise Instead
Proton pump inhibitors are linked to problems like nutrient deficiencies, joint pain, bone fractures, heart attacks and dementia.
The Checkup: The Guilty Secret of Distracted Parenting
Taking care of small children can get tedious. I wouldn’t have made it through without a certain amount of distraction.
After Bringing Cholera to Haiti, U.N. Can’t Raise Money to Fight It
A fund created by the United Nations to help Haiti combat cholera, a disease introduced by peacekeepers in 2010, has little money. It is supposed...
G.O.P.’s Health Care Tightrope Winds Through the Blue-Collar Midwest
Undoing and replacing the Affordable Care Act means bridging a vast gulf between the expectations of many working-class Trump voters and party...
Rural Areas Brace for a Shortage of Doctors Due to Visa Policy
Small-town America relies on a program that attracts foreign physicians to underserved areas. A recent federal change, however, could delay newcomers.
Marijuana Industry Presses Ahead in California’s Wine Country
Sonoma County has become a seedbed of cannabis experimentation, despite threats from the Trump administration to increase enforcement against...
Global Health: Trump Plan Eliminates a Global Sentinel Against Disease, Experts Warn
The Fogarty International Center funds an worldwide network of researchers on the lookout for viral threats, many of which could reach America.