Trump Administration Delays Decision on Scaling Back Medicaid in Arkansas
Federal officials allow the state’s plan to make work, job training or volunteering a condition for many people to get coverage.
Can This Judge Solve the Opioid Crisis?
The Ohio federal judge overseeing hundreds of opioid lawsuits wants a swift settlement with solutions. But first he must tame skeptical legal lions.
For Heart Disease Patients, Think Exercise, Not Weight Loss
In patients with coronary heart disease, exercise lowered the risk of dying, while weight loss did not.
Mind: Bring Back the Asylums? Critics Fear a New Wave of Abuse
There are far too few psychiatric beds in the United States, researchers agree. But debate rages over what to do with those who require long-term...
Take a Number: Afraid of Snakes? Wasps and Dogs Are Deadlier
People killed by animals were most often attacked by bees, hornets and dogs, a new analysis finds.
Global Health: Yellow Fever Circles Brazil’s Huge Cities
With an outbreak in its second year, officials are trying to vaccinate 23 million people against the virus. The government was slow to act, critics...
Personal Health: Jane Brody’s Personal Secrets to Lasting Weight Loss
I read nutrition labels before I buy anything in a package, I practice portion control, and I exercise and weigh myself every day.
The New Health Care: Overshadowed by the Opioid Crisis: A Comeback by Cocaine
It’s the No. 2 killer among illicit drugs in the U.S. and kills more African-Americans than heroin does.
Americans Might No Longer Prefer Sons Over Daughters
New evidence suggests a shift, possibly because of a “a subtle fear of boys and the trouble they might bring.”
The Price They Pay
Millions of Americans can't afford their prescriptions. These are portraits of a few patients struggling to manage their drug bills.
Wounds From Military-Style Rifles? ‘A Ghastly Thing to See.’
Trauma surgeons tell what it is really like to try to repair such devastating injuries. “Bones are exploded, soft tissue is absolutely destroyed,”...
Charles Wilson, Top Brain Surgeon and Researcher, Dies at 88
Dr. Wilson was a deft, busy neurosurgeon in San Francisco but still found time to establish a leading center for the study of tumors.