The Checkup: Too Clean for Our Children’s Good?
We need to study the health consequences of the modern and more “hygienic” built environment, which is clean but by no means sterile.
Personal Health: The Cost of Not Taking Your Medicine
Non-adherence to prescriptions causes some 125,000 deaths a year in the United States alone.
2 Tennessee Cases Bring Coal’s Hidden Hazard to Light
Coal ash, a largely unseen byproduct of electricity production, is leaking from storage ponds, two lawsuits contend, and could be threatening the...
Dr. Mark Wainberg, Who Identified a Key AIDS Drug, Dies at 71
As a microbiologist, he found that the drug Lamivudine was effective against H.I.V., and he later became a global champion of AIDS treatment and...
Your Money: A Baby or Your Money Back: All About Fertility Clinic Package Deals
In the high-stakes casino of fertility treatment, some pay large sums upfront for the promise of a baby — or a refund. Doctors tend to pick...
Ties: The Hummingbird and the Pine Tree
I grew up constantly flitting from place to place, but my husband’s roots are strong and sturdy.
Public Health: Explaining the Health Payments That Trump Is Threatening to End
Cost-sharing reductions could make or break the Obamacare markets, and President Trump is talking about them as a possible bargaining chip.
Modern Love: A Dose of Empathy From My Syrian Doctor
A woman with a debilitating motor neuron disease finds hope in a man from a war-ravaged country.
Michigan Doctor Is Accused of Genital Cutting of 2 Girls
Federal officials believe this case will be the first prosecution under a law banning what is widely seen as a brutal practice.
St. Jude Medical Played Down Defibrillator Failures for Years, F.D.A. Says
The company continued to ship the products before recalling them in October, failing to alert patients or doctors of several cases of battery...
Trump Threatens Health Subsidies to Force Democrats to Bargain
The president’s tone differs from that of Republicans in Congress, who have repeatedly promised a smooth transition away from the law they call...
About New York: A Boy’s Life Lost to Sepsis, but Thousands Saved in His Wake
In 2012, Rory Staunton, 12, died from septic shock. Five years later, a study shows that fewer people are dying from the condition.