When Your ‘Regular Doctor’ Could Be Anyone
Just what duty, if any, exists for doctors to keep tabs on their sickest patients?
V.A. Shuns Medical Marijuana, Leaving Vets to Improvise
Limited by federal law, the veterans’ health system can’t study the benefits of cannabis or prescribe it to patients. Nearly a million veterans may...
Phys Ed: Exercise Makes the Aging Heart More Youthful
For lifelong heart health, start exercising early in life and keep exercising often. But even if you have neglected to exercise and are now...
Trump Administration, in Reversal, Will Resume Risk Payments to Health Insurers
The administration said it would restore the program to avoid causing chaos for consumers should health plans become insolvent or withdraw from the...
Possible Link Between Grain-Free Dog Food and Heart Disease, FDA Says
The number of dogs on the popular diets who have developed enlarged hearts is small but concerning. Researchers are beginning to investigate causes.
Cauliflower, Kale and Carrots May Lower Breast Cancer Risk
Eating lots of fruits and vegetables was tied to a lower risk of breast cancer, especially the most aggressive kinds.
Global Health: Ebola Outbreak in Congo Has Ended, W.H.O. Says
The outbreak, the first in which a new vaccine was quickly rolled out, was extinguished in less than three months, with 33 deaths.
In Maine, Thousands Were to Start Receiving Medicaid This Month. They’re Not.
Though voters approved a binding resolution last fall to expand the program, Governor LePage has refused to do it, saying he’d rather go to jail.
When We Eat, or Don’t Eat, May Be Critical for Health
A growing body of research suggests that our bodies function optimally when we align our eating patterns with our circadian rhythms.
Global Health: For the First Time, a Female Ebola Survivor Infects Others
A Liberian woman recovered after tending her dying brother, but infected her family a year later. Being pregnant may have reignited the virus in her.
Alternative Cancer Treatments May Be Bad for Your Health
People who used herbs, acupuncture and other complementary treatments tended to die earlier than those who didn’t.
Our National Parks: Breathtaking and Polluted
Ozone levels in Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Glacier and 29 other parks differed little from those in the country’s 20 largest metropolitan...