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Trump’s New Plan to Dismantle Obamacare Comes With Political Risks

Trump’s New Plan to Dismantle Obamacare Comes With Political Risks

The Justice Department has asked a court to throw out major elements of the Affordable Care Act, including the individual mandate and the popular provision that protects those with pre-existing medical conditions.

Women With Breast Cancer Delay Care When Faced With High Deductibles

Women With Breast Cancer Delay Care When Faced With High Deductibles

Pam Leonard, a teacher in Wisconsin, is also working nights to help pay for her cancer treatments.

Now in Sight: Success Against an Infection That Blinds

Now in Sight: Success Against an Infection That Blinds

Shiva Lal Rana, left, getting a checkup at the Geta Eye Hospital in Nepal. More than a decade ago, he received an operation and antibiotics to treat a trachoma infection, a leading cause of blindness in poor countries.

As Catholic Hospitals Expand, So Do Limits on Some Procedures

As Catholic Hospitals Expand, So Do Limits on Some Procedures

Jennafer Norris, at home with her three children, had life-threatening pre-eclampsia in all her pregnancies. She asked for a tubal ligation after an emergency cesarean section to deliver her third child, but the doctor said she couldn’t perform the procedure because the hospital was Catholic.

Cancer Risk From Cellphone Radiation Is Small, Studies Show

Cancer Risk From Cellphone Radiation Is Small, Studies Show

Two new studies exposed rats and mice to high levels of radio-frequency radiation — the type emitted by your cellphone. But researchers said there was little cancer risk for humans.

Doctor, Your Patient Is Waiting. It’s a Red Panda.

Doctor, Your Patient Is Waiting. It’s a Red Panda.

A red panda named Hoppy examined during a routine check-up conducted by veterinarians and veterinary technicians and, second left, Harvard medical school student Wataru Ebina, at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston.

A Simple Way to Improve a Billion Lives: Eyeglasses

A Simple Way to Improve a Billion Lives: Eyeglasses

While not seen as urgent as other world health problems, untreated vision problems cost the global economy $200 billion annually to lost productivity, according to the W.H.O.

After ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight

After ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight

Danny Cahill, playing the bass during a church service near Tulsa, Okla., won Season 8 of the NBC show “The Biggest Loser” by dropping 239 pounds. He has regained more than 100.

A ‘Game Changer’ for Patients With Irregular Heart Rhythm

A ‘Game Changer’ for Patients With Irregular Heart Rhythm

John Sueme of St. Louis was the first patient to receive an experimental treatment that exposes scarred heart tissue to radiation, eliminating damaged cells that cause rapid, sometimes fatal heartbeats.

Fast, Cheap Testing for Tuberculosis? Soon It May Be Possible

Fast, Cheap Testing for Tuberculosis? Soon It May Be Possible

An X-ray of the lung of a suspected tuberculosis patient in Vietnam. Researchers say urine testing for tuberculosis, which kills 1.7 million people a year, may soon be possible.

Readers Respond: ‘The Biggest Loser’

Readers Respond: ‘The Biggest Loser’

Sean Algaier, a pastor from Charlotte, N.C., was a contestant on “The Biggest Loser.” He went from 444 pounds to 289 but now his weight is up to 450 again, and he is burning 458 fewer calories a day than would be expected for a man his size.

Fed Up With Drug Companies, Hospitals Decide to Start Their Own

Fed Up With Drug Companies, Hospitals Decide to Start Their Own

Generic drugs at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. Intermountain Healthcare is spearheading an effort by a group of hospitals to create a nonprofit generic drug company.

New Findings Could Save Lives of More Stroke Patients

New Findings Could Save Lives of More Stroke Patients

A doctor performing a thrombectomy on a patient with stroke symptoms. A new study found that doctors have more time than previously thought to rescue brain cells whose blood flow is cut off by clots.

‘We’re Out of Options’: Doctors Battle Drug-Resistant Typhoid Outbreak

‘We’re Out of Options’: Doctors Battle Drug-Resistant Typhoid Outbreak

A baby believed to have contracted a drug-resistant strain of typhoid, hospitalized in Hyderabad, Pakistan in February.


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