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Well: War Wounds That Time Alone Can’t Heal

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 15:58

Moral injury resembles post-traumatic stress disorder with an added burden of guilt, and requires different treatment.

Well: Direct-to-Consumer Lab Tests, No Doctor Visit Required

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 15:53

Firms promise to help consumers spot metabolic red flags. Critics say the services persuade healthy people to seek unneeded treatment.

Well: A Doctor on Schedule, Rarely on Time

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 11:17

Everyone can tell when I’m behind. Every visit is pared to essentials. Paperwork is postponed, chatting minimized.

Well: Early Puberty in Girls Raises the Risk of Depression

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 05:00

Those who developed breasts younger than their peers had a higher risk of depression, a new study found.

Well: Think Like a Doctor: The Tired Gardener Solved!

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 16:47

Readers solve the case of a previously healthy 67-year-old gardener who is too exhausted and feverish to garden.

Character Study: Longevity Pose: Teaching Yoga at Age 97

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 10:32

At 97, Tao Porchon-Lynch is still teaching yoga, enjoying wine, driving and entering dance contests.

Well: After a Stroke at Age 30, Making Our Own Luck

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 08:24

After my 30-year-old husband had a stroke, I wondered: Had I really needed to revel in my good fortune, gloating before the gods?

Well: Ask Well: Why Do Mosquito Bites Itch?

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 07:46

A reader asks: Why do mosquito bites itch?

Fit City: After a Fire, Jump-Starting a Bushwick Dojo

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 07:45

The community rallied around Kanku-Dai Zanshin Dojo, donating space and equipment, before it reopened at its new location in Brooklyn.

Well: The Weekly Health Quiz: Sunscreen, a Superbug and Computer Vision Syndrome

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 07:43

Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.

Well: An Artist Takes On Cancer

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 16:12

A video uses mesmerizing imagery to explore cancer treatment, the fear of death and the hope for a cure.

Well: Migraines Tied to Increased Risk of Heart Problems

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 12:12

Women with migraines were more likely to have heart attacks and strokes than women who didn’t have the painful headaches.

Well: Think Like a Doctor: The Tired Gardener

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 09:00

What is wrong with a lively 67-year-old gardener who develops a daily fever and shaking chills along with chest pain and a dry cough?

Well: Using Meditation to Help Close the Achievement Gap

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 05:45

When a troubled school taught students Transcendental Meditation, suspensions dropped and attendance and students’ grade point averages rose.

Well: Talking About Male Rape

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 13:37

In his new book, “On Being Raped,” Raymond M. Douglas writes publicly for the first time about being brutally beaten and raped at the age of 18 by a familiar parish priest.

Well: Who Is to Blame When a Child Wanders at the Zoo?

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 10:50

The incident of the gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo is a reminder that closed doors and barred gates are like beacons to some kids, just waiting to be breached or climbed.

Well: How Much Do You Want to Know About Your Cancer?

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 04:54

One of the biggest problems we face as oncologists is that we often can’t figure out what our patients would like to know about their prognosis. Even when we ask.