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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.

Well: Yoga May Be Good for the Brain

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 04:31

A weekly routine of yoga and meditation may help to stave off aging-related mental decline, according to a study of older adults with memory problems.

Well: Overcoming the Shame of a Suicide Attempt

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 13:31

I know that admitting to my behavior and owning my story is the only way it can no longer own me.

Well: Computer Vision Syndrome Affects Millions

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 13:28

Blurred or double vision as well as burning, itching, dryness and redness can interfere with work performance.

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