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How Tiger Woods Won the Back Surgery Lottery

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 09:57

Surgeons cured Tiger Woods’s back on the fourth try — with plenty of help from Woods himself. But fusion surgery provides no guarantees of success.

Studies Show: How Much Alcohol Can You Drink Safely?

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 09:19

That depends on how you do the research — and then on how you read the results. Here’s what studies show.

Thousands of Women Have Shared Abortion Stories With #YouKnowMe. She Was First.

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 08:29

After Busy Philipps opened up about her abortion on TV, a friend saw an opportunity for a bigger conversation about reproductive rights.

Fitness for Bodies That Don’t Fit the Mainstream

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 04:00

Workouts tailored to the needs of transgender people who want to build strength after surgery.

Living With Cancer: Sleeping With Cancer

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 04:00

Ten years after diagnosis, could I finally dispense with chemical sleeping aids?

How ‘You Know Me’ Became #YouKnowMe

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 21:15

After Busy Philipps opened up about her abortion on TV, a friend saw an opportunity for a bigger conversation about reproductive rights.

The Met Will Turn Down Sackler Money Amid Fury Over the Opioid Crisis

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 18:24

The decision by one of the world’s leading museums could spur other institutions to turn down philanthropy from the family behind OxyContin.

A Rival to Botox Invites Doctors to Party in Cancun, With Fireworks, Confetti and Social Media Posts

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 16:14

Plastic surgeons’ Instagram accounts of the weekend trip didn’t note the drug company’s sponsorship, which some ethicists say should be disclosed.

We Have Abundant Food. Why Is Our Health — and the Planet’s — So Bad?

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 15:36

Bee Wilson’s “The Way We Eat Now” delves into the startling consequences of the globalization that has revolutionized our relationship to food.

The Intersection of Race and Blood

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 14:44

Blood can be racially or ethnically specific, so having more blood donors in certain groups can be crucial for saving the lives of patients who share their backgrounds.

The New Health Care: Why Politics Should Be Kept Out of Miscarriages

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:34

The possible problems of a new Georgia law, including causing further pain.

In her words: Women, Alcohol and Perceived ‘Sexual Availability’

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 09:10

A new study finds that women who drink alcohol in social settings are seen as more “sexually available” and “less human.”

Diagnosis: Scans Suggested the Boy Had Cancer. But No Doctor Could Prove It. Why?

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:00

After the pain in his knee spread to other parts of his body, his mother pressed the doctors to figure out what was going on.

Doctors: Doctor, We Need You in the Writer’s Room, Stat

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:00

I took a break from the I.C.U. to write on a medical drama. It was a chance to imagine a world where the outcomes followed the script I wanted.

As Swine Fever Roils Asia, Hogs Are Culled and Dinner Plans Change

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 17:23

An African swine fever outbreak that had been centered in China is rapidly spreading to neighboring countries, pushing up prices of pork, a staple in many Asian nations.

Elizabeth Warren, Unveiling Opioid Plan, Says Sackler Name Should Come Off Harvard Buildings

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 13:40

Ms. Warren, a Democratic presidential candidate, also said she would donate the funds she received from the Sacklers, who are behind OxyContin.

The New Health Care: The Potentially Lifesaving Difference in How a Gun Is Stored

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 11:13

It could save more children's lives than many legislative efforts that get more attention.

Drug Prices Will Soon Appear in Many TV Ads

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 06:43

A Trump administration change will require TV ads for prescription drugs covered by Medicare or Medicaid to include the list price if it is over $35.

Mind: Firing Up the Neural Symphony

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 04:00

Scientists are racing to treat brain disabilities with electrical stimulation. Here’s a metaphor to help make sense of the progress.

Girls Enter the Boys’ World of Flipping

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 03:33

Teen girls are claiming their place inside an emerging online community of extreme athletes who flip, freerun and defy expectations.

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