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Ask Well: Is There a Downside to Going Gluten-Free if You’re Healthy?

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 05:00

A gluten-free or grain-free diet can pose risks for someone who is not highly sensitive to gluten. Such a diet is also unlikely to provide benefits.

Trump Administration Says States May Impose Work Requirements for Medicaid

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 00:28

Federal officials said they would support state efforts to require able-bodied adults to work as a condition of eligibility for Medicaid.

Health Insurer Centene Is Sued Over Lack of Medical Coverage

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 17:32

A star of the Affordable Care Act is accused of offering plans that make it hard to find a doctor who accepts its insurance.

Can Requiring People to Work Make Them Healthier?

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:22

The Trump administration wants to make a major change to Medicaid, but there’s not a lot of evidence for one of its key assertions.

Cherokee Can’t Sue Opioid Distributors in Tribal Court, Judge Rules

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:10

A federal judge halted the Cherokee Nation’s lawsuit in tribal court, but said they could pursue it elsewhere. The tribe will look to state court.

Baltimore Hospital Patient Discharged at Bus Stop, Stumbling and Cold

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:29

A video of the woman, who appears to have trouble keeping her balance, shows her wearing nothing but socks and a hospital gown.

A Greener, More Healthful Place to Work

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:03

Biophilic buildings aim not just to leave a minimal carbon footprint but also to promote the health of those who live and work there.

Deadly E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Leafy Greens Likely Over, C.D.C. Says

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:59

The contaminated product is likely no longer on store shelves, the public health agency says.

The New Health Care: Why It’s Still Worth Getting a Flu Shot

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 07:49

Even a “less effective” vaccine packs a payoff in averting illness and death.

Voices: When Anorexics Grow Up

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 05:00

Adults with eating disorders aren’t represented in pop culture and news outlets, so I assumed we were either supposed to outgrow it or die.

Antacids During Pregnancy Tied to Asthma in Children

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 23:01

Taking popular drugs for heartburn, a common complication of pregnancy, raised the risk of asthma in offspring.

State of the Art: What a $4,000 Treadmill Means for the Future of Gadgets

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 17:33

Peloton, which sells an internet-connected spin bicycle, unveiled a $4,000 internet-connected treadmill. The company’s insight: The gadget is not as important as the service.

Fresh Embryos as Good as Frozen Ones for In Vitro Fertilization

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 16:00

Researchers found using fresh or frozen embryos makes no difference for the majority of women who do not have polycystic ovary syndrome.

What if CHIP Funds Run Out? Here’s What 6 Families Would Do

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 15:10

With Congress yet to agree on a long-term plan to pay for the popular children’s health insurance program, parents start thinking about contingency plans.

R.S.V.? She Hadn’t Heard of It. Then Her Child Was Hospitalized.

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 06:06

More than 57,000 children under 5 are hospitalized with respiratory syncytial virus each year, on average. Many parents have no idea what it is.

You’re Sick. Whose Fault Is That?

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 05:29

It seems sensible to encourage “personal responsibility,” and yet policies that invoke the phrase can make health problems worse.

Exercising … Your Face

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 23:37

These exercises, from Happy Face Yoga, are among a series that were shown to make the face look fuller and more youthful.

Phys Ed: Facial Exercises May Make You Look 3 Years Younger

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 23:35

After “nonsurgical face-lifts,“ dermatologists noted significant improvements in the fullness of women’s cheeks.

Trump’s First Full Physical Is Approaching. What He Discloses Is Up to Him.

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 22:20

With questions swirling around Mr. Trump’s mental health, his coming physical may yield few clues about whether he is, as his former doctor claimed during his candidacy, the “healthiest individual” to hold the office.

52 places to go 2018: Where to Get Healthier in 2018

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 05:24

Hotels, cruises, airports and tour operators are making wellness a priority.

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