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A Vote Expanded Medicaid in Maine. The Governor Is Ignoring It.

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 09:40

Though voters approved a binding resolution last fall to expand the program, Gov. Paul LePage has refused to do it, saying he’d rather go to jail.

Memo From the Boss: You’re a Vegetarian Now

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 08:55

By banning meat and forbidding employees from expensing a hamburger, WeWork is trying to save the planet and raise the consciousness of its work force.

When Your ‘Regular Doctor’ Could Be Anyone

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 04:02

Just what duty, if any, exists for doctors to keep tabs on their sickest patients?

Phys Ed: Exercise Makes the Aging Heart More Youthful

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 04:00

For lifelong heart health, start exercising early in life and keep exercising often. But even if you have neglected to exercise and are now middle-aged, it is not too late.

Trump Administration, in Reversal, Will Resume Risk Payments to Health Insurers

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 21:56

The administration said it would restore the program to avoid causing chaos for consumers should health plans become insolvent or withdraw from the market.

Several Snack Foods Recalled After Potential Salmonella Risk Identified

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 16:11

The manufacturer of Ritz crackers said two illnesses had been reported as of Tuesday, as Pepperidge Farm announced a recall of several Goldfish varieties.

Cauliflower, Kale and Carrots May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 15:12

Eating lots of fruits and vegetables was tied to a lower risk of breast cancer, especially the most aggressive kinds.

Global Health: Ebola Outbreak in Congo Has Ended, W.H.O. Says

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 15:08

The outbreak, the first in which a new vaccine was quickly rolled out, was extinguished in less than three months, with 33 deaths.

Global Health: For the First Time, a Female Ebola Survivor Infects Others

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 14:27

A Liberian woman recovered after tending to her dying brother, but infected her family a year later. Being pregnant may have reignited the virus in her.

The Checkup: As Easy as Riding a Bike

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 11:09

Your brain performs complicated engineering feats to allow you to balance on a bicycle. To thank it, wear your helmet, and make sure your kids wear theirs.

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