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Personal Health: Hooked on Our Smartphones

New York Times - Health - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 04:45

Moderation in our digital world should be the hallmark of a healthy relationship with technology.

California Is First to Pay for Prisoner’s Sex-Reassignment Surgery

New York Times - Health - Sat, 01/07/2017 - 10:31

Prison officials agreed to cover the surgery for a 57-year-old inmate who was convicted of first-degree murder, kidnapping and robbery and has no possibility of parole.

After One-Child Policy, Outrage at China’s Offer to Remove IUDs

New York Times - Health - Sat, 01/07/2017 - 10:12

Without apologizing, the government said it would pay for the procedures, a year after pivoting from punishing couples for having a second child to encouraging them to do so.

To Rate How Smart Dogs Are, Humans Learn New Tricks

New York Times - Health - Sat, 01/07/2017 - 07:53

Owners are increasingly interested in their pets’ intelligence, giving researchers eager recruits in the relatively new field of canine cognition.

Dialysis Chains Receive Subpoenas Related to Premium Assistance

New York Times - Health - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 21:53

Fresenius and DaVita reported receiving requests from the Justice Department along with a charity, the American Kidney Fund.

Disney Half Marathon Canceled Because of Weather

Runner's World Headlines - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 19:34

Threat of lightning forces officials to call off event.

10 Questions We Have About Mo Farah’s New Knighthood

Runner's World Headlines - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 15:04

We’re a little unclear on what this means for the running legend, so we put together a brief list of queries.

First Look: Garmin Fenix 5 Series

Runner's World Headlines - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 14:52

Hands-on at CES 2017 with the latest from Garmin.

First Look: New Balance RunIQ

Runner's World Headlines - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 12:55

At CES 2017, company shows off its first smartwatch, which features integration with Strava.

3 Ways to Get Your Nutrition and Performance on Track

Runner's World Headlines - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 11:13

It doesn’t need to be a new year to make healthy resolutions (and stick to them).

This 86-Year-Old Nun-Turned-Triathlete Is Proof That It’s Never Too Late

Runner's World Headlines - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 09:39

Sister Madonna Buder didn’t start running until she was 47.

Nick Symmonds Seeks a Final World Championships Appearance Before Retirement

Runner's World Headlines - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 07:34

The six-time national 800-meter champion says these days, he’s more motivated to succeed in business than in track competition.

12 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Start Right Now

Runner's World Headlines - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 07:32

Lose weight, run your first race, stay consistent: Here’s how to get started right now on your big goals for the new year.

Has Opioid Abuse Affected You? Readers Respond

New York Times - Health - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 07:26

We asked to hear readers’ stories about painkillers, heroin and addiction. Hundreds of people responded.

How Much (Running Gear) is Too Much?

Runner's World Headlines - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 07:03

Don’t let mindless consumption leave you feeling bloated.

Ties: The Japanese Art of Grieving a Miscarriage

New York Times - Health - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 06:00

We knew miscarriage was common. But why wasn’t there anything people did when it happened?

Well: Is the Sleep Aid Melatonin Safe for Children and Adults?

New York Times - Health - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 05:39

The hormone melatonin is hugely popular as a natural sleep aid. But is it safe?

Inside a Killer Drug Epidemic: A Look at America’s Opioid Crisis

New York Times - Health - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 04:01

The opioid epidemic killed more than 33,000 people in 2015. What follows are stories of a national affliction that has swept the country, from cities on the West Coast to bedroom communities in the Northeast.

Modern Love: Refreshing a Mother’s Memory With Love and Stories

New York Times - Health - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 04:00

An aging woman’s dementia causes her to learn about her family all over again.

Sinosphere: A Poem Praises Smog, and Why Not? It’s From Cancer’s Perspective

New York Times - Health - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 23:49

China’s toxic air has drawn attention to a Chinese surgeon’s poem that takes the viewpoint of a hungry lung cancer reveling in the “delicious mist and haze.”

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