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The New Health Care: Accountable Care Organizations: Like H.M.O.s, but Different

New York Times - Health - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 06:00

New payment models seek to put more responsibility for cost control and quality improvement on health providers, and more, but not all, of the risk.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Redefining Mental Illness

New York Times - Health - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 20:43

New research recognizes that diagnoses and drugs are not the only approach.






Riding High, Biotech Firms Remain Wary

New York Times - Health - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 19:11

Soaring stock prices and major advances in fighting diseases have some saying the industry has turned a corner and others watching for a bursting bubble.

Nigeria: 2 Regions Report New Outbreaks of Bird Flu

New York Times - Health - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 21:52

The health and veterinary authorities on Friday reported outbreaks of avian flu hundreds of miles apart on opposite ends of Nigeria.






Dorothy Thomas, the ‘Mother’ of Bone Marrow Transplants, Dies at 92

New York Times - Health - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 21:14

She was a partner in the research into bone marrow transplants that won her husband a Nobel Prize.






A Nurse Decides to Get Hands-On in the Ebola Zone

New York Times - Health - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 19:40

While most accounts of American health workers have focused on the ones returning, Lindsey Hallen, an emergency room nurse in Manhattan, is heading to West Africa to fight an epidemic that has killed more than 8,000 people.

Business Briefing: Aetna and Gilead Reach Deal on Hepatitis C Drug

New York Times - Health - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 19:20

The third-largest U.S. health insurer said it would offer the drug as the preferred choice to its nearly 11 million commercial customers.

Ex-Employees Accuse Health Firm of Fraud

New York Times - Health - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 17:10

Two former executives of NantHealth said that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, and may have used company donations to attract federal funds so a hospital could buy its products.

Well: A 12-Hour Window for a Healthy Weight

New York Times - Health - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 13:52

Eating only within a 12-hour period every day could make a big diet difference.






Well: A 12-Hour Window for a Healthy Weight

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 13:52

Eating only within a 12-hour period every day could make a big diet difference.






Official Who Led Medicare Through Insurance Shakeup Is Resigning

New York Times - Health - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:21

Marilyn B. Tavenner, administrator of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, helped oversee the rollout of changes in the health care system.

The Art of Off-Season Training

New York Times - Health - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 10:09

For professional players like Yael Averbuch, the hard work of soccer training rarely takes time off.

Well: Soup Well

New York Times - Health - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 08:57

Five soups made from winter vegetables.






Well: Soup Well

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 08:57

Five soups made from winter vegetables.






F.D.A. Begins Inquiry After Death and Illnesses From Saline Bags Meant for Training

New York Times - Health - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 22:46

Health authorities were scrambling to find out how hundreds of bags of unsterilized saline solution could have been used in real patients, killing one person and possibly causing dozens to fall ill.






No Smoke, but Haze Around E-Joint

New York Times - Health - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 20:19

Addiction specialists worry that a new high via electronic vapor cigarettes with no smoke or smell may be far too convenient, especially for teenagers.






Well: Welcome to (Your Name Here) Medical School

New York Times - Health - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 14:30

A medical journal explored the implications of more medical schools being renamed after benefactors.






Well: Welcome to (Your Name Here) Medical School

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 14:30

A medical journal explored the implications of more medical schools being renamed after benefactors.






Lifeguards on Oahu’s North Shore Are Devoted to a Dangerous Job

New York Times - Health - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:56

The workers who patrol Oahu’s North Shore battle a force far greater than anything that technology can overcome: In 2013, they handled more than 1,000 ocean rescues and major medical cases.

Well: To Treat Depression, Drugs or Therapy?

New York Times - Health - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 09:29

One day soon, we may be able to quickly scan a patient’s brain, check his brain activity “fingerprint” and select an antidepressant or psychotherapy accordingly.






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