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Facing Suits, a Nursing Home in California Seeks Bankruptcy

New York Times - Health - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 19:48

Plaintiffs’ lawyers criticize the move as a maneuver to avoid what could be catastrophic legal verdicts in lawsuits over the quality of care.

Medicine Given Even Before Smokers Are Ready to Quit Is Found to Help Them

New York Times - Health - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 10:01

A study has found that even for people who are not ready to stop smoking immediately, medicine taken over time can improve their chances of eventually quitting.






The New Health Care: Enrollment Period for Health Insurance Ends; Now the Tax Penalties Start

New York Times - Health - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 23:30

The temporal mismatch between signing up for Obamacare and paying a penalty for not doing so may be hurting enrollment numbers.






Hurricane Sandy Victims Say Damage Reports Were Altered

New York Times - Health - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 21:12

Lawyers in suits related to the storm say they have found at least 500 cases in which engineering reports were altered to minimize payments.






Forget Barefoot; New Trendsetter in Running Shoes Is Cushioning

New York Times - Health - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 19:40

Some dismiss maximalist shoes as gimmicky or silly-looking. Others, from injury-prone joggers to Olympians, are converts.






Hard Cases: Genes Tell Only Part of the Story

New York Times - Health - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 17:19

The lives of patients are far more complex, and messier, than science can explain.






Hard Cases: Genes Tell Only Part of the Story

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 17:19

The lives of patients are far more complex, and messier, than science can explain.






News Analysis: Vaccinations Are States’ Call

New York Times - Health - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 16:32

Laws attempting to balance freedom with the common good have led to numerous personal religious exemptions that states have the power to eliminate or tighten.






Well: Knowing What’s in Your Supplements

New York Times - Health - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 14:56

There are several steps people can take to give themselves some reassurance that at least some of the supplements they buy actually contain what they advertise on the label – and nothing else.






Up to 14 Years of Hot Flashes Found in Menopause Study

New York Times - Health - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 14:51

The median length of time women endured symptoms was 7.4 years, according to researchers in the largest examination to date of the menopausal symptom.






Take a Number: The Science of Online Dating

New York Times - Health - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 14:30

Two researchers discovered ways to make your profile stand out. One of them proved just how well they worked.






Raw Data: A Cancer Cluster Is Tough to Prove

New York Times - Health - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 13:51

The genetic mutations that cause cancer can take decades to manifest themselves but the laws we cobble together often trump those of science.

Q&A: Crossed Legs, Heightened Worries?

New York Times - Health - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 12:13

Does sitting with one leg crossed over the other lead to circulatory problems?






Ask Well: Put on the Snowshoes

New York Times - Health - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 10:30

Snowshoeing may provide a better workout than running or walking.






Ask Well: Put on the Snowshoes

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 10:30

Snowshoeing may provide a better workout than running or walking.






Health Care Success for Midwest Co-op Proves Its Undoing

New York Times - Health - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 10:13

The insolvency of CoOportunity Health raised the question of whether a major Affordable Care Act experiment in holding down insurance costs was in trouble beyond Iowa and Nebraska.

Global Health: Research Finds a Reason Leprosy Has Persisted

New York Times - Health - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 09:01

The bacteria that causes the disease can survive for months in amoebae that are common even in human eyes and noses, Colorado State scientists found.






The New Health Care: In Hospitals, Board Rooms Are as Important as Operating Rooms

New York Times - Health - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 08:59

A hospital’s quality is deeply influenced by its top management. But too often, hospital boards and C.E.O.s are focused on the wrong things.

Safety Strategies: Fatal Accidents as a Global Health Crisis

New York Times - Health - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 06:00

A worldwide study that tracked accidental deaths shows countries where they can improve relative to their peers.

Personal Health: When Grief Won’t Relent

New York Times - Health - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 04:47

Complicated grief, as it is known, is more than just a life-disrupting emotional response. It can result in a physical and psychological decline.






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