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Ask Well: Vitamin Expiration Dates

New York Times - Health - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 16:45

The vast majority of ingredients in supplements decompose gradually, which makes them less potent, but not necessarily unsafe.









The New Health Care: How ‘Medical’ Is Marijuana?

New York Times - Health - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 05:57

The available evidence shows it helps with pain and other problems, but obstacles to research are slowing further insights.









House Republicans to Investigate Planned Parenthood Over Fetal Tissue

New York Times - Health - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 20:33

The release of the video and subsequent House investigation opens a new round in the partisan wars over Planned Parenthood that have raged since the Republicans took control of the House.









Well: Are Ideals of Canine Beauty Making Our Dogs Fat?

New York Times - Health - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 20:14

Images of show dogs are widely disseminated on the Internet and other media, and may influence pet owners’ perceptions of a dog’s optimal weight.









Well: Are Ideals of Canine Beauty Making Our Dogs Fat?

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 20:14

Images of show dogs are widely disseminated on the Internet and other media, and may influence pet owners’ perceptions of a dog’s optimal weight.









Living With Cancer: Curses and Blessings

New York Times - Health - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 20:12

As a cancer patient, I see-saw between irritability and elation, depression and euphoria, like someone with bipolar disorder.









Living With Cancer: Curses and Blessings

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 20:12

As a cancer patient, I see-saw between irritability and elation, depression and euphoria, like someone with bipolar disorder.









Helen F. Holt, Who Elevated Elder Care Across the U.S., Dies at 101

New York Times - Health - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 17:04

Ms. Holt led the federal government’s effort to establish and standardize modern long-term care facilities for the elderly in the pre-Medicare era.









The New Old Age: Hipaa’s Use as Code of Silence Often Misinterprets the Law

New York Times - Health - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 14:12

The protection of a patient’s health records does not prohibit health care providers from sharing information with family, friends and caregivers.









Famous for Its Green Monster, Fenway Hones Its Green Thumb

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 22:14

A 5,000-square-foot area on the ballpark’s third-base side has been providing fresh produce to its flagship restaurant, concessionaires and nearby eateries.









Q&A: Hearing With a Hole in Your Eardrum

New York Times - Health - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 07:02

The bigger the hole, the worse the loss of hearing will be, but the eardrum usually heals by itself.









The New Health Care: Lives Grow Longer, and Health Care’s Challenges Change

New York Times - Health - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 11:10

As illness patterns worldwide shift toward chronic, multiple ailments, the health system must adapt to keep up.









The Weekly Health Quiz: Fat Dogs, Indulgent Shoppers and Online Symptom-Checkers

New York Times - Health - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 10:29

Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.









The Weekly Health Quiz: Fat Dogs, Indulgent Shoppers and Online Symptom-Checkers

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 10:29

Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.









Your Money Adviser: When Using a Health Savings Account, Know What Is Eligible

New York Times - Health - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 08:38

The accounts can be used for co-payments and treatments your health plan doesn’t cover. But some over-the-counter items no longer qualify.









Planned Parenthood Leader Apologizes for Video

New York Times - Health - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 19:36

The president of Planned Parenthood said Thursday that a staff member showed a lack of compassion when describing how affiliates provide tissue from aborted fetuses to researchers.









Frozen Chicken Recalled After Reports of Illnesses

New York Times - Health - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 19:30

Breaded, raw stuffed chicken breasts from Aspen Foods and Barber Foods have been linked to salmonella infections.









Over Objections of Legislature, Alaska’s Governor Says He Will Expand Medicaid

New York Times - Health - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 19:13

Gov. Bill Walker said he would unilaterally accept federal funds to cover more low-income residents under the program.









Well: Getting the Diagnosis Right

New York Times - Health - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:30

Every patient presents a wide chasm of possibilities that could be nothing, something, or something horrible.









Well: Getting the Diagnosis Right

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:30

Every patient presents a wide chasm of possibilities that could be nothing, something, or something horrible.









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