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Well: Vegetarian Taco Night

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:52

Summer produce and corn tortillas combine for a bounty of meatless tacos.






Well: Growth Hormone for Children May Increase Stroke Risk

New York Times - Health - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:46

Childhood treatment with human growth hormone is strongly associated with an increased risk for stroke in early adulthood, a new study has found.






Well: Growth Hormone for Children May Increase Stroke Risk

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:46

Childhood treatment with human growth hormone is strongly associated with an increased risk for stroke in early adulthood, a new study has found.






Well: Fish as Brain Food

New York Times - Health - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:42

Eating fish is associated with an increase in brain volume, but it is apparently not because of its omega-3 content, a new study of older adults has found.






Wealth Matters: Power of Attorney Is Not Always a Solution

New York Times - Health - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 08:39

Banks tend to take a defensive view of people with power of attorney for fear of litigation. Any discrepancy will gum up the works.

A Private Good: The Teaching of Future Doctors Doesn’t Necessarily Deserve Your Tax Dollars

New York Times - Health - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:00

Undergraduate and graduate medical education totaling $15 billion in federal spending is purely a private good, not a public one.






Critic's Notebook: In Redesigned Room, Hospital Patients May Feel Better Already

New York Times - Health - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:45

Often ignored by front-rank architects, left to corporate specialists who churn out too many heartless buildings, hospitals are a critical frontier for design.






World Briefing: Congo: Illness Kills at Least 70 People

New York Times - Health - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:12

At least 70 people have died in the northern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo from an outbreak of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

Ebola Patient Revels in ‘Miraculous Day’ as He and Another Exit Hospital

New York Times - Health - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:52

The hospital said it was “confident that the discharge of these patients poses no public health threat” and said the decision to release the two was linked to the results of urine and blood tests.






Well: Food and the Dying Patient

New York Times - Health - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 15:23

The medicalization of food deprives the dying of some of the last remnants of the human experience: taste, smell, touch and connection to loved ones.






Well: Food and the Dying Patient

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 15:23

The medicalization of food deprives the dying of some of the last remnants of the human experience: taste, smell, touch and connection to loved ones.






‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Donations for A.L.S. Research Top $41 Million

New York Times - Health - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:59

Contributions to the A.L.S. Association have surged since the challenge started trending online in late July.

The New Old Age Blog: Part D Gains May Be Eroding

New York Times - Health - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:24

More Medicare beneficiaries are not taking prescribed medications or forgoing basic needs to pay for them, a new study finds.






Well: Is Breakfast Overrated?

New York Times - Health - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:56

Researchers are questioning the assumptions behind morning meals.






Well: Is Breakfast Overrated?

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:56

Researchers are questioning the assumptions behind morning meals.






Study Finds That Brains With Autism Fail to Trim Synapses as They Develop

New York Times - Health - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:29

The finding provides clues to how autism develops from childhood on, and may help explain some symptoms like oversensitivity to noise or social experiences.






In Move to Curb Drug Abuse, D.E.A. Tightens Rule on Widely Prescribed Painkiller

New York Times - Health - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:18

New rules for dispensing hydrocodone, the most widely prescribed painkiller in the United States, include no phoned-in prescriptions and no refills.






Well: What Is So Special About Iyengar Yoga?

New York Times - Health - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:06

This week the international yoga community said goodbye to B.K.S. Iyengar, a favorite teacher credited with bringing yoga to the Western world. One of his students, Carrie Owerko, a New York yoga teacher, talked about what makes Iyengar yoga so special.






Well: What Is So Special About Iyengar Yoga?

New York Times Fitness & Nutrition - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:06

This week the international yoga community said goodbye to B.K.S. Iyengar, a favorite teacher credited with bringing yoga to the Western world. One of his students, Carrie Owerko, a New York yoga teacher, talked about what makes Iyengar yoga so special.






Clashes Erupt as Liberia Sets an Ebola Quarantine

New York Times - Health - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:56

Soldiers and the police blocked roads to a neighborhood of tens of thousands of people in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital, and residents hurled rocks and stormed barricades trying to break out.

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