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The New Old Age: Got Medicare Advantage? Prepare for New Perks ? and New Ques...
by PAULA SPAN
22 Jul 2018 at 9:52am
Medicare Advantage plans will be allowed to cover adult day care, home modifications and other new benefits. But they may not be available to all enrollees every year.
Bayer Will Stop Selling the Troubled Essure Birth Control Implants
by SHEILA KAPLAN
20 Jul 2018 at 3:41pm
Thousands of women have sued the company, claiming that the device has caused severe harm, including perforation of the uterus, hemorrhaging and death.
Merck Is Lowering Drug Prices. There?s a Catch.
by KATIE THOMAS
19 Jul 2018 at 7:35pm
The drugs singled out for discounts include the flagging hepatitis C treatment Zepatier and six drugs that have lost their patent protection.
Take a Number: More Americans Are Dying of Cirrhosis and Liver Cancer
by NICHOLAS BAKALAR
18 Jul 2018 at 3:49pm
Death rates from both diseases have risen sharply, particularly among young adults over the last decade. A possible villain: the Great Recession.
Bowing to Trump, Novartis Joins Pfizer in Freezing Drug Prices
by KATIE THOMAS
18 Jul 2018 at 9:25pm
The move comes as drug companies scramble to show they are responding to criticism about their rising prices, including from President Trump.
Trilobites: 3-D Color X-Rays Could Help Spot Deadly Disease Without Surgery
by EMILY BAUMGAERTNER
17 Jul 2018 at 8:49pm
A new medical scanner, derived from technology used by particle physics researchers at CERN, ?is like the upgrade from black-and-white film to color,? one of its developers said.
Global Health: Now in Sight: Success Against an Infection That Blinds
by DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
16 Jul 2018 at 8:33am
Following a 20-year campaign, trachoma has been eliminated as a public health menace in at least seven poor countries.
Phys Ed: To Stretch or Not to Stretch? Athletes Put It to the Test
by GRETCHEN REYNOLDS
18 Jul 2018 at 2:00am
The answer could depend on how we feel about stretching and what kind of exercise ? and stretching ? we intend to do.
It?s Not Just the Tampon Tax: Why Periods Are Political
by KAREN ZRAICK
22 Jul 2018 at 7:23am
More people than ever are discussing periods in public, including a push for ?menstrual equity? and an end to tampon taxes. We explain.
Transgender Woman Says CVS Pharmacist Refused to Fill Hormone Prescription
by JULIA JACOBS
20 Jul 2018 at 5:29pm
An Arizona woman said a pharmacist denied the prescription in April. The pharmacist is no longer employed by the company, a CVS spokesman said.
Fukushima?s Nuclear Imprint Is Found in California Wine (Drinkers, Don?t Panic)
by MIHIR ZAVERI
20 Jul 2018 at 3:50pm
A French research team says it has stumbled on the Japanese disaster?s signature in California wine, but the radioactive levels are too low to be dangerous.
Trilobites: You Should Actually Send That Thank You Note You?ve Been Meaning ...
by HEATHER MURPHY
20 Jul 2018 at 2:22pm
New research showed the recipients of an emailed expression of gratitude felt much more ?ecstatic? than writers expected.
Memo From the Boss: You?re a Vegetarian Now
by DAVID GELLES
20 Jul 2018 at 12:00pm
By banning meat and forbidding employees from expensing a hamburger, WeWork is trying to save the planet and raise the consciousness of its work force.
Ask Well: Does Fidgeting Counter the Harmful Effects of Sitting?
by GRETCHEN REYNOLDS
20 Jul 2018 at 2:00am
Any movement, no matter how slight, counts as physical activity and can be good for your health.
Doctors and Health Workers Reflect on Rural America?s Limited Access to Care
by KELLY VIRELLA
19 Jul 2018 at 12:18pm
Medical professionals and health care industry workers describe the hardships involved in trying to provide care in rural areas.