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    Op-Ed Contributor: We All Have Pre-existing Conditions

    Op-Ed Contributor: We All Have Pre-existing Conditions


    Lisa Solod, photographed in 2013, was turned away by four insurers because she was on thyroid replacement, an asthma inhaler and hormone...

    Before Obamacare, insurers often labeled minor maladies pre-existing conditions. Republican health care bills could return us to those days.
    Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Trouble Bioterrorism Experts

    Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Trouble Bioterrorism Experts


    Testing blood samples for the Zika virus last year at a C.D.C. lab in San Juan, P.R. The agency would see an overall 17 percent funding cut under the president’s proposed...

    One aspect of national security would be shortchanged in the president’s budget proposal: protecting against deadly pathogens, man-made or natural.
    Ask Well: How Much Sugar Is in a Glass of Wine?

    Ask Well: How Much Sugar Is in a Glass of Wine?


    Winemakers may add sugar to wine to “improve” the taste, and sugar content can vary...

    Winemakers may add sugar to wine to “improve” the taste, and sugar content can vary widely.
    McConnell May Have Been Right: It May Be Too Hard to Replace Obamacare

    McConnell May Have Been Right: It May Be Too Hard to Replace Obamacare


    Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, can afford to lose only two Republicans if he is to get a health bill through the...

    As the legislative realities of replacing the health law become clear, some Republicans are turning their attention to a different target: tax reform.
    Opinion: Where Will the Medical Misfits Go?

    Opinion: Where Will the Medical Misfits Go?


    Safety-net hospitals keep us all healthy by treating the patients no one else wants. Don’t let Republicans destroy...

    Safety-net hospitals keep us all healthy by treating the patients no one else wants. Don’t let Republicans destroy them.
    Judge Orders UPS to Pay $247 Million for Illegally Shipping Cigarettes

    Judge Orders UPS to Pay $247 Million for Illegally Shipping Cigarettes


    A federal judge found UPS liable for illegally shipping cigarettes in New York State, which cost the state and New York City millions in...

    A federal judge in Manhattan said UPS needed to pay a “very significant award” to curb future conduct and to send a message to company executives.
    Vocations: Finding Meaning in Health Crises

    Vocations: Finding Meaning in Health Crises


    A hospital chaplain counsels people in the throes of medical emergencies, unexpected diagnoses and end-of-life...

    A hospital chaplain counsels people in the throes of medical emergencies, unexpected diagnoses and end-of-life decisions.
    Put Your Baby in a Box? Experts Advise Caution

    Put Your Baby in a Box? Experts Advise Caution


    The free cardboard boxes, which double as a baby’s first bed, aren’t regulated and have not been proven to reduce infant...

    The free cardboard boxes, which double as a baby’s first bed, aren’t regulated and have not been proven to reduce infant mortality.
    Surprise for a Mother Who Helped Her Paralyzed Son in Every Class

    Surprise for a Mother Who Helped Her Paralyzed Son in Every Class


    Judy O’Connor and her son, Marty, at the Chapman University commencement in Orange, Calif., on...

    Judy O’Connor was by her son’s side throughout his studies at Chapman University, in Orange, Calif. On Saturday, she was awarded an honorary M.B.A. degree.

    Take a Walk Down Memory Lane. It Can Be Healthy.


    We’ve learned a lot about nostalgia, what triggers it and how it works. (Caution for readers of a certain age: sentimental songs and videos...

    We’ve learned a lot about nostalgia, what triggers it and how it works. (Caution for readers of a certain age: sentimental songs and videos ahead.)
    G.O.P. Health Bill Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured in a Decade, C.B.O. Says

    G.O.P. Health Bill Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured in a Decade, C.B.O. Says


    Protesters demonstrated outside the Capitol as Republican members of the House narrowly passed the health care bill this...

    The budget office’s report also found that the bill would reduce federal deficits by $119 billion over a decade, less than the $150 billion in savings projected for an earlier version of the bill.
    Trump’s Pick for Mental Health ‘Czar’ Highlights Rift

    Trump’s Pick for Mental Health ‘Czar’ Highlights Rift


    Elinore McCance-Katz has been tapped by President Trump to fill the position of assistant secretary for mental health and substance use. The “czar” position was created to overhaul the mental health care system and bridge more than 100 related...

    Elinore F. McCance-Katz has promoted drug and hospital treatment as paths to wellness, leaving some who emphasize community and family support skeptical.
    Rare Gene Mutations Inspire New Heart Drugs

    Rare Gene Mutations Inspire New Heart Drugs


    Anna Feurer learned she had unusually low triglyceride levels after having bloodwork at a corporate health fair. The discovery prompted researchers to recruit her and her family for a research study of their genetic...

    Some people carry gene mutations that leave them nearly impervious to heart attacks. Learning how these mutations work has led to a novel experimental treatment.

    The G.O.P. Health Plan: What Are High-Risk Pools?


    Reporter Margot Sanger-Katz examines high-risk pools, the controversy at the heart of the health care...

    Reporter Margot Sanger-Katz examines high-risk pools, the controversy at the heart of the health care debate.
    High-Fiber Diet Tied to Less Knee Arthritis

    High-Fiber Diet Tied to Less Knee Arthritis


    As fiber intake increased, the prevalence of knee osteoarthritis decreased, a new analysis...

    As fiber intake increased, the prevalence of knee osteoarthritis decreased, a new analysis found.
    Public Health: How to Read the C.B.O. Score of the Health Bill Like an Expert

    Public Health: How to Read the C.B.O. Score of the Health Bill Like an Expert


    Soon the Congressional Budget Office will weigh in on the Republicans’ replacement of the Affordable Care Act. Protesters outside the Capitol in early May had already made up their...

    Four things that health care experts will be looking for in today’s health care analysis, and what they think it will say.
    Cuts to AIDS Treatment Programs Could Cost a Million Lives

    Cuts to AIDS Treatment Programs Could Cost a Million Lives


    A health worker testing a patient for H.I.V. in Homa Bay County,...

    Researchers said at least one million people would die worldwide if the Trump administration’s proposed funding cuts to public health programs were enacted.
    Why Chocolate May Be Good for the Heart

    Why Chocolate May Be Good for the Heart


    Eating chocolate may lower the risk for atrial fibrillation, the irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke and heart...

    Eating chocolate may lower the risk for atrial fibrillation, the irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke and heart failure.
    Warmer Weather Brings More Infections After Surgery

    Warmer Weather Brings More Infections After Surgery


    The risk of developing an infection at the site of a surgical wound increases during the summer...

    The risk of developing an infection at the site of a surgical wound increases during the summer months.
    Trilobites: These Baby Mice Were Born From Sperm That Went to Space

    Trilobites: These Baby Mice Were Born From Sperm That Went to Space


    Mouse sperm, freeze-dried and in flown space for nine months, was successfully used to fertilize eggs, creating healthy litters of “space pups,” researchers from Japan are...

    Although tests did find slightly increased DNA damage, compared with freeze-dried earth sperm, the space version did the job when it came to fertilizing eggs.
    Some Social Scientists Are Tired of Asking for Permission

    Some Social Scientists Are Tired of Asking for Permission


    New federal rules may make it easier for researchers to conduct behavioral experiments. Critics worry that academics cannot judge whether their studies are...

    New federal rules may make it easier for researchers to conduct behavioral experiments. Critics worry that academics cannot judge whether their studies are harmful.