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    Affordable Care Act Repeal Is Back on the Agenda, Republicans Say

    Affordable Care Act Repeal Is Back on the Agenda, Republicans Say


    Stephen K. Bannon, one of President Trump’s chief advisers, left a meeting at the Capitol last week during negotiations on the American Health Care...

    Under extreme pressure from conservative activists, House Republican leaders and the White House say they have restarted negotiations.
    Costly Doctors Don’t Provide Better Care

    Costly Doctors Don’t Provide Better Care


    Doctors who tend to spend more in treating hospitalized patients do not get better results than those who spend less, a new study has...

    Doctors who tend to spend more in treating hospitalized patients do not get better results than those who spend less, a new study has found.
    In Health Bill’s Defeat, Medicaid Comes of Age

    In Health Bill’s Defeat, Medicaid Comes of Age


    President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the bill creating Medicare and Medicaid in 1965, with former President Harry S. Truman, who had tried to establish national health insurance, seated at...

    Medicaid now covers more Americans than Medicare, and it played a major role in stopping the Republican drive to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
    Addiction Specialists Ponder a Potential Aid: Pot

    Addiction Specialists Ponder a Potential Aid: Pot


    Nikolas Michaud, 27, lighting a joint at High Sobriety in Los Angeles during treatment for heroin...

    Some clinicians think marijuana may help ease the transition out of addiction, while critics say substituting one drug for another is no solution.
    Q&A: Recalling Early Childhood Memories, or Not

    Q&A: Recalling Early Childhood Memories, or Not


    Remembering events from no earlier than age 3½ or 4 is typical, studies have found. The phenomenon is known as childhood...

    Remembering events from no earlier than age 3½ or 4 is typical, studies have found. The phenomenon is known as childhood amnesia.
    Some Lawmakers Now Look to Bipartisanship on Health Care

    Some Lawmakers Now Look to Bipartisanship on Health Care


    House Speaker Paul D. Ryan in Washington on...

    In the wake of the Republican failure to make good on the vow to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Trump and congressional leaders find themselves at a crossroads.
    New Vaccine Could Slow Disease That Kills 600 Children a Day

    New Vaccine Could Slow Disease That Kills 600 Children a Day


    Laouli Houzeïnatou, 20, and her son, Hanissa Moustaphe, took part in the clinical study of the new vaccine. Laouli was monitored throughout her...

    A lower-cost vaccine provides strong protection against rotavirus, a diarrheal disease, and could be particularly useful in poorer countries, researchers said.
    Paul Ryan Emerges From Health Care Defeat Badly Damaged

    Paul Ryan Emerges From Health Care Defeat Badly Damaged


    Paul Ryan spoke to reporters on Friday about withdrawing the health care...

    He is now tasked with defending not just his leadership abilities but his very brand of conservatism in a party fitfully searching for a coherent policy identity.
    Trump Becomes Ensnared in Fiery G.O.P. Civil War

    Trump Becomes Ensnared in Fiery G.O.P. Civil War


    President Trump in the Oval Office on Friday. He has sought to assign blame for Republicans’ failure to advance a bill replacing the Affordable Care...

    The health bill’s defeat leaves the president facing a wrenching choice: ceding power to his party’s anti-establishment wing, or seeking other pathways to successful governing.
    Going Under the Knife, With Eyes and Ears Wide Open

    Going Under the Knife, With Eyes and Ears Wide Open


    Esther Voynow during her surgery at the Rothman Institute in Bensalem, Pa. She was rendered numb with only an injection of a local...

    More people are rejecting general anesthesia for procedures, prompting doctors to narrate their steps as they deal with alert patients asking questions.
    Watching My Surgeon Cut Into My Knee

    Watching My Surgeon Cut Into My Knee


    A complex tear of a medial meniscus in a patient’s...

    A reporter finds that being operated on without general anesthesia has its benefits, but that her surgeon’s taste in music is not one of them.
    In Major Defeat for Trump, Push to Repeal Health Law Fails

    In Major Defeat for Trump, Push to Repeal Health Law Fails


    House Speaker Paul D. Ryan walked in the Capitol on Friday after a vote on the rules for debating the American Health Care Act, the bill to replace the Affordable Care Act known as...

    House Republican leaders withdrew legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act from the House floor before it could be defeated, a loss for President Trump.
    Ask Well: Ask Well: Red Cabbage vs. Blueberries?

    Ask Well: Ask Well: Red Cabbage vs. Blueberries?


    Red cabbage is not as high as blueberries in the antioxidants that give these foods a blue or purple color, but it contains other healthful...

    Red cabbage is not as high as blueberries in the antioxidants that give these foods a blue or purple color, but it contains other healthful nutrients.
    Trump Tells G.O.P. It’s Now or Never, Demanding House Vote on Health Bill

    Trump Tells G.O.P. It’s Now or Never, Demanding House Vote on Health Bill


    Representatives Jim Jordan of Ohio and Raúl R. Labrador of Idaho, members of the House Freedom Caucus, discussed the American Health Care Act on...

    President Trump told his party to fall in line behind a health insurance overhaul, and demanded a Friday vote on a bill that appeared to lack a majority to pass.
    Dr. Lewis Rowland, Leading Neurologist on Nerve and Muscle Diseases, Dies at 91

    Dr. Lewis Rowland, Leading Neurologist on Nerve and Muscle Diseases, Dies at 91


    Dr. Lewis P. Rowland with residents at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. In 1973, he went to Columbia, where he was chairman of the neurology department for 25 years, retiring in...

    Dr. Rowland, who had a special interest in A.L.S., or Lou Gehrig’s disease, refused to be interrogated by investigators in the McCarthy era.
    The New Old Age: With Age Comes a Mouthful of Trouble

    The New Old Age: With Age Comes a Mouthful of Trouble


    Alex Maddalena, 79, at an appointment with Dr. Karen Becerra of the Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center in San Diego. Mr. Maddalena went to the clinic in January for his first check-up in five...

    Dental problems are epidemic among older people. Experts are scrambling to address them in a variety of ways.

    Millions Stand to Lose Addiction Treatment


    Treatment for addiction grew with the Medicaid expansion under Obama’s health care act, but millions may lose coverage if the House approves a measure to repeal the Affordable Care...

    Treatment for addiction grew with the Medicaid expansion under Obama’s health care act, but millions may lose coverage if the House approves a measure to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
    Voices: The Elephant in the Room Is 86

    Voices: The Elephant in the Room Is 86


    Robert Goldfarb, at 86, mentors veterans joining the civilian...

    Mentoring former military men and women eager to find their place in civilian society has opened new doors in the years remaining to me.
    Well: The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles

    Well: The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles


    Certain kinds of exercise may mitigate the effects of aging at the cellular...

    Certain kinds of exercise may mitigate the effects of aging at the cellular level.
    Leaders Struggle to Unite House Republicans Behind Health Bill

    Leaders Struggle to Unite House Republicans Behind Health Bill


    Representative Jim Jordan of the House Freedom Caucus. More than 25 of its members were said to oppose the...

    With the chamber set to vote on Thursday, conservatives said a Republican measure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act still lacked support.
    Compounding Pharmacy Owner Not Guilty of Murder After 60 Meningitis Deaths

    Compounding Pharmacy Owner Not Guilty of Murder After 60 Meningitis Deaths


    Barry Cadden, the former pharmacy executive and the president of New England Compounding Center, was found guilty of racketeering charges but acquitted of 25 counts of second-degree...

    A jury convicted the owner of the New England Compounding Center, blamed for an outbreak that killed 60, of racketeering charges but acquitted him of murder.
    As Rivals Stand Silent, One Health Insurer Protests G.O.P. Plan

    As Rivals Stand Silent, One Health Insurer Protests G.O.P. Plan


    Dr. J. Mario Molina, chief executive of Molina Healthcare, with a portrait of his father, who founded the company. Dr. Molina has publicly criticized the House health care bill, which he says could strip away coverage for millions of clients and cause...

    Dr. J. Mario Molina, one of the few insurance executives to criticize the House bill publicly, says it could harm insurers and patients alike.
    Sperm Counts via Your Cellphone

    Sperm Counts via Your Cellphone


    A $5 cellphone add-on provides a quick and easy measure of your sperm count and...

    A $5 cellphone add-on provides a quick and easy measure of your sperm count and motility.