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    Michael Phelps: A Golden Shoulder to Lean On

    Michael Phelps: A Golden Shoulder to Lean On


    Grant Hackett, left, and Michael Phelps at Scottsdale National Golf Club in Arizona last month. Phelps has been helping Hackett cope with mental health problems similar to the ones he has...

    Phelps, who confronted mental health problems three years ago, has opened his home to Grant Hackett, a friend and fellow Olympian with similar troubles. Phelps has also lent an ear to Tiger Woods.
    New Effort to Kill Obamacare Is Called ‘the Most Radical’

    New Effort to Kill Obamacare Is Called ‘the Most Radical’


    Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, discussing the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday. The legislation is the most far-reaching repeal proposal...

    The Graham-Cassidy bill would turn federal funding for a law Republicans loathe into block grants to states, realizing a long-held goal of the party.
    Air Pollution Tied to Kidney Disease

    Air Pollution Tied to Kidney Disease


    Add a new potential ill to the list of problems linked to air pollution: kidney...

    Add a new potential ill to the list of problems linked to air pollution: kidney disease.
    Doctors: One Last Visit to See My Patient

    Doctors: One Last Visit to See My Patient


    A doctor who has been alongside her 91-year-old patient for some 20 years prepares to say...

    A doctor who has been alongside her 91-year-old patient for some 20 years prepares to say goodbye.
    Dr. Edmond Eger II, 86, Dies; Found Way to Make Anesthesia Safer

    Dr. Edmond Eger II, 86, Dies; Found Way to Make Anesthesia Safer


    Dr. Edmond I. Eger II in 2007 at Massachusetts General Hospital with a painting depicting the first public demonstration of ether...

    Dr. Eger and colleagues developed a technique to determine the proper dosage of anesthesia in operating rooms all over the world, saving an untold number of lives.
    Public Health: How the Latest Obamacare Repeal Plan Would Work

    Public Health: How the Latest Obamacare Repeal Plan Would Work


    Senator Lindsey Graham speaking to reporters on Tuesday about his proposed legislation to repeal the Affordable Care...

    States would be given money to establish their own health policies, and it’s hard to know who would remain covered and how.
    A Stress Link to Lupus

    A Stress Link to Lupus


    Women exposed to trauma, including serious car crashes or sexual assaults, were at increased risk of developing the autoimmune disorder...

    Women exposed to trauma, including serious car crashes or sexual assaults, were at increased risk of developing the autoimmune disorder lupus.
    Republican Leaders Defy Bipartisan Opposition to Health Law Repeal

    Republican Leaders Defy Bipartisan Opposition to Health Law Repeal


    From left, Senators Lindsey Graham, John Cornyn, Bill Cassidy and Mitch McConnell during a news conference at the Capitol on...

    Senator Lamar Alexander gave up on his effort to shore up health care markets as his fellow Republicans pressured lawmakers to back the latest Affordable Care Act repeal.
    Chemical Industry Ally Faces Critics in Bid for Top E.P.A. Post

    Chemical Industry Ally Faces Critics in Bid for Top E.P.A. Post


    Michael L. Dourson, nominated by President Trump to oversee the Environmental Protection Agency’s chemical safety programs, was on Capitol Hill last week. Mr. Dourson has spent years helping companies fight restrictions on the use of potentially toxic...

    Michael L. Dourson, who has long run a premier firm for the chemical industry, is set for a confirmation hearing before a Senate panel.
    Como a Grande Indústria Viciou o Brasil em Junk Food

    Como a Grande Indústria Viciou o Brasil em Junk Food


    Celene da Silva e a filha Sabrina entregam produtos Nestlé em Fortaleza,...

    À medida que o crescimento diminui nos países ricos, as empresas de alimentos ocidentais se expandem acintosamente nos países em desenvolvimento, contribuindo para obesidade e problemas de saúde.
    While Premiums Soar Under Obamacare, Costs of Employer-Based Plans Are Stable

    While Premiums Soar Under Obamacare, Costs of Employer-Based Plans Are Stable


    Martin Dole, the controller for Gateway Motors, a car dealership in White River Junction, Vt. While health insurance premiums have been relatively stable for larger employers in recent years, many small businesses like Gateway still struggle with big...

    A new survey of employers shows moderate price increases in health benefits despite turmoil in the individual insurance market.
    The Fatal Toll of Cheap Cigarettes

    The Fatal Toll of Cheap Cigarettes


    The availability of cheaper, off-brand cigarettes is associated with an increase in infant...

    The availability of cheaper, off-brand cigarettes is associated with an increase in infant mortality.
    Obamacare Repeal, Thought Dead in July, May Be Revived in Senate

    Obamacare Repeal, Thought Dead in July, May Be Revived in Senate


    Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, speaking to reporters about health care last week on Capitol...

    A long-shot effort by Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy to repeal the Affordable Care Act got new life on Monday, with a showdown vote possible soon.
    Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers

    Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers


    Alisa Erkes had to switch to long-acting morphine after her insurance company stopped covering the less risky pain reliever she took for chronic abdominal...

    Drug companies and doctors have been accused of fueling the opioid crisis, but some question whether insurers have played a role, too.
    Global Health: Bill and Melinda Gates Grade the World’s Health

    Global Health: Bill and Melinda Gates Grade the World’s Health


    Bill and Melinda Gates speaking in Manhattan last year. They will present a sort of report card of global health, called “Goalkeepers,” at the United Nations General Assembly this...

    Poor nations get high marks for meeting important goals. But the Gateses warn that deep aid cuts and donor fatigue still could doom millions.
    Gut Bacteria May Play a Role in Weight Loss

    Gut Bacteria May Play a Role in Weight Loss


    A study found that people with a high ratio of two gut bacteria lost more weight than those with a low...

    A study found that people with a high ratio of two gut bacteria lost more weight than those with a low ratio.
    Lady Gaga Postpones European Tour Dates, Citing Chronic Pain

    Lady Gaga Postpones European Tour Dates, Citing Chronic Pain


    Lady Gaga performing at the Super Bowl in February. The European leg of her “Joanne” tour was scheduled to start Thursday in...

    The European leg of her “Joanne” tour, scheduled to start Thursday in Barcelona, will be pushed back to 2018. She had canceled a show in Brazil last week.
    The Checkup: When Adolescents Want Tattoos or Piercings

    The Checkup: When Adolescents Want Tattoos or Piercings


    Chipped teeth from tongue piercings or infected cartilage are among the health risks parents and pediatricians should watch...

    Chipped teeth from tongue piercings or infected cartilage are among the health risks parents and pediatricians should watch for.
    Personal Health: Giving Migraine Treatments the Best Chance

    Personal Health: Giving Migraine Treatments the Best Chance


    To be most effective, new therapies may require patients to recognize and respond to the early warning signs of a...

    To be most effective, new therapies may require patients to recognize and respond to the early warning signs of a migraine.
    Why Are Drug Prices So High? We’re Curious, Too

    Why Are Drug Prices So High? We’re Curious, Too


    Alisa Erkes retrieves pain medicine from a lock box at her home in Smyrna,...

    The New York Times and ProPublica have teamed up to investigate who is to blame for skyrocketing drug prices — and have turned up some surprising answers.
    I.O.C. Investigation of Russian Doping Might Soon Yield Penalties

    I.O.C. Investigation of Russian Doping Might Soon Yield Penalties


    Denis Oswald, a Swiss member of the I.O.C.’s executive board who heads one of two investigations into Russian doping, gave an update on the findings at the organization’s annual meeting in Lima, Peru, on...

    “We feel we have found a number of elements to charge a certain number of athletes,” said a member of the I.O.C.’s executive board.