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- Jan 13 20172 minutes
A Woman Was Killed by a Superbug Resistant to All 26 American Antibiotics
Yesterday morning, I published a story about the silent spread of resistance against the antibiotic of last resort, colistin—a major step toward the emergence of a superbug resistant to all antibiotics. While reporting this story, I interviewed Alex
- Jul 1 20161 minute
Make the Gym Pay Off
THE MONEY LINK: Sticking with a fitness routine isn’t always easy. Try focusing on the potential rewards: Heading to the gym at least three times a week has been linked to higher pay—7% more for men, 12% for women, according to Cleveland State associ
- Jan 20 20173 minutes
Clinics seeking a profit and patients desperately wanting a baby has resulted in a booming business, but of nearly 30 fertility clinic add-ons reviewed by researchers, only one increased a woman’s chances of having a baby.
- Jan 1 20162 minutes
Is This the Biggest Advancement in Diabetes Management Since the Insulin Pump?
A well-designed printing process can help low-income diabetics get the care they need.
- Feb 20 20171 minute
Michael Belfiore Form and function The Mi-eye2 is a wide-angle camera in a disposable needle with a USB-connected tablet meant to diagnose joint injuries without an MRI. Innovator Jeffrey O’Donnell Sr. Age 56 Chief executive officer of Trice Med
- Jan 20 20174 minutes
Obamacare Repeal Threatens Rural Hospitals
Loss of local hospitals means lost jobs as well as healthcare.
- Jan 27 20174 minutes
Many Women With Breast Cancer Treated Needlessly
Many women with breast cancer detected by a mammogram are treated unnecessarily, because screening tests found slow-growing tumors that are essentially harmless.
- Jan 27 20178 minutes
Veterinary Interns Speak Out Against Exploitation
Thirteen individuals described their current or former internship experience as akin to being "slave laborers."
- Dec 1 20162 minutes
Get Taxes Right
YOU CAN GIVE TO OTHERS AND STILL get a tax benefit. But to fully enjoy Uncle Sam’s generosity, you’ll have to follow his rules. The IRS doesn’t reward all donations to nonprofits, for example, and a noncash gift may be your best bet for a sizable ded
- Nov 7 20161 minute
Model’s Death Ruled Accidental After Chiropractic Adjustment
Playboy model Katie May suffered a torn artery and stroke
- Nov 1 20142 minutes
How I Launched My Health-Care Startup
The health-care industry is full of opportunities. One professional talks about how to take advantage of them.
- Dec 1 20161 minute
EpiPen Parents Beat Back Big Pharma
Never underestimate the power of parents who feel their children’s lives are endangered because of corporate greed. Outraged parents unleashed their fury on pharmaceutical maker Mylan for “unconscionable price gouging” on a product that their childr
- Dec 1 20161 minute
Grateful for Generous Support
STAN BRODSKY, 71 Hillsboro, N.M.
- Oct 1 20161 minute
The Abortion Doctor
interview by ANNA-CATHERINE BRIGIDA GYNECOLOGIST Germán Cardoso’s abortion clinic is easy to find. Located on a residential street in Tandil, Argentina, a small city four hours south of Buenos Aires, the office is marked with a placard bearing the 5
- Dec 1 20161 minute
A Death-Defying Experience
Oscar Munoz was one of roughly 2,200 Americans to receive a heart transplant in 2016. Here’s what it was like.
- Sep 1 20161 minute
People Who Donate via Crowdfunding
KERRI ANNE RENZULLI After only a few years, fundraising websites such as GoFundMe and Kickstarter have become popular grant-giving tools, according to a study by Pew Research Center. Individual contributions are small; in 2015, 62% of donors gave le
- Jan 9 20174 minutes
No Golden Years For China’s Villagers
Those living in the countryside bear the brunt of an aging crisis | “If we can stand the pain, we don’t go to the hospital”
- Jul 18 20161 minute
44. Health Care That Reaches Everyone
A.S. Once dismissed as a deficient approach to providing health care, telemedicine—when patients meet with experts in another city or even in another state via video conference—is proving to be a valuable tool in closing access gaps for some of the
- Jan 24 20175 minutes
GOP: Shop Around for Surgery
For people sick of high deductibles, Republicans offer high-deductible plans as replacements for Obamacare.
- Feb 2 20173 minutes
Patients Are Ditching Opioid Pills for Weed
Can marijuana help solve the opioid epidemic?
- Dec 15 20163 minutes
Keeping Charity In The Family
Ron and Marty Cordes launched their charitable foundation a decade ago. And after some soul-searching and a trial run, their daughter is preparing to someday take the reins.
- Nov 28 20161 minute
My Surprising Surgery
THE GMA COHOST OPENS UP ABOUT DEALING WITH HIP-REPLACEMENT SURGERY AT A YOUNG AGE—AND HOW SHE’S RECOVERING
- Nov 25 20162 minutes
New Skin Patch Protects Against Peanut Allergy Attacks
The patch is the size of a quarter and delivers small amounts of peanut protein through the skin.
- Dec 1 20162 minutes
At Peace in the Sun
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C., 1989: The skies were blue, the water warm. It was the best vacation ever. We spread out beach towels, slathered ourselves in suntan lotion, and basked in the sun. We ran into the ocean, holding hands and screaming, “Jump, ju
- Dec 1 20142 minutes
How This Google Glass Startup Is Saving Doctors Time
Ian Shakil and Pelu Tran help doctors by slashing data-entry work, thanks to Google Glass.
- Jun 1 20141 minute
How to Get a Workplace Wellness Program for Your Office
With prevention a key focus of the new healthcare law, employers are promoting health. Here's how.
- Apr 1 20155 minutes
From Bedtime to the Boardroom: Why Storytelling Matters in Business
These innovators are connecting with consumers, colleagues and investors on an emotional level.
- Oct 24 20162 minutes
Obamacare: In Need of Intensive Care, or Terminally Ill?
IN A PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE conspicuously devoid of substantive policy or civil agreement, there was one notable exception. By the end of the town-hall showdown on Oct. 9, it was clear both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agreed that President Obama’s
- Dec 1 20164 minutes
THE FIRST CHALLENGE IN MAXIMIZING the impact of your charitable donation? Finding an organization that not only operates in the area you’re passionate about but also will use your money well. “People don’t always distinguish between a great cause and
- Jan 3 20175 minutes
A Long-Lost Data Trove Uncovers California’s Sterilization Program
Some of the 20,000 victims are still alive today.