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Public Health: Shifting Dollars From Poor to Rich Is a Key Part of the Senate Health Bill
The bill is aligned with long-held Republican values, jettisoning Obamacare taxes. But it would also reduce funding for the care of low-income Americans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Medicaid Senate Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Republican Party Taxation Source Type: news

Insurers Battle Families Over Costly Drug for Fatal Disease
The case of Exondys 51 poses emotionally charged issues for families of young boys with a rare illness, who are fighting companies to get coverage for an expensive drug approved on a lower bar of proof. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE THOMAS Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Health Insurance and Managed Care Muscular Dystrophy Aetna Inc Food and Drug Administration Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Source Type: news

14 Years Old. Losing Muscle Every Day.
Nicolas is 14 and has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which is robbing him of his muscles — and his life. A new and expensive drug may help, but can he get it? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Muscular Dystrophy Food and Drug Administration Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Source Type: news

Senate Health Care Bill Includes Deep Cuts to Medicaid
Senate Republican leaders released their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and they want to hold a vote on the measure by the end of next week. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR and THOMAS KAPLAN Tags: United States Politics and Government Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Senate Republican Party Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

Back Pain? Try Yoga
Yoga works as well as physical therapy for relieving back pain, a randomized trial found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Back (Human Body Part) Physical Therapy Pain-Relieving Drugs Yoga Source Type: news

Senate Leaders Unveil Bill to Repeal the Affordable Care Act
Senate Republican leaders released their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and they want to hold a vote on the measure by the end of next week. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR and THOMAS KAPLAN Tags: United States Politics and Government Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Senate Republican Party Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

Antibiotic Eye Drops Often Unhelpful for Pinkeye
Conjunctivitis, or pinkeye, often goes away without treatment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Antibiotics Eyes and Eyesight Chlamydia Conjunctivitis Sexually Transmitted Diseases Bacteria Source Type: news

Dr. Andrew Weil Says We ’ re Taking Too Many Medicines
In his new book, “ Mind Over Meds, ” the champion of integrative medicine continues his fight against overmedication. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: STEVEN PETROW Tags: Cholesterol Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Mental Health and Disorders Sedatives Depression (Mental) Herbs Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Vitamins Alternative and Complementary Medicine Source Type: news

Fr é d é rick Leboyer, Who Saw Childbirth Through Baby ’ s Eyes, Dies at 98
Mr. Leboyer, a French physician, advocated natural birth methods that focused on easing suffering for the baby. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JONATHAN WOLFE Tags: Deaths (Obituaries) Leboyer, Frederick Pregnancy and Childbirth Doctors France Source Type: news

Abortion Adds Obstacle as Republicans Plan to Unveil Health Bill
The Republican leadership in the Senate plans to unveil a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but senators remain divided over issues from abortion to Medicaid. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR and THOMAS KAPLAN Tags: United States Politics and Government Senate Abortion Health Insurance and Managed Care Law and Legislation Medicaid Republican Party Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Source Type: news

Dr. Lawrence Weed, Pioneer in Recording Patient Data, Dies at 93
Dr. Weed created a system for organizing medical data that is used all over the world, and helped develop a computerized method for aiding diagnosis and treatment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: WILLIAM GRIMES Tags: Deaths (Obituaries) Weed, Lawrence L. Medicine and Health Hospitals Source Type: news

Creating a Stylish World for Children With Autism
Wolf& Friends is a lush, inspirational platform of fashion and design for young children who have developmental issues. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JUDITH NEWMAN Tags: Autism Children and Childhood Tozzi, Carissa Mann, Gena Wolf & Friends Source Type: news

With Health Law in Flux, Insurers Scramble to Meet Filing Deadline
Facing Wednesday ’ s deadline to file plans for the federal marketplace, several insurers are ambivalent about staying, and premiums are also likely to be higher. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care United States Politics and Government Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Senate Oscar (NY Health Insurer) Source Type: news

Phys Ed: To Train an Athlete, Add 12 Minutes of Meditation to the Daily Mix
Division I football players who learned mindfulness meditation or relaxation techniques showed improvements in mood and attention. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Exercise Meditation Emotions Happiness Football Source Type: news

PUBLIC HEALTH: G.O.P. Health Plan Is Really a Rollback of Medicaid
Limiting the amount that the federal government would pay for each person would leave states with difficult choices, and would be a fundamental shift of financial risk. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Source Type: news

Fish as Medicine for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Eating fish may help reduce the joint pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis, a new study has found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Fish and Other Marine Life Rheumatoid Arthritis Joints (Body Part) Methotrexate (Drug) Source Type: news

Draft Order on Drug Prices Proposes Easing Regulations
A draft of an executive order obtained by The Times appears to give the drug industry what it wants with no guarantee that consumer costs will fall. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEILA KAPLAN and KATIE THOMAS Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Executive Orders and Memorandums United States Politics and Government Food and Drug Administration Trump, Donald J drug prices Source Type: news

Middle Class, Not Poor, Could Suffer if Trump Ends Health Payments
Americans who earn too much to qualify for premium assistance could face double-digit rate increases if the government stops making cost-sharing payments. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) North Carolina Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Source Type: news

Health Subsidy Cuts Could Hurt the Middle Class the Most
Americans who earn too much to qualify for premium assistance could face double-digit rate increases if the government stops making cost-sharing payments. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) North Carolina Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Source Type: news

Haven for Recovering Addicts Now Profits From Their Relapses
Delray Beach, Fla., was once a godsend for substance abusers. But now, a sprawl of fraudulent outpatient centers capitalize on addicts ’ thwarted recoveries. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LIZETTE ALVAREZ Tags: Heroin Group Homes and Supportive Housing Delray Beach (Fla) Drug Abuse and Traffic Health Insurance and Managed Care Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

The Symptoms of Dying
Whether you have cancer or heart disease or diabetes, dying has its own biology and symptoms. It ’ s a diagnosis in itself. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SARA MANNING PESKIN, M.D. Tags: Death and Dying Pain-Relieving Drugs Elder Care Source Type: news

Senate Democrats Try to Gum Up Works Over Affordable Care Act Repeal
With few arrows in their quiver, Democrats plan to use a slowdown to fight the secrecy surrounding Republican efforts to repeal and replace the health law. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: THOMAS KAPLAN and ROBERT PEAR Tags: United States Politics and Government Schumer, Charles E Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Source Type: news

Drones to the Rescue
Researchers find that drones carrying heart defibrillators can reach cardiac arrest victims quicker than ambulances. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tags: Heart Defibrillators Drones (Pilotless Planes) Research Source Type: news

New Surveys Suggest Teen Vaping Rates Falling
Teen vaping, which has been skyrocketing, fell dramatically last year in the United States. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tags: Teenagers and Adolescence E-Cigarettes Source Type: news

Global Health: The High-Tech Device That ’ s Like a Bouncer for Mosquitoes
New traps that use infrared beams to identify insects are helping researchers capture more of the disease-carrying insects they need. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Mosquitoes West Nile Virus Zika Virus Source Type: news

Inspired by War Zones, Balloon Device May Save Civilians From Fatal Blood Loss
Developed to save victims of battlefield trauma, a plastic tube with a balloon at its tip can give doctors precious time to halt internal bleeding. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Medical Devices Surgery and Surgeons Pelvis Bellevue Hospital Center ER-Reboa catheter Source Type: news

Take a Number: A Dire Weekly Total for the U.S.: 25 Children Killed by Guns
Between 2012 and 2014, an average of 1,297 children died each year from such injuries. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Firearms Suicides and Suicide Attempts Children and Childhood Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Pediatrics (Journal) Fowler, Katherine A. Source Type: news

Personal Health: Who Really Needs to Be Gluten-Free?
There are probably many people walking around with celiac disease who don ’ t know they have it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Gluten Celiac Disease Diet and Nutrition Grain Source Type: news

The Checkup: Cranky Baby? Feeding May Not Be the Right Answer
Does feeding distressed infants on demand teach them to associate food with soothing emotions later in life? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Babies and Infants Parenting Obesity Weight Crying Source Type: news

The Checkup: Cranky Baby? Feeding Isn ’ t the Only Answer
An intervention trial teaches parents to try strategies other than feeding on demand, like rocking and swaddling. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Babies and Infants Parenting Obesity Weight Crying Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Get Well Sooner? A Healthier Roommate Could Help
A study finds that hospital patients who are assigned healthier roommates require less care and are discharged more rapidly. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Hospitals Medicine and Health Research Roommates Source Type: news

Op-Ed Contributor: How Did Health Care Get to Be Such a Mess?
The problem is not the care. It ’ s the insurance company structure. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTY FORD CHAPIN Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicare Regulation and Deregulation of Industry American Medical Assn Kaiser Permanente Truman, Harry S Source Type: news

Sports of The Times: Chemotherapy, Then the U.S. Championships, for Gabriele Grunewald
Like any professional runner, Grunewald is competitive and fierce down the stretch. But a huge obstacle sets her apart: She ’ s battling cancer for the fourth time. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MICHAEL POWELL Tags: Grunewald, Gabriele Cancer Running Tumors Chemotherapy Olympic Games (2012) Olympic Games (2016) Track and Field Liver Source Type: news

U.S. Open Grass Is an Obstacle and a Potential Health Hazard
Erin Hills ’ s thick fescue presents a challenge to players, but is also a hospitable spot for ticks, prompting concern about Lyme disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN CROUSE Tags: United States Open (Golf) Lyme Disease Walker, Jimmy (1979- ) Erin Hills (Erin, Wis) Source Type: news

Legionnaires ’ Outbreak on Upper East Side Kills One and Sickens Six
The city ’ s health department is investigating the cause of the outbreak in Lenox Hill. The disease infects 200 to 400 New Yorkers a year, the city says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SARAH MASLIN NIR Tags: Legionnaires' Disease Infections Health and Mental Hygiene Department (NYC) Lenox Hill (Manhattan, NY) Source Type: news

As Opioid Panel Meets, Some Say Action, Not Study, Is Needed
As a candidate, President Trump vowed to “ take care ” of the opioid epidemic. But some addiction experts say his action so far, a commission, is a waste of time. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic opioids Medicine and Health Medicaid United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Trump Vowed to ‘ Take Care ’ of Opioid Crisis. Some See Few Signs of Action.
As a candidate, President Trump vowed to “ take care ” of the opioid epidemic. But some addiction experts say his action so far, a commission, is a waste of time. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic opioids Medicine and Health Medicaid United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Well : Losing Fat, Gaining Brain Power, on the Playground
In children, exercise may help to improve cognition by first improving waistlines. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Exercise Games Obesity Brain Weight Playgrounds Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Ask Well: Is Chlorine in Swimming Pools Safe?
A reader asks: Should I be concerned about chlorine and other people ’ s body products in pools? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN WEINTRAUB Tags: Swimming Pools Medicine and Health Source Type: news

As Opioid Panel Meets, Some Say Action, Not Study, Is Needed
As a candidate, President Trump vowed to “ take care ” of the opioid epidemic. But some addiction experts say his action so far, a commission, is a waste of time. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic opioids Medicine and Health Medicaid United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Scalise Faces Prospect of Multiple Operations
Trauma surgeons have learned that a series of operations for such wounds have better outcomes than one long operation. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Scalise, Steve Congressional Baseball Team Shooting (June, 2017) Surgery and Surgeons United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

India, Stung by Backlash, Plans to Roll Back Restrictions on Cattle Slaughter
India ’ s government said it would pre-empt a legal challenge against recently imposed rules on cattle slaughter by revising them “ on an urgent basis. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ELLEN BARRY and SUHASINI RAJ Tags: India Meat Animal Abuse, Rights and Welfare Bharatiya Janata Party Supreme Court of India Cattle Source Type: news

The Damage of Manspeak
Stereotypically macho messages limit children ’ s understanding of what it means to be a father, a man and a boy, as well. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW REINER Tags: Men and Boys Emotions Love (Emotion) Father's Day Parenting Source Type: news

Talking to Boys the Way We Talk to Girls
Stereotypically macho messages limit children ’ s understanding of what it means to be a father, a man and a boy, as well. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW REINER Tags: Men and Boys Emotions Love (Emotion) Father's Day Parenting Source Type: news

Entrepreneurship: A New Lure for Spa Customers? A Salt Cave
Hundreds of spas now offer salt therapy, which some claim can treat asthma and eczema and even regulate blood pressure, though there is no proof. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JOANNE KAUFMAN Tags: Salt Spas Caves and Caverns Entrepreneurship Source Type: news

Global Health: Turtles Bred for Food in Asia Can Transport Cholera
Cholera bacteria can thrive on the shells and in the intestines of edible turtles shipped to food markets, scientists say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Cholera Epidemics Turtles and Tortoises Bacteria Source Type: news

Too Many Opioids After Cesarean Delivery
Doctors may be overprescribing opioids to women who have had cesarean sections. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Pregnancy and Childbirth Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) OxyContin (Drug) Source Type: news

Would Carrots by Any Other Name Taste as Sweet?
College students would rather eat “ slow-roasted caramelized zucchini bites ” than just plain “ zucchini, ” even when both dishes are prepared exactly the same way. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Vegetables Carrots Sweet Potatoes Zucchini Restaurants Labeling and Labels (Product) Source Type: news

Would Carrots by Any Other Name Taste as Sweet? Study Suggests Not
College students would rather eat “ slow-roasted caramelized zucchini bites ” than just plain “ zucchini, ” even when both dishes are prepared exactly the same way. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Vegetables Carrots Sweet Potatoes Zucchini Restaurants Labeling and Labels (Product) Source Type: news

Phys Ed: Hot Weather Workout? Try a Hot Bath Beforehand
One of the most effective ways to cope with exercising in extreme heat may be to soak in long, hot baths in the days beforehand. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Weather Exercise Temperature Running Lingerie and Underwear Source Type: news