Well: War Wounds That Time Alone Can ’ t Heal
Moral injury resembles post-traumatic stress disorder with an added burden of guilt, and requires different treatment. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 6, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Mental Health and Disorders Vietnam War Columns Featured Mind Personal Health Source Type: news

Well: Direct-to-Consumer Lab Tests, No Doctor Visit Required
Firms promise to help consumers spot metabolic red flags. Critics say the services persuade healthy people to seek unneeded treatment. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 6, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: ANAHAD O'CONNOR Tags: Hormones Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Testosterone Tests (Medical) Vitamins Featured Live Source Type: news

Global Health: Migrants Willing to Pay Price Not to Change Diet, Study Says
According to M.I.T., poor migrants within India stuck with their preferences even when nearly malnourished and though the local crop was much cheaper. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 6, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Atkin, David Diet and Nutrition American Economic Review Migrant Labor (Agriculture) Source Type: news

Well: A Doctor on Schedule, Rarely on Time
Everyone can tell when I’m behind. Every visit is pared to essentials. Paperwork is postponed, chatting minimized. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 6, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: ABIGAIL ZUGER, M.D. Tags: Doctors Hospitals medicine and health Featured Hard Cases Live Source Type: news

The New Health Care: The U.S. Is Failing in Infant Mortality, Starting at One Month Old
The United States does worse than about two dozen other industrialized nations in this crucial measure of public health. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 6, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Infant Mortality Premature Babies Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Research Source Type: news

Well: War Wounds That Time Alone Can’t Heal
Moral injury resembles post-traumatic stress disorder with an added burden of guilt, and requires different treatment. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 6, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Mental Health and Disorders Vietnam War Columns Featured Mind Personal Health Source Type: news

Well: Think Like a Doctor: The Tired Gardener Solved!
Readers solve the case of a previously healthy 67-year-old gardener who is too exhausted and feverish to garden. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 3, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: LISA SANDERS, M.D. Tags: Babesiosis Fever Gardens and Gardening Hepatitis Ticks (Insects) Doctors Featured Live Think Like a Doctor Source Type: news

Fit City: After a Fire, Jump-Starting a Bushwick Dojo
The community rallied around Kanku-Dai Zanshin Dojo, donating space and equipment, before it reopened at its new location in Brooklyn. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 3, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: NOAH REMNICK Tags: Children and Childhood Karate Martial Arts Featured Fit City Move Source Type: news

Well: The Weekly Health Quiz: Sunscreen, a Superbug and Computer Vision Syndrome
Test your knowledge of this week’s health news. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 3, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: TOBY BILANOW Tags: medicine and health Featured Quizzes Source Type: news

Well: Ask Well: Why Do Mosquito Bites Itch?
A reader asks: Why do mosquito bites itch? (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 3, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Allergies Itching Mosquitoes Ask Well Featured Live Source Type: news

Well: After a Stroke at Age 30, Making Our Own Luck
After my 30-year-old husband had a stroke, I wondered: Had I really needed to revel in my good fortune, gloating before the gods? (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 3, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: ALLISON PATAKI Tags: Families and Family Life Luck medicine and health Stroke Featured Live Ties Source Type: news

Well: An Artist Takes On Cancer
A video uses mesmerizing imagery to explore cancer treatment, the fear of death and the hope for a cure. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 2, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: SUSAN GUBAR Tags: Cancer Hodgkin's Lymphoma Columns Featured Live Living With Cancer Voices Source Type: news

Character: Downward Facing Dog and High Heels
At 97, Tao Porchon-Lynch is still teaching yoga, enjoying wine, driving and entering dance contests. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 2, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: COREY KILGANNON Tags: America's Got Talent (TV Program) Dancing Yoga Aging Featured Live Move Source Type: news

Well: Migraines Tied to Increased Risk of Heart Problems
Women with migraines were more likely to have heart attacks and strokes than women who didn’t have the painful headaches. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 2, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Headaches Heart Migraine Headaches Featured Live Source Type: news

Well: Think Like a Doctor: The Tired Gardener
What is wrong with a lively 67-year-old gardener who develops a daily fever and shaking chills along with chest pain and a dry cough? (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 2, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: LISA SANDERS, M.D. Tags: Antibiotics Coughs Doctors Emergency Medical Treatment Fever Helicobacter Pylori (Bacterium) Hepatitis Hospitals liver Lyme Disease Pneumonia Featured Think Like a Doctor Source Type: news

Well: Using Meditation to Help Close the Achievement Gap
When a troubled school taught students Transcendental Meditation, suspensions dropped and attendance and students’ grade point averages rose. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 2, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: NORMAN E. ROSENTHAL, M.D. Tags: Anxiety and Stress Education (K-12) Transcendental Meditation Family Featured Mind Source Type: news

Well: Talking About Male Rape
In his new book, “On Being Raped,” Raymond M. Douglas writes publicly for the first time about being brutally beaten and raped at the age of 18 by a familiar parish priest. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 1, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Men and Boys Sex Crimes Violence (Media and Entertainment) Featured Mind Source Type: news

Well: How Much Do You Want to Know About Your Cancer?
One of the biggest problems we face as oncologists is that we often can’t figure out what our patients would like to know about their prognosis. Even when we ask. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 1, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: MIKKAEL A. SEKERES, M.D. and TIMOTHY D. GILLIGAN, M.D. Tags: Cancer Doctors Featured Live Source Type: news

Well: Yoga May Be Good for the Brain
A weekly routine of yoga and meditation may help to stave off aging-related mental decline, according to a study of older adults with memory problems. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 1, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Brain Exercise Meditation Memory Yoga Featured Move Phys Ed Source Type: news

Well: Who Is to Blame When a Child Wanders at the Zoo?
The incident of the gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo is a reminder that closed doors and barred gates are like beacons to some kids, just waiting to be breached or climbed. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 1, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: KJ DELL’ANTONIA Tags: Children and Childhood Parenting Zoos Family Featured Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Why It ’ s Not Time to Panic About Cellphones and Cancer
Behind recent dramatic headlines, a small and not terribly impressive rat study. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 31, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Cellular Telephones Brain Cancer Radiation Rats Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Why It’s Not Time to Panic About Cellphones and Cancer
Behind recent dramatic headlines, a small and not terribly impressive rat study. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 31, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Cellular Telephones Brain Cancer Radiation Rats Source Type: news

Well: Day Care Infections May Mean Fewer Sick Days Later
Being in day care as an infant increased a child’s risk of having stomach bugs in the first year of life, but it also had a protective effect after that. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 31, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Antibiotics Children and Childhood Day Care Centers Diarrhea Immune System Infections Vaccination and Immunization Family Featured The Checkup Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Drug Prices Too High? Sometimes, They ’ re Not Costly Enough
For some of the most important ones, like generic injectable drugs, the prices may be too low, giving rise to shortages. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 30, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Shortages Generic Brands and Products Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Sorry, There ’ s Nothing Magical About Breakfast
Don ’ t feel bad if you ’ d rather skip it. Studies have not proved its importance. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 30, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Diet and Nutrition Children and Childhood Lunch and Breakfast Programs Weight Obesity Food Source Type: news

Well: We Lost Our Soldier, but We’re Still a Family
As Memorial Day approaches, I am reminded of the urge to defend my family to those who assume I am single because of infidelity, abuse or neglect. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 28, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: DANA CANEDY Tags: Families and Family Life Iraq War (2003-11) Memorial Day Single Mothers Widows and Widowers Featured Ties Source Type: news

Well: We Lost Our Soldier, but We’re Still an Intact Family
Like many military widows, I want to defend my family to those who assume I am single because of infidelity, abuse or neglect. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 27, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: DANA CANEDY Tags: Families and Family Life Iraq War (2003-11) Memorial Day Single Mothers Widows and Widowers Featured Ties Source Type: news

Well: Kids on the Run
Programs like the Million Kid Run that make running a group activity encourage fitness, new research suggests. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 26, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: JEN A. MILLER Tags: Children and Childhood Exercise Running Track and Field Family Featured Move Source Type: news

Well: After a Cancer Diagnosis, Reversing Roles With My Mother
I’d become my mother’s travel guide in this new country of illness. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 26, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: STEVEN PETROW Tags: Cancer Lung Cancer Parenting Smoking and Tobacco Featured Live Voices Source Type: news

Well: Doctors Getting ‘Pimped’
Medical training’s emphasis on demonstrating how many facts we know — typically in front of colleagues, nurses, patients and families — is problematic. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 26, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: DHRUV KHULLAR, M.D. Tags: Doctors Featured Live Source Type: news

Well: A Low-Salt Diet May Be Bad for the Heart
A diet that’s too low in sodium may actually increase the risk for heart attacks and stroke. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 25, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Blood Pressure Heart Hypertension Salt Eat Featured Live Source Type: news

Well: Opioids Often Ineffective for Low Back Pain
The magnitude of relief did not reach the level the researchers defined as clinically effective, little different from drugs like aspirin. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 25, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Back (Human Body Part) Pain-Relieving Drugs Featured Live Source Type: news

Well: The Other Bathroom Wars
For people with disabilities and their families, the battle for accessible toilet facilities has been going on for decades. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 25, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: KJ DELL’ANTONIA Tags: Bathrooms and Toilets Children and Childhood Disabilities Families and Family Life Intellectual Disabilities Transgender and Transsexuals Featured Source Type: news

Well: The Breakup Marathon
A romantic breakup or divorce is a traumatic event. Some runners channel that into running better, faster or longer. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 25, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: JEN A. MILLER Tags: Anxiety and Stress Depression (Mental) Divorce, Separations and Annulments Mental Health and Disorders Running Featured Mind Move Source Type: news

Well: Walkable Neighborhoods Cut Obesity and Diabetes Rates
Neighborhoods designed for walking may decrease the rates of overweight and diabetic people by more than 10 percent, a new study concludes. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 24, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Diabetes Walking Weight Dieting and Weight Featured Move Source Type: news

Well: Parents Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About Training Babies to Sleep
Letting babies cry themselves to sleep doesn’t harm parent-child attachment, a new study finds. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 24, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Parenting Sleep Family Featured The Checkup Source Type: news

Well: Ask Well: Should You Fast Before a Cholesterol Test?
Repeated studies have found no clinically significant differences between results from cholesterol tests done on a full stomach and those done after fasting. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 24, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Cholesterol Fasting Heart Tests (Medical) Triglycerides Ask Well Eat Featured Live Source Type: news

Well: Lawsuits Over Baby Powder Raise Questions About Cancer Risk
Thousands of women claim talcum powder caused their ovarian cancer, but research into a potential link has produced mixed results. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 24, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Johnson & Ovarian Cancer Suits and Litigation (Civil) Women and Girls Johnson JNJ NYSE Featured Live Source Type: news

Global Health: Private Sector Is Helping Puerto Rico Fight Zika
As Congress and President Obama argue over funds for combating the virus, donations of things like cash, condoms and mosquito repellent are being made. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 23, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Zika Virus Puerto Rico Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation Johnson, S C, & Son Inc Source Type: news

Well: What American Parents Can Learn From Chinese Philosophy
Look for your passion? Be true to yourself? That’s not what Confucius would say. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 23, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: CHRISTINE GROSS-LOH Tags: Children and Childhood Confucianism Parenting Philosophy Books Family Featured Source Type: news

Well: Supporting Children Who Serve as Caregivers
More than a million children as young as 8 are serving as caregivers to family members. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 23, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Children and Childhood Elder Care Families and Family Life Columns Featured Personal Health Source Type: news

Huge Recall of Frozen Fruits and Vegetables After Listeria Outbreak
A processing plant in Pasco, Wash., has voluntarily recalled more than 350 frozen foods that were sold in all 50 states and Canada. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 22, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: CHRISTOPHER MELE Tags: Vegetables Frozen Foods Recalls and Bans of Products Listeria Monocytogenes Food Contamination and Poisoning Source Type: news

Public Health: You ’ d Be Surprised at How Many Foods Contain Added Sugar
Because of an F.D.A. labeling change, many consumers will learn that added sugars are in many products generally thought to be healthy. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 21, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Food and Drug Administration Labeling and Labels (Product) Sugar Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Well: Is Your Teen’s Introversion a Problem for Your Teen — or for You?
It may be harder to raise an introverted teen than to be one, says Susan Cain, the author of “Quiet.” (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 20, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: KJ DELL’ANTONIA Tags: Parenting Shyness Teenagers and Adolescence Family Featured Source Type: news

Well: How Much Do You Know About Raising Introverted Teenagers?
Take this quiz to find out. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 20, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: SUSAN CAIN Tags: Teenagers and Adolescence Family Featured Source Type: news

Your Money Adviser: Rising Premiums for Universal Life Insurance Draw Scrutiny
Some older policyholders are going to court over double-digit increases that they say are hurting them financially. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 20, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: ANN CARRNS Tags: Retirement Life Insurance Transamerica Corp Consumer Watchdog Consumer Protection Interest Rates Personal Finances Source Type: news

Well: Ask Well: Can Nightmares Cause a Heart Attack?
There are case reports of people with no previously known risks having a heart attack after a nightmare, though they appear to be quite rare. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 20, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: KAREN WEINTRAUB Tags: Apnea (Sleep Disorder) Depression (Mental) Dreams Heart Ask Well Featured Live Mind Source Type: news

Well: A Truce With My Aging Stepdog
I was the intruder who kicked him out of his daddy’s bedroom and wouldn’t let him lick the dirty dishes. But he doesn’t remember that anymore. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 20, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: MIREYA NAVARRO Tags: Dogs Families and Family Life Jealousy and Envy Pets Featured Ties Source Type: news

Well: The Weekly Health Quiz: Potatoes, a Penis Transplant and Zika in Europe
Test your knowledge of this week’s health news. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 20, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: TOBY BILANOW Tags: medicine and health Featured Quizzes Source Type: news

Well: Diet High in Saturated Fats May Be Linked to Dense Breasts
Teenage girls who eat a diet high in saturated fat are at increased risk of developing dense breasts, a risk factor for breast cancer. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 19, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Breast Cancer Diet and Nutrition Oils and Fats Eat Family Featured Live Source Type: news