Officials fighting U.S. measles outbreaks threaten to use rare air travel ban
The CDC operates a Do Not Board list to prevent people believed to be a public health risk from getting on planes. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

The Health 202: There are still a lot of questions about Medicare-for-all
The deputy CBO director answered a lot of them with 'it depends.' (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

The Health 202: Single-payer health care gets a second Captiol Hill hearing today.
The House Budget Committee will examine what it would take to start such a system. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

A cadet died in a tragedy. Now his parents can use his sperm to create his child, a judge rules.
Supreme Court Justice John Colangelo ruled that the parents of dead cadet Peter Zhu may use his sperm for “procreative purposes.” (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Two dozen states, municipalities, sue over Trump’s ‘conscience’ rule
The lawsuits challenge policy that protects health-care providers and insurers who deny services if they have religious or moral objections to them. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

The Health 202: Rape exemptions for abortion are dividing Republicans
The exemption had been a rare point of agreement. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

Anti-vaxxers target communities battling measles
“This is a national movement of people who are nothing but charlatans, conspiracy theorists and people . . . spreading misinformation,” says New York official. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Anti-vaxxers go viral in communities battling measles
“This is a national movement of people who are nothing but charlatans, conspiracy theorists and people . . . spreading misinformation,” says New York official. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

It’s time to rethink a daily aspirin for heart health. Here’s why many doctors won’t.
Changing clinical practice also goes beyond integrating new information. It requires unlearning and de-adopting outdated, ineffective clinical practices. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Inderveer Mahal Source Type: news

The Health 202: Large employers don't want Medicare-for-all
'Our employers are not calling for Uncle Sam,' said the head of the American Benefits Council. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

Trump, Republicans distance themselves from Alabama abortion law
The president said abortion should be legal following rape or incest — exceptions not allowed under Alabama’s new law. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

A daily aspirin is good for your heart, right? Actually it’s time to rethink that but here’s why many doctors don’t.
Changing clinical practice also goes beyond integrating new information. It requires unlearning and de-adopting outdated, ineffective clinical practices. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Inderveer Mahal Source Type: news

Running and aging usually don’t mix. But at 62, quitting isn’t an option for me.
To do it with much younger friends at this stage of life is a gift I don’t take lightly. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Hyman Source Type: news

‘This terrible disease’: Ovarian cancer is deadly, but new tests, treatments start to emerge
Compared with other cancer success stories, the disease historically has had a shortage of good news. Until recently, it hasn’t benefited from new treatments for decades. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Elizabeth Richards Source Type: news

Life expectancy has increased in the past century, but so have health woes for the elderly
New Yorker article explores how researchers are trying to deal with the aging vs. ailing quandary. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

Everything you need to know about the abortion ban news
Several states have passed anti-abortion legislation this year. Here's a rundown of what it all means. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marisa Iati Source Type: news

Haven’t been following the abortion-ban news? Here’s everything you need to know.
Several states have passed anti-abortion legislation this year. Here's a rundown of what it all means. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marisa Iati Source Type: news

The Health 202: Lawmakers push to extend funding for mental health clinics set to end in July
Actress Glenn Close is teaming up with Sens. Roy Blunt and Debbie Stabenow. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

House passes legislation to strengthen the ACA, boost generic drugs
Democrats are using the health-care debate as a 2020 warm-up as Republicans accuse them of thwarting bipartisanship. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

Liver transplant rules spark open conflict among transplant centers
Patients, doctors in less populated parts of the country seek contempt order against HHS and the nonprofit that runs the transplant system. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Five more states take legal action against Purdue Pharma for opioid crisis
West Virginia, Maryland, Kansas, Iowa and Wisconsin are coordinating their efforts to seek compensation from the company, an official said. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

The Health 202: Alabama's abortion clinics planning to stay open despite new law
The state is daring the courts to block its near-total abortion ban. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

Lower-fat diet reduces women’s risk of dying from breast cancer, study says
Women who followed a lower-fat diet rich in fruits, vegetables and grains had a lower risk of dying of breast cancer than those on a higher-fat diet, according to the results of major study released W... (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

Federal judge blocks new U.S. policy for distributing livers for transplant
The judge said she acted to delay the rules until the Supreme Court could decide a related case. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Lower-fat diet reduces risk of dying from breast cancer, study says
Women who followed a lower-fat diet rich in fruits, vegetables and grains had a lower risk of dying from breast cancer than those on a higher-fat diet, according to results from a major new study rele... (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

North Carolina sues Juul, setting up a fresh legal fight for the embattled e-cigarette company
The lawsuit could prompt other states to take similar steps against e-cigs. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Deanna Paul Source Type: news

The Health 202: Democrats are putting a political pothole in the way of bipartisan drug pricing bills
They're including Obamacare measures Republicans are promising to oppose. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

Justice Department says FDA ‘lacks jurisdiction’ over death-penalty drugs
The opinion sides with Texas, which the agency blocked from importing an overseas drug needed in executions. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

The Health 202: Democrats demand the Trump administration explain why it won't defend Obamacare
The investigation is just one of many ways House Democrats are probing the executive branch. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

The Big Number: 1.1 million people in the U.S. live with HIV
CDC says nation’s progress in preventing the disease has stalled in recent years. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

The Health 202: Here's a new way to raise money for medical research: Selling bonds to Wall Street
A pair of lawmakers introduced a bill to sell "Eye Bonds" for advancing hard-to-fund blindness research. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

With new tech, treadmills are getting trendy
Growing popularity gives exercise machines new luster in gyms and classes and at home. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christine Yu Source Type: news

For patients, a caregiver’s compassion is essential
Professionals in the medical field need to provide a larger amount of empathy and kindness, research says (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephen Trzeciak Source Type: news

A daughter’s gift to her mother saves two lives
Aliana Deveza’s untested idea took four women, two computer scientists, several doctors and uncommon selflessness. It had never happened before and hasn’t since. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Yes, drug-assisted treatment is needed for opioid-addicted patients in U.S. prisons
It’s the best way to fight the destructive cycle of addiction and incarceration that doctors, patients and correctional officers often confront. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dhruv Khullar Source Type: news

Yes, drug-assisted treatment is needed for addicts in U.S. prisons
It’s the best way to fight the destructive cycle of addiction and incarceration that doctors, patients and correctional officers often confront. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dhruv Khullar Source Type: news

‘I felt like I was dying’: The sheer terror of a panic attack
Chest pains, massive feelings of dread are common symptoms. But the out-of-the-blue attacks aren’t life-threatening and there are ways to fight them. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cara McDonough Source Type: news

Worried about ticks and their diseases this summer? This site has information.
The TickEncounter Resource Center provide information and tips on avoiding the blood-feeding critters and the diseases they carry. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

Could miscarriages land women in jail? Let’s clarify these Georgia and Alabama abortion bills.
What’s really happening in Alabama? (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Deanna Paul Source Type: news

A sponsor of an Ohio abortion bill thinks you can reimplant ectopic pregnancies. You can’t.
Doctors are outraged after a state-level bill makes a false claim about a dangerous condition. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kayla Epstein Source Type: news

The Health 202: Senators want surprise medical bills to be negotiated like baseball salaries
But the White House calls that 'disruptive.' (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

Drugmaker to donate HIV-prevention pills for as many as 200,000 people
Gilead Sciences’ agreement with the government is part of President Trump’s initiative to nearly wipe out HIV transmission in the United States by 2030. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Got gonorrhea? It may have come from French kissing, study says.
Researchers in Australia found that kissing with tongue could be a way to transmit throat gonorrhea, or oropharyngeal gonorrhea, particularly among gay and bisexual men. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Trump pushes to end surprise medical billing for hospital care
Trump is trying to position himself on the side of aggrieved patients as surveys show broad concern about unexpected bills — and a belief the government should do something about them. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

Trump pushes to end ‘surprise medical billing’ from hospital care
Trump is trying to position himself on the side of aggrieved health care consumers as surveys show broad concern about unexpected bills — and a belief the government should do something about them. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

Alabama Senate delays vote on nation’s strictest abortion bill
The bill would criminalize abortions by making performing the procedure a felony punishable by up to 99 years imprisonment. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Wax-Thibodeaux Source Type: news

The Health 202: Trump will call on Congress to protect Americans from surprise medical bills
There's an event today at the White House. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

An unvaccinated teen who sued over school ban got chickenpox. His dad says that’s a good thing.
Being exposed to chickenpox naturally is "the best thing to do" to become immune, his father says. Health officials disagree. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Brice-Saddler Source Type: news

‘He is wrong’: Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s family calls him out for anti-vaccine conspiracy theories
Two of his siblings and his niece say his anti-vaccine advocacy "is having heartbreaking consequences." (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kayla Epstein Source Type: news

GOP state legislator attacks vaccine scientist on Twitter, accusing him of self-enrichment, ‘sorcery’
It started with a report noting that Texas saw a 14 percent rise in parents opting out of their children’s vaccinations. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Deanna Paul Source Type: news