The Health 202: Trump says his anti-opioids effort is making a big difference
He connected the public health emergency to the national one at the border. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

Measles cases break record since disease was eliminated in United States in 2000
At least 673 cases have been reported in 22 states for 2019, according to a tally by The Washington Post of available state and local health department data. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Trump administration prepares a rule civil rights groups worry may deny care to transgender patients
U.S. “has returned to its longstanding position” that sex discrimination does not include gender identity, court filing says. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Source Type: news

Americans are more focused on health costs than Medicare-for-all, poll shows
Majorities of both parties believe Congress should find ways to lower how much they spend on prescription drugs. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

The Health 202: Opponents of Trump administration's abortion restrictions on family planning dollars notch a win
But this is just the start of legal battles. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

Medicare proposes higher payments for innovative cancer treatment
If approved, the increased reimbursements for CAR T-cell therapy and “breakthrough” devices would go into effect on Oct. 1. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

For the first time, U.S. files criminal charges against an opioid distributor
The conspiracy charges are a milestone in the government’s battle against companies accused of ignoring the diversion of hundreds of millions of painkillers to the black market. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

The Health 202: While Trump rants about Obamacare, HHS works to further its bipartisan goals
It's all about quality of care. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

How to choose a healthful granola
Some brands are packed with calories and sugars. But good ones have protein, fiber and healthy fats. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Consumer Reports Source Type: news

U.S. measles cases surge as officials scramble to stop near-record outbreak
Cases of the vaccine-preventable disease are virtually certain to surpass the record of 667 in 2014. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Dental care is tough to find for people with autism, other developmental disorders
Many dentists either avoid treating such patients or lack the skills needed to do so. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Tuller Source Type: news

When my parents died a few months apart, a friend said, ‘Now, you’re an orphan, too.’ But I was 59.
Becoming parentless as an adult isn’t tragic. But it left me feeling emotionally untethered. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steven Petrow Source Type: news

A guide to your mind while you’re pregnant
Many pregnancy books focus on body and baby. This one is all about the inner experience. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

The Big Number: Achoo! Hay fever afflicts 25.5 million people a year.
Triggered by pollen from trees, grasses and weeds, the seasonal affliction usually causes people to suffer most on hot, dry, windy days. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

For three years her skin ulcers and pain would flare, then vanish, stumping doctors. Her daughter, a nurse, finally figured it out.
After hearing a case study in class, Kimberly Ho was startled by the similar symptoms. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sandra G. Boodman Source Type: news

Postpartum depression is one of the most common complications of childbirth. Researchers are homing in on risk factors.
Findings from a study show that it can vary in severity, which can affect the type of treatment a woman might need to recover. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Juli Fraga Source Type: news

A baby was born with nearly no skin. Doctors are fighting to keep him alive.
Doctors believe Ja’bari Gray was born with a rare genetic condition called epidermolysis bullosa that makes his skin appear translucent, or even non-existent. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Parents of 3 NYC children face $1,000 penalty for violating measles order
Health officials identified three children who were exposed to the severe respiratory virus but were not yet vaccinated – in violation of the mandatory immunization order in four Brooklyn Zip codes. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

HHS launches program to cut opioid overdoses by 40 percent in three years
It will employ a comprehensive strategy across several states, encouraging the involvement of doctors, police, churchs and even housing providers. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Washington state Senate passes vaccine bill in rebuke to anti-vaxxers
The bill, a response to the worst measles outbreak in two decades, would make it harder for parents to opt their children out of shots. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

The Health 202: Democrats are encouraging changes to vaccination laws as measles outbreak grows
Trump hasn't urged more vaccinations, yet. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

An Israeli flight attendant contracted measles. Officials are now urging crews to get vaccinated.
Officials with Israel’s Ministry of Health said a 43-year-old flight attendant for the national airline El Al contracted measles. She had flown to Israel from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Gene therapy cures infants suffering from ‘bubble boy’ immune disease
After years of heartbreaking setbacks, researchers say they can restore immune systems in SCID babies. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

Gene therapy cures infants with ‘bubble boy’ immune disease
After years of heartbreaking setbacks, researchers say they can restore immune systems in SCID babies. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

Scientists 3-D-printed a tiny human heart. They hope it can revolutionize transplants.
Scientists created an artificial heart with human tissue. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Deanna Paul Source Type: news

The Health 202: Bernie Sanders says Medicare-for-all would reduce health spending. But that's unclear.
It depends on which assumptions you use. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

FDA orders manufacturers to halt sales of vaginal mesh used in many pelvic procedures
The agency ordered the two remaining manufacturers of surgical mesh used for certain pelvic operations to stop selling the products immediately, citing the lack of a “reasonable assurance” of safety and effectiveness. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

The Health 202: Obamacare marketplaces fare better in states that embrace them
Sebelius graded the marketplaces at 'maybe a 'B' or 'C-plus.'" (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

Unaware he had measles, a man traveled from N.Y. to Michigan, infecting 39 people
How one traveler who contracted measles in New York City traveled to the Detroit area and got 39 people sick. And how health officials tracked him down to control the outbreak. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

CDC reports 90 new measles cases as outbreak approaches record
The U.S. total is now 555 after the third consecutive week of increases, approaching a record since the disease was "eliminated" in 2000. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

At least 8 killed, dozens injured as flash floods and tornadoes hit the South
From Texas to Georgia, nearly 90,000 were left without power as storms ripped through. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Source Type: news

Unraveling why some people get not one, not two, but many cancers
Multiple primary versions can arise by themselves, experts say. Researchers look into past treatments, environments and genetics as the culprits. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marlene Cimons Source Type: news

The disturbing links between too much weight and several types of cancer
Being overweight or obese — long implicated in heart disease and diabetes — is now associated with getting at least 13 types of cancer. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

New cancer therapies offer great hope, but there can be surprising complications
An oncologist says the pace of change in treatment has been staggering, but for many patients, chemo is still right. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ravi Parikh Source Type: news

New cancer therapies offer great hope, but there can be suprising complications
An oncologist says the pace of change in treatment has been staggering, but for many patients, chemo is still right. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ravi Parikh Source Type: news

At cancer centers, volunteers are more than just helpers. They’re family.
As a cancer survivor, I know they provide hope for life after the illness. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steven Petrow Source Type: news

The HPV vaccine is important for preteens and teenagers. What about older women?
A doctor explores the pros and cons of a 45-year-old getting the shots against a disease that can cause cervical, oral and anal cancers. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daphne Miller Source Type: news

‘If I had known cancer was linked to implants, I would never have gotten them’
Some women have been diagnosed with BIA-ALCL, a rare type of lymphoma. There have been 600 reported cases worldwide, with 17 deaths. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susan Berger Source Type: news

Tracking a sensitive topic: Menstrual health in women
About 500 million women worldwide lack adequate facilities for managing their cycles. This clearinghouse provides a great deal of information and help. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

CDC blames ground beef for mystery E. coli outbreak that sickened more than 100 people in 6 states
The CDC was perplexed over the source of a multistate E. coli outbreak. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Horton Source Type: news

The Health 202: Republicans want to look like pioneers on preexisting conditions protections
That's a tough image to craft, given Obamacare. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

Antiabortion ‘heartbeat’ bills are illegal. Why do Republicans keep passing them?
It's all about the new Supreme Court. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Mettler Source Type: news

How does measles spread? Do I need another MMR vaccine shot? How dangerous is measles? FAQ on the outbreaks.
Answers to your questions about measles and the current outbreaks. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

New York City vaccination order shines spotlight on insular Jewish community
The city sends disease detectives to Williamsburg to trace the contacts of 285 people who’ve come down with measles since October. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

The Health 202: Lawmakers are trying to prove they're serious about lowering drug costs
The House is eyeing an early May vote. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

Trump administration appeals rulings that blocked Medicaid work requirements
Justice Department asks appeals court to let Kentucky and Arkansas programs go forward. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

The Health 202: Bernie Sanders is about to roll out an even more expansive Medicare-for-all bill
It proposes to cover long-term care, a steeply expensive benefit. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

New York City orders mandatory shots in toughest U.S. action to date against measles
At least 285 people have contracted measles in New York City in an outbreak that is "very, very troubling," Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said Tuesday. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

E. Coli outbreak sickens nearly 100 in five states, and nobody knows where it’s coming from
One food-borne illness expert said it's "perplexing" the CDC has yet to pinpoint the source to a specific food item, grocery store or restaurant chain. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Brice-Saddler Source Type: news

New York City declares public health emergency amid measles outbreak, orders mandatory vaccinations
At least 285 people have contracted measles in New York City in an outbreak that is "very, very troubling," Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said Tuesday. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Horton Source Type: news