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

How does measles spread and other frequently asked questions about measles
Answers to your questions about measles and the current outbreaks. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Orthodox Jewish yeshivas banned from sending unvaccinated students to school in New York
The New York City Department of Health said yeshivas in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that do not comply will face violations and possible closure. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

The Health 202: Drug maker accuses FDA of hampering its medication for opioid treatment
Braeburn wants its competitor's special selling status for a key drug revoked. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

CDC finds 78 new measles cases as outbreak sprints toward record and experts blame anti-vaxxers
The number of people sickened by the highly contagious and occasionally deadly disease climbed by 78 during the first week of April. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reis Thebault Source Type: news

The Health 202: Pharmacy middlemen are under scrutiny for pushing up drug prices
The drug pricing chain is notoriously opaque and complex. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

Between a rock and a hard place: I need exercise to fight my depression, but my disability thwarts my workouts.
How I constantly deal with myalgic encephalomyelitis, my dark moods and physical fitness. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Litsa Dremousis Source Type: news

For CBD food craze, regulations and restrictions are all over the map
The FDA still restricts the use of the cannabis extract, while more states liberalize their policies. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophie Quinton Source Type: news

There’s a serious problem plaguing some older people: Loneliness
Health-care programs, experts are tackling such isolation with some strategic solutions. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Judith Graham Source Type: news

For hospital patients, bedside tablets and apps are providing some control over care
The interactive systems often give access to charts, lab results, medicine dosage, photos of doctors and nurses, and entertainment. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Fran Kritz Source Type: news

Yes, a recent attack concerns me, but I still run the trails in mountain lion country
In this part of Colorado, we coexist with wildlife. A healthy fear keeps us watchful but doesn’t scare us off — even from big cats. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jill Rothenberg Source Type: news

Dissecting brains to find the biological answers to the mysteries of mental disorders
With freezers full of 3,000 brains, the Lieber Institute tries to figure out — and maybe cure — schizophrenia, PTSD, depression and other such illnesses. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Mullin Source Type: news

The Big Number: 17.6 million Americans suffer from alcoholism
Beyond affecting everyday life functioning, alcohol abuse increases risk of cancer, liver cirrhosis, heart problems and stroke. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

Engaging talks about disease outbreaks, drug resistance, disabilities and global health challenges
The “Contagious Conversations” podcast looks at public health issues through the lens of journalism, advocacy and philanthropy. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

Dozens have fallen ill during a five-state E. Coli outbreak, and nobody knows where it’s coming from
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 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 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Brice-Saddler Source Type: news

NIH director apologizes for 'mishandled’ security that blocked Iranian scientists
In an email Friday to all personnel, NIH Director Francis Collins said he is “deeply troubled” that a Georgetown University graduate student was interrupted during a presentation that was part of an application for a postdoctoral fellowship and escorted from campus. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Bad diets kill more people around the world than smoking, study says
A new study suggests that poor diets are responsible for more deaths than any other risk factor, leading to 11 million fatalities worldwide each year. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

The Health 202: HHS says it can't place unaccompanied migrant children with sponsors as fast as they're coming in
Alex Azar says his agency now has 12,340 migrant children in its care, up from the 11,500. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

FDA, N.Y. attorney general take steps to police stem cell industry
The actions are part of a growing attempt to regulate a burgeoning industry that critics say has injured and cheated people desperate for relief. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

The Health 202: Years after an experimental stem cell therapy blinded patients, the FDA is still trying to stop it
Scott Gottlieb is about to take his final bow at the agency. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paulina Firozi Source Type: news

FDA’s Gottlieb heads back to AEI to tackle drug prices
Scott Gottlieb, the FDA commissioner who will step down Friday, plans to return to the American Enterprise Institute to write about and research drug prices. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

NIH police yank Iranian graduate student from lab as agency clamps down on security
The agency is under mounting pressure to vet foreign researchers before giving them access to facilities or research money. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

FDA sends letters to 20 companies in attempt to rein in stem cell industry
The enforcment action comes after years of scientists’ demands for agency to do more. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan and Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

FDA sends letters to 21 companies in attempt to rein in stem cell industry
The enforcement action comes after years of scientists’ demands for the agency to do more. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

Hidden hospital cameras filmed women during childbirth and miscarriage procedures, lawsuit says
More than 80 women claim that the Women’s Health Center at Sharp Grossmont Hospital invaded the privacy of about 1,800 patients by secretly filming medical procedures. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

The Health 202: A major insurer is announcing insulin savings amid heavy Hill pressure
The hearings are coming. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

The Health 202: Trump now says ACA will be repealed and replaced after 2020 election
It's the latest twist on health care for the president. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

U.S. measles cases surge to second-highest level in nearly two decades
The number of U.S. measles cases for the first three months of 2019 has surpassed the count for all of 2018. It's the second greatest number of cases reported since measles was eliminated in 2000. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

How to avoid those unhealthy dishes at restaurants
Watch out for these seven dining-out pitfalls of calories, salt, bad fats and sugars. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Consumer Reports Source Type: news

The Big Number: TB cases drop to 9,029 in the U.S., but the pace has slowed
The goal of eliminating tuberculosis in the nation is unlikely to happen in the 21st century, the CDC says (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

The Health 202: White House says yay, Hill GOP say nay on Obamacare repeal
The gulf between the two is wider than ever. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

When should an aging doctor call it quits?
Here are some red flags that suggest it might be time for your physician to retire. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jonathan Maltz Source Type: news

Can genetic testing help doctors better prescribe antidepressants? There’s quite a debate.
Some doctors and patients support the practice. But the FDA and other physicians warn about the lack of scientific proof (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ilana Marcus Source Type: news

California has a long history for being a sunny haven for health and wellness fads
In “Sun Seekers — The Cure of California,” author Lyra Kilston tells the story of the state’s self-identification with such trends. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

How you can battle burnout
Experts point out that you can fight such exhaustion with exercise, improvements at work and spirituality. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jenny Rough Source Type: news

From moms to medical doctors, burnout is everywhere these days
This state of emotional, physical and mental exhaustion seems to be everywhere. But there are ways to fight it. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jenny Rough Source Type: news

The Health 202: Is Obamacare failing or thriving? Trump can't seem to decide.
Trump's erratic approach could hurt the insurance marketplaces. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

Arkansas governor seeks appeal of decision voiding Medicaid work rules
“We are in this for the long haul because we believe it is the right policy,” he says. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

First living HIV-positive donor provides kidney for transplant in medical breakthrough
The Johns Hopkins operation aims to expand the organ donor pool and reduce the stigma that still surrounds HIV. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

The Health 202: Trump administration undermines anti-opioid efforts by opposing Obamacare
The law's core components are critical to implementing some of Trump's top public health initiatives. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

Federal judge blocks Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky and Arkansas
A pair of rulings make a major dent in the Trump administration’s efforts to transform a social safety net. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

FDA wants women to get breast-density information along with their mammograms
The Food and Drug Administration proposes updating mammography standards to help ensure women get breast density information (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news