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George Weinberg Dies at 87; Coined ‘ Homophobia ’ After Seeing Fear of Gays
Among Dr. Weinberg ’ s books were “ Society and the Healthy Homosexual, ” which rejected the prevalent idea that homosexuality was a psychological disorder. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: WILLIAM GRIMES Tags: George Weinberg Deaths (Obituaries) Homosexuality and Bisexuality Fear (Emotion) Source Type: news

Voices: The Elephant in the Room Is 86
Mentoring former military men and women eager to find their place in civilian society has opened new doors in the years remaining to me. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT W. GOLDFARB Tags: Veterans Hiring and Promotion Labor and Jobs Careers and Professions Age, Chronological Elderly Source Type: news

Well: The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles
Certain kinds of exercise may mitigate the effects of aging at the cellular level. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Exercise Genetics and Heredity Muscles Source Type: news

Leaders Struggle to Unite House Republicans Behind Health Bill
With the chamber set to vote on Thursday, conservatives said a Republican measure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act still lacked support. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR and THOMAS KAPLAN Tags: United States Politics and Government Health Insurance and Managed Care Pence, Mike Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) House Freedom Caucus Source Type: news

George Weinberg Dies at 86; Coined ‘ Homophobia ’ After Seeing Fear of Gays
Among Dr. Weinberg ’ s books were “ Society and the Healthy Homosexual, ” which rejected the prevalent idea that homosexuality was a psychological disorder. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: WILLIAM GRIMES Tags: George Weinberg Deaths (Obituaries) Homosexuality and Bisexuality Fear (Emotion) Source Type: news

Compounding Pharmacy Owner Not Guilty of Murder After 60 Meningitis Deaths
A jury convicted the owner of the New England Compounding Center, blamed for an outbreak that killed 60, of racketeering charges but acquitted him of murder. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JESS BIDGOOD Tags: Meningitis Racketeering and Racketeers New England Compounding Center Cadden, Barry J Boston (England) Source Type: news

New Vaccine Could Slow Disease That Kills 600 Children a Day
A lower-cost vaccine provides strong protection against rotavirus, a diarrheal disease, and could be particularly useful in poorer countries, researchers said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Third World and Developing Countries Diarrhea Rotaviruses Doctors Without Borders Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance New England Journal of Medicine Serum Institute of India World Health Organization Gates, Bill and Source Type: news

As Rivals Stand Silent, One Health Insurer Protests G.O.P. Plan
Dr. J. Mario Molina, one of the few insurance executives to criticize the House bill publicly, says it could harm insurers and patients alike. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 22, 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) Medicaid Republican Party Molina Healthcare Molina, Dr. J. Mario Source Type: news

Sperm Counts via Your Cellphone
A $5 cellphone add-on provides a quick and easy measure of your sperm count and motility. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Sperm Cellular Telephones Mobile Applications Tests (Medical) Men and Boys Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

Phys Ed: Should 15,000 Steps a Day Be Our New Exercise Target?
A new study of postal workers in Scotland suggests we should aim for far more than the 10,000 daily steps commonly recommended. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Obesity Postal Service and Post Offices Heart Weight Cholesterol Exercise Walking Source Type: news

Overweight Teenagers at Heightened Risk of Liver Disease
Being overweight when young may increase the risk for liver cancer later in life. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Obesity Liver Cancer Teenagers and Adolescence Source Type: news

Trump Warns House Republicans: Repeal Health Law or Lose Your Seats
The president threatened wavering lawmakers with political payback as Republican officials conceded that they still lacked the votes to pass their bill. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS, THOMAS KAPLAN and ROBERT PEAR Tags: United States Politics and Government Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Trump, Donald J Law and Legislation Republican Party Source Type: news

9 Deaths Are Linked to Rare Cancer From Breast Implants
The problem is more likely to occur with textured implants than with smooth implants, the F.D.A. said, and it is usually treatable and not often fatal. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Implants Breasts Plastic Surgery Food and Drug Administration Cancer lymphoma Source Type: news

Her Memory Fading, Paula Wolfert Fights Back With Food
The pioneering cookbook author, who has Alzheimer ’ s disease, no longer cooks much. But a special diet and persistence keep her as kinetic as ever. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KIM SEVERSON Tags: Cooking and Cookbooks Alzheimer's Disease Wolfert, Paula Unforgettable: The Bold Flavors of Paula Wolferts Renegade Life (Book) Kaiser Thelin, Emily Source Type: news

Morton Deutsch, Expert on Conflict Resolution, Dies at 97
Professor Deutsch, who founded the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, was known for his theory of cooperation and competition. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SAM ROBERTS Tags: Deutsch, Morton Deaths (Obituaries) Source Type: news

Public Health: Fewer Americans Would Be Insured With G.O.P. Plan Than With Simple Repeal
The Republicans ’ repeal plan of Obamacare would actually result in one million more people being uninsured, according to the C.B.O. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Law and Legislation Republican Party House of Representatives Congressional Budget Office Source Type: news

Vitamin E and Selenium Fail to Prevent Alzheimer ’ s
A long-term trial found no evidence that vitamin E or selenium supplements helped to ward off dementia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Vitamin E Selenium (Element) Dementia Clinical Trials Source Type: news

Why Kids Shouldn ’ t Sit Still in Class
Movement stimulates the brain and may help students become better learners. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONNA DE LA CRUZ Tags: Education (K-12) Exercise Brain Children and Childhood Source Type: news

House Republicans Turn to Upstate New York to Lure Votes for Health Bill
A provision that would shift Medicaid costs from New York ’ s counties to the state was added to the health care bill, a move sought by upstate Republicans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: THOMAS KAPLAN and ROBERT PEAR Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Politics and Government Medicaid Law and Legislation Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) New York State Source Type: news

News Analysis: An End to Heart Disease? Not Quite
The introduction of a new class of cholesterol drugs led some experts to believe that we might be able to virtually eliminate heart attacks. But it hasn ’ t worked out that way. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: HARLAN M. KRUMHOLZ Tags: Cholesterol Heart Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Source Type: news

Popular Prostate Cancer Therapy Is Short, Intense and Unproven
Researchers hope a study will shed some light on a cancer treatment, using radiation, that is growing in popularity and surrounded by questions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Prostate Cancer Medicare Clinical Trials Medicine and Health Radiation Source Type: news

Popular Prostate Cancer Therapy Is Short, Intense and Unproved
Researchers hope a study will shed some light on a cancer treatment, using radiation, that is growing in popularity and surrounded by questions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Prostate Cancer Medicare Clinical Trials Medicine and Health Radiation Source Type: news

Take a Number: More Grandparents Than Ever
Since 2001 the number of grandparents has grown by 24 percent, partly as a result of the aging of the baby boom generation. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHARON JAYSON Tags: Grandparents Families and Family Life Baby Boomers Population Census Source Type: news

When Hospital Inspectors Are Watching, Fewer Patients Die
A study of nearly 2,000 hospitals found that inspections led to lower death rates. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Hospitals Accreditation Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicare Source Type: news

The Checkup: The Guilty Secret of Distracted Parenting
Taking care of small children can get tedious. I wouldn ’ t have made it through without a certain amount of distraction. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Parenting Cellular Telephones Source Type: news

Pop a Pill for Heartburn? Try Diet and Exercise Instead
Proton pump inhibitors are linked to problems like nutrient deficiencies, joint pain, bone fractures, heart attacks and dementia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Gastroesophageal Reflux (Acid Reflux) Heartburn Diet and Nutrition Obesity Fiber (Dietary) Source Type: news

On Health Law, G.O.P. Faces a Formidable Policy Foe: House Republicans
A group of House Republicans, known as the House Freedom Caucus, pose possibly the greatest threat to the party ’ s chance to scrap the health care law. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMMARIE HUETTEMAN Tags: House Freedom Caucus United States Politics and Government Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Shutdowns (Institutional) Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

After Bringing Cholera to Haiti, U.N. Can ’ t Raise Money to Fight It
A fund created by the United Nations to help Haiti combat cholera, a disease introduced by peacekeepers in 2010, has little money. It is supposed to have $400 million. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICK GLADSTONE Tags: Haiti Cholera United Nations World Health Organization Ban Ki-moon Guterres, Antonio Haley, Nikki R Source Type: news

G.O.P. ’ s Health Care Tightrope Winds Through the Blue-Collar Midwest
Undoing and replacing the Affordable Care Act means bridging a vast gulf between the expectations of many working-class Trump voters and party orthodoxy. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH and JONATHAN MARTIN Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Law and Legislation United States Politics and Government Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Republican Party Ohio Source Type: news

Rural Areas Brace for a Shortage of Doctors Due to Visa Policy
Small-town America relies on a program that attracts foreign physicians to underserved areas. A recent federal change, however, could delay newcomers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIRIAM JORDAN Tags: Foreign Workers Visas Rural Areas Doctors Appalachian Region Source Type: news

Marijuana Industry Presses Ahead in California ’ s Wine Country
Sonoma County has become a seedbed of cannabis experimentation, despite threats from the Trump administration to increase enforcement against recreational use. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: THOMAS FULLER Tags: Sonoma County (Calif) Marijuana Law and Legislation Trump, Donald J Wines Source Type: news

Global Health: Trump Plan Eliminates a Global Sentinel Against Disease, Experts Warn
The Fogarty International Center funds an worldwide network of researchers on the lookout for viral threats, many of which could reach America. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Epidemics Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Zika Virus Avian Influenza American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Health Organization Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

John W. Walsh, Who Fought for Cure for Lung Disease, Dies at 68
He was the co-founder of three groups whose mission was to heighten public awareness of the illness, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and develop a cure. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SAM ROBERTS Tags: Deaths (Obituaries) Walsh, John W Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Source Type: news

The New Health Care: The Cost Can Be Debated, but Meals on Wheels Gets Results
Many peer-reviewed studies point to improved nutrition, but also benefits beyond food. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Meals on Wheels Elder Care Federal Budget (US) Trump, Donald J Home Health Care Elderly Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

What Are the Best Snacks Before Bedtime?
Experts often recommend fresh fruit, low-fat cottage cheese, plain yogurt or oatmeal as healthful late-night choices. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Diet and Nutrition Fruit Weight Water Snack Foods Source Type: news

Cholesterol-Slashing Drug Can Protect High-Risk Heart Patients, Study Finds
Patients who took the drug, Repatha, were significantly less likely to have heart attacks or strokes, researchers concluded. But its high cost will be an issue. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Repatha (Drug) Cholesterol Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Heart Amgen Inc New England Journal of Medicine Source Type: news

Ties: Not My Mother ’ s Yoga
As a kid growing up in the Bible belt, I thought my mom ’ s yoga practice was mortifying. She was such a weirdo. Now I am a weirdo, too. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SASHA BROWN-WORSHAM Tags: Yoga Families and Family Life Source Type: news

Trump and Ryan: Health Bill May Test Marriage of Convenience
President Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan have weathered clashes to advance conservative legislation, but Mr. Trump ’ s allies are trying to distance him from “ Ryancare. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATT FLEGENHEIMER and MAGGIE HABERMAN Tags: United States Politics and Government Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Ryan, Paul D Jr Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

Modern Love: Pushed Into the Future When Illness Strikes (in an Unlikely Place)
After contracting a rare case of the mumps as an adult, a man receives bad news about his fertility. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIM BOOMER Tags: Infertility Mumps Dating and Relationships Testicles Source Type: news

Joseph Nicolosi, Advocate of Conversion Therapy for Gays, Dies at 70
Dr. Nicolosi was an influential voice in the “ ex-gay ” movement, but his contentious views marginalized him within the mental-health profession. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD SANDOMIR Tags: Nicolosi, Joseph Homosexuality and Bisexuality Therapy and Rehabilitation Psychology and Psychologists American Psychiatric Assn Deaths (Obituaries) Source Type: news

Trump and G.O.P. Work to Win Repeal of Obama ’ s Health Act
To appeal to conservatives, they offered concessions to speed cutbacks in Medicaid and dismantle more of the President Barack Obama ’ s signature health law. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR and JONATHAN MARTIN Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) House of Representatives Source Type: news

Trilobites: Ancestral Climates May Have Shaped Your Nose
A study led by Penn State researchers found more evidence of the relationship between nose shape and the climate where a person ’ s ancestors lived. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: STEPH YIN Tags: Nose Genetics and Heredity PLoS Genetics (Journal) Zaidi, Arslan Weather Respiratory System Source Type: news

What Young People Need to Know About Colon Cancer
Colorectal cancers are on the rise in younger people, but doctors and patients often remain unaware of the risk. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Colon and Colorectal Cancer Tests (Medical) Constipation Obesity Smoking and Tobacco Weight Digestive Tract Colonoscopy Age, Chronological Source Type: news

House Budget Committee Endorses Health Care Repeal Bill
Over the opposition of three conservatives Republicans on the panel, the committee sent the bill to the full House. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) House of Representatives Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: While Facing a Cancer Choice, Beethoven to the Rescue
I was in a funk about what to do about a D.C.I.S. diagnosis. Music helped guide me. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUSAN GUBAR Tags: Breast Cancer Ovarian Cancer Genetics and Heredity Music Source Type: news

Having Heart Surgery? Don ’ t Stop Your Statins
Patients who continued to take the cholesterol-lowering drugs on the day of surgery had a 48 percent reduced risk of dying in the next 30 days. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Cholesterol Surgery and Surgeons Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Heart Source Type: news

Patients Lose Sight After Stem Cells Are Injected Into Their Eyes
Three women suffered severe eye damage at a Florida clinic, exposing gaps in protections for people seeking unproven treatments. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Eyes and Eyesight Blindness Macular Degeneration Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Clinical Trials Consumer Protection Food and Drug Administration National Institutes of Health Florida Source Type: news

Canadians With Cystic Fibrosis Live 10 Years Longer Than Americans With the Disease
Canadians with cystic fibrosis survive on average more than 10 years longer than Americans with the disease. Health insurance differences may be why. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Cystic Fibrosis Health Insurance and Managed Care Transplants Medicare Source Type: news

Gamer ’ s Death Pushes Risks of Live Streaming Into View
After Brian C. Vigneault died near the end of a 24-hour live stream, many players acknowledged the health risks of a culture that rewards those who stay online for hours. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DANIEL E. SLOTNIK Tags: Computer and Video Games Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming Twitch Interactive Inc Exercise Source Type: news

Me Time: So You Think You Can ’ t Meditate?
With meditation studios looking to become the new yoga studios, our new wellness columnist learns to train her errant thoughts at Mndfl. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARISA MELTZER Tags: Meditation MNDFL Sound baths Source Type: news