Rapid consolidation has created powerful groups of hospitals, with organizations dictating prices and fueling health spending in some areas of the country.
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Adults who cut carbohydrates from their diets and replaced them with fat sharply increased their metabolisms.
Juul will restrict sales of nearly all its flavored pods to the internet, and stop most social media promotion to combat youth vaping, bowing to government and public pressure.
The largest study to test vitamin D and omega-3 pills in healthy adults found they did little to prevent cardiovascular disease, but hinted at benefits for groups including African-Americans.
Stigma often prevents patients from acknowledging an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. A series of high-profile disclosures may help change that.
In moderate doses caffeine has mainly positive effects for most people. But it increases production of cortisol, which can lead to health problems including anxiety, weight gain and heart disease.
Instead of over-the-counter products, pediatricians recommend comfort measures like fluids and honey.
The move is part of an aggressive campaign against many products containing nicotine, including flavored e-cigarettes. Menthol has long been a concern among African-Americans because of its addictive qualities.
By studying the relationship among ethnicity, migration history and the digestive system’s microbiome, researchers hope to gain insights on health disparities in diverse communities.
Between domestic duties and emotional labor, research shows, women are more stressed than men are — but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here’s what the data says, and how to take care of yourself.
She also investigated links between various disorders, like depression and smoking, and suggested that migraines could cause mental problems — and vice versa.
Comparison of two tribes in the Venezuelan rain forest points to diet, rather than advancing age, as a cause of higher blood pressure.
New federal exercise recommendations include the first-ever federal activity parameters for 3-year-olds, as well as a few surprising omissions.
Even when she was gone, she was present in the patient sitting before me and in the way I was newly able to comfort and reassure her.
The uproar highlighted decades-old tension over an effective ban on federal research of the public health effects of gun violence.
The Pacific nation hoped that hosting the APEC summit meeting would elevate its international profile, but a national health crisis threatens to overshadow it.
A growing number of runners have decided to take their marathoning to the next level by running multiple marathons within a short period of time.
Young people who went to war 100 years ago often died from what are now preventable childhood diseases. We can try to keep today’s children a little safer.
Despite health insurance, terminally ill patients have to hunt around the world and on the internet for ways to stay alive.
One hundred years after the end of World War I, the Army Corps of Engineers is still cleaning up the relics of experiments that helped develop chemical weapons to counter the Germans’ gas attacks.
We’re asking readers to tell us what stereotypes they have observed around military service and PTSD and how they challenge them.
Women fed soy-based formula as babies were more likely to have severe menstrual pain as adults.
Nevada became the 10th state to eliminate the so-called tampon tax, freeing consumers of sales tax when buying tampons and sanitary pads.
Booster doses can make the flu vaccine more effective, but the benefit is limited to a few specific groups.
After warning Juul and other e-cigarette makers to keep their flavored products away from minors, the F.D.A. wants to curb sales altogether.
Three new genetic analyses lend detail, and mystery, to the migration of prehistoric humans throughout the Western Hemisphere.
Coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure or peripheral artery disease were among the risks.