White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney wants to see if the Medicare chief Seema Verma and the health secretary, Alex M. Azar II, can still work together.
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Many patients with cognitive impairment have anxiety or depression, but standard treatments are difficult for people with memory issues.
A Buddhist teacher offers five simple steps to quiet your mind and soothe your stress any time of year.
Adakveo and Oxbryta could be revolutionary treatments, but each costs about $100,000 per year and must be taken for life.
The rule of thumb in medicine — first, do no harm — has as its corollary that the expected benefits of treatment should outweigh its potential risks.
The rare operation has implications for wounded soldiers, accident victims, cancer patients and those undergoing sex reassignment.
The consequences of ignoring the condition can be severe, but the health system puts up barriers to treatment.
Congress is close to a deal that would help patients by resolving billing disputes between doctors and insurance companies.
American pigs are raised on a liberal diet of antibiotics, fueling the rise of resistant germs. Danish pork producers are proving there’s a better way.
As a doctor, he saw the inequities in the system at first hand; as a writer and administrator, he called them out.
A large new study found no link between the method of birth and obesity.
The former college baseball player’s involvement in the viral trend helped raise more than $100 million toward fighting A.L.S.
Anne Fulenwider joins a handful of magazine women who have left their posts for new ventures.
Associations between drinking and cancer were particularly strong for cancers of the mouth, throat, stomach and colon.
She overcame many hurdles, including rejection by Cornell’s medical school, which told her a black man before her “didn’t work out.” (He had died.)
After a bone marrow transplant, a man with leukemia found that his donor’s DNA traveled to unexpected parts of his body. A crime lab is now studying the case.
Audrey Mash got caught in a snowstorm while hiking in the Pyrenees. Doctors say she experienced the longest period of cardiac arrest that a patient has survived in Spain.
North Carolina Children’s Hospital and several of its doctors are accused of failing to warn parents about known problems within the pediatric heart surgery program.
Infants born prematurely were at increased risk of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in ensuing decades.
The class of chemicals, known as PFAS, was used in nonstick pans, stain-resistant clothes and firefighting foam and is found in drinking water in some places.
For the first time in many years, the government reported that spending on health care last year grew more slowly than the economy overall.
County health officials are asking the medical community to be on the lookout for additional cases of myonecrosis, a bacterial infection associated with black-tar heroin use.
While e-cigarettes are still the most popular, teenagers are also smoking other items like cigarillos — another worrisome sign for nicotine addiction, the C.D.C. says.
Just as in the destructive patterns in adolescence, women can be both the victims and the villains in their adult relationships.
Working for the high-end gym chain seems glamorous, but for many trainers the schedule is unforgiving, the pay low and the turnover high.
A new study finds a weak link between coloring and straightening treatments and breast cancer. But experts caution the results are far from certain.
Risks were especially high for heart failure, high blood pressure and blood clots among children born to mothers with diabetes.
Finding her sons’ clothes speckled with soot, a history teacher was transformed into an influential New York environmentalist with pollution in her sights.
The administration wants to require hospitals to reveal the rates they privately negotiate with insurers for all sorts of procedures, amid the public outcry over surprise medical bills.
Researchers wanted to improve the fruit yields for small farmers in Indonesia, and hope their findings will encourage protections for bats.
Can dietary and lifestyle changes help women dealing with complex and confounding hormonal issues? Alisa Vitti thinks so.
The muscles of those who worked out looked like those of 25-year-olds and showed less of the inflammation that is tied to health problems as we age.