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URL :http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/
Filed Under:Health
Posts on Regator:2187
Posts / Week:6
Archived Since:March 9, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Great Vacation? Don’t Brag to Your Friends

4 months agoHealth : Well

When you rush to tell your friends about your amazing experience, they will crowd around you, eager for every delicious detail, right? Wrong.

Colon Cancer Rates Rising in Young Adults

4 months agoHealth : Well

Incidences of colorectal cancer among people under 50 — the recommended screening age — have been increasing sharply since the 1980s.

The Eczema and Broken Bone Connection

4 months agoHealth : Well

Eczema sufferers are more likely to suffer bone fractures and other joint and bone injuries.

The Bad Air in Our Gyms

4 months agoHealth : Well

Gyms showed high levels of airborne dust, formaldehyde and carbon dioxide, all of which can pose problems for energetic, heavy-breathing exercisers.

Treating Disease, and Spreading It?

4 months agoHealth : Well

In the case of Ebola, caretaking is a job of the highest risk, and doctors and nurses are innately terrible at even the basics of infection control.

Placebo May Aid Baby’s Cough

4 months agoHealth : Well

Need help for a baby’s cough? In some cases the best treatment may be a placebo.

Emotion Is Not the Best Medicine, Ebola Case Further Shows

4 months agoHealth : Well

People ideally would base medical decisions on an unbiased evaluation of evidence. But people are often irrational and don’t rely on facts.

The Workout: Running While Pregnant

4 months agoHealth : Well

Clara Horowitz Peterson, an elite runner, mother of three and expecting, talks about training during and after pregnancy.

Low Vitamin D Tied to Asthma Attacks

4 months agoHealth : Well

Raising vitamin D levels may help control flare-ups in people with asthma.

A Heart Risk in Drinking Water

4 months agoHealth : Well

Even trace amounts of arsenic in drinking water may increase the risk of heart disease, researchers have found.

Living With Cancer: Not Talking About Medical Mistakes

4 months agoHealth : Well

Doctors make mistakes, but they don't like to talk about them, writes Susan Gubar, who suffered from medical mistakes made during surgery to remove ovarian cancer.

Pronouncing the Patient Dead

4 months agoHealth : Well

It was only when I walked into the room and saw my patient still and utterly silent, his tired family sitting around the bed, that I realized no one had ever told me precisely how to declare death.

Is 10,000 Hours All I Need to Run a Faster Marathon?

4 months agoHealth : Well

Popular research tells me that if I put in 10,000 hours or 10 years of training, I can become a master at anything.

Knowing Cancer Risk May Not Affect Screening Rates

4 months agoHealth : Well

Telling people of their potential increased risk of colon cancer did not spur them to get the recommended screening.

Ask Well: Is the Ebola Epidemic Ending in Africa?

4 months agoHealth : Well

Groups like Doctors Without Borders are reporting that they suddenly have far more beds than patients in West Africa, but it is unclear whether the Ebola epidemic is truly waning.

Sports Gels Can Improve Marathon Times, but Pace Them Right

4 months agoHealth : Well

Many runners in Sunday’s New York City Marathon may be overlooking a simple way to improve their finishing time.

Renée Zellweger and Me

4 months agoHealth : Well

The reaction to the actress's recent appearance is helping me accept my face as-is.

Ask Well: Can You Get Ebola From a Toilet Seat?

4 months agoHealth : Well

In general, fear of toilet seats is overdone, but the transmission of the Ebola virus in a bathroom used by an infectious patient is a real risk.

Faces of Breast Cancer: Find Your Story, Join the Conversation

4 months agoHealth : Well

An enhanced interactive feature allows readers to join a global community of women and men whose lives have been touched by breast cancer. Share your story, find someone like you or join the conversation at the Faces of Breast Cancer project.

Doctors and Decision Fatigue

4 months agoHealth : Well

The phenomenon of “decision fatigue” has been found in judges, who are more likely to deny bail at the end of the day than at the beginning. Now researchers have found a parallel effect in physicians.

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