Blog Profile / The Checkup


URL :http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-checkup/
Filed Under:Health
Posts on Regator:8081
Posts / Week:16.7
Archived Since:June 8, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Gaining weight between pregnancies increases odds of gestational diabetes

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Gestational diabetes shows up during pregnancy and can be a risk for mother and child.

End-Of-Life Advice: More Than 500,000 Chat On Medicare’s Dime

last monthHealth : The Checkup

The 90-year-old woman in the San Diego-area nursing home was quite clear, said Dr. Karl Steinberg. She didn’t want aggressive measures to prolong her life. If her heart stopped, she didn’t want CPR. B...

Climbing Cost Of Decades-Old Drugs Threatens To Break Medicaid Bank

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Skyrocketing price tags for new drugs to treat rare diseases have stoked outrage nationwide. But hundreds of old, commonly used drugs cost the Medicaid program billions of extra dollars in 2016 vs. 20...

After shingles painfully infected her eye, she wrote a musical about it

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Recovering for months in a darkened room, she finds inspiration and humor in her illness.

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a prehistoric gliding mammal

last monthHealth : The Checkup

160 million years ago, these furry creatures survived in a dinosaur-dominated ecosystem.

You’re heavy, and your doctor makes you feel bad about it. That’s not good.

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Using virtual reality, researchers are learning how patients react so care can be improved.

As the sun makes a star turn, America’s greatest observatory carries on

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Mount Wilson is historic to a fault: Anyone know how to fix a 1973 Raytheon computer?

Big tobacco’s new cigarette is sleek, smokeless — but is it actually healthier?

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Experts doubt motive, science behind new heated tobacco tech. FDA will decide in weeks whether to allow its sale.

A sleeping mother suffocated her newborn in the maternity ward. Now she's suing the hospital.

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Monica Thompson is suing Adventist Medical Center in Portland, Ore., for more than $8 million.

Doggy glasses, doomsday omens and other eclipse myths — debunked

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Fido will be fine, and so will you, if you listen to scientists and use common sense.

Obesity And Depression Are Entwined, Yet Scientists Don’t Know Why

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About 15 years ago, Dr. Sue McElroy, a psychiatrist in Mason, Ohio, started noticing a pattern. People came to see her because they were depressed, but they frequently had a more visible ailment as we...

Americans Eager For Leaders To Cooperate To Make Health Law Work

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Move on. That’s what most people say Congress and the Trump administration should do after the Senate failed to approve legislation in July to  revamp the Affordable Care Act, according to a survey th...

Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ No Vacation For Insurers

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Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Sarah Kliff of Vox.com and Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times discuss the state of the individual health insurance markets in the wa...

Medi-Cal Sued For Pushing Patients Into Managed Care Despite Judges’ Orders

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Alondra Diaz can’t get enough of Elmo and Barney, and she adores picture books. The 14-year old, who will enter high school next week, has several complex and debilitating medical conditions, includin...

Lag In Brain Donation Hampers Understanding Of Dementia In Blacks

last monthHealth : The Checkup

OAKLAND, Calif. — The question came as a shock to Dorothy Reeves: Would she be willing to donate her husband’s brain for research? She knew dementia would steadily take Levi Reeves’ memories of their...

A secret, supervised place where users can inject drugs has been operating in the U.S. for three years

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Supervised drug injection sites are legal in 10 other countries but the clandestine program is the only one known to be operating in the United States

A woman had stomach pains. Doctors discovered it was something she swallowed — a decade ago.

last monthHealth : The Checkup

"We were all a bit dumbfounded. It wasn't what I was expecting to find at all,” one of the woman's doctors said.

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