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Archived Since:June 8, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Ohio’s Drug-Pricing Ballot Question Triggers Voter Confusion

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Lawmakers in the nation’s capital have yet to grapple with rising drug costs, but Ohio voters are being asked — in a single ballot-box question next week — to figure out how best to l...

Hospice Workers Who Care For The Dying Don’t Plan Ahead Themselves

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Hospice workers may witness terminal illness and death almost daily, but that doesn’t mean they’ve documented their own end-of-life wishes, a new report finds. A survey of nearly 900 health care worke...

Beyond Stigma And Bias, Many Transgender People Struggle With Mental Health

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Diana Feliz Oliva, a 45-year-old transgender woman who grew up outside Fresno, Calif., remembers being bullied when she was younger and feeling confused about her gender identity. She was depressed an...

Rising Health Insurance Costs Frighten Some Early Retirees

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Don and Debra Clark of Springfield, Mo., are glad they have health insurance. Don is 56 and Debra is 58. The Clarks say they know the risk of an unexpected illness or medical event is rising as they a...

The Earth's ozone hole is shrinking, and is the smallest its been since 1988

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

The giant hole in the Earth's protective ozone layer is shrinking, and has shriveled to its smallest peak since 1988.

EPA’s Pruitt and staff to attend chemical industry meeting at luxury resort next week

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Pruitt will address the American Chemistry Council's board meeting at a retreat on South Carolina's Kiawah Island.

White House opioid commission calls for wide-ranging changes to anti-drug policies

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

The drug crisis group, led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, recommended drug courts, better education for prescribers and medication-assisted treatment for addiction.

Federal notices about ACA enrollment season get cut in number and messaging

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

The Trump administration removes any mention of the most potent point to encourage consumers to buy: affordability.

ACA insurance exchanges open for fifth year after Republicans fail to kill them off

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Trump administration’s efforts to thwart the health-care law could dampen sign-ups during narrowed 45-day window.

Humans didn't outsmart the Neanderthals. We just outlasted them.

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

A new study suggests that Neanderthals' demise was a result of population dynamics and bad timing.

HHS drafts rules to give states more control over ACA marketplace coverage

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Proposals for 2019 would let states adjust benefits requirements and allow less enrollment help.

Screams, torture and so much blood: The gruesome world of 19th-century surgery

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Here are reasons to be utterly grateful you didn't have surgery in Victorian times.

Climate change fueling disasters, disease in ‘potentially irreversible’ ways, report warns

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

The world’s inadequate response is putting more lives at risk, researchers conclude.

In unprecedented shift, EPA to prohibit scientists who receive agency funding from serving as advisers

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

The decision to bar any researcher who receives EPA grant money from serving as an adviser to the agency appears to be unprecedented.

Choosing Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage can be hard. Here’s how to do it.

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Medicare Advantage is an alternative to traditional Medicare that is run by private insurers.

Born in a parking lot, the baby was fine. But something was terribly wrong with the mother.

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Four months after childbirth, a woman’s vaginal bleeding leads to a rare diagnosis.

Toddler hospitalized after his father's arrest prevented a kidney donation

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Two-year-old A.J. Burgess's kidney transplant was postponed after his donor father violated probation and spent time in a county jail.

Fifth year’s ACA enrollment season opening with daunting obstacles

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Less in-person help, higher prices and consumer confusion likely to leave fewer Americans with health coverage under the law.

Corals eat plastic because we've made it tasty, study suggests

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Plastic trash contains chemicals that trick animals into thinking junk is food, laboratory trials reveal.

The high-protein craze may actually carry some risks

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Particularly when it comes to supplements, experts recommend caution.

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