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Posts / Week:16.4
Archived Since:June 8, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Dear hospitals: Own up to your mistakes

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

A reader questions the sincerity of hospitals’ compensation policies.

World's biggest dinosaur footprint discovered in 'Australia's own Jurassic Park'

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Scientists say the collection of dinosaur tracks in northwestern Australia is the most diverse in the world.

New photos of panther kittens show Florida's big cats are expanding their range

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

The region north of the Caloosahatchee River had been male-only territory for four decades. Now a female and kittens live there, too.

Justice Department Joins Lawsuit Alleging Massive Medicare Fraud By UnitedHealth

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

The Justice Department has joined a California whistleblower’s lawsuit that accuses insurance giant UnitedHealth Group of fraud in its popular Medicare Advantage health plans. Justice officials filed...

Lead Poisoning’s Lifelong Toll Includes Lowering Social Mobility, Researchers Find

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Cynthia Brownfield was lucky. When her daughter, then 2 years old, tested for high levels of lead in her blood, she could do something. Brownfield, a pediatrician in St. Joseph, Miss., got her home in...

New Vaccine Recommendation Cuts Number Of HPV Shots Children Need

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

You’d think that a vaccine that protects people against more than a half-dozen types of cancer would have people lining up to get it. But the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which can prevent roug...

Want To Live Past 100? Centenarians Share Secrets Of Knee Bends And Nips Of Scotch

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Gertrude Siegel is 101 and hears it all the time. “Everyone says ‘I want to be just like you.’ I tell them to get in line,” she said. John and Charlotte Henderson, 104 and 102, often field questions f...

‘Pre-Hospice’ Saves Money By Keeping People At Home Near The End Of Life

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Gerald Chinchar isn’t quite at the end of life, but the end is not far away. The 77-year-old fell twice last year, shattering his hip and femur, and now gets around his San Diego home in a wheelchair....

Want to visit the wreck of the Titanic? Soon that may be possible.

last monthHealth : The Checkup

That is, if you can part with $105,000 (and don’t get claustrophobic).

A memoir of life, love and mental illness

last monthHealth : The Checkup

A marriage is challenged in ‘My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward.’

Not A Done Deal: Ryan Pulls Back Bill To Replace Obamacare

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Despite days of intense negotiations and last-minute concessions to win over wavering GOP conservatives and moderates, House Republican leaders Friday failed to win enough support to pass their plan t...

This humble scientist, a 'national treasure,' showed us how to understand birds

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Chandler Robbins was a rock star in the world of ornithology who worked with Rachel Carson, banded Wisdom the Albatross, and created a beloved field guide.

GOP tactic to end essential health benefits could cause turmoil for insurers

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Federal requirement would not go away. Instead, states would decide which benefits must be included for consumers to be able to use new tax credits.

Vitamin E supplements do not seem to help stave off dementia

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Older men who took them did no better than others. Selenium showed no benefits, either.

This black hole is being pushed around its galaxy by gravitational waves

last monthHealth : The Checkup

'I thought we were seeing something very peculiar.' A wandering supermassive black hole may have been kicked off its throne by a pair of colliding black holes.

Home-delivery meal kits are easy — and, it turns out, pretty healthy

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Veggies and fresh ingredients are a definite plus, though some meals are high in sodium.

A merciless bat-killing fungus is on the move again. Now it's in Texas.

last monthHealth : The Checkup

The deadly fungus that causes white-nose syndrome has popped up in Texas. Now in 33 states, it's almost impossible to stop.

GOP Health Plan Aims To Curb Medicaid, Expand State Options

last monthHealth : The Checkup

For all its populist design, the House GOP’s latest proposal to overhaul federal Medicaid funding creates financial risks for states and could leave some enrollees worse off. Dramatic changes in Medic...

Bears Ears is a national monument now. But it will take a fight to save it.

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Utah’s GOP leaders want to rescind Bears Ears, and they have President Trump’s ear.

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