Blog Profile / The Checkup


URL :http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-checkup/
Filed Under:Health
Posts on Regator:6575
Posts / Week:15.3
Archived Since:June 8, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Senior surprise: Getting switched with little warning into Medicare Advantage

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Concerns have been raised about health insurers automatically moving members into private plans.

Gov’t Task Force Finds Evidence Lacking to Support Visual Skin Cancer Screenings

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

For years, many dermatologists have urged patients to have a full-body visual check for skin cancer. But a new report by a panel of medical experts concluded for the second time in seven years that th...

Para muchos en la creciente comunidad latina de Baltimore, el cuidado de salud es un desafío

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Cecilia Ramirez está preocupada por su peso y por síntomas preocupantes que aluden a la diabetes, pero no buscará ayuda médica porque no se lo puede permitir. “No voy al doctor cuando estoy enferma, e...

Dolly the sheep died young – but her clones seem perfectly healthy as they turn 9

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Dolly seemed to age prematurely, but it might not be a fate shared by all clones – or even all of her clones.

Insurers May Share Blame For Some Generics’ Price Hikes

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

This week, I addressed questions from readers about generic drug prices as well as health plans with high deductibles and those that have grandfathered status under the health law. Q. I take levothyro...

New Zealand plans to kill every weasel, rat and feral cat on its soil

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

The prime minister called the plan, which is intended to help save endangered native birds and other species, the "most ambitious conservation project attempted anywhere in the world."

White House takes aim at a fast-growing source of emissions: airplanes

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Monday's determination is the first step in what could be a years-long effort to reduce pollution from aircraft engines.

CDC issues updated guidance for Zika testing in pregnant women

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

The guidance expands the window for Zika-specific blood testing.

The world spent $1 billion less on AIDS, jeopardizing decades of progress

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Experts at the 21st International AIDS Conference urge donors to restore funds for global HIV prevention and treatment.

A family tree entwined by cancer

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Disease and scars become part of a familiar familial pattern.

More than half of adults misuse medications, study finds

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Forty-five percent of adults were taking drugs they hadn't been prescribed.

When a cry for help rings out on Facebook, who answers — and how?

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Social media gives mental illness a megaphone, but there’s no clear way to respond.

Marvel's Groot and Rocket will head to space on NASA's newest mission patch

last monthHealth : The Checkup

The characters will help promote the basic scientific experiments conducted out in space.

So it has come to this: An app that finds someone to pick up your dog's poop

last monthHealth : The Checkup

If you've got time to own a dog but are too busy to scoop its waste, you are the target customer.

Lichen is a famous biological partnership — but it might actually be a threesome

last monthHealth : The Checkup

It turns out a second fungus — a hidden yeast — makes the union even stronger.

Does reading fiction make you a better person?

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Psychologist Keith Oatley explains how stories could help make us more empathetic — and, ultimately, more human.

Some of the bacteria in our guts have been there since before humans were around

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Our gut microbes share common ancestors with the ones found in other apes.

Mike Pence’s Health Policy Record Is A Mixed Bag

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is in the spotlight this week as the man Donald Trump has picked to be his running mate. Pence’s decisions about health and health care in Indiana have drawn attention from wit...

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