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What Obese Patients Should Say to Doctors

What Obese Patients Should Say to Doctors

Dr. Michael L. Parks, an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, operates on very obese patients — something many doctors are unwilling to do because they attribute the patients’ problems to weight alone.

Dying Organs Restored to Life in Novel Experiments

Dying Organs Restored to Life in Novel Experiments

Kate Bowen with her infant, Georgia, in the intensive care unit at Boston Children's Hospital. Doctors tried to revive the baby's heart with an infusion of one billion mitochondria.

They’re Out of Prison. Can They Stay Out of the Hospital?

They’re Out of Prison. Can They Stay Out of the Hospital?

Ronald Sanders, a community health worker with Transitions Clinic Network in San Francisco, checking on a client. Mr. Sanders, who himself was in and out of prison, helps the formerly incarcerated get care for medical, psychiatric and substance abuse disorders.

As an H.I.V. Prevention Drug Surged in Australia, Condom Use Fell

As an H.I.V. Prevention Drug Surged in Australia, Condom Use Fell

Increasing use of Truvada was linked to declining rates of H.I.V. infection, researchers found, but also to decreased use of condoms.

W.H.O. Approves a Safe, Inexpensive Typhoid Vaccine

W.H.O. Approves a Safe, Inexpensive Typhoid Vaccine

A volunteer, Matthew Speight, drinking a solution containing typhoid during a vaccine trial at Oxford University last year. The vaccine, called Typbar TCV, has been approved for global use by the World Health Organization.

F.D.A. Moves to Stop Rogue Clinics From Using Unapproved Stem Cell Therapies

F.D.A. Moves to Stop Rogue Clinics From Using Unapproved Stem Cell Therapies

Dr. Mark Berman, of the Cell Surgical Network, in 2014 at his practice in Beverly Hills. Dr. Berman is a founder of the California Stem Cell Treatment Centers, where patients received an unapproved stem cell treatment made with the help of a smallpox vaccine and other ingredients.

F.D.A. Chief Goes Against the Administration Stereotype

F.D.A. Chief Goes Against the Administration Stereotype

Scott Gottlieb, the Food and Drug Administration commissioner, has tried to win over critics while also paying attention to the concerns of the drug and health industries.

Fainting in Heat

Fainting in Heat

Earlier this month, a stifling heat wave has descended upon the New York City region for the week. Prolonged exposure to heat can place the body under excessive stress.

Cod and ‘Immune Broth’: California Tests Food as Medicine

Cod and ‘Immune Broth’: California Tests Food as Medicine

Emma Esquivel, a volunteer at the Ceres Community Project in Sebastopol, Calif., making mushroom burgers for cancer patients. The nonprofit group is participating in a state-funded study to test whether meals delivered to the chronically ill affect prognosis or the costs of care.

3-D Color X-Rays Could Help Spot Deadly Disease Without Surgery

3-D Color X-Rays Could Help Spot Deadly Disease Without Surgery

A three-dimensional scan of physicist Phil Butler's wrist, including watch, made using a new scanner developed by Dr. Butler and his son, Anthony Butler, a radiologist.

Judge Strikes Down Kentucky’s Medicaid Work Rules

Judge Strikes Down Kentucky’s Medicaid Work Rules

Dr. Van Breeding, director of medical affairs at a hospital in Whitesburg, Ky., examining a patient. Nearly one in three of Kentucky residents receive Medicaid benefits, and the state estimated that about 350,000 Kentuckians would have been affected by the new work rules.

Five Blood Transfusions, One Bone Marrow Transplant — All Before Birth

Five Blood Transfusions, One Bone Marrow Transplant — All Before Birth

Nichelle Obar with her daughter, Elianna, at 3 weeks old.

Cancer Risk From Cellphone Radiation Is Small, Studies Show

Cancer Risk From Cellphone Radiation Is Small, Studies Show

Two new studies exposed rats and mice to high levels of radio-frequency radiation — the type emitted by your cellphone. But researchers said there was little cancer risk for humans.

Caught in the Theranos Wreckage: Betsy DeVos, Rupert Murdoch and Walmart’s Waltons

Caught in the Theranos Wreckage: Betsy DeVos, Rupert Murdoch and Walmart’s Waltons

The high-profile investors, including Ms. DeVos and Mr. Murdoch, collectively invested about $600 million in the company Theranos.

Top Cancer Doctor, Forced Out Over Ties to Drug Makers, Joins Their Ranks

Top Cancer Doctor, Forced Out Over Ties to Drug Makers, Joins Their Ranks

Dr. José Baselga will join AstraZeneca, the British-Swedish drug maker, in a new position as head of research and development in oncology.

Hospital Giants Vie for Patients in Effort to Fend Off New Rivals

Hospital Giants Vie for Patients in Effort to Fend Off New Rivals

The headquarters in Englewood, Colo., of Catholic Health Initiatives, a nonprofit hospital system that plans to merge with Dignity Health in San Francisco.


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