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Personal Health: How to Age Well and Stay in Your Home

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Don’t wait for a crisis like a broken hip to modify an older person’s home.

The New Health Care: What Barbershops Can Teach About Delivering Health Care

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One reason that an experiment to reduce high blood pressure in a high-risk population succeeded is that it adapted its approach to encourage trust.

Sunday, May 20

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Surfacing: What This 76-Year-Old Man Can Teach About Healing

“I never lock my door; if people show up at night, I will wake up,” said I Gusti Mangku Sasak, a holistic Usada Bali healer.

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Pakistan Has Just One New Polio Case, but Isn’t Declaring Victory Yet

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The country has come tantalizingly close to eradicating the virus in recent years, only to be foiled by instability, mistrust and attacks on vaccinators.

REgional Australia, PArt 1 of 2: A Booming Economy With a Tragic Price

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Australia is a breadbasket to the world and a globalization success story. So why are its farmers killing themselves?

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Trilobites: The Thing Inside Your Cells That Might Determine How Long You Live

You may have forgotten about the nucleolus since you took biology class, but scientists think this structure inside every cell in your body may play an important role in aging.

Saturday, May 19

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Disruptions: Me and My Numb Thumb: A Tale of Tech, Texts and Tendons

Continually texting and emailing from her smartphone strained the tendons in this tech reporter’s phone thumb, which turns out to be an increasingly common condition.

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As an Insurer Resists Paying for ‘Avoidable’ E.R. Visits, Patients and Doctors Push Back

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Guessing wrong on when a condition is a life-threatening medical emergency could mean a large bill. Or worse.

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Technique Used to Find Golden State Killer Leads to a Suspect in 1987 Murders

A break in the 31-year-long investigation of the killings in Washington State of a young Canadian couple came after DNA was uploaded to an ancestry website.

Friday, May 18

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Trump’s New Health and Human Services Secretary Is a Joyful Regulator

In an administration with a deregulatory bent, Alex Azar relishes his policymaking powers.

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W.H.O. Says New Ebola Outbreak Is Not Yet a Top Health Emergency

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The organization said the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is worrisome but there is “a strong reason to believe” it can be controlled.

A Guide to Gynecological Exams: What Should — and Shouldn’t — Happen

The cases of Dr. Larry Nassar and Dr. George Tyndall involve touching and comments that gynecologists say are highly inappropriate.

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Sparkling Pool Water May Hold Disease-Causing Parasites

How soon would you swim after having diarrhea? 17 percent said one hour, but you’re supposed to wait two weeks.

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Ask Well: Can Lifestyle Changes Remove Plaques in Your Arteries?

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Diet, smoking cessation, stress management and exercise can decrease the size of atherosclerotic plaques and help to stabilize them so that you are less likely to have a heart attack.

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Yanny or Laurel? How a Sound Clip Divided America

It began as a vocabulary word recording. The rest is viral internet history.

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F.D.A. Approves First Drug Designed to Prevent Migraines

The decision ushers in what many experts believe will be a new era in treatment for people who suffer the most severe form of the headaches.

Thursday, May 17

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Hail Caesar Salad! Romaine Is Safe to Eat Again

Federal health officials say the tainted lettuce is no longer on the shelves or on restaurant menus, because the harvesting season in the Yuma, Ariz., region ended more than a month ago.

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Fears of Larger Contagion as Ebola Spreads to Major Congo City

The arrival of the disease in Mbandaka, a bustling port city, is “a game changer,” a World Health Organization official said.

N.I.H. Halts Enrollment in a Study of Drinking Now Under Scrutiny

Following reports in The Times that investigators and officials had solicited funding for the trial from the alcohol industry, the N.I.H. has launched two internal investigations.

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Exposure to Air Pollution in Womb Tied to Hypertension in Children

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Children whose mothers lived in the most polluted areas were more likely to have high blood pressure between ages 3 and 9.

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Inducing Labor at Full Term May Be Best Bet

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Compared with waiting for labor to begin, induction was associated with fewer perinatal deaths, stillbirths and cesarean sections.

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‘Will You Be My Emergency Contact?’ Takes On a Whole New Meaning

Researchers mined medical records to build family trees they hope could help advance medical research, but the privacy implications worry some bioethicists.

Acupuncture Does Not Improve Pregnancy Rates

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The therapy may have other benefits: Women may feel more relaxed and better about themselves.

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F.D.A. Names and Shames Drug Makers to Encourage Generic Competition

In its campaign to lower drug prices, the agency posted a list of brand-name manufacturers in an effort to force them to share drug samples with their generic rivals.

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At War: Veterans Go Back to Court Over Burn Pits. Do They Have a Chance?

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Last week, U.S. veterans asked a federal appeals court to reinstate their lawsuit against a military contractor for exposing them to toxic emissions from burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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In ‘Play On,’ Exploring How Elite Athletes Improve With Age

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The biggest mistakes most athletes make, how running can be good for the knees and why you might want to eat more gristle.

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Voices: Drowning at Midlife? Start Swimming

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I knew, in that place in your soul where you know things, that I was going to become a swimmer at the age of 43, despite never having swum more than a lap or two in my life.

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This May Be a First: Exploding Vape Pen Kills a Florida Man

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The authorities said the man, 35, died of a “projectile wound to the head.” It could be the first death attributed to vaping products in the United States.

Wednesday, May 16

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Good News on Early Breast Cancer: Herceptin Treatment Can Be Shortened

A large, new study shows that the treatment regimen, typically recommended for a year, can be just as effective at 6 months, reducing serious side effects and costs.

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Doctors: My Patient’s Smile

I’m drawn to the human brain, its unforgiving and protean nature.