Category Archives: Your health

Savings, Longevity and the Year in Fitness

The NY Times reports: “Two numbers are, to me, particularly emblematic of what science had to tell us about fitness this year. The first is 42 percent and represents the extent by which people’s risk for premature death rises if they … Continue reading

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NPR: Rule Change Could Push Hospitals To Tell Patients About Nursing Home Quality

“…[H]ospitals’ tight-lipped approach to sharing quality information may soon be changed. The Obama administration is rewriting those rules, not just for patients going to nursing homes but also those headed home or to another type of health facility.” More.

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After an ICU stay, cognitive loss is common, study says

Two-thirds of patients sick enough to land in a hospital intensive care unit come away from the experience with substantial mental deficits, a new study has found. The new research, which quantifies a phenomenon long observed by critical-care physicians, found … Continue reading

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An App That Saved 10,000 Lives

While most start-ups feverishly track figures like the total number of users, Ron Gutman, the founder and chief executive of the health information start-up, HealthTap, is more interested in a different data point. This week, the start-up heard from its 10,000th user … Continue reading

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Nevada epidemiologist: Deaths of young mother, baby have put tuberculosis back on radar

The winning battle against tuberculosis in the United States may, ironically, be part of the reason why the disease wasn’t detected in a young Las Vegas mother and her baby until it was too late, experts said. A leading cause … Continue reading

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A Loss Worthy of Grief

It’s been fifteen years since Confronting the Loss of a Baby was published, and a lifetime of births, bar and bat mitzvahs, weddings and the usual ups and downs of family life. Too many people continue to need the book, the calls … Continue reading

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California to Expand Medicaid

“The State Legislature passed a major piece of the federal Affordable Care Act on Saturday, opting to expand Medicaidto 1.4 million low-income people in California as it rushed to meet its deadline to complete a state budget.” reports the NY Times.

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