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The war on cancer -- a healthy metaphor?

Dec 23, 2011
President Richard Nixon used the phrase "war on cancer" in signing the National Cancer Act of 1971. Forty years later, scientists say our understanding of cancer has outgrown a military analogy.
Posted In: cancer, Health

The birth of a new career

Dec 23, 2011
New programs help low-income women train to become doulas and birthing assistants.
Posted In: doula, birth, Health

Not-for-profit hospitals?

Dec 20, 2011
The name implies health care for the poor in exchange for tax breaks. But it turns out it's not that simple.
Posted In: Health, health care, nonprofits

A compromise on Medicare

Dec 15, 2011
Republican Congressman Paul Ryan and Democratic Senator Ron Wyden have a plan.
Posted In: Health, Paul Ryan, Ron Wyden, Medicare

Plan B could go O.T.C.

Dec 7, 2011
Today, the FDA decides whether to sell the morning after pill over-the-counter. Over-the-counter drugs can often make drug makers a lot more money than prescriptions.
Posted In: Health, prescription, pharmaceuticals

Lipitor makes way for generics

Nov 29, 2011
Pfizer's blockbuster cholesterol drug loses patent protection December 1. It could have happened sooner.
Posted In: Lipitor, generic drugs, Health, health care

New approaches to football helmets aim to curb concussions

Nov 24, 2011
A new line of helmets are built to not just cushion the blow but provide data as well.
Posted In: football, NFL, Health

Teen birth rate hits lowest level in decades

Nov 18, 2011
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting this morning that teenage girls in the U.S. are having fewer babies than ever before.
Posted In: pregnancy, teen, Health

Higher premiums for unhealthy lifestyles

Nov 17, 2011
More employers are charging overweight workers or those who smoke more for health insurance.
Posted In: Health, health care, smoking, obesity

Supreme Court to decide on fate of Obama health care law

Nov 10, 2011
The Supreme Court meets today to decide on the fate of a number of cases. Among them is the suit surrounding the legality of the Affordable Care Act.
Posted In: Health

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