| Oct 12, 2013
| 1:09 PM
It was the most expensive campaign ever launched, but opponents were determined to defeat the president's health care reform plan.
"Would socialized medicine lead to socialization of other phases of American life?" began one of the pitches used in a...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 11:00 AM
I read Anne P. Hahn and Michael Reisch's commentary on hospital reform with sad amusement ("Hospitals too must reform under Obamacare," Nov. 11). Their arguments are all backward.
Hospitals actually need to step back from the their invasion into the...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 12:36 PM
As the federal insurance website healthcare.gov puts its birth pangs behind it, critics of the Affordable Care Act may well need another attack point. One is already emerging: It's an assault on Medicaid, the federal-state health program that's a linchpin...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 1:28 PM
The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday warned that pregnant women and children should not drink raw milk and said it supports a nationwide ban on the sale of raw milk because of the danger of bacterial illnesses.
The group's statement said it...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:07 AM
Aetna is expanding its network of doctors to treat Medicare Advantage customers into new territory, growing its geographic reach and physician base in 22 states, including Connecticut.
The expansion applies to more than 450,000 people in the U.S. who...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Harvard Health Blog
When it comes to your "health numbers," your two blood pressure values are important to know--and keep under control. New guidelines for managing high blood pressure in adults, released Dec. 18 in a report in the Journal of the...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 12:39 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older men who take testosterone are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke or die over the next few years, new research indicates.
The study included men who were in their early 60s, on average. Most of them already...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Katherine Warrick was 31 when she was blindsided by an aggressive form of breast cancer. Like many young adults, she simply had no time for it: She was a newlywed, finishing her first year of graduate school and working full time as a social worker....
| Nov 9, 2013
Most of the mail that crosses my desk deals with politics, policy and other largely impersonal subjects. Occasionally, readers will tell their own deeply personal stories as a way to inform a discussion. Several did just that in response to Steve Lopez'...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 6:47 PM
Experts are urging doctors to ease up on using medications to control blood pressure in older patients. Rather than aim for a target blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg, the target will be relaxed slightly to 150/90 mm Hg, according to new guidelines issued...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Both the American Medical Assn. and the American Academy of Pediatrics advise doctors to talk to their teenage patients about sex, but discussions about sexual feelings and health occurred in only 65% of the checkups analyzed in a new study.