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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. www.nytimes.com/2018/05/19/...
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. www.nytimes.com/2018/05/20/...
She Died After Collapsing on a Plane the Pilot Refused to Divert. Now Her Family Is Suing.
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Brittany Oswell died after having a pulmonary embolism in flight. A suit claims American Airlines was negligent and its medical equipment was faulty. www.nytimes.com/2018/04/27/...
Personal Health: Are G.M.O. Foods Safe?
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In the decades since the first genetically modified foods reached the market, no adverse health effects among consumers have been found. www.nytimes.com/2018/04/23/...
Dr. Donald Seldin, Who Put a Medical School on the Map, Dies at 97
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A kidney specialist born in Brooklyn, he gambled that an old Army barracks in Dallas could grow into a national leader in biomedicine. www.nytimes.com/2018/05/01/...
When Doctors Downplay Women’s Health Concerns
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Bias can lead doctors to dismiss women’s health problems. Here’s how to get the care you need. www.nytimes.com/2018/05/03/...
Voices: My Life-Threatening Bout With E. Coli Food Poisoning
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Before my illness, I was a healthy 22-year-old. But, my doctors speculated, I must have eaten some leafy greens contaminated by E. coli bacteria. www.nytimes.com/2018/04/24/...
E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce Expands to 16 States
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At least 53 people have been infected so far, and more than half have been hospitalized. www.nytimes.com/2018/04/19/...
Global Health: ‘We’re Out of Options’: Doctors Battle Drug-Resistant Typhoid Outbreak
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An aggressive typhoid strain, resistant to five types of antibiotics, is expected to replace other endemic strains worldwide. It could evolve to become untreatable. www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/...
Doctors: Talking to Your Child’s Doctor About Alternative Medicine
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Alternative therapies can pose risks, so it’s important to discuss them with your pediatrician. www.nytimes.com/2018/03/06/...