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Fearsome Plague Epidemic Strikes Madagascar
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In a way reminiscent of the early days of West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, a disease that is normally rural has reached cities and is spreading rapidly. www.nytimes.com/2017/10/06/...
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The New Health Care: What Makes Singapore’s Health Care So Cheap?
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The most frustrating part about its system is that it’s misused by those on both the left and right who want to hold it up as an example. www.nytimes.com/2017/10/02/...
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Ask Well: Is There Any Reason Not to Get a Flu Shot?
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Unless you’ve had a severe allergic reaction, experts advise everyone older than 6 months to get a flu shot. www.nytimes.com/2017/10/06/...
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Feature: Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?
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Parents, therapists and schools are struggling to figure out whether helping anxious teenagers means protecting them or pushing them to face their fears. www.nytimes.com/2017/10/11/...
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Personal Health: New Blood Pressure Guidelines for Children
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Study after study has demonstrated that elevated blood pressure is correctly diagnosed in less than one-quarter of the children who have it. www.nytimes.com/2017/10/09/...
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The Checkup: Managing Head Trauma in Children
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Children’s head injuries are scary for parents — and doctors — but it’s possible to reduce CT scans and keep children safe. www.nytimes.com/2017/10/02/...
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Voices: Bringing My Own Kind of ‘Madness’ to the Office
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I’ve been fired more times than I care to admit. Work and paranoid schizophrenia aren’t exactly a recipe for success. www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/...
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Diagnosis: All Signs Pointed to a Stroke. Then the Tests Come Back Negative.
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When, at 94, she suddenly found it difficult to speak and swallow, the doctors had to explore more unusual possibilities. www.nytimes.com/2017/09/26/...
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At Florida Nursing Home, Many Calls for Help, but None That Made a Difference
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After the home lost power to its air-conditioning, 11 of its residents died. Records and interviews show a preventable descent into chaos. www.nytimes.com/2017/09/23/...
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Personal Health: Vision and Hearing Loss Are Tied to Cognitive Decline
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When the brain struggles to make sense of the world it may be less able to perform other important tasks. www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/...