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They Thought Hemophilia Was a ‘Lifelong Thing.’ They May Be Wrong.

They Thought Hemophilia Was a ‘Lifelong Thing.’ They May Be Wrong.

A colored scanning electron micrograph of a blood clot. Hemophilia is defined by an inability to form blood clots, leading to uncontrolled bleeds and chronic pain.

Sex and Drugs Decline Among Teens, but Depression and Suicidal Thoughts Grow

Sex and Drugs Decline Among Teens, but Depression and Suicidal Thoughts Grow

Condom use is declining among sexually active teens, a federal survey found.

Doctor, Your Patient Is Waiting. It’s a Red Panda.

Doctor, Your Patient Is Waiting. It’s a Red Panda.

A red panda named Hoppy examined during a routine check-up conducted by veterinarians and veterinary technicians and, second left, Harvard medical school student Wataru Ebina, at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston.

Brain Surgery in 3-D: Coming Soon to the Operating Theater

Brain Surgery in 3-D: Coming Soon to the Operating Theater

A surgical team led by Dr. David Langer at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan operated on arteries in the brain of Anita Roy of the Bronx. The surgeons used a videomicroscope, a novel device that puts a magnified, high-resolution 3-D image on a screen so that an entire team may see the progress of the operation.

Obamacare Is Proving Hard to Kill

Obamacare Is Proving Hard to Kill

Signs advertising Affordable Care Act enrollment at an insurance company in Miami.

He Took a Drug to Prevent AIDS. Then He Couldn’t Get Disability Insurance.

He Took a Drug to Prevent AIDS. Then He Couldn’t Get Disability Insurance.

When Dr. Philip Cheng, a urologist in Boston, applied for disability insurance, he was given only short-term coverage. His broker said it was because Dr. Cheng took Truvada to prevent H.I.V. infection.

Fainting in Heat

Fainting in Heat

Earlier this month, a stifling heat wave has descended upon the New York City region for the week. Prolonged exposure to heat can place the body under excessive stress.

A Kennedy Baby’s Life and Death

A Kennedy Baby’s Life and Death

President John F. Kennedy at Boston Children’s Hospital where his son Patrick died on Aug. 9, 1963, just 39 hours after being born 5 1/2 weeks premature. At the time, medicine had little to offer premature babies with respiratory distress.

Why Do Obese Patients Get Worse Care? Many Doctors Don’t See Past the Fat

Why Do Obese Patients Get Worse Care? Many Doctors Don’t See Past the Fat

Sarah Bramblette, who advocates awareness of lymphedema — arm or leg swelling caused by a problem with the lymphatic system — found that the scale at her doctor’s office could not accommodate her.

Vaginal ‘Rejuvenation’ Treatments May Be Unsafe, the F.D.A. Says

Vaginal ‘Rejuvenation’ Treatments May Be Unsafe, the F.D.A. Says

The seven companies targeted by the F.D.A. for promoting dangerous uses of laser treatments for women included Inmode, Sciton, Alma Lasers, Thermigen, BTL Aesthetics, BTL Industries and Cynosure, which makes the MonaLisa Touch.

Immunotherapy Drugs Slow Skin Cancer That Has Spread to the Brain

Immunotherapy Drugs Slow Skin Cancer That Has Spread to the Brain

An MRI showing the brain tumor, in dark red, lower center, of a melanoma patient whose cancer had spread. Melanoma is more likely than most cancers to invade the brain.

Hospital Giants Vie for Patients in Effort to Fend Off New Rivals

Hospital Giants Vie for Patients in Effort to Fend Off New Rivals

The headquarters in Englewood, Colo., of Catholic Health Initiatives, a nonprofit hospital system that plans to merge with Dignity Health in San Francisco.

One Man’s Stand Against Junk Food as Diabetes Climbs Across India

One Man’s Stand Against Junk Food as Diabetes Climbs Across India

Rahul Verma distributing the Indian dish khichdi, a mixture of rice, lentils and vegetables, to patients outside a hospital in New Delhi. Mr. Verma has taken a stand against junk food in India, where people are more likely to develop diabetes from weight gain than people in other regions.

Romaine Riddle: Why the E. Coli Outbreak Eludes Food Investigators

Romaine Riddle: Why the E. Coli Outbreak Eludes Food Investigators

The source of an E. coli outbreak in romaine is eluding investigators, who are examining fields, water, harvesting equipment and processing sites.


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