Monthly Archives: March 2014

Smoking Proves Hard to Shake Among the Poor

  “It’s just what we do here,” said Ed Smith Jr., in Manchester, Ky., the seat of Clay County, which had a smoking rate of 36.7 percent in 2012, little changed from 1996. TIM HARRIS FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES … Continue reading

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Man with sickle cell disease, not expected to live past 40, celebrates 70th birthday

The average life span of people with the inherited disease is 42 years for men. Richard Mitchell’s doctors now say he may be the oldest patient who is currently living with the disease. BY TRACY MILLER / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS SATURDAY, … Continue reading

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Emergency Rooms Are No Place for the Elderly

By PAULINE W. CHEN, M.D. March 13, 2014 The elderly man lived alone in an apartment complex not far from the hospital. A younger neighbor, who’d watched him hobble down the building’s stairwell for nearly a week, insisted on taking him to the … Continue reading

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Little-Known Health Act Fact: Prison Inmates Are Signing Up

Devon Campbell-Williams, an inmate in Portland, Ore., will have insurance for the first time under the Affordable Care Act. LEAH NASH FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES By ERICA GOODE March 9, 2014 In a little-noticed outcome of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, … Continue reading

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Second baby may be cured of HIV

A second baby born with the AIDS virus may have had her infection put into remission and possibly cured by very early treatment — in this instance, four hours after birth. Doctors revealed the case Wednesday at an AIDS conference … Continue reading

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Parents’ Fight Against Sepsis Reaches C.D.C.

By JIM DWYER March 4, 2014 There it was: an A to Z index on the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One morning, Ciaran and Orlaith Staunton of Queens turned to the S page. Somewhere between seasonal flu … Continue reading

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New Law’s Demands on Doctors Have Many Seeking a Network

“This is good insurance, and I’m overjoyed by having it.” Craig Dooley, a new Medicaid recipient examined for the first time in six years at Dr. Sven Jonsson’s office. LUKE SHARRETT FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES By ABBY GOODNOUGH March 2, 2014 … Continue reading

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Birth by C-Section May Raise Obesity Risk

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR March 3, 2014 A large review of studies has found that birth by cesarean section is associated with being overweight and obese in adult life. Researchers pooled data from 15 studies with a combined population of 142,702 for their … Continue reading

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