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Life expectancy in U.S. is falling amid surges in chronic illness

Public health experts point to major inflection points the past four decades — the 1990s welfare overhaul, the Great Recession, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, changes in …

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The Health 202: NIH director: ‘It’s almost like we have a new …

A pediatrician might be able to legally offer a shot to an 11-year-old, even though no vaccine is authorized for this group. But federal health officials have urged against such …

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Bertagnolli confirmed as new head of National Institutes of Health

The Senate on Tuesday voted 62 to 36 to confirm cancer surgeon Monica M. Bertagnolli as the director of the National Institutes of Health, ensuring that America’s flagship …

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How coronavirus spread around the world

That virus would slowly reveal its secrets — and proceed to shut down much of the planet, killing more than 2.5 million people in the most disruptive global health disaster since …

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Heart health, women and the limits of exercise

Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of American women -- and the risk extends to women like my friend Anne, who by all appearances was in great shape. 5 min. (Chelsea …

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The top 10 health policy issues for 2024

Last year, I put together a top 10 list of medical and public health policy issues I anticipated to dominate the headlines in 2023. Here is my updated list for the topics I expect to …

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Exercise boosts the brain -- and mental health

February 19, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. EST. Mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety aren’t easy to treat. Medications help many but have a high failure rate and may bring nasty …

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Not just your grandmother’s disease: A new look at bone health

Health and Human Services recommends that women 65 and older schedule a bone density test, known as a DXA, or DEXA, for dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scan — a …

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As third coronavirus surge settles into D.C. region, health-care

As the third surge of the coronavirus pandemic continues in the DMV, packing hospitals with mostly unvaccinated patients, health care workers on the front lines are …

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U.S. coronavirus deaths in early weeks of pandemic exceeded …

Sources: Overall death data comes from the National Center for Health Statistics, covid-19 death counts come from state health departments and are compiled by The …

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Faces of the dead

Tommie Brown, 82, and Doris Brown, 79, of Gary, Ind., were inseparable for nearly 62 years. Relatives say their union was marked by a solemn vow: They would always be with …

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Top Biden health officials sound warning on rising coronavirus

Top Biden health officials sound warning on rising coronavirus infections. The increase in new infections, nearing 100,000 a day, comes as Memorial Day weekend …

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Planetary health diet cuts early death risk, new study shows

The planetary health diet, which encourages people to eat more plants and fewer processed foods, lowers the risk of early death, new research shows. By Anahad O’Connor. …

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A crisis in men’s health is getting worse

April 17, 2023 at 11:29 a.m. EDT. Human read|Listen11 min. A silent crisis in men’s health is shortening the life spans of fathers, husbands, brothers and sons. For years, the conventional

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A closer look at state lawmakers’ efforts to bring down health-care

June 24, 2024 at 7:48 a.m. EDT. The Washington Post’s essential guide to health policy news. 10 min. Good morning, and happy Monday. Today’s the second anniversary of the Supreme …

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One year later, public awareness of new health law lags

North Carolina hospitals have sued thousands of their patients since 2017, Noam N. Levey reports for KFF Health News, citing a new analysis by the state treasurer and Duke …

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A little-recognized public health crisis

The Health Resources and Services Administration is investing $2.5 million to help develop a multistate social worker licensure compact aimed at increasing behavioral health …

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How the Chevron doctrine’s overturn could effect public health, …

Rachel Roubein. July 2, 2024 at 6:00 a.m. EDT. Recent Supreme Court decisions curbing the power of federal agencies will hobble government efforts to protect public health, legal experts …

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Covid summer wave spreads across U.S., even infecting Biden

Summer covid waves come at an awkward time for public health officials who have made fall vaccination campaigns the cornerstone of their response. The current vaccine …

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At college health centers nationwide, students have battled

To assess the landscape of student health services at roughly 1,700 four-year residential campuses, The Post interviewed more than 200 students, parents and health …

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What is the Health at Any Size movement

The HAES model does acknowledge that in some cases weight may affect health but advocates for offering someone in a fat body the same evidence-based treatment as …

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How the likely new leaders of House Democrats have acted on …

Aguilar is a member of the New Democrat Coalition, a moderate-leaning group of nearly 100 members.His record seems to track with a more centrist health agenda, endorsing …

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Care gaps grow as OB/GYNs flee Idaho

Good morning. I’m Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez, a KFF Health News correspondent based in Elko, Nev., a land of sagebrush and mines located in the fourth-largest county in the …

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Trump's age and health now a focus after Biden's exit from the …

Now, instead of facing an 81-year-old candidate whose mental and physical health were questioned after a disastrous debate in June, Trump’s opponent is most likely to be Vice …

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Opinion Many hospitals are nonprofit in name only, and get away …

Then, in this century, they also began acquiring parts of the health-care systems that had long been for-profit, such as doctors’ groups, as well as imaging and surgery centers.

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