In Ill Doctor, a Surprise Reflection of Who Picks Assisted Suicide
August 12, 2012, 12:15 pm by New York Times - Health
Dr. Richard Wesley is emblematic of the unexpected demographics of patients who have taken advantage of state laws allowing terminally ill patients to get a prescription for drugs that will hasten death.
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Clash Over Who Is Allowed to Whiten Your Smile
New York Times - Health : May 25, 2013, 7:31 am
An Alabama lawsuit argues that a law declaring teeth whitening the exclusive province of dental professionals is unconstitutional.
Well: Mind: Depression and Stroke Risk
New York Times - Health : May 24, 2013, 12:21 pm
Being depressed is known to increase the risk for stroke. Now a new study suggests that the association is even stronger in younger women.
States’ Policies on Health Care Exclude Poorest
New York Times - Health : May 24, 2013, 10:33 am
For millions of people below the poverty line, no assistance for health insurance will be available in states that have refused to expand Medicaid.
Ask Well: White-Coat Hypertension
New York Times - Health : May 24, 2013, 10:00 am
A reader asks whether white-coat hypertension — the tendency to develop high blood pressure at the sight of a doctor’s garb — is common and dangerous.
A Program to Combat Food Contamination
New York Times - Health : May 24, 2013, 7:55 am
Fruit growers, farm workers and a major retailer have started a program aimed at preventing the types of bacterial outbreaks that have sickened consumers who ate contaminated produce.