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Spinning With My Shrink
On the stationary bike in front of me was a person who probably knew more about me than I knew about myself. How did that make me feel?
Feb 19 10:00AM NYTimes

Five Things I Wish I'd Known Before My Chronic Illness
Finding out you have a chronic illness one that will, by definition, never go away changes things, both for you and those you love.
Feb 18 10:30PM NYTimes

The Checkup: Having Anesthesia Once as a Baby Does Not Cause Learning Disabilities, New Research Shows
Although earlier studies in animals suggested a connection, the new research should reassure parents whose children need surgery, experts say.
Feb 18 12:25PM NYTimes

Personal Health: The Case Against Cough Medicine
Evidence is sorely lacking for the value of any over-the-counter remedy to treat most coughs.
Feb 18 10:00AM NYTimes

8 Ways to Avoid Buying a Bad Mattress
Planning to take advantage of Presidents' Day mattress sales? Here are eight pitfalls to avoid so you buy a mattress you'll happily sleep on for years.
Feb 15 11:08PM NYTimes

in her words: Could the U.S. Get Paid Family Leave? It's Looking Better Than Ever
The United States is the only industrialized country that doesn't guarantee its citizens paid family leave. A proposed bill could change that.
Feb 15 4:11PM NYTimes

Do You Want to Be Pregnant? It's Not Always a Yes-or-No Answer
New data on women's uncertainty over motherhood may reshape how doctors and policymakers think about family planning.
Feb 15 3:30PM NYTimes

Trilobites: Searching Tardigrades for Lifesaving Secrets
Researchers are drawing inspiration from the proteins that they think let hearty water bears cheat time by decelerating their biology.
Feb 15 10:00AM NYTimes

Ask Well: Can You Get Over a Food Intolerance?
Foods most often associated with intolerances were chocolate, food additives, citrus fruits, fish, shellfish, milk, cheese, eggs and nuts.
Feb 15 10:00AM NYTimes

They've Taken America's Temperature and It's Running High
Data from Kinsa, which makes internet-connected smart thermometers, indicates it's a bad year for colds, but not the flu.
Feb 14 10:59PM NYTimes

Transgender Man Awarded $120,000 in Discrimination Case at Iowa Prison
Jesse Vroegh had sued for access to the men's restrooms and locker rooms and for health care benefits at the prison where he worked.
Feb 14 7:53PM NYTimes

The Instant, Custom, Connected Future of Medical Devices
3D-printed and smart pharmaceuticals are making medical treatments more effective. But it may take years before the new devices reach most patients, if they do at all.
Feb 14 5:00PM NYTimes

For Valentine's Day, Try Being Nice to Yourself
Sending love to others is easy. Being kind to yourself can be surprisingly difficult.
Feb 14 3:16PM NYTimes

Behavior at Age 6 May Predict Adult Income
Boys with high levels of inattention later earned an average of about $17,000 less a year, while prosocial behaviors predicted higher incomes.
Feb 13 10:50PM NYTimes

Inflammation in Midlife May Lead to Memory Problems
The greater the number of inflammatory factors, the steeper the cognitive decline over 20 years of follow-up
Feb 13 9:00PM NYTimes

Phys Ed: Exercise May Help to Fend Off Depression
Jogging for 15 minutes a day, or walking or gardening for somewhat longer, could help protect people against developing depression.
Feb 13 10:00AM NYTimes

F.D.A. Panel Recommends New Depression Treatment
The active ingredients of ketamine, a popular club drug, show promise in battling deep despair.
Feb 12 10:44PM NYTimes

Depression During and After Pregnancy Can Be Prevented, National Panel Says. Here's How.
The task force of experts recommended at-risk women seek certain types of counseling, and it cited two specific programs that have been particularly effective.
Feb 12 10:31PM NYTimes

Eating Processed Foods Tied to Shorter Life
Foods like instant noodles and soups, breakfast cereals and chicken nuggets were associated with an earlier death.
Feb 12 5:35PM NYTimes

A Distant Husband Becomes Caretaker and Falls Madly in Love Again
I felt humility for the first time in my life, he said, my heart and soul opened up, and I could just feel that the special connection we once had was back again.
Feb 12 5:01PM NYTimes