Saturday, June 23, 2018

The Trump Appointee Who’s an Addiction Specialist


By ABBY GOODNOUGH from NYT Health The Trump Appointee Who’s an Addiction Specialist
Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz answers questions about the opioid crisis and how to help more doctors treat addiction Read more article at hafana

Reuniting and Detaining Migrant Families Pose New Mental Health Risks


By BENEDICT CAREY from NYT Health Reuniting and Detaining Migrant Families Pose New Mental Health Risks
Experts say the parents and children split apart at the border could face difficult reunions. Holding them indefinitely could be even worse. Read more article at hafana

When an Iowa Family Doctor Takes On the Opioid Epidemic


By ABBY GOODNOUGH from NYT Health When an Iowa Family Doctor Takes On the Opioid Epidemic
Few primary care doctors are willing to do what Nicole Gastala has: endure the challenges of prescribing buprenorphine, a medication for opioid addiction. Read more article at hafana

Friday, June 22, 2018

Breathing Tubes Fail to Save Many Older Patients


By PAULA SPAN from NYT Health Breathing Tubes Fail to Save Many Older Patients
One-third of patients over age 65 die in the hospital after they are put on ventilators. Doctors are beginning to wonder if the procedure should be used so often. Read more article at hafana

Thursday, June 21, 2018

A Common Virus May Play Role in Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Finds


By PAM BELLUCK from NYT Health A Common Virus May Play Role in Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Finds
The research did not find that viruses cause Alzheimer’s. But it showed that two types of herpes interact with Alzheimer’s-related genes and might drive the disease process Read more article at hafana

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Name C.E.O. for Health Initiative


By TIFFANY HSU from NYT Health Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Name C.E.O. for Health Initiative
Dr. Atul Gawande, a Harvard professor, surgeon and writer, will lead the initiative formed to provide health care for the companies’ employees. Read more article at hafana

Saturday, June 16, 2018

A Family in Transition


By JACKIE MOLLOY and DENISE GRADY from NYT Health A Family in Transition
Two fathers and the baby girl they never expected. Read more article at hafana