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NY Times: Well Blog

Can a Nice Doctor Make Treatments More Effective?

Connecting with patients doesn’t just make them think someone cares. It can make a difference for health outcomes.

Helping Children Conquer Chronic Pain

There is strong evidence for using psychological treatment for chronic pain, but that does not mean the pain isn’t real.

When Cancer Meets the Internet

Dr. Google doesn’t always know what’s best.

Putting Mental Tricks From Running to Work in the Rest of Your Life

The strategies that get you through tough times in your running life can cross over to help with the tedious or painful aspects of daily life.

The Challenge Behind the 30-Day Well Challenge

How the Well team created a popular new health program to inspire readers.

Weekly Health Quiz: Exercise, Memory and Sleep

Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.

In the Country of Motherhood, Finding My Own Path

Mothers are often seen as vessels to contain and nourish children. I never once felt like that.

My Relationship Guru Is a 14-Year-Old Girl

As a queer, closeted teenager, I had to learn about romance from the sidelines. A decade later, I’m still struggling to get in the game.

The Other Talk

“You are going to have to work 10 times harder.” This is how my father prepared me for being black in America.

They Don’t Like My Husband. But We Can Still Be Friends, Right?

A reader wonders how to navigate relationships with other couples.

A ‘Sentimental Journey’ in the Cancer Clinic

I am a firm believer in the ability of music to help people express their emotions, hopes and fears, making their medical conditions more tolerable.

A Cancer Rap, With Thanks to Nina Simone

After too many cancer-related setbacks and deaths I started belting Nina Simone’s protest with new words, invigorated by her spirit of indignant fury.

What Professional Organizers Really Do, and How They Can Help You

When you hear “professional organizer” you may think “reality TV,” but you shouldn’t. Professional organizers can help with projects large and small, and with the psychology of clutter, to boot.

High-Dose Vitamin D No Better Than Low-Dose

There was no difference in changes in bone mineral density or number of fractures in older men and women who took high versus low doses of vitamin D.

Sleeping Less Than 6 Hours a Night Tied to Heart Disease

An argument for a good night’s sleep: People who slept less than six hours were at higher risk for hardening of the arteries, a new study found.

In a Children’s Theater Program, Drama Over a Peanut Allergy

The conflict over accommodating a child’s allergy turned into a legal battle that highlights the isolation that people with food allergies often face.

Acupuncture for All

A new wellness studio in the Flatiron district aims to make acupuncture as accessible as a Drybar blowout.

How to Help Tweens and Teens Manage Social Conflict

Don’t add to the drama. Take it in stride and coach your kids as they work to resolve things on their own.

Tiny Love Stories: Date Night? Yeah Right

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

The Gay Penguins of Australia

Two male penguins are raising a baby whose gender is unknown.