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Public Health: Need to Pick an Insurance Plan? Start Here

Insurance is a hard product to buy. Here’s The Upshot’s simplified guide to finding the plan that’s right for you.

Public Health: Need to Pick an Insurance Plan? Start Here

Insurance is a hard product to buy. Here’s The Upshot’s simplified guide to finding the plan that’s right for you.
Editorial: Protecting Birth Control Access in Oregon

Editorial: Protecting Birth Control Access in Oregon

People in Salem, Ore., protesting for women’s rights in solidarity with the march in Washington.
Deadly, Drug-Resistant ‘Superbugs’ Pose Huge Threat, W.H.O. Says

Deadly, Drug-Resistant ‘Superbugs’ Pose Huge Threat, W.H.O. Says

Acinetobacter baumannii, a group of drug-resistant bacteria commonly found in soil and water. The W.H.O. rated research on this and two other pathogens as “critical priority.”
Deadly, Drug-Resistant ‘Superbugs’ Pose Huge Threat, W.H.O. Says

Deadly, Drug-Resistant ‘Superbugs’ Pose Huge Threat, W.H.O. Says

Acinetobacter baumannii, a group of drug-resistant bacteria commonly found in soil and water. The W.H.O. rated research on this and two other pathogens as “critical priority.”
Deadly, Drug-Resistant ‘Superbugs’ Pose Huge Threat, W.H.O. Says

Deadly, Drug-Resistant ‘Superbugs’ Pose Huge Threat, W.H.O. Says

Acinetobacter baumannii, a group of drug-resistant bacteria commonly found in soil and water. The W.H.O. rated research on this and two other pathogens as “critical priority.”
Deadly, Drug-Resistant ‘Superbugs’ Pose Huge Threat, W.H.O. Says

Deadly, Drug-Resistant ‘Superbugs’ Pose Huge Threat, W.H.O. Says

Acinetobacter baumannii, a group of drug-resistant bacteria commonly found in soil and water. The W.H.O. rated research on this and two other pathogens as “critical priority.”
The New Old Age: With Age Comes a Mouthful of Trouble

The New Old Age: With Age Comes a Mouthful of Trouble

Alex Maddalena, 79, at an appointment with Dr. Karen Becerra of the Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center in San Diego. Mr. Maddalena went to the clinic in January for his first check-up in five
A Dilemma for Diabetes Patients: How Low to Push Blood Sugar, and How to Do It?

A Dilemma for Diabetes Patients: How Low to Push Blood Sugar, and How to Do It?

Vito Ciaccia, 64, learned he had diabetes 30 years ago. He spent years chasing an A1C of seven, spurred on by doctors who focused single-mindedly on that number.
A Dilemma for Diabetes Patients: How Low to Push Blood Sugar, and How to Do It?

A Dilemma for Diabetes Patients: How Low to Push Blood Sugar, and How to Do It?

Vito Ciaccia, 64, learned he had diabetes 30 years ago. He spent years chasing an A1C of seven, spurred on by doctors who focused single-mindedly on that number.
Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, Longevity Expert, Dies at (or Lives to) 105

Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, Longevity Expert, Dies at (or Lives to) 105

Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, right, with Emperor Akihito in 2006 in Tokyo. Dr. Hinohara’s advice helped make Japan the world leader in longevity.
More Young People Are Dying of Colon Cancer

More Young People Are Dying of Colon Cancer

An X-ray of the colon shows constriction from a tumor.
Drug Aimed at Inflammation May Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Cancer

Drug Aimed at Inflammation May Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Cancer

Canakinumab, drug that fights inflammation, can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes in people who have already had a heart attack, a new study finds.
Drug Aimed at Inflammation May Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Cancer

Drug Aimed at Inflammation May Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Cancer

Canakinumab, drug that fights inflammation, can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes in people who have already had a heart attack, a new study finds.