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The Dangers of Distracted Parenting

When it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own.<p>Smartphones have by now been implicated in so many crummy outcomes—car fatalities, sleep disturbances, empathy loss, relationship problems, failure to notice a clown on a …

Parenting

The top 5 startups disrupting healthcare using AI, digital therapeutics, health insurance, and genomics

The healthcare industry is facing disruption due to accelerating technological innovation and growing demand for improved delivery of healthcare and lower costs. Tech startups are leading the way by seizing opportunities in the areas of the industry that are most vulnerable to disruption, including …

Digital Health

'Cutting Edge' Program For Children With Autism And ADHD Rests On Razor-Thin Evidence

Some parents see it coming. Natalie was not that kind of parent.<p>Even after the director and a teacher at her older son's day care sat her down one afternoon in 2011 to detail the 3-year-old's difficulty socializing and his tendency to chatter endlessly about topics his peers showed no interest in, …

Autism

Are Genetic Testing Sites the New Social Networks?

Three years ago Dyan deNapoli, a 57-year-old author and TED speaker who specializes in penguins, was given a 23andMe genetic testing kit for her birthday. Intrigued, she spit in the tube and sent the results to a lab in Burlington, N.C.<p>About two months later she received a pie chart breaking down …

Genealogy

Ten Things Never, Ever To Do -- Unless You're Getting Paid

Dear Liz,<p>I read your columns, but I still struggle to take your advice.<p>I left my job in December because they cut my hours.<p>My boss’s boss reached out to me in January and asked me if I wanted him to introduce me to a guy he knows who has a company here in town.<p>I said, sure! I was flattered. I got a …

Employment

'Where The Need Is': Tackling Teen Pregnancy With A Midwife At School

The student comes in for a pregnancy test — the second time she's asked for one in matter of weeks.<p>She's 15. She lives with her boyfriend. He wants kids — he won't use protection. She loves him, she says. But she doesn't want to get pregnant. She knows how much harder it would be for her to finish …

Pregnancy

A Science Writer Explores The 'Perversions And Potential' Of Genetic Tests

As a science columnist for <i>The New York Times,</i> Carl Zimmer had reported extensively about genetics and the role gene mutations play in various ailments. After a while, he got to wondering about what secrets his own genetic code holds.<p>"I wanted to know if there was anything I needed to worry about," …

Genetics

Secrets of the Y Chromosome

In advance of Father’s Day, let’s take a moment to sort out the differences and similarities between “Dad jeans” and “Dad genes.”<p><i>Dad jeans</i> are articles of sex-specific leisure clothing, long mocked for being comfy, dumpy and elastic-waisted but lately reinvented as a fashion trend, suitable for …

Genetics

Scientists Can Design ‘Better’ Babies. Should They?

For nine frustrating years, Lesley and John Brown tried to conceive a child but failed because of her blocked fallopian tubes. Then in late 1977, this English couple put their hopes in the hands of two men of science. Thus began their leap into the unknown, and into history.<p>On July 25, 1978, the …

Genetics

Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, and the Preventable Tragedies of Suicide

The pattern of highly accomplished and successful people committing suicide is transfixing. It assures the rest of us that a life of accolades is not all that it’s cracked up to be and that achieving more will not make us happier. At the same time, it reveals the fact that no one is safe from …

Mental Health

16 Incredibly Useful Resources for Aspiring Authors

…You’ll Wish You Knew About These EarlierThroughout the process of writing my book and helping clients with theirs, I’ve curated a list of tools that …

Writing

When Suicide Is 'Buzzing Around'

I have to talk in an utterly personal way about suicide. My grandmother took her life, and my mother, who struggled against the impulse several times, said, "Suicide puts a fly in your head. It's always in there, buzzing around."<p>The apparent suicides of Kate Spade, the accomplished fashion …

Mental Health

Why doctors are so bad at predicting pregnancy due dates

Only 4 percent of women give birth on their due date. These researchers want to fix that.<p>A pregnant friend of mine is due to give birth on Saturday, but as she told me this week, she really has no idea if the baby will come on time, or two weeks from now.<p>Only 4 percent of women give birth on their …

Pregnancy

Cooking for comfort? Anthony Bourdain's rich lasagna Bolognese is one of our favorites

Like many fellow cooks, I came of age reading Anthony Bourdain’s “Kitchen Confidential” while studying in culinary school in 2003 and planning for a career around food. Bourdain’s book was a glimpse into the down-and-dirty-world of real kitchens. While the newly formed Food Network revolved around …

Italian Food

He Started Vaping As A Teen And Now Says Habit Is 'Impossible To Let Go'

The debate over the health risks of Juul, vaping and e-cigarettes is now spilling into the public square. In one of the most restrictive measures nationwide, San Francisco voters this week upheld by what looks to be a large majority — nearly 70 percent in a preliminary tally — a ban on the sale of …

Public Health

Mr. CrossFit vs. Big Soda: A profane fitness guru’s wonky war with the soda industry

<b>On a bright November morning</b>, Congressman Scott Taylor is meeting with a visitor at his Capitol Hill office. Even in his dark suit and striped tie, the steely eyed, fit Republican from eastern Virginia looks every bit the Navy SEAL he once was. His visitor — Greg Glassman, founder and sole owner of …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

100 Best Songs of the 1970s

The 1970s were when icons were born. With the groundwork for a new sense of aesthetic and personal freedom laid in the swinging 60s, people …

George Harrison

There's a sure-fire way to lower healthcare costs in the US: Reduce the number of Americans who are overweight, smoke, or drink too much

• <b>Healthcare costs in the US continue to soar, yet the conversation typically focuses on the high costs of treating diseases, rather than the potential benefit of greater efforts for prevention.</b>• <b><br>The fastest way to lower costs is to reduce the number of Americans who are overweight, smoke, or drink too</b> …

Health Care

Primary Care Doctors Share 9 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Annual Checkup

If you can’t quite remember the last time you made it to the doctor for your annual checkup, you’re missing a huge opportunity to take your health …

High Blood Pressure

Amazon needs to get a handle on its counterfeit problem

Chances are you wouldn't suspect that whatever you're buying from Amazon, whether it be clothing, sunglasses or a handbag, is fake. And, for the most part, that tends to true. But that doesn't mean you should trust that every product is legit. In fact, right now if you search for "Yeezys," a highly …

eCommerce

Healthcare price transparency in U.S. not improved in recent years

(Reuters Health) - Although government measures and healthcare industry initiatives have tried to make prices more accessible to U.S. patients recently, researchers say there has been little improvement.<p>In a follow-up to a 2011 study, researchers canvassed hospitals and surgeons trying to get price …

Health Care

For Some Hard-To-Find Tumors, Doctors See Promise In Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence, which is bringing us everything from self-driving cars to personalized ads on the web, is also invading the world of medicine.<p>In radiology, this technology is increasingly helping doctors in their jobs. A computer program that assists doctors in diagnosing strokes garnered …

Artificial Intelligence

Do Most Hospitals Benefit from Directly Employing Physicians?

How can hospitals and health systems generate a return on their investment in their physician enterprises? According to the most recent figures, from the American Medical Association, over 25% of U.S. physicians practiced in groups wholly or partly owned by hospitals in 2016 and another 7% were …

Health Care

Say what? How an $800 charge for hearing aids soared to a $3,600 healthcare bill

It's bad enough that U.S. healthcare prices are the highest in the world. That the healthcare industry routinely treats us as marks and suckers makes it infinitely worse.<p>San Juan Capistrano resident Dennis Ettlin, 70, was shopping in the most recent Medicare open enrollment for a new Medicare …

Health Care

How To Democratize Healthcare: AI Gives Everyone The Very Best Doctor

The greatest problem of health care in United States — the world leader in health inequality – isn’t actually about the <i>quality</i> of care. The greatest problem we have is <i>access</i> to care. According to the CDC, nearly 20% of adults in the United States have no regular source of healthcare. One of the …

Artificial Intelligence

Text-Only NPR.org : Why Your Health Insurer Doesn't Care About Your Big Bills

NPR.org, May 25, 2018 · Michael Frank ran his finger down his medical bill, studying the charges and pausing in disbelief. The numbers didn't make sense.<p>His recovery from a partial hip replacement had been difficult. He had iced and elevated his leg for weeks. He had pushed his 49-year-old body, …

Health Care

Single-Payer Health Care in California: Here’s What It Would Take

If wholesale opposition to President Trump is one litmus test for progressive Democrats, another — as the governor’s race in California is proving — is health care.<p>All the leading Democratic contenders in the June 5 primary have pledged support for a single-payer system run by the state. The …

Health Care

Greek Yogurt: Full of Sugar or Actually Healthy For You?

You might not have considered how much sugar was in your serving of greek yogurt. But, it might be worth taking a look.<p>May 25, 2018<p>Greek yogurt has …

Nutrition

Hurricane Season’s Around the Corner. Here’s What to Expect.

This year’s hurricane season should be normal or slightly more active than average, government forecasters said on Thursday.<p>After the exceptionally destructive season last year, the prediction might seem like a reprieve of sorts. But a season with few storms can do tremendous damage if a single …

Weather

Breathe clean air with the 10 best air purifiers for allergies

While warmer spring and summer weather is a welcome change after a long winter, it’s also the harbinger of allergy symptoms. Unfortunately, our homes …

Science