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Today β€” August 21st 2019NYT Health

How Medicine Became the Stealth Family-Friendly Profession

By Claire Cain Miller

Female doctors are more likely than other professionals to have children and keep working. The reasons offer lessons for other jobs.

How Many Steps Should You Take a Day?

By Kim Tingley

Fitness trackers have bolstered the case for even light exercise. The persistent mystery, though, is which movements matter most.

Touch Football, Sold as Safer, Now Requires a Helmet

By Ken Belson

A Texas program for high schools mandated soft-shell helmets after serious injuries occurred during incidental contact.

Yesterday β€” August 20th 2019NYT Health

Recurring Urinary Tract Infections Vex Readers

By Matt Richtel

Hundreds of readers shared their experiences with drug-resistant U.T.I.s, many describing deep frustration with persistent, painful infections.

The Keto Diet Is Popular, but Is It Good for You?

By Anahad O’Connor

Low-carb, high-fat eating can lead to weight loss, but scientists debate the long-term effects on health.

Butterflies and the Salt of the Earth

By C. Claiborne Ray

The insects love mud puddles. Here’s why.

Before yesterdayNYT Health

Premature Babies Lag in Vaccinations

By Nicholas Bakalar

Preterm babies were more than 20 percent less likely to have had required shots by 19 months.

Flavonoids in Plants May Help Protect Against Major Killers

By Nicholas Bakalar

Those who ate the most flavonoid-rich foods had a lower risk for cancer and cardiovascular death.

Developing New Guidelines on Lyme Disease

By Perri Klass, M.D.

Public comments are still being accepted, but antibiotic treatment options for children are likely to be expanded to include the use of doxycycline.

Why Warning Pregnant Women Not to Drink Can Backfire

By Aaron E. Carroll

Harsh measures, or even threats of them, can lead to the avoidance of prenatal care entirely.

Getting the Right Care for Painful Autoimmune Conditions

By Jane E. Brody

A corticosteroid can quickly relieve symptoms of both polymyalgia rheumatica and temporal arteritis. But a delay could cause vision loss, a stroke or even death.

No Pre-Reading, No Rehearsing: How β€˜The Weekly’ Kept Its Recreation of Historic Opioid Testimony Authentic

By John Pappas

The Times TV show’s producer/director shares the challenges and rewards of bringing to life witness testimony against Purdue Pharma in a way that stayed true to our journalistic principles.

The Long Road to Injury Recovery

By Jen A. Miller

As I ate my breakfast on a tree stump by the trailhead after my run, I finally saw that I was on my way, and that there’s no shame in taking the time I need to get there.

β€˜The Last Ocean’ Considers Dementia in All Its Uncertainty

By John Williams

Nicci Gerrard wrote about the disease after it struck her father, but her new book is “full of other people’s voices and stories as well as my own.”

Spraying Antibiotics to Fight Citrus Scourge Doesn’t Help, Study Finds

By Andrew Jacobs

Researchers found spraying oxytetracycline on orange trees didn’t halt a devastating infection called citrus greening, but a more expensive method — injecting the trunks — holds some promise.