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Today β€” June 23rd 2018NYT Health

Reuniting and Detaining Migrant Families Pose New Mental Health Risks

By BENEDICT CAREY

Experts say the parents and children split apart at the border could face difficult reunions. Holding them indefinitely could be even worse.

She Wanted You to See a Family, Not Just a Pregnant Man

By JACKIE MOLLOY

The photographer Jackie Molloy followed Tanner and David for a year and a half, during which time she took some 20,000 pictures.

Global Health: New York Confronts Rampant Smoking Among Chinese Men

By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

Worldwide, Chinese men consume one-third of all cigarettes. With lung cancer rates soaring, the city’s health department has launched a Chinese-language antismoking campaign.

Diana King, a Leading Teacher in Overcoming Dyslexia, Dies at 90

By SAM ROBERTS

An author of 15 books, Ms. King founded a summer camp and school to help children with learning disabilities that had often gone undiagnosed.

Yesterday β€” June 22nd 2018NYT Health

When a Health Insurer Also Wants to Be a Hospice Company

By REED ABELSON

Humana is teaming up with two investment firms to become the nation’s largest provider of hospice care, dominating a rapidly growing — and controversial — business.

James Gips, Who Extended Computer Use to the Disabled, Dies at 72

By NEIL GENZLINGER

He helped develop two technologies that allowed people who could not use a mouse to communicate with a computer, and thus with the world.

Diabetes Patients at Risk From Rising Insulin Prices

By RANDI HUTTER EPSTEIN, M.D. and RACHEL STRODEL

A Yale study found that one in four patients admitted to cutting back on insulin use because of cost. The consequences can be deadly.

The New Old Age: Breathing Tubes Fail to Save Many Older Patients

By PAULA SPAN

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.

Ask Well: Can a Bar of Soap Transmit Infection?

By RICHARD KLASCO, M.D.

And would a jar of liquid soap be a better bet than bar soap?

Before yesterdayNYT Health

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

By PAM BELLUCK

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.

Obesity Rates Higher in Country Than City

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

Thirty-nine percent of American adults were obese, compared to 17.8 percent of children.

Newly Discovered β€˜Limb Pit’ Reveals Civil War Surgeons’ Bitter Choices

By EMILY BAUMGAERTNER

Two skeletons and the remains of 11 amputated limbs are leading to new knowledge of combat injuries and medical practices on long-ago battlefields.

Night Owls May Have Higher Depression Risk

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

Morning people were less likely to develop depression than night owls, a new study found.

One in Three Women Undergoing Breast Reconstruction Have Complications

By RONI CARYN RABIN

One in five requires more surgery, and in 5 percent of cases, reconstruction fails.

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

By REED ABELSON and TIFFANY HSU

Dr. Atul Gawande, a Harvard professor, surgeon and writer, will lead the initiative formed to provide health care for the companies’ employees.

Phys Ed: For Survivors of Childhood Cancer, Walk

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS

Regular exercise, such as brisk walking for an hour, improved long-term survival in those who had childhood cancers.

Disability Applications Plunge as the Economy Strengthens

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ

Fewer people are seeking and receiving Social Security disability benefits, reversing a long trend that had worried lawmakers about fraud and abuse.

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