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Today β€” February 20th 2019NYT Health

Phys Ed: How Many Push-Ups Can You Do? It May Be a Good Predictor of Heart Health

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS

Men who could get through 40 or more push-ups had 96 percent less risk of heart problems in the next 10 years than those who quit at 10 or fewer.

Legalize Pot? Amid Opioid Crisis, Some New Hampshire Leaders Say No Way

By KATE TAYLOR

While nearby states have pushed to legalize recreational pot, some people in New Hampshire are resisting. After opioids, they wonder why anyone would expand access to drugs.

Yesterday β€” February 19th 2019NYT Health

Spinning With My Shrink

By ADDIE MORFOOT

On the stationary bike in front of me was a person who probably knew more about me than I knew about myself. How did that make me feel?

Kaiser Permanente’s New Medical School Will Waive Tuition for Its First 5 Classes

By ABBY GOODNOUGH

By eliminating the financial burden of a medical education, the school hopes that more students will choose family medicine and other vital but lower-paid specialties.

Five Things I Wish I’d Known Before My Chronic Illness

By TESSA MILLER

Finding out you have a chronic illness — one that will, by definition, never go away — changes things, both for you and those you love.

Before yesterdayNYT Health

Saving the Bats, One Cave at a Time

By JIM ROBBINS

Biologists are searching caves and abandoned mines in the West, hoping to spare many species of the winged creatures from the devastating fungus, white-nose syndrome.

Personal Health: The Case Against Cough Medicine

By JANE E. BRODY

Evidence is sorely lacking for the value of any over-the-counter remedy to treat most coughs.

Embryo β€˜Adoption’ Is Growing, but It’s Getting Tangled in the Abortion Debate

By CAROLINE LESTER

Many agencies that offer donated embryos, including most of those supported by federal grants, are affiliated with Christian or anti-abortion rights organizations.

A Mother Learns the Identity of Her Child’s Grandmother. A Sperm Bank Threatens to Sue.

By JACQUELINE MROZ

The results of a consumer genetic test identified the mother of the man whose donated sperm was used to conceive Danielle Teuscher’s daughter. Legal warnings soon followed.

8 Ways to Avoid Buying a Bad Mattress

By WIRECUTTER STAFF

Planning to take advantage of Presidents’ Day mattress sales? Here are eight pitfalls to avoid so you buy a mattress you’ll happily sleep on for years.

Q&A: A Tree Grows in β€” Well, You Don’t Want to Know

By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

Fruit on trees grown near outhouses and latrines usually is safe. That’s not true of produce found on the ground in the same areas.

Ask Well: Can You Get Over a Food Intolerance?

By RICHARD KLASCO, M.D.

Foods most often associated with intolerances were chocolate, food additives, citrus fruits, fish, shellfish, milk, cheese, eggs and nuts.

Trilobites: Searching Tardigrades for Lifesaving Secrets

By STEPH YIN

Researchers are drawing inspiration from the proteins that they think let hearty water bears cheat time by decelerating their biology.

Do You Want to Be Pregnant? It’s Not Always a Yes-or-No Answer

By MARGOT SANGER-KATZ and CLAIRE CAIN MILLER

New data on women’s uncertainty over motherhood may reshape how doctors and policymakers think about family planning.

They’ve Taken America’s Temperature β€” and It’s Running High

By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

Data from Kinsa, which makes internet-connected smart thermometers, indicates it’s a bad year for colds, but not the flu.

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