Health

Yoga With Cats – The New York Times

Meow Parlour, which charges $6 for a half-hour admission to the cafe and $20 to $22 for a yoga class, regularly fields requests from tourists who want to schedule a class during their visits to New York City. Meow Parlour: Inside New York’s First Cat Cafe Video by ZAGAT At the Good Mews cat shelter in Marietta, Ga. — a ...

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America’s Hidden H.I.V. Epidemic – The New York Times

Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, using the first comprehensive national estimates of lifetime risk of H.I.V. for several key populations, predicted that if current rates continue, one in two African-American gay and bisexual men will be infected with the virus. That compares with a lifetime risk of one in 99 for all Americans and one in ...

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Running With the Herd – The New York Times

Both men and women are members, and, holy smokes, are they fast. The Vella Shpringa runner Leroy Stoltzfus briefly became famous when he appeared in “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” for finishing third in the Harrisburg marathon despite wearing his usual black pants, long sleeve button-down and suspenders. During a trail run one steaming July afternoon, I was struggling up ...

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The Single-Payer Party? Democrats Shift Left on Health Care

Yet as Democrats regroup from their 2016 defeat, leaders say the party has plainly shifted well to the left on the issue, setting the stage for a larger battle over the health care system in next year’s congressional elections and the 2020 presidential race. Their liberal base, emboldened by Senator Bernie Sanders’s forceful advocacy of government-backed health care last year, ...

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The Doctor Is In. Co-Pay? $40,000.

Not to be outdone, Lenox Hill Hospital in New York recently hired a veteran of Louis Vuitton and Nordstrom, Joe Leggio, to create an atmosphere that would remind V.I.P. patients of visiting a luxury boutique or hotel, not a hospital. “This is something that patients asked for, and we want to go from three-star service to five-star service,” said Mr. ...

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Airbnb Hosts More Likely to Reject the Disabled, a Study Finds

Hosts granted preapproval to 75 percent of travelers who made no mention of a disability, according to the study. That rate fell to 61 percent for those who said they had dwarfism, 50 percent for those with blindness, 43 percent for those with cerebral palsy and just 25 percent for those with spinal cord injuries. Continue reading the main story ...

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Express Scripts Sues Maker of Overdose Drug, Intensifying Feud

For example, according to the lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in St. Louis, Express Scripts charged Kaléo “administrative fees” that climbed sharply at the same time that Evzio was rising in price. In January 2016, Evzio carried a list price of $937.50 for two injectors, and Express Scripts billed Kaléo for about $25,000 in administrative fees for its ...

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Gov. Walker Would Drug Test the Poor

Photo Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February. Credit Susan Walsh/Associated Press As he prepares to run for a third term, Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, ever the devotee of low-road, right-wing politicking, is hoping the Trump administration will allow his state to be the first in the nation to mandate the drug screening ...

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Drug Lobbyists’ Battle Cry Over Prices: Blame the Others

It is an industry that was already spending nearly double what other business sectors in the United States economy allocate on lobbying, and those sums continue to rise. President Trump has only heightened anxiety by accusing the drug industry of “getting away with murder,” even though he has not weighed in with his own proposal. Continue reading the main story ...

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Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Trouble Bioterrorism Experts

“When you add those cuts up,” he added, they “will inevitably impact health security.” Republicans in Congress are no less critical. “Sometime in the president’s term, you will have a pandemic,” Representative Tom Cole, Republican of Oklahoma, told the president’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, at a House budget hearing on Wednesday. “You will have a Zika, you will have an ...

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