Doctors at Allina Health Form Union

[ad_1] In the latest sign of growing frustration among professionals, doctors employed by a large nonprofit health care system in Minnesota and Wisconsin have voted to unionize. The doctors, roughly 400 primary and urgent-care providers across more than 50 clinics operated by the Allina Health System, appear to be the largest group of unionized private-sector … Read more

FDA Moves to Ban Sale of Vuse Menthol Vapes

[ad_1] The Food and Drug Administration has ordered R.J. Reynolds to stop selling its popular Vuse Alto menthol e-cigarettes, a decision Reynolds immediately said it would challenge in court. On Thursday, the agency denied applications by Reynolds to keep its top-selling menthol products permanently on the market, saying that the company did not meet the … Read more

How I Fell in Love With Turning 50: A Writer’s Perspective on Midlife

[ad_1] “You’ll have to use your imagination,” our real estate agent said as she unlocked the front door of a mint green, vinyl-sided house on a quiet street in northern New Jersey. The first floor was an explosion of shag carpet and paisley wallpaper lit with freezer-aisle fluorescence. Bathroom fixtures and kitchen cabinets were held … Read more

Kaiser Permanente Reaches Tentative Deal With Health Care Workers

[ad_1] Kaiser Permanente reached a tentative deal with more than 75,000 of its health care workers on Friday, one week after a three-day walkout that disrupted appointments and services at many hospitals and clinics, according to an announcement by union officials. The labor dispute was the latest in a series between health care organizations and … Read more

How to Break Up With Your Therapist

[ad_1] If you’ve ever been in therapy, you know that the relationship is unique. You might tell your therapist things you wouldn’t share with your loved ones. “It’s the most intimate professional relationship you’ll ever have,” said John Norcross, a professor of psychology at the University of Scranton. So what should you do when you’re … Read more

Mary Lou Retton Crowdfunded Her Medical Debt, Like Many Thousands of Others

[ad_1] When Mary Lou Retton, the decorated Olympic gymnast, accrued medical debt from a lengthy hospital stay, her family did what countless Americans have done before them: turned to crowdfunding to cover the bills. On Tuesday, Ms. Retton’s daughter started a fund-raising campaign on social media for her mother, who she said was hospitalized with … Read more