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She Never Spoke of It to Her Husband. Then She Heard the Trump Tape.

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:17:55 GMT

Nancy Fagin and her husband of 30 years, Ron Weber, in their Chicago home. Donald J. Trump’s comments about women have brought some couples closer but splintered others.Couples say they are talking to each other about sexism in new ways and revealing assaults that had been buried for years.

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The New Old Age: The VSED Exit: A Way to Speed Up Dying, Without Asking Permission

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:45:02 GMT

Bonnie Reagan with a photo of her mother, Del Greenfield, in Ashland, Ore. Ms. Greenfield resorted to so-called VSED to die at age 91 in 2007.The idea behind VSED is to peacefully speed up the process of dying, and doesn’t require a physician’s approval or a terminal diagnosis.

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Talking to Your Therapist About Election Anxiety

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:30:02 GMT

Therapists say that some of the campaign issues — safety, secrecy and boundaries — play into our deepest worries.

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Should You Let Your Dog Lick Your Face?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:04:51 GMT

Emil Scioli of Cliffside Park, N.J., gets a kiss from Sadie.There are potential hazards. Some bacteria in dogs’ mouths are zoonotic, meaning the animals can pass them to humans and cause disease, experts say.

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Trump Said Women Get Abortions Days Before Birth. Doctors Say They Don’t.

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:41:54 GMT

Mr. Trump alluded to abortions happening “on the final day.” Doctors say that scenario does not happen.

Vermont Governor Proposes Limits on Painkiller Prescriptions

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 21:43:42 GMT

Gov. Peter Shumlin’s proposal is his latest step to combat the opioid crisis that has ravaged Vermont over the past five years.To help combat his state’s drug crisis, Gov. Peter Shumlin would use severity and duration of pain to determine limits for prescriptions of opioids.

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Children 14 or Under Need Fewer HPV Vaccine Doses

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 02:11:11 GMT

11-to 14-year-olds need only two doses, not the previously recommended three, to prevent cancers caused by the human papillomavirus.

As Health Markets Struggle, 9% Average Rise in Enrollment Is Predicted

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:27:13 GMT

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the secretary of Health and Human Services, after a news conference in Washington on Wednesday about the Affordable Care Act. A new enrollment period begins on Nov. 1.The Obama administration is confident of an increase despite increases in the costs of premiums and several major insurers leaving.

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Living as a Man, Fighting Breast Cancer: How Trans People Face Care Gaps

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 02:44:54 GMT

Eli Oberman found out he had breast cancer at age 27, eight years after becoming a transgender man.Though awareness of the nation’s transgender population has grown, medical networks are still scrambling to catch up with that group’s highly specialized needs.

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Personal Health: The Misleading Promise of I.V.F. for Women Over 40

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:45:21 GMT

Clinics’ promotions don’t reflect the 80 percent failure rate, critics say.

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Fit City: Cheap Fun in Central Park: Scaling Rat Rock

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:30:15 GMT

Silas Baker, 6, of Washington Heights in Manhattan climbs up Umpire Rock, also known as Rat Rock, a boulder in Central Park.Umpire Rock, also known as Rat Rock, has been a climbing oasis for children, and adults, of all ages for decades.

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Sinosphere: She Asked Him to Stop Smoking. To China’s Shock, He Beat Her Instead.

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:20:44 GMT

Chinese social media erupted in anger over the attack in an elevator, denouncing a lack of respect for women and a male-dominated smoking culture.

Well: Can a Child Drink Too Much Milk?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:45:33 GMT

Cow’s milk is an excellent source of nutrients for kids, but drinking too much can cause nutritional imbalances.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Late-Term Abortion Was the Right Choice for Me

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:35:29 GMT

Like so many others, I made a decision many politicians don’t think I should have the right to make.

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E.P.A. Waited Too Long to Warn of Flint Water Danger, Report Says

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:51:51 GMT

The inspector general for the Environmental Protection Agency says the agency, as early as June 2015, had sufficient information to issue an emergency order to protect residents of Flint, Mich., from lead-contaminated water.The findings of the agency’s internal inspector general suggests the federal government should shoulder some of the blame for the city water supply’s continued lead contamination.

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Disability: I Don’t Want to Be ‘Inspiring’

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:55:12 GMT

Forging an identity apart from my disability is hard enough. Misguided sympathy makes it harder.

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Voices: The Falls Were Bad. The Diagnosis Was Worse.

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:00:24 GMT

Sylvia Rupani-Smith with her mother in 2013.My mother has a rare disease called P.S.P., and she can no longer walk or talk. But she’s still my mom.

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Reported Cases of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Are on Rise

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:48:08 GMT

Progress in the fight against chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis has “unraveled,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Modern Love: The Modern Love Podcast: Rebecca Hall Reads ‘Take Me as I Am, Whoever I Am’

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:00:01 GMT

The star of the new movie “Christine” reads the essay of a woman whose romantic life seesaws from bold flirtation to fearful withdrawal.

Tech Tip: Donate Your Computer’s Spare Time to Science

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:26:54 GMT

With the right software, you can give your computer’s spare processing power to a research project (and maybe make the world a better place).

Phys Ed: Think it’s cathartic to run angry? Think again

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:30:02 GMT

Exercising vigorously when you are emotionally distraught could be bad for your heart

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10 Infant Deaths May Be Related to Teething Remedies, F.D.A. Says

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 02:37:05 GMT

The agency has warned parents to stop using homeopathic products following numerous reports of side effects.

Role Models: What Our Sons Are Learning From Donald Trump

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 07:30:20 GMT

A group of high school students waiting for the arrival of Donald J. Trump at a recent rally in Charlotte, N.C.A presidential candidate’s definition of masculinity prompts a second look at the damaging assumptions behind “boys will be boys.”

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Irwin Smigel, New York Dentist Behind Cosmetic Techniques, Dies at 92

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:28:24 GMT

The dentist Irwin Smigel with his wife, Lucia Smigel, in Manhattan in fall 2010.Dr. Smigel, who founded the American Society for Dental Aesthetics, built on processes used for laser whitening and bonding to improve the appearance of teeth.

Media Files: Will Add ‘Simple Choice’ Plans in Effort to Improve Value

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:46:30 GMT

Many consumers will have a new option when the insurance marketplace opens in two weeks: standardized plans that cover basic services without a deductible.

One Family’s Struggle With Microcephaly, the Birth Defect Now Linked to Zika

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:00:25 GMT

Nicholas Mir, playing during recess in August at his school, Manhattan Star Academy, was born with microcephaly. The progress he has made came only after years of intensive and expensive intervention.Watching the unfolding epidemic and concerned that many people did not grasp what it meant to raise a child with the condition, a Manhattan couple offered to share their experience.

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IBM Is Counting on Its Bet on Watson, and Paying Big Money for It

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 01:27:44 GMT

IBM has spent more than $4 billion buying a handful of companies with vast stores of medical data. “A.I. machines are only as smart as the data you give them,” said John E. Kelly, who oversees IBM’s research labs and the Watson business.The years of investment in its artificial intelligence effort, IBM executives say, are increasingly turning into moneymaking opportunities in sizable markets like health care and manufacturing.

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