The Hospital Treated These Patients. Then It Sued Them.

CARLSBAD, N.M. — The first time Carlsbad Medical Center sued Misti Price, she was newly divorced and working two jobs to support her three young children. The hospital demanded payment in 2012 for what Ms. Price recalled as an emergency room visit for one of her children who has asthma. She could not afford a…

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Mocking Slave Owners and Celebrating Freedom

A queen with devil horns, dressed in a rainbow of satin and shimmering gold tulle, sat on a throne along Brooklyn’s Empire Boulevard. Soon, Karen Herbert, 50, would return to being a retired company supervisor. But on J’ouvert, the daybreak celebration of Caribbean culture traditionally held in Brooklyn before the West Indian American Day Parade,…

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Medical News Today: What to know about post-concussion syndrome

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Medical News Today: What are the early symptoms of a brain tumor?

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Weight-Loss Surgery May Reduce Heart Risks in People With Type 2 Diabetes

Every year, hundreds of thousands of obese Americans undergo weight-loss surgery in a last-ditch effort to shed pounds and control their Type 2 diabetes. Now a new study suggests that bariatric surgery may also have other significant health benefits, cutting the overall risk of serious cardiovascular events and premature death by almost half. The study,…

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On the Job, 24 Hours a Day, 27 Days a Month

STAMFORD, Conn. — Tuesday night was rough. A sharp scent drifted into Marjorie Salmon’s dream world at 4 a.m. She was still trying to rouse herself when its source, her 77-year-old client, pounded on her bedroom door, yelling that he wanted to go home. “You’re home, Bob. This is your home,” Marjorie told him. She…

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Barbecue Ready

Happy Labor Day! It’s still me, Melissa Clark in for the vacationing Sam Sifton, who should be back at the helm at the end of next week, belly full of Maine oysters if he’s lucky. (If you want to read more about why most summer oysters are now as crisp and fat as their winter…

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Summer’s Not Over Yet! 8 Ways to Extend Your Vacation

By most academic calendars, summer is over after Labor Day. But fall doesn’t officially begin until late September and continued warm weather in many destinations means you can effectively extend your summer vacations throughout the month, with the bonus of fewer tourists — and often, lower prices. So, whether you’re an empty nester, a millennial…

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The New Generation of Chefs Pushing Japanese Food in Unexpected Directions

IN 1906, THE YOKOHAMA-BORN scholar Okakura Kakuzo published “The Book of Tea,” a brief tract for Western readers on chanoyu, the centuries-old, highly ritualized Japanese tea ceremony. He argued that the aestheticization of the humble act of drinking tea — “the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence” — must be…

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Mezcal by Women, and for Women’s Wallets

Yola Jimenez’s all-women mezcal business began with her grandfather. In the late 1960s, he bought a farm in Oaxaca near his home in San Juan Del Río, Mexico, and began experimenting with agave cultivation. It was a passion project that grew; eventually he spent more time making mezcal than he did at his day job.…

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