‘No Explanation for the Electricity Between Us’

Phyllis Waldron discovered there is no age limit on feeling like the new kid in town when she moved to the Florida retirement community Water’s Edge of Bradenton last fall. “I must have looked like a deer in front of the headlights,” said Ms. Waldron, 85, of the late October evening she met Al Bartschke,…

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Who Could Forget That Smile?

Shanavia Thomas, a 29-year-old insurance claims adviser, was working in Hamilton, N.J., on a summer day in 2017 when, she said, a familiar smile “just lit up the entire office.” That smile belonged to Cianni Pitt-Matthews, now 24, who had just been hired at the CSAA Insurance Group, a company based in Walnut Creek, Calif.,…

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Frank Sinatra Slept Here, and So Can You

For an evening to a month at a time, at prices ranging from about $70 to $4,200 a night, online rental platforms offer anyone a chance to live in places where legends like F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck and Frank Sinatra once lived. These homes are as different as the celebrities they once housed, but…

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The Solar System Winked

When Ilana Ozernoy was a young girl growing up in the Soviet Union, her father, Leonid Ozernoy, a prominent astrophysicist in Moscow, bought her a telescope. Ms. Ozernoy and her father, who was a scientist at the P.N. Lebedev Physics Institute in Moscow, along with her older sister and mother, would spend summers in the…

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A Drawing Exercise to Help See a Beautiful Way Forward

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Edie Fake is an artist and illustrator who lives in 29 Palms, Calif.

The Diary Project is a weekly visual assignment series produced by Alicia DeSantis, Jennifer Ledbury, Lorne Manly and Josephine Sedgwick.

Quarantine and Travel: Strict Penalties, Rare Enforcement

Mika Salamanca’s mug shot is a departure from most of the images you’ll find of her online, particularly the ones she posts on Instagram to her 1 million-plus followers — winsome selfies and playful portraits with her head cocked to the side. But in the photograph released by the Honolulu Police Department, Ms. Salamanca, a…

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First IOF Skeletal Rare Diseases Academy Awards recognize research excellence

Today, at the 2020 World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, five young investigators were awarded the first International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Skeletal Rare Diseases Academy Awards in recognition of the quality of their research related to rare disorders of the skeleton. The five winning researchers, selected by members of the IOF Skeletal Rare…

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Children with cognitive delays are more likely to have CT scan to diagnose appendicitis

CHICAGO (August 21, 2020): Computed tomography (CT) is used at a higher rate than ultrasound in children with developmental and cognitive impairments to diagnose appendicitis, even though CT scans increase radiation risk in smaller bodies. Additionally, these children have higher rates of postoperative emergency room visits and hospital readmissions after undergoing laparoscopic appendectomy (surgical removal…

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AMP commends HHS on decision to lessen regulatory burden on laboratory professionals

ROCKVILLE, Md. — August 21, 2020 — The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), the premier global, molecular diagnostics professional society, commends the decision by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to rescind the requirement for premarket review of laboratory developed testing procedures (LDPs) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). LDPs are…

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