The Challenge of Diagnosing Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is on the rise. The 30,000 cases reported annually to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by state health departments represent only a fraction of the cases diagnosed and treated around the country. About half the cases occur in people under the age of 21, and boys from 5 to 9 years…

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Shopping for Pitchers

Pitchers can be useful all year long — for holding juice on a breakfast buffet or keeping water handy at the dinner table — but they really come into their own in the summer, for outdoor entertaining. Because “who wants to go back and forth to the kitchen to get water?” asked Young Huh, an…

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A Question Rarely Asked: What Would Medicare for All Cover?

Image Medical students at a rally outside a Chicago hotel where the American Medical Association was holding its annual meeting in June.CreditJoshua Lott for The New York Times In the first congressional hearing held on “Medicare for all” in April, Michael Burgess, a Republican congressman from Texas and a physician, called such a proposal “frightening”…

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For a Torn A.C.L., Considering Repair Rather Than Replacement

My son Erik, then 23, was playing basketball when an opponent stepped on his foot and the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee ruptured with an audible pop. This critically important ligament, best known as the A.C.L., is a ropelike structure that connects the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone), stabilizing the…

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Harlan Lane, Vigorous Advocate for Deaf Culture, Dies at 82

Harlan Lane, a psychologist whose immersion in the world of deaf people led him to become a leading champion of the position that people born unable to hear are not disabled but are part of a distinct ethnic group with their own vibrant culture, died on July 13 at his home in Roquefort-les-Pins, France, near…

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We All Scream for Spumoni Ice Cream Cake

Good morning. I took a long walk with friends along the bayside beach at Breezy Point the other day, Queens looking north at the rise of Manhattan in the distance, and when it was over we went to L&B Spumoni Gardens in Gravesend for lunch. I ate my pizza under an umbrella in the restaurant’s…

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Journalist Misses His Deadline on Manson Article. By 20 Years.

The Manson family murder spree of 1969 claimed seven victims, most famously Sharon Tate, the Hollywood flower child whose tragic story is told yet again in Quentin Tarantino’s new film, “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood.” But the murders also altered countless other lives. Consider Tom O’Neill, an entertainment journalist, who in 1999 accepted…

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Medical News Today: Which cancers receive the least funding, and why?

A recent study that looked at nonprofit research funding for different types of cancer found that some of the most common (and most deadly) cancers receive far less money than others, which can directly affect research, drug development, and patient education. New research finds that lung cancer is one of the conditions that receive the…

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Medical News Today: Music may replace sedatives for treating pre-op anxiety

Before undergoing an operation, most people experience some form of anxiety. Although this response is common, it is not unproblematic, and treatment often involves a sedative with a whole host of possible side effects. But new research may have found an alternative. New research finds that relaxing music can have effects similar to those of…

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William Kramer II, Peter Cipkowski

William Samuel Kramer II and Peter Edward Cipkowski were married July 27 at Gedney Farm in New Marlborough, Mass. Brenda Shufelt, a childhood friend of Mr. Cipkowski who received a one-day solemnization certificate from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, officiated. Mr. Kramer (left), 51, is the vice president for development at the Brooklyn Academy of Music,…

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