Gum Disease Tied to Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

Severe gum disease and tooth loss may be linked to an increased risk for developing dementia, a new study has found. Researchers looked at 8,275 men and women whose average age was 63 at the start of the study. Over an average follow-up of more than 18 years, 19 percent of them developed Alzheimer’s disease…

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A Food Writer’s Sicilian Pasta Dish — and Tips for Sharing It

In “One Good Meal,” we ask cooking-inclined creative people to share the story behind a favorite dish they actually make and eat at home on a regular basis — and not just when they’re trying to impress. Over the last few years, the British food writer and chef Skye McAlpine has built a loyal following…

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Levi’s Massive Sale Includes Iconic Mom Jeans, Wedgie Fits, and More

I realize that we’re in the heat of mid-summer and nobody wants to plan their fall wardrobe, but Levi’s Summer Stock-Up Event is underway with the steepest discounts we’ve seen since Cyber Monday. The timeless brand is currently offering 30 percent off site-wide with promo code MORESUN, meaning that right now is a wise and…

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Renada McGuire, Resilient Home Health Aide, Dies at 39

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. The challenges kept coming at Renada McGuire, and she kept rising to the occasion. Whether raising six children as a single mother, fighting through kidney and heart problems or learning how to fish, Ms. McGuire,…

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Why Is There No Consensus About Reopening Schools?

Is it possible to reopen school buildings in the fall in a way that keeps kids, educators, staff and their families and communities safe from Covid-19? Is it possible not to do so without harming them in other ways? Already, school closures have set children behind academically. More than 20 million children rely on school…

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Spring School Closures Over Coronavirus Saved Lives, Study Asserts

In a new analysis, pediatric researchers have estimated that the states’ decisions to close schools last spring likely saved tens of thousands of lives from Covid-19 and prevented many more coronavirus infections. The findings come amid a worldwide debate on whether, when and how to reopen schools, including for some 56 million American students, kindergarten…

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The New College Drop-Off

Maureen Rayhill of Seattle sounds like a public health official as she describes the current process for coronavirus testing, rattling off research she’s done on in-person testing centers versus mail-order companies and how their turnaround times for results compare. But she’s not. She’s a mother, just trying to get her oldest child to college. The…

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Secondhand Shoppers Worry About Their Favorite Local Spots

For the last four months, Laurie Sigelman, an accountant in her late 40s who lives in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles, has been waiting impatiently for her favorite stores on Melrose Avenue to reopen. It isn’t a fresh pair of Newbury boots from Rag & Bone or a summery sheath from Marc Jacobs…

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Is Your Blood Sugar Undermining Your Workouts?

People with consistently high levels of blood sugar could get less benefit from exercise than those whose blood sugar levels are normal, according to a cautionary new study of nutrition, blood sugar and exercise. The study, which involved rodents and people, suggests that eating a diet high in sugar and processed foods, which may set…

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