Kenny Shopsin, Brash Owner of a Quirky Restaurant, Dies at 76

Kenny Shopsin, the colorful proprietor of a fabled Manhattan restaurant where the menu is vast and the customer has never been king, died on Sunday at his home in the West Village. He was 76. His son-in-law Andrew Lampert said he had fallen last year and had had a series of health problems since. Mr.…

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Legal Case to Smash Obamacare Hands the Democrats a Hammer

“Why would I not” look to the intent of the Congress that enacted the health law, he asked Mr. Elias. Much of the more than three hours of arguments centered on language in the Affordable Care Act that describes the individual mandate as “essential to creating effective health insurance markets” — language that the plaintiffs…

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Personal Health: Preventing Muscle Loss as We Age

Two years later in JAMA, Dr. Maria A. Fiatarone and colleagues at the Tufts research center reported that eight weeks of “high-intensity resistance training” significantly enhanced the physical abilities of nine frail nursing home residents aged 90 and older. Strength gains averaged 174 percent, mid-thigh muscle mass increased 9 percent and walking speed improved 48…

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Gear: Sporty Sunglasses for Fashion Jocks

Advertisement Gear Performance shades worn by dads and athletes are all the rage. Here are six styles to consider. Sept. 5, 2018 Dad jeans are in. So are dad sneakers. So it was just a matter of time before dad shades had their moment. Once confined to golf courses and soccer practices, these sporty, neon-tinted…

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Assisted Reproductive Technologies May Pose Heart Risks for Babies

Advertisement Blood pressure levels were significantly higher in a group born with fertility treatments than in controls. Sept. 5, 2018 Image Children born by assisted reproductive technologies may be at risk for high blood pressure in adolescence, Swiss researchers report. Previous studies in both animals and humans have suggested that conception by assisted technology is…

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Emirates Flight With Sick Passengers Lands at J.F.K. Airport

About half an hour before Emirates Airline Flight 203 landed in New York on Wednesday, a crew member told passengers they would not immediately disembark because of ill people on board. But a passenger from New York, Erin Sykes, said the problems began even before the plane was airborne. “It was clear people were sick…

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