Breakout Designer Harris Reed Is Taking Over the World One Enormous Hat at a Time

Harris Reed, with illustration by Lukas Palumbo  “No holds barred. I love that expression,” says Harris Reed. The designer, who uses they/them pronouns and identifies as gender-fluid, was constantly on the move as a kid, living in 30 different places. They sought refuge in dress-up, using fashion “as an elevator conversation, showing people who you…

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You Are Cordially Invited (or Not) to Our Socially Distanced Wedding

Lara Eurdolian’s dream roof deck wedding with 160 guests in Brooklyn was planned for Sept. 26, 2020. But like thousands of couples, the coronavirus put an unexpected halt to her plans. “I still wanted to get married but I wanted to be sensitive to what people were going through,” said Ms. Eurdolian, the founder of…

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A Hamptons Retreat on a Budget, in a Hurry

For many years, Matthew and Jennifer Miller had an idyllic Hamptons escape for summer weekends away from their sweltering apartment in Manhattan: a quaint, 400-square-foot studio above a detached garage at the Bridgehampton, N.Y., home owned by Mr. Miller’s mother. “For us, it was perfect,” said Mr. Miller, 40, the founder of StudioLAB, a New…

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17 Learning Tools For Your Next Outdoor Excursion

Some of the most engaging and meaningful vacations have long been entwined with learning, be it visiting museums and libraries or touring historic properties. Nowadays, though, many vacations are outdoor excursions. Yet that doesn’t mean learning is strictly about survival skills. Rather, an outdoor vacation is an opportunity to explore the wonders of ocean life,…

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For Doctors of Color, Microaggressions Are All Too Familiar

When Dr. Onyeka Otugo was doing her training in emergency medicine, in Cleveland and Chicago, she was often mistaken for a janitor or food services worker even after introducing herself as a doctor. She realized early on that her white male counterparts were not experiencing similar mix-ups. “People ask me several times if the doctor…

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COMBAT study preliminary results show response of 32% in treatment of pancreatic tumors

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Aug 11, 2020 — Working with an international team of researchers, HonorHealth Research Institute and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, were instrumental in one of the first clinical trials showing how pancreatic cancer patients can benefit from immunotherapy, according to a four-year study published in…

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COVID-19 clinical trials lack diversity

Despite disproportionately higher rates of COVID-19 infection, hospitalization and death among people of color, minority groups are significantly underrepresented in COVID-19 clinical trials, according to a new perspective authored by faculty from the University of Georgia and University of Colorado and pharmacists from Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. Published by the New England Journal…

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New prediction model can forecast personalized risk for COVID-19-related hospitalization

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Clinic researchers have developed and validated a risk prediction model (called a nomogram) that can help physicians predict which patients who have recently tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, are at greatest risk for hospitalization. This new model, published in PLOS One, is the second COVID-19-related nomogram that the…

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