Pride and Panic: Children of Health Care Workers Grapple With Pandemic

When Marcela Vasquez, a phlebotomist at Long Island Community Hospital, gasped for air in a quiet room at home, she wondered: If I die, who will take care of my children? As the fevers and body aches wracked her body, Ms. Vasquez’s 13-year-old daughter, Alyssa Barnes, feared the same. “I really need her,” Alyssa said…

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Experts Fear Increase in Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders

After going through a harrowing bout of postpartum depression with her first child, my patient, Emily, had done everything possible to prepare for the postpartum period with her second. She stayed in treatment with me, her perinatal psychiatrist, and together we made the decision for her to continue Zoloft during her pregnancy. With the combination…

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Big Pharmacy Chains Also Fed the Opioid Epidemic, Court Filing Says

Through years of lawsuits and rising public anger over the opioid epidemic, the big American pharmacy retailers have largely eluded scrutiny. But a new court filing Wednesday morning asserts that pharmacies including CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens and Giant Eagle as well as those operated by Walmart were as complicit in perpetuating the crisis as the…

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How to Compost, Step by Step

How’s that compost coming? If you live in a New York City apartment, it may be on hold, because the city has suspended its composting program (although there are workable alternatives). But if you’re lucky enough to have a garden of your own, there’s no time to lose. “The answer to so many gardening questions…

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Composting

How’s that compost coming? If you live in a New York City apartment, it may be on hold, because the city has suspended its composting program (although there are workable alternatives). But if you’re lucky enough to have a garden of your own, there’s no time to lose. “The answer to so many gardening questions…

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They Evoke Darth Vader, but These Masks May Save Your Doctor’s Life

Even among the surreal sights of an intensive care unit crowded with Covid-19 patients, Dr. Elaine Fajardo’s mask stands out. Jet-black silicone with magenta-capped filters protruding from both sides, it is more commonly the protection of choice at construction sites and industrial plants. But for Dr. Fajardo, it has been a precious and potentially lifesaving…

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How to Turn Vegetables Into a Tie-Dye Pattern

DESIGNER D.I.Y. SERIES Image Credit…Charlie Engman In the latest installment of our Designer D.I.Y. at Home series, Hillary Taymour, the creative director of Collina Strada, offers a creative use for excess beets. May 27, 2020 At a time when everyone is isolated at home, nervous about spending money and without an occasion to dress up,…

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How to Recover From Covid-19 at Home

Getting infected with Covid-19 is a frightening, isolating experience. But as more people endure it, the community of survivors is growing — and with them comes better guidance. My husband and I got sick from the coronavirus in late March. We had so-called mild cases, meaning only that we weren’t hospitalized: In fact, we were…

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Saying Goodbye to Jeffrey

The fashion industry is in a state of emergency. This has been made clear not only by the mounting bankruptcies of big-name retailers, but also by the closure of beloved smaller businesses. These are shops that won’t bounce back. “This is going to be the center of New York City,” Jeffrey Kalinsky thought, standing on…

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Emergency Child Hunger Program Is Far Behind on Rollout

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA volunteer distributed meals to families this month in Sullivan County, N.Y.Credit…Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times The program, Pandemic-EBT, aims to compensate for the declining reach of school meals by placing their value on electronic cards that families can use in grocery stores. But collecting lunch lists from…

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