Long Chats Followed Their Alumni Reunion

Betsy Zeidman and David Kleeman were a year apart at Sidwell Friends School in Washington in the 1970s, though both were on the school newspaper and so knew each other casually. Their awareness of each other over the ensuing decades was limited to occasional Sidwell alumni updates. “I certainly was not tracking him,” said Ms.…

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Fate Kept Them Together

When Victoria Michelotti first saw Alán Weinfeld in October 2010, he was sitting at a Manhattan bar with another woman — his mother. “I thought that was just so adorable,” said Ms. Michelotti, 34 and the director of brand strategy and new market development at the Cambridge Information Group, an investment firm in New York.…

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A Season of Grief and Release: 5 Months of the Virus in New York City

Spring to Summer 2020 Photographs by Daniel Arnold Text by Dodai Stewart Aug. 7, 2020 The restaurant was empty, save for two other tables. Spoons slid through our dessert, split three ways. We were anxious but determined to enjoy it, somehow. It was March 10, and the coronavirus had just hit New York City. We…

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Why I’m Obsessed With Patients’ Medical Bills

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. My reporting obsession with medical bills started with a bandage. A very, very expensive bandage. Four years ago, before I worked for The New York Times, a reader emailed me a surprising story. He had…

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Canada to U.S. Visitors: Please Don’t Sneak Across the Border

I was packing for my road trip from Colorado to Alberta, Canada, when the text came in from a gentleman I’d been helping with groceries during the pandemic. “The Canadians are actually doing damage to vehicles with United States plates on them,” he cautioned, giving me my first inkling that it wasn’t just public health…

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A Birthday at the Cemetery

We had barely clicked our seatbelts into place when my mother said, “Do you mind if we stop at the cemetery?” I knew my mom couldn’t bear to make the trek from where we lived in Monterey to the larger city of San Jose without paying her respects to my grandfather, but that afternoon was…

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Live Coronavirus News: Global Tracker

Here’s what you need to know: ImageMark Meadows, the White House Chief of Staff, before gathering with other leaders in Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office on Thursday.Credit…Gabriella Demczuk for The New York Times Negotiations to break the stimulus stalemate end with no compromise in sight. Top Democrats and the White House clashed anew on Thursday over…

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Treatment option improves chances of survival for babies with rare cerebrovascular disorder

FAIRFAX, Va. — Endovascular treatment of vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation (VGAM) in babies with severe pulmonary hypertension can improve chances of survival, according to a study released today at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery’s (SNIS) 17th Annual Meeting. The study, Outcomes of Endovascular Treatment of Vein of Galen Aneurysmal Malformation in Neonates, evaluated data…

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Modifying BACTRAC protocol provides first chance to study local leukocyte populations during stroke

FAIRFAX, Va. — Expanding standard techniques during mechanical thrombectomy — a procedure that removes a clot from an artery during stroke — allows researchers to reproducibly obtain and study local leukocyte populations during human stroke, according to a study by the University of Kentucky Department of Neurology, released today at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery’s…

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New test better predicts which babies will develop type 1 diabetes

A new approach to predicting which babies will develop type 1 diabetes moves a step closer to routine testing for newborns which could avoid life-threatening complications. Scientists at seven international sites have followed 7,798 children at high risk of developing type 1 diabetes from birth, over nine years, in The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in…

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