On Location: A Hamptons House Built to Withstand the Grandchildren

A few years after their daughters moved from the mountainous western edge of Austria to the concrete canyons of New York, Konrad and Doris Wuehrer decided to start a new tradition. Instead of expecting their children to return home to Austria every summer — as the women, Barbara Wuehrer-Engelking and Monika Wuhrer (who uses a…

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All Dogged Up: At the American Kennel Club’s New Museum

First, you notice the fun, high-tech stuff: the digital billboard overhead that shows dogs of different shapes and sizes scampering across the screen. And then the “Find Your Match” kiosk that snaps your picture and shows you which type of purebred dog you most resemble. (Me: a sloughi, a somewhat obscure cousin of the greyhound.)…

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Looking Beyond the Fashion Binary

BOSTON — The fashion department of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston occupies a high-ceiling space filled with wooden bookshelves that resembles a classroom at a venerable college, and on a recent winter day the lesson was to expect the unexpected when it comes to clothes. The museum’s curator of fashion arts, Michelle Finamore,…

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Q&A: In Space, No One Can Hear Your Teeth Chatter

Image CreditVictoria Roberts Q. How cold is space? A. It depends on the location, but according to NASA, the average temperature of the void between galaxies, away from hot suns and the like, is about minus 454 degrees Fahrenheit. Across the broad reaches of space, this average temperature has been measured at a remarkably constant…

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Your Environment Is Cleaner. Your Immune System Has Never Been So Unprepared.

Excerpted from “An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System,” published on Tuesday by William Morrow. Should you pick your nose? Don’t laugh. Scientifically, it’s an interesting question. Should your children pick their noses? Should your children eat dirt? Maybe: Your body needs to know what immune challenges lurk in the immediate…

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Health inequality threatening more adolescents worldwide than ever before

A detailed global study of the health and well being of the world’s 1.8 billion adolescents and young adults reveals a growing inequality — and greater health challenges than those faced 25 years ago. Of the 1.8 billion adolescents aged 10-24, an additional 250 million worldwide are living in countries where they face a triple…

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Study suggests hip replacement patients can skip hip precautions

Low-risk patients undergoing a total hip replacement with a posterior approach can skip the standard hip precautions currently recommended for post-surgical recovery, according to a new study conducted at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), in New York City. Eliminating standard precautions in this population did not increase the risk of hip dislocation, according to the…

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El Camino Hospital first in California to offer new treatment for severe COPD/emphysema

IMAGE: El Camino Hospital today announced it is the first hospital in California to have successfully performed the new and recently Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved lung valve treatment for… view more  Credit: Pulmonx Corporation — www.MyLungsMyLife.com Mountain View, Calif. — March 11, 2019 — El Camino Hospital today announced it is the first hospital…

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