with…: Laurie Metcalf, the First Lady of American Theater

It’s hard to say which Barr causes Laurie Metcalf more anguish: Roseanne or William. As I sat down with the actress on a recent Sunday evening at Orso on West 46th Street, heads were exploding over the attorney general’s four-page memo summarizing the Mueller report as exonerating President Trump of colluding with the Russians. Even…

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Confirm or Deny: Laurie Metcalf

Maureen Dowd: You once grabbed George Clooney’s butt on “Roseanne,” when he was playing your boss at the factory. Laurie Metcalf: Confirm. It was scripted that I grab it, so who am I to pick a fight with the writers? According to the Proust questionnaire in Vanity Fair, you want to be reincarnated as the…

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Check In: Hotel Review: Shinola Hotel, Detroit

Rates A standard room with a queen bed starts at $195. The Basics At this year’s Oscar ceremony, the “Green Book” director, Peter Farrelly, gave a shout out to the luxury fashion brand Shinola, crediting it with “saving Detroit.” While his claim remains controversial, one fact is inarguable: With the opening of its first hotel…

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Medicare Aims to Expand Coverage of Cancer Care. But Is It Enough?

WASHINGTON — In a major test case, Medicare is poised to cover a promising but expensive new type of cancer treatment, with significant restrictions meant to hold down the cost. Cancer patients, doctors and drug companies are urging the Trump administration to remove the restrictions and broaden coverage so more patients can benefit from the…

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Low levels of ‘bad cholesterol’ may actually increase stroke risk

A recent study warns that women with low levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, sometimes called «bad cholesterol,» may face an increased risk of bleeding stroke. Women with low LDL cholesterol levels may be more at risk of bleeding stroke, new research finds. According to the latest guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the…

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Medical News Today: What to know about diabetic gastroparesis

Gastroparesis affects how the stomach moves food into the intestines and leads to bloating, nausea, and heartburn. When diabetes causes the condition, doctors call it diabetic gastroparesis. In this article, we provide an overview of diabetic gastroparesis, including its causes, symptoms, complications, and treatments. What is diabetic gastroparesis? A person with diabetic gastroparesis may experience…

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European experts sound alarm as mosquito- and tick-borne diseases set to flourish in warmer climate

New research presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (13-16 April) shows that the geographical range of vector-borne diseases such as chikungunya, dengue fever, leishmaniasis, and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is expanding rapidly. Spurred on by climate change and international travel and trade, vector-borne disease outbreaks are…

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