6 Must-Haves When Flying With a Cat or Dog

Flying with your cat or dog is probably no one’s idea of fun — least of all your pet’s. But there are ways and tools to make the trip safer, calmer and more comfortable for everyone involved. After logging hundreds of air miles — one particularly intrepid staffer flew cross-country with both a cat and…

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Your Favorite Internet Astrologer Wrote a Book

The first time I met up with the astrologer Chani Nicholas in Los Angeles, in December, it was for a lunch interview. We sipped our drinks and chewed truffle French fries; I asked questions and she answered them. The conversation flowed easily. We laughed a lot. It was a good interview, by all accounts, but…

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Medical News Today: Scientists draw closer to a dementia vaccine

Although a vaccine for dementia is a long way down the road, researchers recently made a few tentative steps closer. The authors of a recent study in mice hope that in the coming years, they can move into human trials. Share on PinterestScientists believe that they are on the path to a vaccine against dementia.…

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Chest pains during pregnancy: What to know

Pregnancy can cause discomfort and pain in many parts of the body. When these sensations occur in the chest, the cause is often pressure from the growing fetus, acid reflux, or other relatively harmless issues. In rare cases, this chest pain can result from cardiovascular issues or complications of pregnancy. Keep reading for more information…

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Dr. Heather Ashton, 90, Dies; Helped People Quit Anxiety Drugs

When researchers began tinkering with a class of tranquilizer drugs called benzodiazepines in the 1950s, they felt they had uncovered a solution to modern anxiety and insomnia. Benzodiazepines worked quickly and effectively to quell racing heartbeats and dismiss spinning thoughts. The dozen or so different types — including Xanax, Valium, Ativan and Klonopin — became…

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Medical News Today: 11 supplements for COPD

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a collective term for a group of chronic lung conditions including chronic bronchitis, refractory asthma, and emphysema. However, there are a number of supplements and remedies available that may help…

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Democrats Ask Supreme Court for Quick Decision on Obamacare

ImageThe Supreme Court last fall. The court may decide to take on another big case involving the Affordable Care Act.Credit…Joshua Roberts/Reuters A group of Democratic state officials and the Democratic-led House of Representatives on Friday asked the Supreme Court to take up a case with the potential to wipe away the entire Affordable Care Act.…

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Divas and Debutantes

The Metropolitan Opera held a New Year’s Eve gala on Dec. 31 with Puccini operas, a dinner and fireworks. And the Debutante Cotillion and Christmas Ball was held on Dec. 21 at Cipriani Wall Street.

This Soup Has Salad Aspirations

New Year’s resolutions aside, January is actually a terrible month to try to eat more healthfully. For one thing, there’s not a lot of tempting fresh produce in the market, inspiring a cook to make stunning salads. Then, there’s the icy, gray-skied weather that quite naturally makes a body crave carb-heavy, cozy fare, preferably smothered…

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In Appalachia, Crafting a Road to Recovery With Dulcimer Strings

HINDMAN, KY. — The heritage of handcrafted stringed instruments runs deep in this tiny Appalachian village (pop. 770) stretched along the banks of Troublesome Creek. The community has been known as the homeplace of the mountain dulcimer ever since a revered maker, James Edward (“Uncle Ed”) Thomas, pushed a cartload of angelic-sounding dulcimers up and…

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