Dr. Gerald Berenson, 96, Dies; Traced Heart Disease to Childhood

Dr. Gerald S. Berenson, a cardiologist who found that detecting and reducing elevated weight, blood pressure and cholesterol in young children could help prevent heart disease when they became adults, died on Nov. 22 in Houston. He was 96. Dr. Berenson, who lived in New Orleans, had been visiting a daughter in Texas when he…

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Patricia Quintana, Champion of Mexican Cuisine, Dies at 72

Patricia Quintana, the chef and author whose work exalted the range and sophistication of Mexican cuisine, died on Monday at her home in Mexico City. She was 72. Her son Patricio Pasquel Quintana, who confirmed the death, said Ms. Quintana was given a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma several years ago. Beginning with her first cookbook,…

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As Measles Surges, ‘Decades of Progress’ Are in Jeopardy

Reported cases of measles worldwide surged by nearly a third last year, partly because parents did not vaccinate their children, health organizations said Thursday. The increase in measles, a highly contagious scourge that had been nearly eradicated in many parts of the world just a few years ago, was “deeply concerning,” the organizations said in…

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Medical News Today: What is an HIV viral load?

Viral load refers to the amount of HIV in a person’s blood. HIV treatments aim to reduce the viral load until the virus is no longer detectable, which mean it is also untransmittable. In this article, we discuss what viral load means for people living with HIV and their partners, the links between viral load…

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Meanwhile: The $0.006 Object in Your Sushi Container Is Doing an Important Job

Image Wendy MacNaughton is a graphic journalist based in San Francisco. You can find her via website and Instagram. More ‘Meanwhile’ Wendy MacNaughton’s illustrated column about the big implications of seemingly small things. How Californians Are Breathing in the ‘New Abnormal’ of Epic Fires An illustrated look at the face masks that are now everywhere…

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Dominique Crenn Wins Third Michelin Star, a First for a Woman in America

The chef Dominique Crenn has become the first woman in the United States to receive three stars from the Michelin Guide, its highest rating, for her modernist San Francisco restaurant Atelier Crenn. The guide’s 2019 stars for the Bay Area were announced Thursday afternoon amid intense speculation that Ms. Crenn, who has already won many…

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15 Denim Jumpsuits You Don’t Need But Will Probably Want Anyway

Unlike most ELLE.com editors, I only own one jumpsuit. For years I was averse to the style, until I met the one: a pair from Karla Welch’s sick collaboration with Levi’s. They’ve since sold out (sorry guys), but my eyes have opened to all the other denim jumpsuits I’ve been missing out on. There’s the…

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El Espace: 8 Books Reshaping Latinx Literature

El Espace is a column dedicated to news and culture relevant to Latinx communities. Expect politics, arts, analysis, personal essays and more. ¿Lo mejor? It’ll be in Spanish and English, so you can forward it to your tía, your primo Lalo or anyone else (read: everyone). I didn’t have papers for most of my life,…

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