Thousands of Women Have Shared Abortion Stories With #YouKnowMe. She Was First.

On Tuesday, after the Alabama Senate voted to pass a bill that would ban almost all abortions in the state, the actress Busy Philipps felt compelled to take action. “Women deserve compassion and understanding in their personal health choices,” Ms. Philipps, 39, said on Wednesday. “This is something a lot of people experience and go…

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In the Arizona High Desert, Taking the Temperature of a Wine Boom

Driving up Interstate 17 from Scottsdale, the road to Cornville flattens out over arid, vast distances where, seemingly, not much grows beyond cactus. But that vision of Arizona as a sun-baked no-man’s land is far from true. In Northern Arizona’s Yavapai County, the story is, in fact, much colder and wetter. In late March, the…

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Rites of Passage: My Very Brief Career as the World’s Worst Detective

“This is not an easy place to get hired,” said a fellow analyst at the company, an elite, private-sector global intelligence organization. The vetting process was rigorous: an extensive background check, drug testing, fingerprinting, half a dozen interviews and months of waiting. The company recruited highly decorated F.B.I. agents, state and federal prosecutors, and the…

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The Oasis at the End of the Dusty Road

The saga of Castle Hot Springs resort sounds like a Carl Hiaasen novel if he swapped South Florida for Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. The history of the hard-to-access oasis an hour’s drive north of Phoenix has involved a quail-hunting, self-made mogul, Native Americans, new age crystal worshipers, scheming hoteliers and a gun-toting, toothless caretaker who had…

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Fitness for Bodies That Don’t Fit the Mainstream

Five years ago, Asher Freeman tried to find a personal trainer knowledgeable about the fitness needs of queer and transgender people. The search came up empty. So Freeman, who identifies as nonbinary and uses the pronouns they and them, took college courses in exercise science and became certified as a personal trainer. “It was really…

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Living With Cancer: Sleeping With Cancer

Cancer is a terrible bedfellow. It tosses and turns, snorting and kicking and snatching more than its share of the covers. It never caresses or croons lullabies, but instead hisses innuendos into the wee hours, turning wakefulness into a wake. No wonder insomnia plagues cancer patients, often sending us to chemical aids. Ten years after…

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Condé Nast Sells Brides Magazine to Barry Diller’s Dotdash

The courting of Brides magazine had none of the meet-cutes and grand gestures often described in its glossy pages. Condé Nast, the publisher of Vogue and The New Yorker, rather unceremoniously put the publication on the market last year as part of a cost-cutting campaign. The online brand Dotdash was among the early suitors, and…

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Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (CVIA) new issue, Volume 4 Issue 1

IMAGE: Beijing, 1 May 2019: the journal Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (CVIA) has just published a major new issue, Volume 4 Issue 1. This is a Special Issue on Imaging… view more  Credit: Compuscript Limited Beijing, 1 May 2019: the journal Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (CVIA) has just published a new issue, Volume 4 Issue 1.…

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Leveraging information technology to address health disparities

WHAT: Disparities in health care delivery and health outcomes present distressing challenges to underserved populations, who often experience a greater burden of chronic diseases and are more likely to show signs of poor disease management. Health information technology (IT) tools may serve a vital role in reducing such disparities in the clinical care setting. In…

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