Medical News Today: What to know about angioplasty

Angioplasty is a medical procedure that opens up a blocked or narrowed artery around the heart. It is a standard treatment for narrowed or blocked arteries in this area of the body. Doctors also refer to angioplasty as percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCI. During angioplasty, a surgeon inserts a tube into an artery in the…

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Medical News Today: What causes pain under the left armpit?

Pain under the left armpit can be concerning, and many people associate any pain on the left side of their body with a heart attack. However, most of the time, pain under the left armpit has a less serious cause. The armpit is a complex meeting point for muscles and connective tissues, lymph nodes, and…

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When Is a Star Not Always a Star? When It’s an Online Review

In the world of e-commerce, the online review is king, the internet’s answer to walking into a store and trying out a product for yourself. An increase of just one star in a rating on Amazon correlates with a 26 percent increase in sales, according to a recent analysis by the e-commerce consulting firm Pattern.…

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36 Hours in Steamboat Springs

About 70 miles north of the I-70 corridor that feeds Colorado’s busiest ski areas, Steamboat Springs seems removed from the usual luxury designer shops and rampant condo development so often seen in ski towns these days. Local craft makers, artists, brewers and restaurant owners lend indie flair to the town’s main street, lined mostly with…

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Modern Black Friday Work Force: Postal Clerk, Influencer, Robot

A postal employee who processes one Amazon return after another. A part-time stockroom clerk who works spotty hours for minimum wage and no health benefits. A social media influencer who pitches products to her 83,000 Instagram followers. A robot that scans the shelves at Walmart. Meet America’s retail work force in 2019. Nearly five million…

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Diablo Cody’s Week: ‘I’m a Phone Addict’

Diablo Cody, the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind “Juno,” “Young Adult” and “Tully,” is a master of the endless hustle. But her latest routine — commuting between Hollywood and Broadway every week — is admittedly gnarly. While she’s still creating for the screen in sunny Los Angeles, she also wrote the book for “Jagged Little Pill,” the…

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The T List: A New Place to Indulge One’s Sweet Tooth, and More

Welcome to the T List, a newsletter from the editors of T Magazine. Each week, we’re sharing things we’re eating, wearing, listening to or coveting now. We hope you’ll join us for the ride. (Sign up here, if you haven’t already, and you can reach us at tlist@nytimes.com.) Eat This A New Place to Indulge…

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Should I Break Up With My Boyfriend?

My boyfriend of four years is everything I want in a man — intelligent, kind and adventurous — and I would really like to get married. We’ve discussed it several times. He’s made it clear that he loves me, but is not interested in thinking about the future because the concept of his mortality terrifies…

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Home urine test for prostate cancer could revolutionize diagnosis

A simple urine test under development for prostate cancer detection can now use urine samples collected at home — according to new research from University of East Anglia and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Scientists pioneered the test which diagnoses aggressive prostate cancer and predicts whether patients will require treatment up to five years…

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What to know about salpingectomy

Salpingectomy is the surgical removal of one or both fallopian tubes. These tubes provide a pathway for an egg to travel from an ovary to the uterus, where it may be fertilized. A doctor may recommend a salpingectomy for various reasons, including an ectopic pregnancy. They may also suggest the procedure as a means of…

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