Medical News Today: Cardiovascular deaths on the rise in the US

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), nearly half of all adults in the United States have cardiovascular disease. It caused more deaths in 2016 than previous years, despite rates of cardiovascular deaths having declined worldwide. The amended hypertension guidelines explain the high prevalence of cardiovascular disease in the U.S., say the AHA. Heart disease…

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I Doozy: Adventure in a Wedding Dress

You spent months searching for the perfect wedding dress — only to wear it for one special day. Zoe Aust had a different idea. Ms. Aust, 27, was determined, she said, to get her “money’s worth” from her gown. After her wedding Dec. 31, 2017 at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, N.J., she…

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McKinsey Advised Purdue Pharma How to ‘Turbocharge’ Opioid Sales, Lawsuit Says

The world’s most prestigious management-consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, has been drawn into a national reckoning over who bears responsibility for the opioid crisis that has devastated families and communities across America. In legal papers released in unredacted form on Thursday, the Massachusetts attorney general said McKinsey had helped the maker of OxyContin fan the…

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Graydon Carter Joins the Newsletter Brigade

Graydon Carter, the former editor of Vanity Fair, is starting Air Mail, an all-digital international news platform intended for worldly cosmopolitans, with Alessandra Stanley, who was a longtime critic and reporter for The New York Times. Beginning this summer, Air Mail will be packaged as a weekly newsletter, featuring magazine-length original articles sent to subscribers…

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On the Runway: Roger Stone’s Costume Drama

Roger J. Stone Jr. set foot on the stage — sorry, the floor of the federal court in Washington — on Friday for his scheduling hearing in a somber pinstriped ocean-dark suit, matching dark tie, pristine white shirt and muted pocket handkerchief, bringing to a temporary close the latest installment of what may become one…

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The Secrets Inside the C.O. Bigelow Apothecary (Est. 1838)

Image By Alix Strauss Photographs by Vincent Tullo Ian Ginsberg stood in his West Village office above C.O. Bigelow, considered by some to be the oldest pharmacy in the United States. He was unwrapping vintage items from the early 1900s: An amber bottle filled with German Salts; a glass container of Violet Witch Hazel with…

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Noted: The ‘Winter Friday’ Off Is Now a Thing

Every Friday in the winter, if her clients don’t have any pressing needs, Anne Sholley gets to leave work after lunch. While her friends are still slaving away in their offices, sometimes in the dark or during snowstorms, Ms. Sholley, the program director for Highview Creations, a company in New York that designs and installs…

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