1,495 Americans Describe the Financial Reality of Being Really Sick

The whole point of health insurance is protection from financial ruin in case of catastrophic, costly health problems. But a recent survey of people facing such problems shows that it often fails in that basic function. The survey, of some of the country’s most seriously ill people, found that even with health insurance, more than…

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Medical News Today: How to use cromolyn sodium to treat allergies

Cromolyn sodium is an over-the-counter medication for treating nasal allergies. It comes as a nasal solution and works best when a person uses it before they come into contact with the substance that triggers their allergy. Allergic reactions occur when the body’s immune system mistakenly responds to harmless substances known as allergens. Allergies that affect…

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Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about thyroid gland removal

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that sits in the lower part of the front of the neck. Thyroid gland removal is a surgical procedure that involves removing part or all of the thyroid. The thyroid plays an important part in the body’s functions. It produces hormones that circulate throughout the body, regulating a…

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The Siblings Making Copenhagen’s Most Stylish Jewelry and Food

When Sophie Bille Brahe and her younger brother, Frederik, were growing up in Hellerup, a leafy suburb north of Copenhagen, Denmark, their parents had two unorthodox methods of keeping the house quiet when they wanted to sleep in on Sunday mornings. To distract Sophie, they permitted her to rummage through the bric-a-brac in the drawers…

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fixtures: Kathy Hourigan Is Knopf’s Secret Weapon

Image Kathy Hourigan, who started at Knopf in 1963, in her office. She rose from secretary to her current role as vice president, managing editor of Knopf Doubleday.CreditDaniel Dorsa for The New York Times In 1963, on the Friday before Labor Day, Kathy Hourigan went to a Manhattan employment agency that specialized in publishing. The…

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Coffee May Tame the Redness of Rosacea

Image Yet another reason to drink coffee: A new study suggests it can be good for the complexion. Researchers studied the effect of coffee drinking on the risk for rosacea, a chronic skin disease that causes facial redness in about 5 percent of the population. The scientists used data on 82,737 women participating in a…

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Uber’s New Scooters Took Over Paris Fashion Week

Fashion month is over and editors have had a few days to sort out the biggest trends to emerge from the four-city whirlwind. Marigold seems to be a frontrunner for the color next spring, while big voluminous ruffles, cargo pants, and acid wash denim (really!) are in. Also in? Electronic scooters. Irene Lara wearing a…

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Eat: Now Is the Time for the Comfort of Swan-Shaped Pastries

I’ve enjoyed some electric spikes of optimism and even some exhilaration over the past many months, but they’ve ended like junk-food highs; generally, I’ve found myself feeling uncommonly bleak. I try to tune it out, look to the light, but even the food pages have grown heavy. Where there used to be lively essays about…

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What to Cook: You Don’t Need a Recipe!

Good morning. I had some pasta shells in the larder, a bunch of spicy Italian sausage in the fridge, some butter and a fistful of sage. I got water going on the stovetop for the pasta, and that was dinner right there, no-recipe-recipe-style: the sausages seared tight and then cut into coins, then fried again…

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Astrology Is Hard, Even if It’s Fake

On the morning of the International Society for Astrological Research’s Certification of Astrological Proficiency (ISAR CAP) exam, which was held at a Marriott in Chicago on a balmy morning in May, the cosmic weather boded well. The moon was in Sagittarius, the most erudite of the signs, and the communication planet Mercury had just entered…

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