Medical News Today: What to know about gallbladder polyps

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For Many Widows, the Hardest Part Is Mealtime

GLEN ELLYN, Ill. — When her husband, Bill, died six years ago this month, Michele Zawadzki squared her shoulders to the grief. They had been together for 47 years — since high school, when they were prom dates — so she knew that life without him would be trying. Not just holidays, but even mundane matters…

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Medical News Today: What can cause toe swelling?

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Sugary Drink Ban Tied to Health Improvements at Medical Center

In recent years, hospitals and medical centers across the country have stopped selling sugar-sweetened beverages in an effort to reduce obesity and diabetes. Now a new study carried out at the University of California, San Francisco, has documented the health impact of a soda sales ban on its employees. Ten months after a sales ban…

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When Your 200-Month-Old Can’t Sleep Through the Night

Sleeping through the night is a hot topic in pediatrics, so it was no surprise that there was a standing-room-only crowd for a lecture on it at the national conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics in New Orleans over the weekend. The speaker, Dr. Adiaha I.A. Spinks-Franklin, a developmental behavioral pediatrician, did her training…

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It’s Officially Spooky Season. Here’s How to Dress for It Like an Adult.

It’s a truism that, in fashion, everything old is new again. But how, exactly, are we supposed to incorporate elements of bygone styles without accidentally lurching into a kind of clumsy costume? This was the concern of the wildly popular women’s magazine The Lady’s Book in 1830, which advised readers that when “attempting to engraft…

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The Secret Ingredient That Improves Meat Every Time

For the past couple of years, I’ve been seeing a trend among the online community of sous-vide cooking enthusiasts: rubbing meat with mayonnaise before searing it. A parallel trend has also been hitting the grilled cheese forums (there’s a message board for everything), where folks are slathering their bread with mayonnaise before griddling, insisting that…

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Brian Focarino, Brian Shea

Brian Joseph Focarino and Brian Jeremiah Shea were married Oct. 25 at Boston City Hall. Patricia A. McMahon, the city registrar, officiated. On Nov. 3, Jason C. Focarino, a brother of Mr. Focarino, is to lead the couple in their vows in Yelapa, Mexico. The couple met during law school at William & Mary, from…

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