Transportation barriers to care may increase likelihood of emergency surgical intervention

CHICAGO: Transportation barriers, such as personal access to a vehicle or public transportation, disproportionally affect minority communities, according to results of a new study presented at the virtual American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2020. The study was performed by researchers at the University of Colorado at Aurora who used geographic information systems (GIS)…

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Joan Marks, Doyenne of Genetic Counselors, Dies at 91

Joan H. Marks, who was a pioneer in genetic counseling, the practice of helping patients understand their risk of an inherited medical condition, and who developed it into a full-blown profession, died on Sept. 14 at her home in Manhattan. She was 91. Her son Dr. Andrew Marks said the cause was heart failure. Ms.…

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Trump’s Travail: A Virus That Thrives Indoors

On Saturday, President Trump met with Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the nominee to the Supreme Court, and others in the Oval Office. On Tuesday, he debated former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. in an indoor hall, neither with a mask, talking at high volume and often without pause. On Wednesday, Mr. Trump traveled to…

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Cat Bordhi, Who Challenged Traditional Ways of Knitting, Dies at 69

Cat Bordhi, who found joyful rebellion in thinking up new techniques for knitting socks, cowls and other clothing, and whose books encouraged others to question the orthodoxy of that age-old practice, died on Sept. 19 at her home in Friday Harbor, Wash. She was 69. Her daughter, Jenny Low, said the cause was cancer. Ms.…

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It’s Time for Diners to Ask the Servers: How Are You Doing?

In the small dining room of the acclaimed Manhattan restaurant where Brian Williams waits tables, all the windows were open on Wednesday. It was the day indoor dining returned to New York City, and the state is strongly recommending that windows and doors be kept open for as long as the temperatures cooperate, to let…

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When Waking Life Feels Like a Dream

Welcome. I’ve been thinking lately about the tension between dreams and waking life. So much of the recent months has felt uncharted, unreal — how many times have we compared what’s happening to the plot of a movie, to fiction? When a dream feels particularly “big” or poignant, I examine it, marveling at the creativity…

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Amazon’s Taking 30% Off Savage x Fenty Lingerie Right Now

Kevin MazurGetty Images Yesterday we were all dazzled by Rihanna’s latest Savage x Fenty lingerie show featuring Bella Hadid, Willow Smith, and Erika Jayne. And as if that weren’t enough of a gift, you can actually score pieces from the brand at up to 30 percent off today on Amazon. Not only are these bras…

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Love Letter: Is It Time to Break Up?

As that old song goes, “breaking up is hard to do,” especially during a global pandemic. While ending things with a partner might be tougher right now, putting a breakup on hold could do more harm than good. If you’re not sure if now is a good time to call it quits, here are a…

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Now That Time Is a Flat Circle, Fashion Seasons Are, Too

Courtesy of the Brands; Coach/Juergen Teller, Kwaidan Editions/Léa Dickely Style Points is a weekly column about how fashion intersects with the wider world. This summer, I spent a lot of my time on the phone, chatting with designers and other fashion people about what they thought the future of fashion might hold. One of the…

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