For Older Patients, an ‘Afterworld’ of Hospital Care

The Hospital for Special Care in New Britain, Conn., had 10 patients in its close observation unit on a recent afternoon. Visitors could hear the steady ping of pulse monitors and the hum of ventilators. The hospital carefully designed these curtained cubicles to include windows, so that patients can distinguish day from night. It also…

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Celebrating a Shrine to Kitsch Where Andy Warhol Drank Iced Hot Chocolate

It’s difficult, now, to remember a time before the frozen dessert beverage. Those of us who grew up with Frappuccinos and Coffee Coolattas can’t imagine shopping malls without them; they are woven into the high-fructose fabric of America. Nearly two decades before Starbucks first opened in 1971, a trio of enterprising young roommates in Manhattan…

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Uighur Noodles, Terrifically Chewy and Earthy, at Nurlan in Flushing, Queens

It’s almost impossible to walk with single-minded purpose down Main Street in Flushing, Queens. Everything entices: a cart selling hot roasted chestnuts still in their shells; a poster promising dried sea cucumbers, dark and warty; a bakery where spider-cracked tea eggs steep in inky broth in a rice cooker on the counter. Resist temptation, and…

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What are the best prenatal vitamins to take?

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Peanut Allergy Drug Will Protect Children, Experts Tell F.D.A.

The first-ever drug regimen to blunt acute peanut allergies in children should be approved, experts told a Food and Drug Administration committee on Friday, because the therapy has the potential to reduce the risk of life-threatening reactions and to improve patients’ lives. The new drug, called Palforzia and made by Aimmune Therapeutics, is an oral…

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You Will Love This Sheet-Pan Dinner

I tend to think of fall as the year’s busy season. But really it’s more accurate to think of it as the year’s crazy season, a cacophony of to-do lists, school orientations, last-minute online shopping, doctor’s appointments, after-work events, full-day conferences, weekend gatherings and overall mayhem, culminating in the one-two punch of Thanksgiving and Christmas.…

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Zantac Has Low Levels of a Cancer-Causing Chemical, the F.D.A. Says

The Food and Drug Administration said on Friday that it had detected low levels of a cancer-causing contaminant in samples of heartburn medicines containing the drug commonly known as Zantac, and that it was advising patients who take over-the-counter versions to consider switching to a different medication. But no recalls have been initiated, and the…

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A Sweetly Savory Kind of Bird

For most of the year, I go full-on savory when roasting a chicken. The more garlic, mustard, chiles and lemon I can stuff into the cavity and rub under the skin, the happier I’ll be. Around the Jewish holidays, though, my preferences take a sugary turn. Once Rosh Hashana leaps into view, honeyed visions edge…

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All the Looks From Rihanna’s Fifth Annual Diamond Ball

No one is having a better week than Rihanna. She shut down NYFW with a super private Savage x Fenty show (streaming on Amazon later this month) and less than 24 hours later, hosted her fifth annual Diamond Ball benefitting the Clara Lionel Foundation. So what do you wear when the red carpet queen herself…

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Your New Favorite Curry

Good morning. I’ll tell you what I’m going to do this weekend. I’m going to read Tejal Rao’s new column about making Japanese curry in The New York Times Magazine. I’m going to read it, like, four or five times so I get some sense of the technique, and then I’m going to make her…

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