Early diagnosis of pregnancy-associated heart disease linked to better outcomes

PHILADELPHIA — Women who are diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) during late pregnancy or within a month following delivery are more likely to experience restored cardiac function and improved outcomes compared to those who are diagnosed later in the postpartum period, according to a new study from Penn Medicine. The findings underscore the need for…

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Her Superhero, Even at Comic Con

Jenny Ann Beaudry and Hans Erik Westin are to be married Nov. 17 at Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix. Jonathan Sumler, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, is to officiate. The bride, 35, will take her husband’s name. She is a director of communications and…

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All In on a New Two-Player Game

Dr. Diana Zhong and Benjamin Goldsmith Morgan were married Nov. 15 on the 41st-floor rooftop lounge of the Cirrus apartments in Seattle. Fidelia E. Shaw, a friend of the couple who became a minister with American Marriage Ministries for the event, officiated. The couple are to have a second ceremony, on Aug. 15, at Paliku…

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Elizabeth Warren Vows to Expand Health Coverage in First 100 Days

WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren vowed on Friday to pass major health care legislation in her first 100 days as president, unveiling a new, detailed plan to significantly expand public health insurance coverage as a first step, and promising to pass a “Medicare for all” system by the end of her third year in office…

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Whoops. Judge Reduces J&J Opioid Fine After Mistaking Thousands for Millions

In a mortifying mistake destined to be cited by gleeful math teachers everywhere, an Oklahoma judge acknowledged that he was three decimal places off — mistaking thousands for millions — when he originally calculated the amount Johnson & Johnson should pay for its role in the state’s opioids crisis. As a result, Judge Thad Balkman…

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Her Lifestyle Brands Include Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Alba

Up Next: Nicole Quinn Age: 34 Hometown: Surrey, England Now Lives: In a four-bedroom house in Burlingame, Calif. Claim to Fame: Ms. Quinn is a partner at Lightspeed Ventures, a venture capital firm in Menlo Park, Calif., with high-profile clients including Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Alba. Nicknamed the “celebrity whisperer,” Ms. Quinn often commutes to…

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How to Move Abroad

In 2013, Hana Tova, then 22, left the United States to teach English in South Korea — becoming one of nine million Americans to embrace life abroad. Ms. Tova, who now works as a freelance writer in Mexico, said she was able to have a better quality of life abroad than she would back home.…

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Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of saffron?

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Saffron is a spice with a strong fragrance and distinctive color. The spice is also rich in antioxidants, which may have many health benefits. Early evidence suggests that saffron may boost mood, increase libido, and fight…

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Medical News Today: Are sulfates in shampoo dangerous?

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Sulfates are a class of chemicals that manufacturers use as cleansing or foaming agents. Many household products, such as foaming cleansers, toothpaste, and shampoos, contain sulfates. Sulfates provide the foamy texture that occurs when a person…

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The Shortcut to Crisp, Tender Pie Crust

When I first started to grate and press out short-crust pastry, rather than roll it, I’d show up to any breakfast or birthday with a pie in hand. I’d lurk near my dessert so I could read lips after people took their bites. “She’s a chef,” they’d say, to explain my dangerously tender, crisp crust.…

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