John Najarian, Pioneering Transplant Surgeon, Dies at 92

Dr. John S. Najarian, a groundbreaking transplant surgeon who made headlines for taking on difficult cases and who weathered a different type of headline when he was accused, and then exonerated, of improprieties related to a drug he had developed, died on Aug. 31 in Stillwater, Minn., east of Minneapolis. He was 92. His son…

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Monuments That Celebrate Communal Struggles, Not Flawed Men

A striking billboard looms over the gates at the main entrance of Socrates Sculpture Park. It’s not an advertisement but an artwork by Nona Faustine that speaks to the reckoning that — fueled by a summer of protests — has led to the toppling of monuments across this country. Titled “In Praise of Famous Men…

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The New Apple Watch Measures Your Blood Oxygen. Now What?

The new Apple Watch can be summed up in two words: blood oxygen. The ability to measure your blood’s oxygen saturation — an overall indicator of wellness — is the most significant new feature in the Apple Watch Series 6, which was unveiled this week and becomes available on Friday. (The watch is otherwise not…

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A Telfar x Ugg Collaboration Is Coming Soon

If there’s one designer who can make his customers feel things, it’s Telfar Clemens. Telfar fans aren’t just shoppers but a community who take pride in flaunting the label’s signature (and always sold-out) «Bushwick Birkin» tote. To carry Telfar is to broadcast your support for a young Liberian-American designer who renounces exclusivity in luxury fashion…

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Medical Errors May Increase Around Daylight Saving Time in the Spring

Health care workers may make more mistakes in the days following the switch to daylight saving time in the spring. The Mayo Clinic Health System encourages voluntary reporting of any patient safety-related incidents caused by defective systems, equipment failure or human error. Researchers used this data to study errors over eight years in the seven…

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Reproductive Life Span May Affect a Woman’s Heart Risks

A shorter reproductive life span — the time between menarche and menopause — may be linked to a higher risk for cardiovascular disease. An analysis, published in JAMA Cardiology, pooled data from 12 studies that included 307,855 women who were healthy at menopause. They found that compared with an average reproductive life span of 36…

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A September Wine Romance

It wasn’t much of a summer, I’m afraid. The empty ballparks, the missing actors and musicians, the fraught travel, the social distancing — little was there to divert attention momentarily from the pitiless price of the Covid-19 pandemic and the destruction caused by climate change. At least fresh summer fruits and vegetables were bountiful. But…

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Trump Again Scorns Science on Masks and Vaccines

Here’s what you need to know: Video transcript Back transcript ‘They Are Our Best Defense’: Redfield Renews Call to Wear Masks Dr. Robert R. Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told senators that if all Americans wore masks, the coronavirus could be controlled in six to 12 weeks. Today, and…

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What Can I Say to the ‘QAnon Mom’ Next Door?

For four years, my family has been great friends with the family next door. Their kids are the same age as ours, I became close with the mother, our husbands even work together. But during quarantine, my friend started sharing conspiracy theories about the trafficking of children. She believes “PizzaGate” is real and that Hollywood…

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