Samoa Closes Schools as Measles Epidemic Kills at Least 6

Schools in the Pacific island nation of Samoa were closed indefinitely on Monday and children have been barred from public gatherings amid a measles epidemic that has killed at least six people, most of them younger than age 2. As Samoa, a country of about 200,000 people that is part of the same island chain…

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Shopping for Cutting Boards

Cutting boards are the workhorses of the kitchen. But they’re equally at home in the dining room or living room, as casual serving platters. “Boards are just so beautiful and easy,” said Shelly Westerhausen, the author of the cutting-board-focused cookbook Platters and Boards (Chronicle Books) and the founder of the blog Vegetarian Ventures. “I’ve always…

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Bricks-and-Mortar Is Dead. Let’s Open a Store.

When is quirky a savvy career move? It is when you are a young designer who once made a raincoat of quilted see-through plastic and inserted vintage copper pennies into every panel. It is when that same designer — Emily Bode — turned a love of vintage textiles like African country cloth, ticking torn from…

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A Mother’s Love, Knitted Up in a Flock of Turkey Hats

Last year, my daughter asked if I would knit her a turkey hat for the five-mile Turkey Trot run in Prospect Park on Thanksgiving morning. For almost a decade, she and her former college roommate have run this race together, getting up early to start the day with a little healthy exercise. My contribution generally…

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When Mental Illness Is Severe

There‌ are‌ ‌some‌ ‌crimes‌ ‌that‌ ‌are‌ almost‌ ‌impossible‌ ‌to‌ ‌forget. ‌ ‌ For‌ me, ‌they‌ ‌include‌ ‌the‌ ‌death‌ ‌in‌ ‌1999‌ ‌of‌ ‌Kendra‌ ‌Webdale, ‌an‌ ‌aspiring‌ ‌young‌ ‌journalist‌ ‌who‌ ‌was‌ ‌pushed‌ ‌in‌ ‌front‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌New‌ ‌York‌ ‌subway‌ ‌train‌ ‌by‌ ‌a‌ ‌29-year-old‌ ‌man‌ ‌with‌ ‌schizophrenia‌ ‌who‌ ‌had‌ ‌stopped‌ ‌taking‌ ‌his‌ ‌medication. ‌That‌ ‌same‌ ‌year, ‌two‌ ‌mentally‌…

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Is early menopause associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease?

What The Study Did: Whether natural premature menopause and premature menopause that results from surgery to remove a woman’s ovaries before age 40 are associated with increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases was the focus of this observational study. To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website at this link https://media.jamanetwork.com/ Authors:…

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Disparities in care, mortality among hospitalized homeless adults with cardiovascular conditions

What The Study Did: Disparities in hospital care as measured by procedure rates and in-hospital death rates between homeless and nonhomeless adults hospitalized for cardiovascular conditions in New York, Massachusetts and Florida were examined in this observational analysis. To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website at this link https://media.jamanetwork.com/ Authors: Rishi K. Wadhera,…

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