Front Burner: Smoked Ham, With a Little Help From His Friends

Advertisement Front Burner Sam Edwards lost his smokehouse after a fire two years ago. Now, friends have helped him cure Surryano ham. Image CreditCreditTony Cenicola/The New York Times Sept. 4, 2018 Time to sharpen that chef’s knife, santoku or slicer. It’s the only way, for now, to take advantage of the newly released cured ham…

Details

Front Burner: Let This Honey Cake Impress You

Advertisement Front Burner In the hands of Alessandra Altieri Lopez of Bouchon Bakery, the confection rises above its fruitcake reputation. Image CreditCreditTony Cenicola/The New York Times Sept. 4, 2018 Honey cake is to Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, as fruitcake is to Christmas, a routine necessity. But in the hands of Alessandra Altieri Lopez,…

Details

Front Burner: Delaney Chicken Crosses the River

Advertisement Front Burner The sandwich shop is opening a stand at the DeKalb Market Hall in Downtown Brooklyn. Image The fried chicken sandwich from Delaney Chicken.CreditCreditMatthew Kanbergs Sept. 4, 2018 Why is the fried chicken sandwich crossing the East River? For Daniel Delaney’s bird, it’s to find a home at the DeKalb Market Hall in…

Details

What causes pinkish-brown discharge?

The color of a person’s vaginal discharge can say a lot about their health. Some people may worry if their discharge is pinkish-brown, but many different factors can cause this. Pinkish-brown discharge or spotting is common around the time of a person’s period, but it can also happen at other times because of ovulation, pregnancy,…

Details

HPV and breastfeeding: What to know

Human papillomavirus or HPV is a sexually transmitted infection or STI with links to some types of cancer, including cervical and throat cancer. Breastfeeding women may worry about spreading the virus to babies through breast milk. But, for most women with HPV, breastfeeding is safe, and the benefits outweigh any potential risks. In this article,…

Details

Strategies for Long-Distance Caregiving

Divide and conquer. If, like me, you are fortunate enough to have a sibling or other close family members, Ms. Whitehead suggests dividing the caregiving tasks. This could mean that one person focuses on finances while another handles the medical aspects. Stay connected. It’s hard enough keeping track of our own schedules, let alone managing…

Details

The New Health Care: What the Experts Want Us to Know About Public Health

The United States receives tremendous benefits from public health spending — with far more value per dollar than with most other types of health care spending. We reviewed those benefits in a recent article, suggesting that more such spending should be considered. Then Upshot readers weighed in with their choices of what public health campaigns…

Details

Matter: Scientists Are Retooling Bacteria to Cure Disease

Advertisement matter By manipulating DNA, researchers are trying to create microbes that, once ingested, work to treat a rare genetic condition — a milestone in synthetic biology. Image A newborn is tested for PKU, a rare inherited blood disorder, at a hospital in California.CreditCreditSpencer Grant/Science Source Sept. 4, 2018 In a study carried out over…

Details

The Menopausal Vagina Monologues

A recent 12-week study in JAMA Internal Medicine of 302 postmenopausal women found that estrogen (in the form of Vagifem, a vaginal tablet) was about as effective as a vaginal moisturizer (Replens) or a placebo tablet or gel in providing relief. “Estrogen is not some sort of miracle for everyone,” though for some, “I think…

Details

On Dessert: Elevate Your Chocolate-Chip Cookies

It takes me forever to get anywhere in Paris. It’s not the traffic, or the strikes — which are almost as reliable as the church bells tolling the hours — or the weather, or the bumpy cobblestone streets. It’s the pastry shops: There are so many of them, and I can’t keep myself from lingering…

Details