Is Age Only a Number, Even When You’re Running for President?

For months, Senator Bernie Sanders brushed off questions about his age, offering a simple, six-word mantra to those who doubt he’s energetic enough to run for president: “Follow me around the campaign trail.” But in the hours before the chest pains that led to an emergency procedure in a Las Vegas hospital, Mr. Sanders, 78,…


After Hospitals’ Big Donation to N.Y. Democrats, a $140 Million Payout

With Medicaid costs soaring in New York, the Greater New York Hospital Association was pushing for the seemingly impossible: more state reimbursement money. It was a big ask, and for years, it had gone nowhere. Medicaid spending already represented a massive and ever-growing share of the state budget, and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo had taken…


Lung Damage From Vaping Resembles Chemical Burns, Report Says

The lung damage in some people who have become ill after vaping nicotine or marijuana products resembles a chemical burn, doctors from the Mayo Clinic reported on Wednesday. Their findings are based on samples of lung tissue from 17 patients around the country whose biopsy specimens were sent to Mayo to be examined under the…


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Peter Sarsgaard Reads ‘How 30 Blocks Became 30 Years’

Mr. Sarsgaard stars in the new movie “The Sounds of Silence.” Stay tuned after the reading to hear more from him, Mr. Mattlin and the Modern Love editor Daniel Jones.

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ALBANY — There was a time when the diagnosis of H.I.V. was a death sentence, when thousands of New Yorkers, primarily gay men, succumbed to AIDS-related illnesses, and the end of the epidemic seemed both medically and mentally impossible. On Wednesday, however, state officials declared that New York is on track to meet its goal…


Income Drops in Young Adults Tied to Midlife Cognitive Deficits

A decline in income in young adulthood may lead to poorer cognitive ability in middle age. Income reductions are also linked to changes in brain structure that suggest premature aging, researchers report. The study, in Neurology, included 3,287 men and women, ages 23 to 35, whose income was tracked from 1990 to 2010. At the…


Meet the Chanel Crasher

For the fashion commentariat, the front row used to be everything. But these days, if you have something to say, you’re better off infiltrating the runway itself. That was the thought of Marie Benoliel, a 28-year-old professional gate-crasher who clambered onto the catwalk at the Chanel show in Paris on Monday only to find herself…


Bernie Sanders Is Hospitalized for Heart Procedure and Cancels Events

Senator Bernie Sanders was hospitalized and treated for an artery blockage and is canceling his events for the coming days, a campaign official said on Wednesday. “During a campaign event yesterday evening, Senator Sanders experienced some chest discomfort,” Jeff Weaver, a longtime adviser to Mr. Sanders, said in a statement. “Following medical evaluation and testing…


A Mysterious Sleeping Disorder That Turns Life Into a Waking Dream

“I don’t know what’s going on,” the 19-year-old exclaimed in a panicked voice as his parents entered the nearly deserted emergency room of a hospital in Eau Claire, Wis. He was a freshman at the university there. A high school friend, now at the university with him, had called them with a strange story. She…