What is an OB-GYN?

An obstetrician-gynecologist, or OB-GYN, is a healthcare professional that specializes in female reproductive health. People trained as OB-GYNs specialize in both obstetrics and gynecology: obstetrics involves working with pregnant women, including delivering babies gynecology involves the female reproductive system, treating a wide range of conditions, including sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and chronic pain In this…

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At War: The Relics of War Left Behind in an Afghan Clinic

At War is a newsletter about the experiences and costs of war with stories from Times reporters and outside voices. The story behind the photo essay in this week’s issue of The Times Magazine starts in the 1980s, when a young Irish man named John Burke immigrated to London from Clonmel, Ireland, after the death…

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Vows: Cemetery Was the Right Vibe for a Glamour Goth Wedding

Just months after they started dating more than two years ago, Ally Jane Grossan and Nabil Ayers felt certain they were headed for marriage, and it was with as much surety that they didn’t want their wedding to feel formulaic and familiar. “We wanted to get married somewhere that’s isn’t a wedding factory,” said Ms.…

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Boucheron Celebrates a Face-Lift

PARIS — On a dark and bitterly cold January night this week, hundreds of guests in black tie, fur and assorted diamonds and emeralds descended upon the Place Vendôme, lit by the flames of scores of flickering candles set on the pavement. The reason for the celebration? The official unveiling of 26 Place Vendôme, the…

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Medical News Today: Even low-level activity may help reduce dementia risk

Recent research suggests that doing even low-intensity physical activity allows older people to reduce their risk of dementia. Carrying out even basic activities in older age might help maintain brain health. Several factors can affect a person’s chance of developing dementia. Some of the factors, such as age and genetics, are unavoidable. Others, such as…

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A Good Appetite: This Lentil Soup Can’t Get Much Easier

Once I fell in love with a lentil soup, and it was all I could think about when pulses came to mind. Lemony and tangy, it was the antidote to the bleakest winter days, and the color of sunshine (from red lentils) to match its bright disposition. Eventually, though, the obsession waned, and I remembered…

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Encounters: Haley Joel Osment Plays Pool at His Favorite N.Y.U. Hangout

“The comeback starts now,” said Haley Joel Osment, as he leaned across the pool table and lined up his shot for a middle pocket. He missed. Wildly. “It’s a subtle comeback.” On a recent Monday, Mr. Osment was in New York to promote the new season of “Future Man,” a science fiction comedy on Hulu,…

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