Martha Stewart’s Right-Hand Man

If you want to understand why Kevin Sharkey is Martha Stewart’s most trusted employee and best friend, consider how he treats his less famous companions: Once, for a cross-country drive that involved overnight stays in dingy motels, Mr. Sharkey brought along pillows, perfectly pressed D. Porthault linens and bolts of painter’s tarp. Upon arriving at…

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Chanting Crowds and Camo Chic

Image Fidel Castro, in signature military fatigues, being interviewed during his trip to New YorkCreditThe New York Times It was like Sinatra headlining in Vegas. On April 21, 1959 — 60 years ago this Sunday — thousands of adoring New Yorkers gave a tumultuous welcome to a young celebrity emerging from Penn Station: Fidel Castro,…

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Probing the mystery of drug resistance: New hope for leukemia’s toughest cases

IMAGE: This is Alejandro Gutierrez, MD. view more  Credit: MICHAEL GODERRE / BOSTON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL Three children Alejandro Gutierrez, MD, treated for leukemia during his fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital still haunt him more than a decade later. One 15-year-old boy died from the toxicity of the drugs he was given; the other two patients went…

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The pressure to prescribe: Antibiotic stewardship in the outpatient setting

Arlington, Va., April 16, 2019 – Outpatient healthcare providers inappropriately prescribed antibiotics to 40 percent of patients in a major Veterans Affairs healthcare system, a higher figure than in previous studies examining outpatient antibiotic use, according to a new study appearing in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), the journal of the Association for…

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AI performs as well as experienced radiologists in detecting prostate cancer

FINDINGS UCLA researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence system to help radiologists improve their ability to diagnose prostate cancer. The system, called FocalNet, helps identify and predict the aggressiveness of the disease evaluating magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, scans, and it does so with nearly the same level of accuracy as experienced radiologists. In…

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