Make a Pie This Weekend

Happy Friday! It’s still Melissa Clark here. And Sam Sifton is still away, I hope eating his weight in lobster and corn. Me, I’m acclimating to the workweek after my Greek vacation. But I am very glad it’s coming to a close so I can get ready for a long Labor Day weekend’s worth of…

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Life-Changing Drugs Almost Nobody Can Afford

Episode 11: ‘The Six Million Dollar Claim’ Producer/Director Suzanne Hillinger Patients suffering from rare diseases who had little hope for a treatment now have access to life-changing medicines, thanks to pharmaceutical companies’ investment in so-called orphan drugs, which treat diseases that affect fewer than 200,000 people. But the increasing number of people who would benefit…

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Surfing With a Disability

Dylan Hronec has been in a wheelchair since he was 2 years old. Surfing is his favorite activity. “When you’re surfing you don’t really think about anything else — it’s the closest thing to an out of body experience,” said Mr. Hronec, 27, who has cerebral palsy and uses a special surf board retrofitted with…

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