A Very Different ‘52 Places’

At this time of year The Times’s Travel desk usually publishes its lavish “52 Places to Go” list, a compendium of suggestions for the destinations that are especially worth visiting in the coming year, accompanied by showstopping photography. But in this pandemic year, creating our usual list was out of the question. For one thing,…

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The Covid Balancing Act for Doctors

My wife’s parents have led a relatively monastic existence since about mid-March. Both are in their 80s and live independently in rural Pennsylvania, maintaining a three-acre property by themselves. My father-in-law, the older of the two, has skirted major medical problems despite a decades-long indiscriminate diet, a testimony to the triumph of genetics over lifestyle…

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The Record Keepers’ Rave

Is there room in your mind for unuseful details? Or, would you make some, despite long odds the material could one day prove practicable? For those who find comfort in stockpiling answers to unasked questions, an invitation: Once a month, most months, there happens a happening that rewards compulsive curiosity. For a few hours in…

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COVID-19 and dental and dental hygiene students’ career plans

Alexandria, Va., USA — The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted dental education and training. The study “COVID-19 and Dental and Dental Hygiene Students’ Career Plans,” published in the JDR Clinical & Translational Research (JDR CTR), examined the short-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on dental hygiene and dental students’ career intentions. An anonymous online survey…

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