Read Anywhere This Summer

Related Information Summer is for swimming, backyards, and pie, but as a former librarian I know it’s also reading season. With vacations and school breaks come long stretches of time to get immersed in a book, so it’s ideal for revisiting that goal you may have set in January to read more and scroll less. […]

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Roller Coaster of Love

Last summer my stomach dropped as I watched my children make their first ascent on the classic wooden roller coaster in Arnolds Park, Iowa. I rode on it as a child and my parents and grandparents had ridden it before me. I remembered throwing my arms in the air with my sister as we screamed, […]

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Running on Top of the World

Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you get up and running. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. I’m headed to Colorado for most of August, and of course will keep training for the New York City Marathon while there. […]

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3,271 Pill Bottles, a Town of 2,831: Court Filings Say Corporations Fed Opioid Epidemic

The Walgreens employee was bewildered by the quantity of opioids the company was shipping to just one store. Its pharmacy in Port Richey, Fla. (population 2,831) was ordering 3,271 bottles of oxycodone a month. “I don’t know how they can even house this many bottles to be honest,” Barbara Martin, whose job was to review […]

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Don’t Put All Your (Frozen) Eggs in One Basket

I was beginning to realize I wanted to have a baby. My husband, I knew, never would. From the time we met, four years earlier, I had tried everything to rid myself of my desire. First, I went to a geneticist, hoping to learn that I shouldn’t have a baby, that there was something wrong […]

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How to boost your healthy gut bacteria

Understanding the balance of bacteria in your body’s gut microbiome can be the key to unlocking good health far beyond the gut itself. The good news is, you can achieve a healthy gut through food and exercise. Naturopathic doctor Sally Horrobin explains how… Eat a rainbow ‘The different colours and flavours found within the plant […]

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How to switch to a vegan diet

While veganism has recently acquired a hipster cachet, thanks in no small part to buzzy UK festivals and markets, its surging popularity (that’s a 360 per cent rise to over half a million people in the past decade) can be felt pulsing through the country. Motivations for making the switch range from health benefits (studies […]

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Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Declared a Global Health Emergency

The year-old Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now considered a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, in a formal declaration that many public health experts called long overdue. “This is still a regional emergency and by no way a global threat,” said Robert Steffen of the University […]

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To Help Smokers Quit, Pay Them

Paying people to stop smoking is a very effective method of getting them to quit, a large review of studies has found. The meta-analysis, in the Cochrane Reviews, covered 33 trials and included more than 21,000 people. The studies were carried out in various settings — primary care clinics, universities, cancer treatment centers and others. […]

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Shielding Kids From the Sun Isn’t Just About Sunscreen

We have come to the time of year when everyone needs to be reminded about the daily duty of considering the sun. “We don’t want people to just stay inside,” said Dr. Lawrence F. Eichenfield, a professor of dermatology and pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego and Rady Children’s Hospital. “We know that […]

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‘With Me Nearly Always’: Readers on Emotional Support Animals

ImageHarry has been making Barbara Steinberg feel better for 29 years. CreditBarbara Steinberg Barbara Steinberg says she would not be alive today without her parrot, Harry. Ms. Steinberg, who has bipolar disorder, wrote to tell us how much she depends on her feathered friend of over 29 years for laughs, companionship, and general well-being. More people […]

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Urinary Tract Infections Affect Millions. The Cures Are Faltering.

For generations, urinary tract infections, one of the world’s most common ailments, have been easily and quickly cured with a simple course of antibiotics. But there is growing evidence that the infections, which afflict millions of Americans a year, mostly women, are increasingly resistant to these medicines, turning a once-routine diagnosis into one that is […]

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