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Sugary Shakes in the Hospital Aren’t Good Medicine

Photo Credit iStock It is not much past 7 a.m. and I am on my morning pre-rounds, pushing my rolling computer from room to room to examine patients, review their lab data and update their medical plans. I enter the room of one my sleeping patients. With each passing day, I’ve watched his legs grow thinner and his energy wane. ...

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At Sundance, Films Filled With Fury, Propelled by Outsiders

One of the things Sundance has long made clear is that there is no single, easily definable festival. There are tendencies, trends, schools and occasionally — as with the sui generis freak-out “Sorry to Bother You” — a jolt from the blue. Directed by the musician Boots Riley, making his exuberant feature debut, this freewheeling social satire tracks the increasingly ...

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When Hollywood Ageism Hits Close to Home

Photo Credit Christoph Niemann For years, a college friend (in her 50s) has forbidden me from telling anyone we went to school together. Since moving to Hollywood, she deducted 10 years from her age (some of it with cosmetic surgery) to preserve her writing career, she claims. She is afraid that my salt-and-pepper hair will “bust” her. Lately, she has ...

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Larry Nassar Sentencing: ‘I Just Signed Your Death Warrant’

“This letter tells me you have not yet owned what you did,” she said. “You still think somehow you are right, you’re a doctor, that you’re entitled, so you don’t have to listen. That you did ‘treatment.’ I wouldn’t send my dogs to you, sir.” Video For Victims of Nassar, She’s Judge and Therapist After opening her courtroom to athletes, ...

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Upending Brazil’s Presidential Race, Court Upholds Ex-Leader’s Conviction

Mr. da Silva’s Workers’ Party responded defiantly to the ruling on Wednesday afternoon and called on supporters to take to the streets. “If they think this story ends with today’s decision they’re sorely mistaken,” the party said in a statement. “We won’t give up in the face of this injustice.” Mr. da Silva, 72, looked drained but sounded resilient when ...

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Meet the $800 Smartphone That You Probably Won’t Buy

Here’s what you need to know about the device. The Highlights The signature feature of the Mate 10 Pro is the processor, which has a dedicated part of its silicon specifically designed for artificial intelligence. This allows the phone to crunch algorithms and do things like automatically recognize an object so that the camera can be adjusted to focus quickly ...

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Apple, in Sign of Health Ambitions, Adds Medical Records Feature for iPhone

Apple, more than the others, has been reticent to publicize its long-term vision for health technology. But recent product introductions, like the new health records feature, highlight how focused Apple is on using its iPhone, Apple Watch and apps to give people more control over their health care. In addition to the iPhone Health app, Apple has developed ResearchKit, software ...

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They Are Nominees, Hear Them Roar

This is quite a thing. Only a few years ago, the apparent truism that women had to be winsome or sympathetic to sell films was still holding strong. But Oscar voters and critics went ape for the roster of fearsome female characters that were, at long last, included in this year’s nominated films. (Badass, a term that in the Bagger’s ...

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All Good Magazines Go to Heaven

The archive is still peppered with periodicals from the MTV days, marked “James.” To illustrate the point, Mr. Hyman, 47, pulled from the shelves a 1995 issue of the defunct FactSheet5 — “The definitive guide to the zine revolution” — with his name scrawled on the cover in black marker. After all these years, Mr. Hyman is still intimately familiar ...

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Chipper Jones Will Get Into the Hall of Fame. So Why Not Gary Sheffield?

All are polling well below 50 percent, so they won’t get in this year. Candidates can stay on the ballot for 10 years, with some then going to a separate, smaller committee for consideration. Jack Morris and Alan Trammell, the former Detroit Tigers stars, were voted in by that committee in December. A study of the 10th-spot candidates illustrates the ...

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