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  • Social support network may add to longevity

    Social support network may add to longevity
    The best medicine for a longer, healthier life may be the support of family and friends: That's the conclusion of an exhaustive July report looking at studies over three decades on social relationships and mortality. People with adequate social...
  • Obese? Sometimes you just have to hear it from someone in a white coat to believe it

    It's not nice to call someone fat. That's a simple rule of thumb, repeated by parents of small children everywhere. For physicians, however, it's a social nicety that must be set aside if they are to act in the best interests of an overweight or obese ...
  • Children and heart disease risk

    Children and heart disease risk
    Signs of heart disease — generally thought to be a disease of middle age — can be seen even in children, cardiologists now know. But risk factors in children and young adults run the risk of being undetected and untreated, largely because of...
  • Book review: 'How to Read the Air' by Dinaw Mengestu

    Book review: 'How to Read the Air' by Dinaw Mengestu
    Dinaw Mengestu's "How to Read the Air" opens audaciously — the unnamed narrator writes of his parents with impossible intimacy. He knows what his mother thinks as she stands before a mirror a year before he is born, what she hears in the middle of...
  • Book review: 'Banana Republican' by Eric Rauchway

    Book review: 'Banana Republican' by Eric Rauchway
    You remember Tom Buchanan, of course — sometime Yale football star and war hero and, most important, a relatively minor, yet pivotal, character in "The Great Gatsby." In F. Scott Fitzgerald's revered novel he is presented as a boor and a blunderer...
  • Béla Fleck's sonic surprise for the holiday season

    Béla Fleck's sonic surprise for the holiday season
    It's tempting at this time of year, with worn-out Christmas tunes blaring nonstop through every grocery store, hair salon and shopping mall from here to the Atlantic, to believe that, musically speaking, there's nothing new under the holiday sun. But...
  • FDA warns about treatments for autism, heart disease

    FDA warns about treatments for autism, heart disease
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters to seven companies and one nutritionist who sell chemicals called chelators to treat autism, cardiovascular diseases and other conditions, informing them they are violating federal law. "These...
  • Book review: 'Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 1'

    Book review: 'Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 1'
    Autobiography of Mark Twain Volume 1 Edited by Harriet Elinor Smith, et al. University of California Press: 738 pp., $34.95 Having created a quintessentially American brand of humor and style of literature, Mark Twain (1835-1910) can now add to his...
  • Robert 'Roy' Ritchie helped revitalize the Huntington

    Robert 'Roy' Ritchie helped revitalize the Huntington
    He's an expert on pirates of the Caribbean, and we're not talking Johnny Depp. He wrote his doctoral thesis on the social history of 17th century New York, a task that required him to learn Dutch. "Not the easiest thing I've ever done," said Robert "Roy"...
  • Healthy snacks for energy

    Healthy snacks for energy
    No matter how strong our willpower, snacking is inevitable. So many of us are on the go all the time that we can forget to pack proper or sufficient snacks to see us through those occasional cravings and get us, and our kids, through the day....
  • Book review: 'Tablet & Pen,' edited by Reza Aslan

    Book review: 'Tablet & Pen,' edited by Reza Aslan
    Tablet & Pen Literary Landscapes From the Modern Middle East Edited by Reza Aslan W.W. Norton: 658 pp., $35 Of all the reasons why we read, the one that binds us most is empathy. Literature offers a means of imagining ourselves inside the other, of...