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Filing Suit for ‘Wrongful Life’

In an interview four years ago, Mr. Pope noted that nobody at that point had received compensation from any “wrongful life” suit. Since then, several plaintiffs have received hefty payments,…

The Eggs I Sold, the Baby I Gained

I made it to 33 weeks before Finnegan arrived. He was born folded and twisted like a street cart pretzel, with knee, hip and elbow dislocations. He was born with…

The Standing 7-Minute Workout

Nearly eight years ago, the fitness trainer Chris Jordan published a simple sequence of 12 exercises in a medical journal. It was notable because it combined aerobic and resistance training…

Modern Love: My Unlikely Pandemic Dream Partner

The dullness of quarantine gave way to a socially distanced affair, evening dates and all. My mother’s eyes lit up as she shared stories of the day’s encounters over the…

Double-Masking: Why Two Masks Are the New Masks

Hi, everyone. Chris Jordan here, and welcome to my Standing 7-Minute Workout. No floor exercises, just a chair and a wall, and that’s all you need. We’re going to do…

What Can I Do to End My Family’s Wedding Wars?

My half sister got engaged recently and, because of the pandemic, decided to elope. When she told our dad about her plans, all hell broke loose! He wanted her to…

Coffee Tied to Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer

Drinking coffee may lower the risk for prostate cancer. Researchers combined data from 16 prospective studies that calculated the risk associated with the highest versus the lowest coffee consumption. In…

A Living Legacy in Pediatric Cancer Research

According to Dr. Renbarger, “in about 85 to 90 percent of cases, we’ve found something clinically relevant about the patient or the tumor as a result of testing to help…

Is Mask-Slipping the New Manspreading?

Could it be that men just need more air than women and children? In scuba diving, the conventional wisdom is that men tend to use more air, partly because of…

Emerging Coronavirus Variants May Pose Challenges to Vaccines

The steady drumbeat of reports about new variants of the coronavirus — first in Britain, then in South Africa, Brazil and the United States — have brought a new worry:…