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    1. Is Dying at Home Overrated?

      Is Dying at Home Overrated?

      “If time were short, where would you want to be?”

      As a palliative care physician, I regularly ask my patients, or their family members, where they want to die. The specific language I use depends on what they know, what they want to know and how they process information, but the basic premise is the same. Having asked this of hundreds of patients, I have come to expect most will tell me that they want to be at home.

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    2. Morning Exercise May Offer the Most Weight Loss Benefits

      Morning Exercise May Offer the Most Weight Loss Benefits

      People who exercise in the morning seem to lose more weight than people completing the same workouts later in the day, according to a new study of workouts and waistlines. The findings help shed light on the vexing issue of why some people shed considerable weight with exercise and others almost none, and the study adds to the growing body of science suggesting that the timing of various activities, including exercise, could affect how those activities affect us.

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    3. California Tests a Digital ‘Fire Alarm’ for Mental Distress

      California Tests a Digital ‘Fire Alarm’ for Mental Distress

      The state is teaming up with Silicon Valley to make mental health services more available. Promises abound, and so do potential problems.

      For the past year, California state and county mental health officials, along with patient representatives, have met regularly with Mindstrong and another company, 7 Cups, to test smartphoneapps for people receiving care through the state’s public mental health system. Officials from 13 counties and two cities are involved, and the apps are already available to the public.

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    4. Six Simple Barre Stretches to Try on Vacation

      Six Simple Barre Stretches to Try on Vacation

      Traveling — even for fun — can be tough on our bodies. Hours spent in airline seats, heavy meals and long stretches of touristy walking or standing can leave muscles and joints stiff and achy.

      I asked two well-known fitness trainers, Elisabeth Halfpapp and Fred DeVito, for some simple exercises that travelers of any age or condition can do on the move, no matter where they may be.

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    5. High Doses of B Vitamins Tied to Hip Fractures in Women

      High Doses of B Vitamins Tied to Hip Fractures in Women

      Large doses of vitamin B supplements are linked to an increased risk for hip fracture in older women, researchers report.

      The recommended dietary allowance for healthy women over 50 — 2.4 micrograms of B12 and 1.5 milligrams of B6 — would be fulfilled by eating six ounces of cooked tuna, and there are many other foods that contain these vitamins. One tablet of Centrum Silver, a widely used brand of multivitamins, contains 50 micrograms of vitamin B12 and 5 milligrams of B6.

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    6. U.S. Birthrate Drops 4th Year in a Row, Possibly Echoing the Great Recession

      U.S. Birthrate Drops 4th Year in a Row, Possibly Echoing the Great Recession

      The United States’ birthrate fell for a fourth consecutive year in 2018, bringing the number of people born in the country to its lowest level in 32 years, according to provisional figures published on Wednesday by the federal government. It said the fertility rate in the United States also fell to a record low.

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    7. Life Insurance Offering More Incentive to Live Longer

      Life Insurance Offering More Incentive to Live Longer

      Brian and Carla Restid, a couple in their mid-60s, bought life insurance four years ago to protect their lifestyle in retirement. A year later, they upgraded to a pilot program offered by the insurer to get fitter, healthier and more energized.

      In exchange for working to improve their well-being and providing details about the process, they have saved $700 so far in premiums.

      “It provided a way for me to be accountable to myself,” said Mrs. Restid, 67, who has an autoimmune disease that has slowed her down. “It provided me a way to get going and keep going. I was exercising before, but it wasn’t at the forefront of my mind. This set me on a life-changing program.”

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    8. What Foods Are Banned in Europe but Not Banned in the U.S.?

      What Foods Are Banned in Europe but Not Banned in the U.S.?

      The European Union prohibits or severely restricts many food additives that have been linked to cancer that are still used in American-made bread, cookies, soft drinks and other processed foods. Europe also bars the use of several drugs that are used in farm animals in the United States, and many European countries limit the cultivation and import of genetically modified foods.

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    9. 12 People Hospitalized With Infections From Stem Cell Shots

      12 People Hospitalized With Infections From Stem Cell Shots

      Twelve patients became seriously ill after receiving injections that supposedly contained stem cells from umbilical cord blood, according to the Food and Drug Administration, which issued a warning to the California company, Genetech, that made the blood product they were given.

      The F.D.A. said on Thursday that it had also written to 20 clinics that offer unapproved stem cell treatments, warning them that such products are generally regulated by the agency and encouraging the clinics to contact federal regulators before November 2020, when enforcement will tighten. The names of the clinics have not been released.

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    10. Worried About the I.R.S. Scam? Here’s How to Handle Phone Fraud

      Worried About the I.R.S. Scam? Here’s How to Handle Phone Fraud

      Lee Meyer, a retired New York City schoolteacher, recently began getting strange telephone calls on weekday afternoons. A woman claiming to be a Treasury Department official left a message and a phone number, Mr. Meyer said, telling him he needed to settle a “tax-fraud charge” or else he would be hauled in front of a “magistrate judge.”

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