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Surgeons performed a non-emergency angioplasty at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

Big study casts doubt on need for many heart procedures

The results challenge medical dogma and call into question some of the most common practices in heart care. They are the strongest evidence yet that tens of thousands of costly stent procedures and bypass operations each year are unnecessary or premature for people with stable disease.

Style Watch

Bathroom plays up its Cape Cod surroundings

This Chatham redesign keeps an airy feel while packing in plenty of function.

Speaking in the Roosevelt Room Friday, President Trump discussed transparency in health care prices.

White House seeks disclosure of actual health care prices

New rules from the Trump administration on Friday would require insurers and hospitals to disclose upfront the actual prices for common tests and procedures to promote competition and push down costs.

Ali Waithe and Andres Pinedo.

Dinner With Cupid

Blind date: ‘The Orange Line was down and I knew I was going to be late’

Will a delayed arrival derail this date?

Old dogs, new tricks: 10,000 pets needed for science

Scientists are looking for 10,000 pet dogs for the largest-ever study of aging in canines. They hope old dogs can teach us new tricks, or even shed light on human longevity.

Thick, noxious smog covers New Delhi, forcing the closure of schools

Schools in India’s capital are shut on Thursday and Friday after a thick gray haze of noxious air enveloped the city for the third consecutive day, and angry residents blamed authorities for holding an annual children’s race.

Former President Jimmy Carter taught Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga. on Nov. 3.

Jimmy Carter ‘up and walking’ post brain surgery, pastor says

Jimmy Carter’s pastor says the former president is already “up and walking” just a day after undergoing surgery to relieve pressure on his brain from bleeding linked to recent falls.

Linda Birnbaum said the plan “will practically lead to the elimination of science from decision-making.”

Ex-government health chief joins warnings about EPA proposal

A former top government environmental health official joined health experts on Wednesday in expressing alarm as the Trump administration moves forward with a proposal that scientists say would upend how the United States regulates threats to public health.

This 1971 microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria, which causes the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea. In a report released Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated about 36,000 Americans died from drug-resistant infections in 2017 _ down about 18% from an estimated 44,000 in 2013. Though deaths may be going down, non-fatal infections increased nationally from 2013 to 2017, from 2.6 million to 2.8 million. Dramatic increases in drug-resistant gonorrhea, urinary tract infections, and group A strep were largely to blame. (CDC via AP)

US superbug infections rising, but deaths are falling

Drug-resistant “superbug” infections have been called a developing nightmare that could set medicine back a century, making conquered germs once again untreatable.

Love Letters

She’s 25, traditional, and never been kissed

Dating is a source of anxiety, but she also finds her values don’t seem to mesh well with matchmaking sites.

Miss Conduct

Advice: How do I find out if an employer welcomes transgender job candidates?

Plus, the protocol for opening and holding doors for others in a vestibule.

Eastern Standard Provisions, a pretzel company, is one of 79 companies to earn a coveted spot on Oprah Winfrey’s list of favorite things.


Boston pretzel company makes Oprah’s favorite things list

Eastern Standard Provisions earned a coveted spot on this year’s list of Oprah Winfrey’s favorite things, Oprah Magazine said Friday.

Style Watch

This kitchen is designed with an eye toward the environment

In Cambridge, an interior architect who focuses on adaptive reuse renovates on a budget.


Gifts from our mothers come with lasting meaning

After a loved one dies, the presents they’ve given become vessels for both immense grief and love.

Facebook’s new dating service is flopping. I tried it for a week to find out why

The behemoth has come very late to the lucrative world of online dating. So just what does the company have in mind?

Juul announced Thursday that it is halting sales of its popular mint flavor e-cigarette after the release of two studies that showed a surge in teen use.

Juul halts US sales of popular mint-flavored e-cigarettes

Juul Labs said Thursday it will halt US sales of its best-selling, mint-flavored electronic cigarettes as it struggles to survive a nationwide backlash against vaping.

Bradley Jay, the host of

From rock to talk: Former WBCN DJ Bradley Jay connects with late-night audiences on WBZ

In the decade since WBCN went off the air, Bradley Jay has transformed himself from a rock-n-roll DJ to a successful talk show host.

Love Letters

Five months into our relationship, he texted his ex

I was, and still am, heartbroken because by that time, we were already in what I considered a happy and healthy relationship.

Patrons at Amazin Billiards played at multiple tables.

In Malden, a billiards champion and his pool hall rack up a fervent following

Billiards is Mazin Shooni’s lifeblood, but it is also his livelihood. “I have to keep winning,” he said, or else, his earnings and sponsorships flounder. And Amazin Billiards, his crown jewel pool hall, follows suit.

Miss Conduct

Advice: Our baby sitters watch their phones, not our kids

They spend so much time on their screens it is creating safety issues.

Love Letters

Her boyfriend secretly saves screenshots of female friends

Meanwhile, her parents don’t even know she’s dating him.

Women & Power

How every woman can protect her financial future (and why she needs to)

We marry later, live longer than men, and spend way more on health care. And that’s just the beginning.

US health officials link childhood trauma to adult illness

US health officials estimate that millions of cases of heart disease and other illnesses are linked to abuse and other physical and psychological harm suffered early in life.

Mia De La Rocha, Miss Teen Universe Massachusetts 2019.


Miss Teen Universe Mass. hopes ‘Isaac’s Story’ can help destigmatize mental health issues for children

Mia De La Rocha joined forces Monday with the state’s Department of Mental Health on a new program to target second- through fifth-grade students.

Couple’s two rescued Great Danes bite and kill woman, police say

An Ohio man says he knew the two Great Dane dogs police suspect killed his wife were aggressive and had urged getting rid of them.

The Popeyes chicken sandwich has been credited with causing long lines and hourslong waits across the county.

Man fatally stabbed over Popeyes sandwich in Maryland

The two men were waiting in line at an Oxon Hill Popeyes on Monday night when one of the men accused the other of cutting in front of him in a line specifically for ordering chicken sandwiches, officials say.

A cat ran on the field during the second quarter of Monday’s game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys

Black cat crosses paths of Cowboys, Giants at MetLife on Monday

A black cat got the best of the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants for a couple minutes Monday night.

Foxborough MA 10/27/19 New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick after picking up his 300 career win defeating the Cleveland Browns 27-13 at Gillette Stadium (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Bill Belichick’s 300th win hoodie is headed to the Hall of Fame

The Patriots coach will be honored all week.

TOPSHOT - A man crosses a street in smoggy conditions in New Delhi on November 4, 2019. - Millions of people in India's capital started the week on November 4 choking through

India’s capital restricts cars as people choke in dirty air

New Delhi restricted many private vehicles from the roads Monday to try to lessen pollution as people gasped and their eyes burned in toxic smog that exacerbated a public health crisis.

Former President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Plains, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Former president Jimmy Carter is back teaching Sunday school

‘‘Morning, everybody,’’ he said cheerfully before teaching a 45-minute lesson based on the book of Job.

A judge granted a preliminary injunction that prevents the Trump administration health insurance requirement from going into effect Sunday. It’s not clear when he will rule on the merits of the case.

US judge blocks Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants

A federal judge in Portland, Ore., on Saturday put on hold a Trump administration rule requiring immigrants prove they will have health insurance or can pay for medical care before they can get visas.

Style Watch

A family-friendly makeover for a South End condo

A designer revamps her space when she returns from living abroad.

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: ‘It bothered me that he never asked me any questions about my job’

Will this professor of comic book theory find herself a Superman?

The author (back row, fourth from left) and his friends.

Connections | Magazine

These men have beaten the odds to stay friends for 50 years

They met at college in 1969, and the resulting friendships have seen them through life’s ups and downs.


Eating disorders: How an epidemic is expanding and striking younger

Parents can help if they understand the illness and spot the signs sooner. Here’s how.

An exterior rendering of the Newbury hotel.


Don’t call her the Ritz. She’s the Taj no more. Say hello to the Newbury, Boston’s grand dame of hotels

When the newly christened Newbury hotel opens this spring, the nearly 100-year-old gem at Newbury and Arlington streets will emerge looking to attract a fresh generation of guests.

An undated image of Conan released by the US Department of Defense.

Trump to welcome military working dog Conan to White House

President Donald Trump said the military working dog injured in the raid last weekend that killed the Islamic State leader will leave the Middle East for the White House sometime next week.

Dog helps police ID N.J. pedestrian hit by vehicle

After a pedestrian with no identification was struck and taken to the hospital, his American bulldog “Mr. Wrinkles” led officers to the man’s home about five blocks away.

New York City lawmakers pass bill banning sale of foie gras

New York City lawmakers have passed a bill that bans restaurants and grocery stores from selling foie gras, the fattened liver of a duck or goose.

31namesharvard - Kathy Delaney-Smith, Maura Healey, Jessica Gelman, Katey Stone, and Allison Feaster participate in a panel moderated by professor Debora Spar at Harvard Business School. (Harvard Business School)


Celtics’s Allison Feaster joins Maura Healey, Jessica Gelman at Harvard to talk women in sports

A handful of Celtics players came out to hear Feaster, the team’s new director of player development, discuss the importance of women in sports — and sports leadership.

Miss Conduct

Advice: What to do when you’re always the host, never the dinner guest

How can we get people we invite over to share meals on special occasions to host us once in a while?

Love Letters

He didn’t tell her he’s going to be a dad

They’re in love. But her boyfriend was keeping a secret. What should she do now?

The columnist and his daughter, only one of whom is wearing cap sleeves.


For a 3-year-old fanatic, there’s no letting go of ‘Frozen’

Somehow, my two daughters have multiplied to include Anna, Elsa, and the rest of the “Frozen” cast.

Salem witch Lori Bruno said parents who’ve lost children to drug use have begun seeking their psychic services.

‘Looking for a little magic’: Millennials and Gen Z embrace witchy, New Age spiritualism

For millennials and Gen Zers, raised on a steady diet of “Harry Potter” and a stable connection to the Internet, witchcraft and New Age practices are a source of comfort and spirituality in increasingly fraught times.

Love Letters

Should I have ended my engagement?

I’d fallen for someone else, making me think there must have been something missing in my relationship.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 14: Ben Affleck attends Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes Hands and Footprint Ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre on October 14, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)


Ben Affleck admits to ‘slip’ after paparazzi video emerges, but says it won’t ‘derail’ him

On the same day, Affleck discussed his sobriety on Instagram, asking his followers to donate to The Midnight Mission, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit.

Special report

//[1].jpg Bitten by Uncertainty: A Globe report on Lyme disease in the Northeast

In 2013, the Globe took an in-depth look at the disease, the patients, the debate, and the science.


// The Love Letters podcast: Ditch the ex’s T-shirt, or wear it?

After a breakup, is it better to hold onto relics from the relationship, or to dump them?

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Check out the Globe’s reviews of dozens of Boston-area restaurants.

Design New England

// Second Life

An architect turns his old barn in Newport, Rhode Island, into a light-filled multipurpose haven for family and guests.