My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me

A little over a year ago, my wife, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, published a Modern Love essay called “You May Want to Marry My Husband.” At 51, Amy was dying from ovarian cancer. She wrote her essay in the form of a personal ad. It was more like a love letter to me.

Those words would be the final ones Amy published. She died 10 days later.

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Is Alkaline Water Really Better for You?

Ask Well

ALICE CALLAHAN APRIL 27, 2018

Q. Are there benefits of drinking alkaline water, or is what I’m reading just a bunch of hooey?

A. Despite the claims, there’s no evidence that water marketed as alkaline is better for your health than tap water. Continue reading the main story

 

 

A Wish for My Daughters

By PAUL NOBLE

 
Yesterday, the waves on the lake were as muscular, as quick, as white-capped as any I’ve seen in the five summers we’ve been renting a house in Douglas, Mich., on the state’s southwestern shore. The vast blue expanse of Lake Michigan can be especially daunting on a windy day, here at the edges. Forbidding, even.

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What is Whipple Disease

Whipple’s was first identified in 1907 by Dr. George Whipple, who was caring for a fellow physician who had “gradual loss of weight and strength, stools consisting chiefly of neutral fat and fatty acids, indefinite abdominal signs, and a peculiar multiple arthritis.” The patient eventually died. Dr. Whipple suspected an infectious cause because he found bacteria in many of the patient’s affected tissues, but the organism itself wasn’t identified for nearly 80 years.

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The Danger of Going Off Course

Q. WHY IS IT NECESSARY TO TAKE ALL

THE ANTIBIOTICS THAT THE DOCTOR

PRESCRIBES, RATHER THAN STOP WHEN THE SYMPTOMS ARE GONE?

A. There are several reasons, said Dr. Carla Boutin-Foster, an associate professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, but a big one is to prevent antibiotic resistance.

When bacteria become resistant to an antibiotic, they are able to survive and multiply. The altered bacteria may cause serious infections that can spread rapidly to others, Dr. Boutin-Foster said, so new, potent antibiotics must be sought. Failure may mean severe illness and even death. Cont

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