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The New Health Care: Medical Residents, Misplaced Pride and Saner Hours

February 15, 2016 Aaron E. Carroll THE NEW HEALTH CARE When one of my best friends in medical school returned from an interview for a surgical residency program, he told me how some of the surgeons there bragged that they were worked so hard that the divorce rate among their trainees was greater than 100 percent — some of them burned through two marriages. They were proud of this. I was horrified. I doubt this statistic was true, even 20 years ago, and I’m even surer it’s not true now. But it points to an important truth: Some physicians...

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Well: Support for Breast-Feeding, in a Multitude of Ways

Photo Credit Paul Rogers In 2001, when Dr. Alison Stuebe was pregnant with her first child, breast-feeding was a personal challenge that soon morphed into a professional research interest. Her son Noah was 3 months old when she began her residency in maternal-fetal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Determined to nurse him for a year, she arrived at the hospital carrying a breast pump and, through sheer determination, more than met her goal. Noah was 2½ before he was weaned. In the years since, with two more breast-fed sons, Dr. Stuebe has become a leading expert...

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Rugby: U.S. Rugby Sevens Team Emerges as Olympic Contender

Danny Barrett of the United States rugby sevens team passing as he was tackled by Ruaridh McConnochie of England during a world series tournament in Sydney, Australia, this month. The next tournament is March 4 to 6 in Las Vegas. By EMMA STONEY February 15, 2016 WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The United States won Olympic gold the last time in rugby. Spearheaded by two stars who have crossed over from other sports, the Eagles will be considered a dark horse to medal again in August, when rugby returns after a 92-year absence from the Games. The United States beat a heavily...

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Sports Briefing | Baseball: Masahiro Tanaka Pitches on Mound

Sports Briefing | Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS February 15, 2016 Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka made it through his first mound session since his October elbow surgery. Tanaka reported no problems to the pitching coach Larry Rothschild a day after a 20-pitch session at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. Photo by...

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Sports Briefing | Tennis: Roberta Vinci Triumphs in Russia

Sports Briefing | Tennis By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS February 15, 2016 Roberta Vinci halted a streak of losses in finals to beat top-seeded Belinda Bencic, 6-4, 6-3, and take the inaugural St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy in Russia. ■ Top-seeded Venus Williams overpowered Misaki Doi of Japan, 6-4, 6-2, to win the Taiwan Open in Kaohsiung without dropping a set in the tournament. ■ Kei Nishikori of Japan won his fourth straight Memphis Open title, beating the American teen Taylor Fritz, 6-4, 6-4. ■ The unseeded Martin Klizan rallied past fifth-seeded Gaël Monfils, 6-7 (1), 6-3, 6-1, to win the indoor World Tennis...

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