1. PhotoDr. Robert Califf appearing before the Senate in December. Dr. Califf previously led the Food and Drug Administration during the last year of the Obama administration.
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    Senate Panel OKs Califf Nomination for F.D.A. Chief

    A split committee vote revealed concerns about the opioid epidemic and abortion policies, foreshadowing a likely close vote on confirmation by the full Senate.


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    How to Find a Quality Mask (and Avoid Counterfeits)

    Knowing which mask to pick and making sure it’s not a fake requires the sleuthing skills of a forensic investigator. Our guide can help.


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    How Exercise May Tame Our Anxiety

    Cross-country ski racers were less likely to develop anxiety disorders. The good news is less intense aerobic activities may provide similar benefits.


The Covid-19 Pandemic

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  1. PhotoBroadway’s latest challenge is wooing audiences after a string of December cancellations and widespread Omicron concern. At “Girl From the North Country” last week, many seats were empty just 10 minutes before curtain.
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    Now Is the Winter of Broadway’s Discontent

    Curtains are rising again after the Omicron surge caused widespread cancellations, but attendance has fallen steeply. Nine shows are closing, at least temporarily.