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Coyotes’ Xavier Gutierrez, NHL’s first Latino CEO, draws on life experiences to make history

The Arizona Coyotes made historical strides when Xavier Gutierrez, following a 20-plus year career as a business executive and investor, became the first Latino president/CEO in National Hockey League history.... Read more»

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Viral posts misrepresent CDC announcement on COVID-19 PCR test

Scientists consider PCR tests a highly reliable tool for diagnosing COVID-19, but social media posts are misrepresenting a recent CDC announcement regarding the eventual discontinuation of its own test, falsely claiming the government has conceded that PCR tests aren’t reliable.... Read more»

Lawmakers adapt to teleworking as coronavirus continues to spread

Constituents with concerns about the stimulus bill working its way through Congress this week can still share their opinions with their representatives in Washington – even though their representatives may not actually be in Washington. ... Read more»

FactCheck: Contrary to Trump’s claim, a pandemic was widely expected at some point

President Donald Trump dismissed the idea that he could have foreseen a pandemic, despite multiple high-placed warnings.... Read more»

Arizona hospitals could be overwhelmed by COVID-19 surge

A surge in coronavirus patients could overwhelm Arizona hospitals in the coming months if action is not taken now to expand hospital capacity and curb infections, according to a new study by the Harvard Global Health Institute. ... Read more»

Experts recommend exercising restraint when shopping, avoiding hoarding

Americans are being told to limit public interactions during the coronavirus pandemic, and to stay at home as much as possible. They’re also being told not to denude grocery shelves by hoarding food and other essentials.... Read more»

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'Like a sunburn on your lungs': How does the climate crisis impact health?

Children, pregnant women and the elderly are the most at risk from extreme weather and heat – but the impact is already felt across every specialty of medicine. ... Read more»

From the editor

Scaling down the hype in local news

Sentinel Editor & Publisher Dylan Smith was asked by NiemanLab at Harvard University to contribute to a set of predictions about journalism: "We need more local news entrepreneurs who can bring together teams with business smarts, reporting chops, and deep community knowledge to kick ass, take names, and cash checks.”... Read more»

Study: 10 million Americans gained health insurance

About 10.3 million Americans gained health coverage this year, primarily as a result of the Affordable Care Act, according to a study by the federal government and Harvard University, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.... Read more»

Eating processed red meat boosts risk of dying young

Eating a portion of red meat daily can increase a person's risk of dying young by up to 20 percent, especially if the meat is processed, according to a Harvard study.... Read more»

Overturning Citizens United isn't enough, expert says

In contrast with many other campaign finance reformers, Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig believes fixing the U.S. election system will require more than just overturning the Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission Supreme Court ruling.... Read more»

Cambridge tops world university rankings

The University of Cambridge claimed the top spot in the QS World University Rankings for 2011/2012, beating out Harvard for the second year in a row.... Read more»4

Islam and the West not so different

Islamophobia in America has recently seen a sharp upsurge. Historically, hard economic times often fan fears and suspicions of "enemies from within." The rhetoric of this new wave of intolerance has been more extreme than any similar expressions that came in the wake of Sept. 11.... Read more»

The skyrocketing cost of a UK degree

One more hole in the fabric of Britain's welfare state has been torn by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government in its "austerity" drive to reduce Britain's deficit. The government announced that the cost of higher education in Britain will double.... Read more»

Opinion: Gloom and doom in U.S. news

Gloom and doom sell books. Bad news sells newspapers and grabs television viewers. Especially bad news about America and dire predictions about where the country is heading.... Read more»1

Health care reform

Federal database will show industry payments to doctors

Doctors who accept speaking fees, five-star meals and other compensation from pharmaceutical or medical device companies will soon see their names – and the value of the gifts they accept – revealed on the Web, under a new federal law that follows several states in drawing attention to such financial benefits.... Read more»

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