At Saratoga Race Course, It’s the Summer of the Jockey

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY — The jocks’ room here is cramped, often sounds like the translators’ room in the United Nations and is home to one of the most decorated groups of riders horse racing has ever seen. John Velazquez, of Puerto Rico, and Javier Castellano, a Venezuelan, are Hall of Famers. The Ortiz brothers, Irad … Read more

Polio May Have Been Spreading in New York Since April

Polio may have been circulating widely for a year, and was present in New York’s wastewater as early as April, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A wastewater sample collected in April in Orange County, NY, tested positive for the virus, pushing back the earliest known detection in … Read more

FDA Clears Path for Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

The Food and Drug Administration moved today to make hearing aids available over the counter and without a prescription to adults, a long-sought wish of consumers frustrated by expensive exams and devices. As soon as mid-October, people with mild to moderate hearing loss should be able to buy hearing aids online and in retail stores, … Read more

What to Know About the WNBA Playoffs

The Chicago Sky are set to begin their bid to become the first back-to-back WNBA champions since the Los Angeles Sparks in 2001 and 2002. But the regular season was close at the top, and several teams could easily lift the trophy this year . Here’s how the WNBA playoffs shape up. When do the … Read more