Cancer survivors face significant hardships related to medical bills

New research indicates that cancer survivors carry greater financial burdens related to medical debt payments and bills compared with individuals without a cancer history, with the greatest hardships in younger survivors. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study also found that among privately insured survivors, those who…

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In Paris, the Hunt for Real Emotion

PARIS — When, at 12, Grayson Perry began covertly dressing in women’s clothes, he assumed in his innocence that the impulse must have something to do with wanting to be a member of the opposite sex. For decades he pursued his cross-dressing adventures, first in private and then very publicly as a Turner Prize-winning artist…

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April Bloomfield Closes Her Los Angeles Restaurant Hearth & Hound

The Hearth & Hound, the Hollywood restaurant opened by the chef April Bloomfield and the restaurateur Ken Friedman in 2017, closed after dinner service on Saturday night. Ms. Bloomfield, who made the announcement on the restaurant’s Instagram account, had acquired Mr. Friedman’s share of the Hearth & Hound last June, when their decade-long partnership was…

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Medical News Today: Central obesity linked to brain shrinkage

Being overweight can lead to several health problems. Scientists now believe that obesity in the stomach area could even have associations with a smaller brain size. A new study investigated the links between obesity and brain size. Researchers already know that the size of the brain can determine its health and function. However, they know…

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Medical News Today: Through my eyes: Aphasia

Around 4 years ago, when I was just 26 years old, I experienced a serious brain injury. As a result, I couldn’t use my arms or legs, and I could no longer read, write, or speak. Essentially, I lost all the skills that made me who I am. This is called aphasia. ‘For years now,…

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Cara Willenbrock, Piotr Osmenda

Cara Adele Willenbrock and Piotr Osmenda were married Jan. 18 at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. Joey Tai, a staff member of the city clerk’s office, officiated. The bride, 30, is the creative director at the Partnership for New York City, a nonprofit business coalition. She graduated from the University of Missouri. She is the daughter…

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Rachel Looff, Ashley Ruderman

Rachel Elizabeth Looff and Ashley Lynn Ruderman were married Jan. 19 at Limestone Hall in the Historic Courthouse in Lexington, Ky. Dr. Ellen Riggle, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated. Ms. Looff (left), 27, is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Kentucky. She graduated…

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Catherine Roosevelt, Seán McCluskey

Catherine Elizabeth Roosevelt and Seán Vincent McCluskey were married Jan. 19 at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in Manhattan. The Rev. Jason Smith, a Roman Catholic priest, led the ceremony. Mrs. Roosevelt McCluskey, 33, is the assistant executive director at the Cornelia Connelly Center in New York, an education nonprofit organization serving girls…

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Kaartiga Sivanesan, Rajiv Menjoge

Dr. Kaartiga Sivanesan and Rajiv Menjoge are to be married Jan. 20 in Orlando, Fla. Pandit Ashok Shukla, a Hindu priest, is to officiate at the Gaylord Palms Resort. Dr. Sivanesan, 34, is a cardiologist at Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Palo Alto, Calif. She graduated from Harvard and received both a medical degree and…

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Urvashe Sameer, Ryan Harris

Urvashe Sameer and Ryan Joseph Harris are to be married Jan. 20 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Ronald L. Levy, a Baptist minister and an uncle of the groom, is to officiate in a ceremony incorporating Christian wedding traditions. Later that day at the same place, the couple is to take part in…

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