Sophie Snyder, Jay Cavanagh

Sophie Lane Snyder and Jay Charles Cavanagh were married May 18 at the Wynn, a casino and hotel in Las Vegas. Spencer W. Pratt, the bride’s brother-in-law, officiated, having been certified by Clark County in Nevada for this event. Mrs. Cavanagh, 33, is a marketing manager of Land O’ Lakes, the dairy products company in…

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Caroline Chao, Eric Su

Caroline Chao and Eric Su were married May 18 at Bear Flag Farm, an events space in Winters, Calif. Judge Margaret Fujioka of the Alameda County Superior Court and mother of the bride, officiated. The couple met at the University of Pennsylvania, from which the bride graduated magna cum laude and the groom summa cum…

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Charlotte Alter, Mark Chiusano

Charlotte Alter and Mark Chiusano were married May 18 in the backyard of the bride’s parent’s home in Montclair, N.J. Amanda Claybaugh, who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated, incorporating Jewish traditions. The couple met at Harvard, from which they each graduated, she cum laude and he magna cum laude. Ms. Alter,…

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Growth in life expectancy in Australia slows, research finds

After 20 years of rapid increases in life expectancy at birth, the rate of growth in Australia is now falling behind most other high-income nations, meaning better control of health risk factors such as obesity will be needed if further life expectancy increases are to be achieved, research shows. Published today by the Medical Journal…

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Big data reveals hidden subtypes of sepsis

VIDEO: Dr. Christopher Seymour, of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, explains why sepsis is not just one disease and how we should treat it differently. view more  PITTSBURGH, May 19, 2019 — Much like cancer, sepsis isn’t simply one condition but rather many conditions that could benefit from different treatments, according to…

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Walking and strength training may decrease the risk of dying from liver disease

San Diego, Calif. (May 19, 2019) — Physical activity, including walking and muscle-strengthening activities, were associated with significantly reduced risk of cirrhosis-related death, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2019. Chronic liver disease is increasing, partly due to the obesity epidemic, and currently there are no guidelines for the optimal type of…

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Researchers document impact of coffee on bowels

San Diego, Calif. (May 19, 2019) — Coffee drinkers know that coffee helps keep the bowels moving, but researchers in Texas are trying to find out exactly why this is true, and it doesn’t seem to be about the caffeine, according to a study presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2019. Researchers, feeding rats coffee…

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What Does It Really Mean to Be 6 Weeks Pregnant?

Now that several states have passed bills that effectively ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, the new laws are raising a lot of questions about early pregnancy and miscarriage treatments. The fetal heartbeat can typically be seen on an ultrasound at around six weeks into pregnancy, but many women have no idea…

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Maternity Leave for Sponsored Runners

Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you get up and running. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. Did you know that sponsors can cut the pay of female runners if they’re pregnant? And that those female runners can also…

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Mini-Vows: A Merging of ‘Two Different Worlds’

Hedieh Fakhriyazdi and Michael Anthony Pasnello II were married May 17 at the Foundry, an events space in Long Island City, Queens. The Rev. Brian Van Fossen, a Roman Catholic priest, officiated. Earlier in the day, the couple took part in a Baha’i Faith marriage ceremony led by Trisha Irons, a longtime friend of the…

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