Rev. Roxy Is Serious About Marriages and Helping Make Them Work

The Rev. Roxanne Birchfield, 36, a minister of the Evangelical Church Alliance and the founder and owner of Married By Rev. Roxy, an officiating and premarital counseling service in Brooklyn, has become a high-profile officiant, performing ceremonies on hit reality shows like Netflix’s “Love Is Blind,” VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop” and “Married at First…

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A Strange Rash Had Doctors Stumped. Was It an Insect Bite?

The 73-year-old man looked up at the clear summer sky — the morning was nearly gone. He had finished mowing the main part of his lawn and was trimming the edges near the shrubbery with the weed wacker. He wanted to finish before the sun and heat made the work too hard. Suddenly he felt…

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Anthony Martignetti (‘Anthony!’), Who Raced Home for Spaghetti, Dies at 63

Anthony Martignetti, who found television immortality as a 12-year-old Italian immigrant when he sprinted through Boston’s North End in an enduring television commercial for Prince spaghetti, playing a boy who is beckoned by his mother’s cry, “Anthony! Anthony!,” died on Sunday at his home in West Roxbury, Mass. He was 63. His older brother Andy…

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MHC class II transactivator CIITA induces cell resistance to Ebola Virus and SARS-like coronaviruses

August 27, 2020 (Seattle, Wash.)—Discoveries from the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) have identified a new cellular protection pathway that targets a common vulnerability in several different pandemic viruses, and collaborators at Case Western Reserve University, Boston University School of Medicine and MRIGlobal have shown that this pathway can protect cells from infection…

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American Academy of Sleep Medicine calls for elimination of daylight saving time

DARIEN, IL — Public health and safety would benefit from eliminating daylight saving time, according to a position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The AASM supports a switch to permanent standard time, explaining in the statement that standard time more closely aligns with the daily rhythms of the body’s internal clock. The…

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Medical errors increase following the spring change to daylight saving time

DARIEN, IL — Seeking medical care after springing forward to daylight saving time could be a risky proposition. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic found a statistically significant increase in adverse medical events that might be related to human error in the week after the annual time change in the spring. The study is the first…

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Cardiology compensation continues to rise; new interventional measures reported

MedAxiom, an American College of Cardiology Company and the premier source for cardiovascular organizational performance solutions, has released its eighth annual Cardiovascular Provider Compensation and Production Survey. The report reveals trends across cardiology, surgery, advanced practice providers (APPs) and non-clinical compensation that help cardiovascular organizations as they face a new normal and are reevaluating compensation…

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Age-appropriate contraception counseling helps health care providers educate teens

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Preventing unplanned pregnancies in adolescents with effective and easy-to-use contraception is key to ensuring that adolescents do not become parents before they are ready. Adolescents view their health care providers as trusted sources of medical information. Thus, providers are tasked with providing adolescent patients with comprehensive, age-appropriate and nonjudgmental contraception counseling. Nexplanon,…

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Mouse-adapted SARS-CoV-2 model provides new tool for COVID-19 discoveries

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A new COVID-19 mouse model developed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill captures many of the features of human disease and has helped advance a COVID-19 vaccine candidate to clinical trial. Researchers, among them virologists and microbiologists at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, describe the…

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Estrogen may lessen severity of COVID-19 symptoms in women, study says

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Aug. 27, 2020 — Why are men at greater risk than women for more severe symptoms and worse outcomes from COVID-19 regardless of age? In an effort to understand why this occurs, scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine conducted a review of published preclinical data on sex-specific hormone activity, especially estrogen.…

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