Conversation, Malbec and French Fries

Erin Nicole Chapman and Kathryn Campos are to be married May 26. Brittany Mez, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for this event, is to officiate at Hotel Henry in Buffalo. Dr. Chapman (left), 37, is the forensic anthropologist at the Erie County Medical Examiner’s Office in Buffalo. She graduated…

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A Relationship Strengthened During a Kidney Search

Annabelle Leila Evans and Jordan Ross Harman are to be married May 26 at the Roxbury Barn and Estate in Roxbury, N.Y. Brant Pinvidic, a friend of the couple and a Universal Life minister, is to officiate. The bride, who is 36 and works in New York, is a vice president for digital and magazine…

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Traditional and Conservative, With a Twist

Lauren Elizabeth Salz and Omer Rosenhand are to be married May 26 at Gateway Canyons Resort and Spa in Gateway, Colo. Rabbi Mendel Mintz is to officiate. The bride, 31, is a founder and chief executive of Sealed, a financial technology company that uses energy-efficiency savings to finance home improvements. She graduated cum laude from…

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Medical News Today: How does exercise support health later in life?

New research shows that older adults who exercise regularly can perform everyday tasks more easily and gain independence. Swimming is a great way to stay fit in older age. Insufficient physical activity causes around 3.2 million deaths worldwide each year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). These declining levels of physical activity may be…

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Hotel Review: El Rey Court, Santa Fe

Rates A standard room with a queen bed starts at $119. The Basics Nat King Cole sang a popular tune about getting one’s kicks on Route 66, but the archetypal highway sputtered to a crawl decades ago with the advent of the Interstate System. Intent on reviving the allure of the Mother Road, as it…

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Worried About the Weather for Your Cruise? So Is James Van Fleet

Most cruise lines have a large staff that includes a deck crew, housekeeping, entertainers and more. But only one has a chief meteorologist whose sole job is to track the daily weather for multiple ships and about 150,000 passengers. James Van Fleet joined Royal Caribbean International two years ago, after more than two decades as…

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In Russia’s Provinces, the Doctor Is in (the Streets)

OKULOVKA, Russia — With his mop of white hair and soft surgeon’s hands, Dr. Yuri I. Korovin hardly fits the image of the typical Russian street protester. But spurred into action by his tiny and shrinking paycheck, Dr. Korovin recently joined colleagues in a strike organized by a newly formed doctors’ union affiliated with Russia’s…

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Medical News Today: Weighing yourself every day could prevent weight gain

New research tests a novel strategy for preventing holiday weight gain and proposes a psychological mechanism that explains why the strategy may work. Researchers may have identified a new way to prevent weight gain over the holiday season. More than 37% of adults in the United States are living with obesity, estimates show, and experts…

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Medical News Today: What is systemic lupus erythematosus?

Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes systemic, or widespread, inflammation. The disease can affect the skin, joints, and blood vessels, as well as multiple organ systems. The exact causes of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) remain unclear. However, genetic, hormonal, and environmental factors may contribute to the development of the disease. SLE…

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Growing up high: Neurobiological consequences of adolescent cannabis use

About one in five Canadian adolescents uses cannabis (19% of Canadians aged 15-19), and its recent legalization across the country warrants investigation into the consequence of this use on the developing brain. Adolescence is associated with the maturation of cognitive functions, such as working memory, decision-making, and impulsivity control. This is a highly vulnerable period…

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