ASN announces inaugural midcareer award winners

Washington, DC (November 10, 2019) — The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is pleased to announce the winners of the new Midcareer Awards, which recognize nephrologists who have distinguished themselves in five key areas of accomplishment early in their careers. ASN chose two winners each for the Distinguished Clinical Service Award, Distinguished Educator Award, Distinguished…

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Neurosurgery in Brazilian Amazon is possible

Low- and middle-income countries in remote locations with little access to care can create sustainable neurosurgical programs by recruiting and training young, local doctors, according to a Rutgers study. Published in the journal World Neurosurgery, the study analyzed the effectiveness over the past 20 years of a successful neurosurgical department, its residency program, an international…

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Shawn Attias, Lee Kovel

Shawn Renee Attias and Lee Kovel were married Nov. 8 at the Waldorf Astoria Grand Wailea Seaside Chapel in Maui, Hawaii. Robert Gilman, a Universal Life minister, officiated, incorporating Jewish traditions. Mrs. Kovel, 61, an art dealer, runs expressionartgallery.com, an online art marketplace based in Rancho Mission Viejo, Calif. She graduated from the University of…

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The Hidden Cost of Gold: Birth Defects and Brain Damage

CIDAHU, Indonesia — Thousands of children with crippling birth defects. Half a million people poisoned. A toxic chemical found in the food supply. Accusations of a government cover-up and police officers on the take. This is the legacy of Indonesia’s mercury trade, a business intertwined with the lucrative and illegal production of gold. More than…

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Robert Norris, the Marlboro Man in Commercials, Dies at 90

Robert C. Norris, a rancher known for his role as the Marlboro Man in television commercials for the cigarette brand, died on Sunday at Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was 90. His death was announced in an obituary posted on his Tee Cross Ranches website. A cause of death…

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Are There Benefits to Collagen Supplements?

It will make your skin look dewy and fresh, your bones and nails strong, and your joints pain-free. These are the claims made by the countless manufacturers of collagen supplements that come in the form of powders, pills and creams. For that reason, it’s no surprise that collagen has become a widely sought-after ingredient in…

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Experts Back Mandatory Bike Helmets but Not All Cyclists Are Sold

It is a message that was drilled into bicyclists when they were children learning to ride for the first time: Wear your helmet so that you do not crack your skull. In some states, that is the law — for minors, anyway. But there are no statewide laws mandating that all cyclists, including grown-ups, wear…

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Two Journalists Walk Into a Reunion

Patricia Ann O’Brien and William Hodding Carter III were married Nov. 9 at the Walter Lippmann House in Cambridge, Mass. Ellen Goodman, a friend of the couple and a minister with Life Ministry, officiated. The bride, 83, was a reporter in the Washington bureau of Knight Ridder and a reporter for The Chicago Sun-Times before…

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Winning the Homecoming Game

Jemele J. Hill and Ian J. Wallace are to be married Nov. 10 at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif. The Rev. Rodney S. Patterson, a Baptist minister, is to officiate. The bride, 43, is a journalist and podcaster. She is a staff writer at the Atlantic. From 2006 to 2018, she worked…

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Running a Marathon With My Mom

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. Dear Readers, Great marathon stories are ones of grit and determination, obstacles overcome — the cramp in the leg that threatens to…

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