Dietary quality influences microbiome composition in human colonic mucosa

IMAGE: Dr. Li Jiao, the corresponding author of this work. view more  Credit: Baylor College of Medicine It is well established that diet influences health and disease, but the mechanisms underlying this effect are not fully understood. Shedding light on the diet-health connection, a team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine reports today in…

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New book aimed at closing critical gap in doctor of nursing practice programs

IMAGE: Leadership and Systems Improvement for the DNP. view more  Credit: University of Colorado College of Nursing Creators of a first-of-its-kind textbook set for release on Aug. 1 aim to fill a void in doctor of nursing practice (DNP) programs that could help reduce deadly medical errors and enhance quality health care across the country. As…

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He Emerged From Prison a Potent Symbol of H.I.V. Criminalization

Last week, Michael L. Johnson, a former college wrestler convicted of failing to disclose to sexual partners that he was H.I.V. positive in a racially charged case that reignited calls to re-examine laws that criminalize H.I.V. exposure, walked out of the Boonville Correctional Center in Missouri 25 years earlier than expected. Mr. Johnson, 27, was…

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Medical News Today: Bowel cancer: 3-drug combo may offer alternative to chemo

Chemotherapy treatment for people who have advanced bowel cancer and a particular genetic mutation is commonly ineffective. A combination of three different drugs could be the key to improved treatment. New research reveals the power of triple therapy when it comes to tackling aggressive bowel cancer. The outlook for people with standard bowel cancer —…

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Medical News Today: High blood pressure: Could gut bacteria play a role?

In this Spotlight feature, we investigate whether the bacteria that live in our guts could influence our blood pressure. If so, could they guide future treatment? Hypertension is growing in prevalence, but can we blame gut bacteria? Scientists are growing increasingly interested in the role of gut bacteria. Each week, journals publish many study papers…

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Lauren Valacer, Steven Winn

Lauren Therese Valacer and Steven Charles Winn were married July 13 at the Liberty House Restaurant in Jersey City. Peter C. Hill, a friend of the groom, officiated, having become a Universal Life minister for the occasion. Ms. Valacer, 35, is a stay-at-home parent. She graduated from N.Y.U. She is the daughter of Therese Affuso…

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Patricia Pan, Terence Lin

Patricia Pan and Terence Lin were married July 12 at Solage, a resort in Calistoga, Calif. Thomas Lin, the groom’s father who became a deputy marriage commissioner for the occasion, officiated. Ms. Pan, 35, is a manager of sales strategy and client development at Tiffany & Company in New York. She graduated from the University…

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Omar Toro-Vaca, Matthew Youmans

Omar Alexis Toro-Vaca and Matthew Donavan Youmans were married July 12 at the Harbor View Lawn in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Steven Thomson, ordained through American Marriage Ministries for the occasion and a friend of the couple, officiated. Mr. Toro-Vaca (left), 40, is the senior vice president for real estate at Kasirer, a lobbying and government…

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Kathryn Bowman, Patrick Haughey

Kathryn Joy Bowman and Patrick Bernard Haughey were married July 13 at King Family Vineyards in Crozet, Va. The Rev. Kimberly Baker Glenn, an Episcopal priest, officiated. Ms. Bowman, 31, is a senior program officer at Results for Development Institute, an international development nonprofit organization based in Washington. She graduated from the University of Virginia…

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Meghan Doherty, Mitchell Lincoln

Meghan Christine Doherty and Mitchell John Lincoln were married July 13. The Rev. Steven A. Bell, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony at St. Paul’s Church in Binghamton, N.Y. Mrs. Lincoln, 32, is a licensed clinical social worker in Manhattan. She graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University and received a master’s degree in social work…

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