Katherine Del Raso, Christopher Brolley

Katherine Anne Del Raso and Christopher Michael Brolley were married April 6 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia. The Most Rev. Timothy C. Senior, the auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia, performed the ceremony. The bride, 28, and groom, 31, met at Villanova, from which she graduated cum laude and received a…

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Caroline Marra, Benjamin Hemani

Caroline Grace Marra and Benjamin Caleb Hemani were married April 6 at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Okla. Virginia Lanford Hemani, the mother of the groom who became a minister with American Marriage Ministries for the event, officiated. The bride, 30, who was until April 2017 a life sciences consultant in Boston, is…

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Erin Hatch, Benjamin Thomas

Erin Elizabeth Hatch and Benjamin Robert Thomas were married April 6 at District Winery in Washington. The Rev. G. Douglass Lewis, a friend of the bride’s family and past president of the Wesley Theological Seminary, performed the ceremony. Mrs. Thomas, 31, works in Washington as the press secretary for the House Committee on Ways and…

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Arielle Parker, Seth Kisch

Arielle Amandla Parker and Seth Naiburg Kisch were married April 6 at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park. Rabbi Jim Stoloff officiated. Mrs. Kisch, 28, is a human resources professional at the New York law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where she specializes in professional development. She graduated cum laude from Syracuse. She is the…

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Real cost of heart attacks and strokes: Double the direct medical expense

Sophia Antipolis, 7 April 2019: The full financial cost of a heart attack or stroke is twice as much as the medical costs when lost work time for patients and caregivers is included. That’s the finding of research published today, World Health Day, in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European…

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Food additive may influence how well flu vaccines work

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University scientists have linked a common food preservative to an altered immune response that possibly hinders flu vaccines. The study conducted in mice, presented at the 2019 Experimental Biology meeting in Orlando, Fla., April 7 at 9 a.m., offers up a new potential factor in vaccine effectiveness. Tert-butylhydroquinone, or…

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Roxanne Bras, Stephen Petraeus

Roxanne Elizabeth Bras and Stephen Howell Petraeus were married April 6 in Cambridge, Mass. The Rev. Alanna C. Sullivan, a United Church of Christ minister, performed the ceremony at the Memorial Church of Harvard University. Mrs. Petraeus, 32, is an associate of McKinsey & Company, the global consulting firm in Boston. She graduated magna cum…

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Jessie Toback, Noah Rothman

Jessie Allyn Toback and Noah Rothman were married April 6 at the Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach, Fla. Rabbi Ronne Friedman officiated. The couple met in 2006 at Franklin & Marshall College, from which they graduated. Mrs. Rothman, 31, is a second-grade teacher at Birch Wathen Lenox, a private school in New York. She…

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Making It Into the Boston Marathon, Finally

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. In 2017, I interviewed a few people who had technically qualified for the Boston Marathon but didn’t make it into the race.…

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