Medical News Today: Music may replace sedatives for treating pre-op anxiety

Before undergoing an operation, most people experience some form of anxiety. Although this response is common, it is not unproblematic, and treatment often involves a sedative with a whole host of possible side effects. But new research may have found an alternative. New research finds that relaxing music can have effects similar to those of…

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William Kramer II, Peter Cipkowski

William Samuel Kramer II and Peter Edward Cipkowski were married July 27 at Gedney Farm in New Marlborough, Mass. Brenda Shufelt, a childhood friend of Mr. Cipkowski who received a one-day solemnization certificate from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, officiated. Mr. Kramer (left), 51, is the vice president for development at the Brooklyn Academy of Music,…

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Lee Rotenberg, Zachary Tcheyan

Lee Allen Rotenberg and Zachary Nils Tcheyan were married July 27. Rabbi Or Rose officiated at the Hayfield, a wedding space in Maplecrest, N.Y. Ms. Rotenberg, 33, is a founder of IvyMark, a New York company that provided business and project management software for interior design firms and that was acquired in 2018 by Houzz,…

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Chris Frakes, Rory McMahon

Christie Nicole Frakes and Rory Michael McMahon were married July 27 at Saratoga Springs Weddings and Events, an events space in Saratoga, Calif. Erin Pagtakhan, a friend of the couple, was deputized by the San Francisco Office of the County Clerk to officiate. The bride, 30, is a vice president for strategy at Wells Fargo…

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Patty Riady, Daniel Kiczek

Patty Nicole Riady and Daniel Matthew Kiczek were married July 27 at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in San Dimas, Calif. The Rev. Rich Danyluk, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony. The bride, 32, is a senior manager in the Los Angeles nonprofit audit practice of Deloitte & Touche, the accounting firm. She…

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Melissa Ho, Robert Stenz

Melissa Ashley Ho and Robert Joseph Stenz were married July 27 in New York. The Rev. Brian G. Konzman performed the ceremony at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, where he is an assistant pastor. Ms. Ho, 31, is a vice president of Institutional Mortgage Capital, a real estate investment firm in Toronto.…

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Jonathan Weed, Robert Niles

Jonathan Daniel Weed and Robert Brian Niles were married July 27 at Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo. Judge J. Paul Oetken of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, for whom Mr. Niles served as a law clerk, officiated at a ceremony incorporating Jewish and Christian traditions. In September, Mr.…

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Anna Devine, Jacob Anbinder

Anna Patricia Devine and Jacob Pomeroy Anbinder were married July 27 at the M.I.T. Chapel in Cambridge, Mass. Rahul S. Kini, a friend of the couple, officiated, having received permission from Massachusetts to solemnize the marriage. Ms. Devine, 31, is the communications manager for digital media at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design in Cambridge.…

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Bonnie Klugman, Robert Romano

Bonnie Hope Klugman and Robert William Romano were married July 26. Douglas J. Martino, a town justice in North Castle, N.Y., officiated at the couple’s home in Armonk, N.Y. Ms. Klugman, 54, is a partner, specializing in executive compensation and employment law, in Becker, Glynn, Muffly, Chassin & Hosinski, a law firm in New York.…

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Pooja Berdia, Nithil Kesavan

Dr. Pooja Berdia and Nithil P Kesavan were married July 27 at the Sheraton Mahwah Hotel in Mahwah, N.J. Mahesh Shastri, a Hindu priest, officiated. Dr. Berdia, 27, is an optometrist for SightMD, an ophthalmology practice in Smithtown, N.Y. She graduated from the SUNY College of Optometry, from which she also received a doctorate in…

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