Vilsa Curto, Igor Salitskiy

Vilsa Eliana Curto and Igor Salitskiy were married Nov. 23 at Stanford Memorial Church in Stanford, Calif. The Rev. Annanda G. Barclay, a Presbyterian minister, performed the ceremony. The couple met at Stanford, from which each received a Ph.D. in economics, and from which she also received a master’s degree in the subject. Dr. Curto,…

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Mollie Meikle, Nathan Smith

Mollie Grace Mebert Meikle and Nathan Jacob Smith were married Nov. 23 at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture. Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York City, officiated. The bride, 37, is the deputy director for Mayor de Blasio’s Office of Appointments, where she oversees the mayor’s appointments to cultural, governmental and civic boards.…

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Alexa Monroy, Alexander Fankuchen

Dr. Alexa Nicole Monroy and Alexander Kantrowitz Fankuchen were married Nov. 20 at the Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles. Metty Fisseha, a Universal Life minister and a friend of the couple, officiated. The bride and groom, both 31, met at Duke, from which they graduated. The bride is a senior resident in pediatrics at…

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Barie Salmon, David Miller

Dr. Barie Jessica Salmon and David Michael Miller were married Nov. 23 at the Fresh Meadow Country Club in Lake Success, N.Y. Rabbi Abraham Eckstein of Temple Israel of Great Neck, officiated. The bride, 33, is a clinical assistant professor at the N.Y.U. School of Medicine and an attending physician of observation medicine at NYU…

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Pia Cincotti, Michael Herzenberg

Pia Serena Cincotti and Michael Herzenberg were married Nov. 23 at the Metropolitan Club in New York. Mario Biaggi Jr., a friend of the couple who became a minister with American Marriage Ministries for the event, officiated. The bride, 39, is a musical theater writer who wrote “How Deep Is the Ocean?” The show was…

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Ann O’Connell, Joseph Heaney

Ann Christina O’Connell and Joseph Patrick Heaney were married Nov. 23 at the Union League Club in New York. Mariana Sanchez de Ovando, a minister with American Marriage Ministries and a friend of the couple, officiated. Mrs. Heaney, 52, works in New York as a senior account executive in the wellness division of the insurance…

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Paige Esterkin, Jonathan Bronitsky

Paige Jessica Esterkin and Jonathan Bronitsky were married Nov. 23 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Fla. Rabbi Edwin Farber officiated. Mrs. Bronitsky, 29, is the senior adviser for policy development and research at United States Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington. She graduated from George Washington University, and received a law…

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Juul Says Its Focus Was Smokers, but It Targeted Young Nonsmokers

SAN FRANCISCO — In the face of mounting investigations, subpoenas and lawsuits, Juul Labs has insisted that it never marketed or knowingly sold its trendy e-cigarettes and flavored nicotine pods to teenagers. As youth vaping soared and “juuling” became a high school craze, the company’s top executives have stood firm in their assertion that Juul’s…

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Medical News Today: Anal cancer mortality rates have more than doubled in the US

According to recent data, incidence rates for anal cancer have seen a steep growth in the United States, and mortality rates for this form of cancer have more than doubled. Share on PinterestAnal cancer mortality has been on the rise in the U.S. The human papillomavirus (HPV) is perhaps the most commonsexually transmitted infection. Although…

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How to Rebrand a Country

Twenty years ago, an opinion writer for The New York Times described Colombia as a country dominated by “drug killings, paramilitary massacres, guerrilla kidnappings, death squad murders and street crime.” Five years before that, a 1994 Washington Post article grappled with the question of whether people would want to visit war-torn Croatia. “Only the more…

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