Communication support technology for training surgeons has promising results

Researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and Anne Arundel Medical Center have conducted a study that explores how surgical trainees are experiencing a new gestural technology designed to improve communication during laparoscopic surgery. The results of this research has just been presented by Azin Semsar, first author and UMBC PhD student in…

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Trump Retreats From Flavor Ban for E-Cigarettes

WASHINGTON — It was a swift and bold reaction to a growing public health crisis affecting teenagers. Seated in the Oval Office in September, President Trump said he was moving to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes as vaping among young people continued to rise. “We can’t have our kids be so affected,” Mr.…

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How Early Is Too Early to Put Up Holiday Decorations?

’Twas the night after Halloween, and all round the block, a big light-up snowman had stirred neighborhood talk. When Nick Simonis Jr. of San Antonio put the smiling snowman in his front yard on Nov. 1, the homeowners’ association for his neighborhood noticed and demanded he remove it because it was too soon for holiday…

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Medical News Today: Depression: 35 extra minutes of exercise daily slashes risk

It is common knowledge that exercise is good for physical health, but a new study shows that it can also help curtail episodes of depression, even in those who have an increased genetic risk. Share on PinterestNew research suggests that any physical exercise can drastically cut the risk of depressive episodes. According to the researchers,…

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Olivia Bello, Kyle Landau

Olivia Dominque Bello and Kyle Venolia Landau were married Nov. 16 at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs, Calif. Rory Team, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated. The bride, 27, is a middle school science teacher at 75 Morton in New York, and…

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Ericka Alford, Ira Feinberg

Ericka Nicole Alford and Ira Martin Feinberg were married Nov. 16 at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in New York. Judge Paul A. Engelmayer of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and a friend of the couple, officiated. The bride, 50, is a lawyer at American Express in New York.…

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Amy Gish, Adolfo Lee

Amy Gish and Adolfo Lee were married Nov. 16 at the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary & St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn. The Rev. Msgr. Guy Massie performed the ceremony. Ms. Gish, 38, is a vice president for client services at Huge, a digital agency based in Brooklyn. She graduated from Emory…

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