Donors of Rare Blood Type Sought to Save a Miami Toddler

Zainab Mughal, a 2-year-old girl from Miami, needs blood transfusions for her cancer treatment but she has a blood type so rare that so far only four donors worldwide have been identified. In August, doctors determined Zainab had neuroblastoma, a cancer that develops from immature nerve cells and most commonly occurs in young children. Frequent…

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Medical News Today: How common are food allergies, really?

Food allergies are a widespread problem. However, while many adults in the United States are convinced that certain food items will cause them to have an allergic reaction, a new study reports that their fears are likely unfounded. Food allergies are common but not nearly as widespread as people may believe. According to recent studies,…

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Jia Zhang, Eric Finkelstein

Jia Zhang and Eric Ross Finkelstein were married Jan. 4 at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. A staff member of the New York City Clerk’s Office, officiated. The couple met at the Rhode Island School of Design, from which each graduated. Ms. Zhang, 37, is a research scholar at Columbia University’s Center for Spatial Research. She…

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Martha Shulman, Robert Israel

Martha Rose Shulman and Robert Alan Israel were married Jan. 5 at their home in Los Angeles. The bride’s sister, Melodie Bryant, who was ordained through the American Marriage Ministries, officiated. Ms. Shulman, 68, is the daughter of the late Carol R. Shulman and the late writer Max Shulman, who lived in Westport, Conn. The…

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Stephanie Formas, Stephen Carter

Stephanie Cristina Formas and Stephen Thomas Carter were married Dec. 31. Jenny A. Durkan, who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated at the Brake and Clutch Warehouse, an events space in Dallas. Ms. Formas, 32, is the chief of staff for Ms. Durkan, who is the mayor of Seattle. The bride graduated…

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Elizabeth Rothman, Lee Taglin

Elizabeth Emery Rothman and Lee Miller Taglin were married Dec. 31 at the home of the bride’s parents in Los Angeles. Oona L. Curley, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated. The couple met during a musical theater workshop while at Brown, from which both graduated. Ms.…

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Maura Whang, Deegan McClung

Maura Carey Whang and Deegan Ross McClung were married Jan. 5 at the Marigny Opera House, an arts and events space in New Orleans. Paola J. Martinez, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated. Ms. Whang, 36, is a candidate for a master’s degree in historic preservation…

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GraceAnn Caramico, Alfonse Muglia

GraceAnn Caramico and Alfonse Robert Muglia were married Jan. 5. The Rev. David C. Santos performed the ceremony at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains, N.J., where he is the associate pastor. The couple met while studying at Georgetown, from which each received a law degree. Mrs. Muglia, 27, is an…

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Elizabeth Dean, Erin Marie Randall

Elizabeth Moira Dean and Erin Marie Randall were married Jan. 5 at Weber’s Boutique Hotel in Ann Arbor, Mich. Stacey Swickerath, a Universal Life minister, officiated. Ms. Dean (left), 30, is a web administrator at the University of Michigan School of Education in Ann Arbor. She graduated from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa., and received…

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