A Boy Named Chance in a Land Without Heart Surgeons

Advertisement I went to Kigali in Rwanda to report on the type of heart disease afflicting Chance and millions of other young people. I was supposed to be a fly on the wall. Before I knew it, I was trying to help. Image From left, Chance Mwunguzi, Innocent Nsabimana and Alexis Nshimiyimana, who became friends…

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Medical News Today: Three daily servings of dairy may keep your heart healthy

A large observational study recently published in the journal The Lancet examines the link between the consumption of whole-fat dairy and cardiovascular health. Dairy products may benefit cardiovascular health, says new research. The United States Department of Agriculture and American Heart Association (AHA) both recommend that adults do not exceed three servings of low-fat dairy…

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Blair Miller, Benjamin Patton

Blair Emily Miller and Benjamin Wilson Patton were married Sept. 15 at Green Meadow Farms, an organic vegetable and flower farm in South Hamilton, Mass. The Rev. Michael Rudzena, who was ordained as a Southern Baptist minister, officiated at a nondenominational ceremony. The bride, who is 38 and works in New York, invests in socially…

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Elena Schneider, Eli Stokols

Elena Cecilia Schneider and Eli Jonathan Stokols were married Sept. 15 at the Augsburg Lutheran Church in Winston-Salem, N.C. Paul Wollner, an Evangelical Lutheran priest, officiated, with Rabbi Andrew Ettin taking part in an interfaith ceremony. The bride, 27, is a campaign reporter at Politico in Arlington, Va. She graduated from Northwestern, from which she…

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Samantha Shipp, Demetrius Warrick

Samantha Alexis Shipp and Demetrius Antonio Warrick are to be married Sept. 16 at the 620 Loft and Garden, an events space in New York. The Rev. Nicolas Hood III, a United Church of Christ minister, is to officiate. The bride, 37, works in New York as the general counsel and chief operating officer of…

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Kruti Parikh, Milan Thakkar

Dr. Kruti Nitin Parikh and Milan Rasik Thakkar were married Sept. 15 at the Legacy Castle, an events space in Pompton Plains, N.J. Narendra Raval, a Hindu priest, officiated. The bride, 29, is taking a gap year and is to start, in July 2019, an anesthesiology residency at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark.…

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Ifna Ejebe, Devashish Das

Dr. Ifna Hilda Ejebe and Devashish Das were married Sept. 15 in Plymouth, Minn. The Rev. Terry Rassmussen performed the ceremony at the Little Church of the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Parish. The bride, who is 33 and will take her husband’s name, is a second-year internal medicine resident at the University of Minnesota Medical…

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Rafaella Francisco, Christian Iannucci

Rafaella Nunes Francisco and Christian Patrick Iannucci are to be married Sept. 16 at the Penfield Pavilion, an events venue in Fairfield, Conn. Brian Reed, a friend of the groom who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, is to officiate. Ms. Francisco, 25, graduated with a degree in law from the University of…

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Jenna Goldring, Nikola Lahcanski

Jenna Clare Goldring and Nikola Gregory Lahcanski were married Sept. 15 at the Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles. Robert J. Lunn, a friend of the groom’s family and a former justice of the New York Supreme Court who became a deputy commissioner for one day in Los Angeles County, officiated, with Cantor Chayim Frenkel…

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Esther Lim, Robert Staley

Esther Hee Sun Lim and Robert Christopher Staley were married Sept. 15 at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm, a hotel and farm in Albuquerque. Brendan Selby, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated. Ms. Lim, 35, is a director of privacy for the American regions…

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