Medical News Today: Cosmetic surgery is on the rise, new data reveal

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons have published new statistics that reveal recent trends in body-shaping procedures. A new report shows which cosmetic procedures were most popular in 2018. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), almost 18 million people underwent surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in the United States in 2018.…

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All the Crime, All the Time: How Citizen Works

Open Citizen and you will see a familiar blue location dot — that’s you! — surrounded by other, often larger dots, in red and yellow. Each represents an incident, either of the “Recent” or “Trending” variety, that has recently been reported in your proximity, and that may even be unfolding at the very moment. A Thursday…

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Medical News Today: Skin moisturizer could reduce risk of disease

According to a small pilot study, moisturizing our skin might reduce the risk of developing a range of chronic conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and even Alzheimer’s disease. Aging skin may play a role in driving chronic disease. The skin is our largest organ. One of its primary functions, of course, is to protect our…

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Allison Leifer, Marc Zivotovsky

Allison Rachel Leifer and Marc Phillip Zivotovsky were married March 16 at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. Cantor Bruce Halev officiated. Mrs. Zivotovsky, 30, is a digital director in the merchandising department at Macy’s in New York. She graduated from Emory University. She is a daughter of Dr. Deena Harris and Dr. Andrew Leifer of…

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Kathryn Smith, William Korengold

Kathryn Vinsant Smith and William McKendree Korengold were married March 16 at the St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church in New Orleans. The Rev. Donald Frampton, a Presbyterian minister, performed the ceremony. The couple met in 2011 at a Halloween party at Trinity College, from which they graduated. Ms. Smith, 29, is an account manager for…

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Anna Kaschel, Bryan Zanisnik

Anna Kaschel and Bryan Zanisnik were married March 15 in Audubon Park in New Orleans. Thomas Sweetland, affiliated with the Order of Interbeing, officiated incorporating the Zen Buddhist tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, the founder of the order. They married under the Southern live oak known as the Tree of Life, or the Étienne de…

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Regina Escano, Mark Zappi

Regina Marie Ronquillo Escano and Mark Ryan Zappi were married March 16 at St. Thomas Apostle Catholic Church in Washington. Msgr. Andrew Wadsworth performed the ceremony. Mrs. Zappi, 30, is an associate director for audiology professional practices at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Rockville, Md. She graduated from Marymount Manhattan College and received a clinical…

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World’s oldest semen still viable

Semen stored since 1968 in a laboratory in Sydney has been defrosted and successfully used to impregnate 34 Merino ewes, with the resulting live birth rate as high sperm frozen for just 12 months. «This demonstrates the clear viability of long-term frozen storage of semen. The results show that fertility is maintained despite 50 years…

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Sara Rhodin, Tyler Lechtenberg

Sara Sean Rhodin and Tyler Andrew Lechtenberg were married March 16 in a self-uniting Quaker service at the Arch Street Quaker Meeting House in Philadelphia. Sarada Peri, a friend of the couple, led the ceremony. Ms. Rhodin, 35, is a history teacher at Madeira School, an all-girls private school in McLean, Va. She graduated summa…

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Robyn Finkelstein, Alex Tolston

Robyn Ilana Finkelstein and Alex Jay Tolston were married March 16 at the Nobu Eden Roc, a hotel in Miami Beach. Rabbi Robert A. Davis officiated. Mrs. Tolston, 39, is the president of Chip Bakery in Miami. She graduated from the University of Florida. She is the daughter of Ronda C. Finkelstein and Ronald D.…

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