Melissa Brenner, Maxwell Roosevelt

Melissa Sarah Brenner and Maxwell James Roosevelt were married Nov. 9 at the Palm House at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Rabbi Elliot Strom officiated. Mrs. Roosevelt, who is 30 and works in Manhattan, is in-house counsel for the investment bank of Barclays. She graduated from the University of Maryland, and received a law degree magna…

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Christopher Behan, Robert Hall

Christopher Patrick Behan and Robert Price Hall III were married Nov. 9 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Washington. The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, a retired Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire, performed the ceremony. Mr. Behan (left), 58, is a senior associate at the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore, a nonprofit organization focused…

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Erica Green, David Gurian-Peck

Erica Rachel Green and David Gurian-Peck were married Nov. 9 at the Green Building, an events space in Brooklyn. Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson officiated. Ms. Green, 34, is the major gifts officer focused on fund-raising for the League of American Orchestras in Manhattan. She graduated cum laude from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa. She is…

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Combined tests can predict kidney injury risk in critically ill children

Washington, DC (November 10, 2019) — Combining 2 tests can improve predictions of severe acute kidney injury in children in intensive care. The findings come from a study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2019 November 5-November 10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Two assessments—the Renal Angina Index…

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ASN announces inaugural midcareer award winners

Washington, DC (November 10, 2019) — The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is pleased to announce the winners of the new Midcareer Awards, which recognize nephrologists who have distinguished themselves in five key areas of accomplishment early in their careers. ASN chose two winners each for the Distinguished Clinical Service Award, Distinguished Educator Award, Distinguished…

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Neurosurgery in Brazilian Amazon is possible

Low- and middle-income countries in remote locations with little access to care can create sustainable neurosurgical programs by recruiting and training young, local doctors, according to a Rutgers study. Published in the journal World Neurosurgery, the study analyzed the effectiveness over the past 20 years of a successful neurosurgical department, its residency program, an international…

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Shawn Attias, Lee Kovel

Shawn Renee Attias and Lee Kovel were married Nov. 8 at the Waldorf Astoria Grand Wailea Seaside Chapel in Maui, Hawaii. Robert Gilman, a Universal Life minister, officiated, incorporating Jewish traditions. Mrs. Kovel, 61, an art dealer, runs expressionartgallery.com, an online art marketplace based in Rancho Mission Viejo, Calif. She graduated from the University of…

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The Hidden Cost of Gold: Birth Defects and Brain Damage

CIDAHU, Indonesia — Thousands of children with crippling birth defects. Half a million people poisoned. A toxic chemical found in the food supply. Accusations of a government cover-up and police officers on the take. This is the legacy of Indonesia’s mercury trade, a business intertwined with the lucrative and illegal production of gold. More than…

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Robert Norris, the Marlboro Man in Commercials, Dies at 90

Robert C. Norris, a rancher known for his role as the Marlboro Man in television commercials for the cigarette brand, died on Sunday at Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was 90. His death was announced in an obituary posted on his Tee Cross Ranches website. A cause of death…

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Are There Benefits to Collagen Supplements?

It will make your skin look dewy and fresh, your bones and nails strong, and your joints pain-free. These are the claims made by the countless manufacturers of collagen supplements that come in the form of powders, pills and creams. For that reason, it’s no surprise that collagen has become a widely sought-after ingredient in…

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