Air pollution may impact fetal cardiovascular system, Rutgers study says

Microscopic particles in air pollution inhaled by pregnant women may damage fetal cardiovascular development, according to a study by Rutgers researchers. The study, published in the journal Cardiovascular Toxicology, found that early in the first trimester and late in the third trimester were critical windows during which pollutants most affect the mother’s and fetus’ cardiovascular…

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How TikTok Is Rewriting the World

Hello, person who is, statistically speaking, a human adult aged approximately “millennial” to “boomer.” The analytics suggest a high likelihood that you’re aware there is an app named TikTok, and a similarly high likelihood that you’re not totally sure what it’s all about. Maybe you asked someone younger in your life, and they tried to…

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Elizabeth Schoenbach, Brandon Baron

Elizabeth Amanda Schoenbach and Brandon Eric Baron were married March 9 at the Pierre Hotel in New York. Rabbi Douglas Sagal officiated with Cantor Martha Novick taking part. Mrs. Baron, 27, is a psychotherapist at the Motherhood Center in New York, which specializes in women’s mental health. She graduated, cum laude, from Syracuse and received…

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Veraliz Mercado, Al-Amir Jordan

Veraliz Mercado and Al-Amir Haniff Jordan were married March 9 at Bellerose Assembly of God in Bellerose, Queens. Pastor Dominick J. Cotignola, affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of God and the senior pastor at the church, officiated. Mrs. Jordan, 30, is a building administrator at the Gilman Management Company, a property manager based in Great…

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Megan McCarthy, Ted McLaughlin

Megan Kathleen McCarthy and Edward Thomas McLaughlin were married March 9 in a self-uniting ceremony at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Bill Robling, an actor portraying Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin, led the couple in their vows. Ms. McCarthy, 37, is the vice president for major gifts at the Academy. She was, until…

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