It’s Ghost Tour Season

Allison Chase was born to be spooky. When her older brother was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as child, largely excluding him from the sugar-fueled pleasures of trick-or-treating, Ms. Chase’s parents wanted to make sure he could nevertheless enjoy Halloween to its fullest. Her father began to stage elaborate charity haunted houses out of the…

Details

Medical News Today: Antibiotic plus probiotic combination may kill off superbugs

An innovative approach uses a biocompatible material to encapsulate probiotic bacteria and combines them with antibiotics to tackle treatment-resistant infections. A new approach for battling treatment-resistant bacteria proved successful in petri dish experiments. Every year, over 2 million people in the United States develop infections that are resistant to treatment, and approximately 23,000 people die…

Details

Elizabeth Petkanics, Andrew Van Tassel

Elizabeth Anne Petkanics and Andrew Arthur Van Tassel were married Oct. 20 at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Anne Sundberg, the groom’s aunt who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated. Mrs. Van Tassel, 29, is a staff developer with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University in Manhattan.…

Details

Patricia Abad-Santos, Luis Nuñez

Patricia Grace Abad-Santos and Luis Vincent Nuñez were married Oct. 20 in Manhattan. The Rev. Daniel R. Corrou performed the ceremony at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Francis Xavier. Ms. Abad-Santos, 30, is a group partner in Universal McCann, an advertising agency in Manhattan, where she spearheads digital media strategy for Johnson & Johnson.…

Details