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Friday, June 1, 2012

Fukushima Fallout --- NRC loses top safety advocate

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

We can choose our future!

Health: Hardly a day goes by without the announcement of some new technological discovery. It is truly magnificent and mind-boggling to behold. We are lucky to be alive in such an age of advancement. If both the political and religious leaders of our world would think as clearly as its scientists, what a peaceful, happy and fulfilling world we might have. Comment.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Niger’s First Lady visits Downstate

Africa: The First Lady of the West African nation of Niger, Dr. Malika Issoufou Mahamadou, last week visited SUNY Downstate Medical Center and University Hospital, as part of her United States itinerary. Comment.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Get up and get moving!

People: We spend more time at work during a typical week than just about anywhere else—and if your office is like mine, that means you’re probably spending that time sitting at a desk, staring at a computer screen. The only exercise most of us get is when we walk to the vending machine! Fact is, all of us are living increasingly sedentary lifestyles. Comment.

VNSNY Nurses debunk ‘getting older’ myths

Health: Let’s face it, growing old means lifestyle changes – for better or worse, in sickness and in health. But how we evolve with our bodies and how we manage new age-related changes, issues and diseases, like depression or dementia, is up to us. When you get right down to it, the only person with the power to respond to the physical and mental challenges of aging—is you yourself. And a positive attitude and firm determination to live life to the fullest is an important first step. Comment.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Conference on disabilities for parents, caregivers

People: On Friday, June 1, parents, grandparents and caregivers of children with disabilities will have an opportunity to access resources and information in a free conference to take place at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University. Comment.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

U.S. autism rates reach new height - CDC

Health: About one in 88 children in the United States has autism or a related disorder, the highest estimate to date and one that is sure to revive a national argument over how the condition is diagnosed and treated. Comments (1).

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Omega Chi celebrates National Nurses Week

Grenada: On May 11, the Omega Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, a national sorority of registered nurses and nursing students, held its National Nurses Week celebration at Brooklyn’s highly respected Dr. Susan Smith McKinney Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (DSSM). Comment.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Asthma sufferers: Get informed!

Health: If you’re one of the estimated 25 million Americans who suffer from asthma, you know what it’s like to experience symptoms such as coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. To raise awareness and understanding of this serious and growing health problem, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Genentech have joined with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) to launch The Asthma Express, an educational awareness program to help bring allergic asthma to the forefront. Comment.

Tips for women to prevent common health problems

Health: You may not realize it, but your lifestyle could be putting you at risk for common health problems that afflict women. National Women’s Health Week, observed May 13-19, is a great reminder to brush up on some facts that can help you stay healthy. Comment.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Time-saving cleaning tips for busy moms

People: It’s no surprise that mothers make compromises every day. A recent survey of 1,000 American moms by Green Works naturally derived cleaners revealed that 57 percent admit to turning down bedroom time with their mate to clean the house. This number soars to 74 percent for new moms. Comment.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Carib lizard species facing extinction

Health: Researchers at Pennsylvania State University, commonly referred to as Penn State or PSU, say 24 newly-discovered species of lizards known as skinks in the Caribbean are close to extinction. Comment.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Eight ways to help make Mother’s Day healthy

Health: Sunday, May 13 is Mother’s Day. Here are some simple steps- compliments of the CDC - to make Mother’s Day a special day of health for mom. Comment.

Breast cancer kills more Black women

Health: A new study shows that five urban Black American women die daily from breast cancer due to lack of access to proper care and treatment. The study also reveals an urban Black, white racial death disparity for breast cancer. Comment.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

COAST GUARD CAPER

People: The United States Coast Guard says that its crews have been “hard at work” disrupting a “rising threat” as drug smugglers use “increasingly sophisticated and evolving methods” to evade authorities in the Caribbean Sea. Comment.

Monday, April 30, 2012

10 types of breast cancer discovered

Health: A landmark study has revealed there are at least 10 different types of breast cancer, not four as previously thought – a finding that is expected to have far-reaching implications for treatment of the disease. Comment.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Your doctor’s your best guide

Health: Most people have heard of kidney stones and the various methods of dealing with this sometimes very painful problem but are surprised to hear that stones can also be present in the urinary bladder. Comment.

Health disparities and the Affordable Care Act

Health: Not all Americans have equal access to health care—or similar health care outcomes. Low-income Americans, racial and ethnic minorities, and other underserved populations often have higher rates of disease, fewer treatment options, and reduced access to care. They are also less likely to have health insurance than the population as a whole. By improving access to quality health care for all Americans, the Affordable Care Act will help reduce these health disparities by making improvements in. Comment.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Unexplained miraculous phenomena arrives in New York

Manhattan: A survey from the Pew Forum on Religion in February 2010 showed that a vast majority of Americans, nearly 80 percent, believe in miracles. Such is the driving force behind the sudden popularity of “Braco”, a European figurehead for over 16 years that is becoming an overnight sensation in the U.S. where sellout crowds are gathering to experience his “silent, healing gaze” -- something that thousands claim has miraculously changed their lives for the better; either physically, emotionally or mentally. Comment.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

State-of-Art cancer center for Eastern Caribbean

Antigua: Regional health leaders and government officials were expected to gather in Antigua Thursday, April 26, for the official ground-breaking ceremony for the Eastern Caribbean’s first cancer center. Comment.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Cityparks Seniors Fitness program

Staten Island: City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Spring 2012 season of Seniors Fitness programs will begin the week of April 30, 2012, and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. Comment.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

AN EYE ON THE FUTURE

Health: The head of the United Nation’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) says the forthcoming conference on sustainable development is an opportunity to redefine the vision of future development for the region. Comment.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Project Sunshine’s ‘Star For a Day’

Manhattan: Thirteen-year-old Christy, who was diagnosed with a cardiac condition at age 12 and is currently listed for a heart transplant, was treated like a queen at Mount Sinai Hospital, 1184 Fifth Avenue and 99th Street in Manhattan, thanks to the nonprofit Project Sunshine’s “Star for a Day” program on April 2. Comment.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Yearly microwave thermotherapy

Health: When a patient approaches the conclusion that Microwave Thermotherapy is the best choice to relieve his symptoms, very often, one of the first questions he asks is “How many treatments will I need and how often will I need them?” He is usually happy to hear that this treatment is never done more than once a year. Comment.

Vaccinations protect young children

Health: Most parents know that one of the most important steps they can take to protect their children is to vaccinate them against dangerous diseases. But knowing what to vaccinate against and when to do so can be a complicated process. Comment.

Natural ways to keep your skin healthy

Health: Our modern lifestyles can take a toll on our skin. Lack of sleep, pollutants, and stress are all contributing factors to signs of aging, dryness, irritation and blotchiness. Comment.
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