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Friday, June 1, 2012

Fukushima Fallout --- NRC loses top safety advocate

People: Last week was bleak for public health and the environment: Gregory Jaczko, who has presided as Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission since the Fukushima Daiichi reactor disaster began in March 2011, has resigned. Dr. Jaczko, alone among his fellow Commissioners, has insisted no new nuclear power plant should be licensed unless and until the operator has committed to making safety upgrades needed to protect against the risk of severe accidents such as occurred at Fukushima. His resignation throws into question whether the NRC will have the fortitude to complete advances commenced under his leadership. Comment

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

We can choose our future!

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

Caribbean: 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

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

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

“Doctor, Doctor? Answering Patients’ Questions”

People: Many men are familiar with the common annoying symptoms caused by benign prostate enlargement. These symptoms include a slowing stream, urinary frequency, urgency, hesitancy, intermittency, sleep interruption […] Comment

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


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

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

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

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

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. Comments (1)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

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

How will I know my stream is slow?

When a man looks down and sees that he’s urinating with two streams instead of one, he struggles to get both streams to go into the toilet bowl without making a mess. He laughs when he tries to […] Comment

Thursday, April 12, 2012


Caribbean: 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

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

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
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

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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