Urologist Says PSA is Still Important for Prostate Screening

Written by Dr. Cynthia Paulis on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, Lifestyle, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

If you ask my cousin Sonny, the only reason he is alive today is because of free bagels and a PSA test. “Our local hospital was offering a free men’s prostate screening test, and afterward they served free coffee, bagels and donuts,” he said. “My friends and I would hang around, compare our numbers and [&hellip
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Summer Guide to Music

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Healthy Manhattan, Music, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

Summer Stage RANDALL’s ISLAND Governors Ball This year’s version of the now-regular outdoor festival moves from its previous home on Governors Island to Randall’s Island but retains a strong lineup. Saturday has a dancey, up-tempo set of acts, including Passion Pit, Chromeo, James Murphy and indie rap stalwarts Atmosphere. Sunday slows things down with guitar soundtrack maestros [&hellip
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Weekend offers Outdoor Adventure in Dutchess County

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Hudson Valley-Hudson Swim Are you a fan of boating, cycling, golf, hiking, camping, and even hunting and, fishing? Then mark your calendar to attend the first Hudson Valley Outdoor Adventure Expo on the weekend of June 2 and 3 at Waryas Park, Poughkeepsie. Dedicated to outdoor recreation, the expo is organized by the Dutchess County Tourism office with [&hellip
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Brain Exercise

Written by Ashley Welch on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, Lifestyle, News Our Town, Seniors, West Side Spirit

Author remembers his age as he develops memory techniques   Authors Michael J. Gelb and Kelly Howell recently released Brain Power: Improve Your Mind As You Age, a book that attempts to demystify the long-standing belief that memory declines with age and offers simple tricks and techniques to improve brain activity and enhance overall mental [&hellip
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Home Aides Relieve Stress for People Caring for Loved Ones

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Courtesy of Christopher Wilkenson By Roy Herndon Smith “Susan” was burned out. Nine months earlier, she had taken what she thought would be a temporary leave of absence from her job to care for her 85-year-old mother, who was recuperating from surgery after falling and breaking her hip. Her mother never fully recovered. She still needed help with bathing, [&hellip
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Pay Attention to Children’s Hyperactivity

Written by Dr. Cynthia Paulis on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, Our Town, West Side Spirit

“Boys will be boys” attitude can delay help for attention deficit disorder  Donna Greenstein knew something was wrong with her son, but no one believed her. The mother of four first had two daughters and went through the usual pediatric milestones with them. Then her son was born and began to grow up. “He would [&hellip
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Sneezing Early and Often This Season

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, Our Town, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

Spring, when a hay fever sufferer turns to thoughts of tissues  The early arrival of spring in New York meant a March filled with returning birds and budding flowers. But the season also means the miserable return of hay fever. Hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, is the allergic reaction to indoor and outdoor allergens such [&hellip
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