Posts Tagged ‘health’

Kristine Keller Untangles the Procrastination Knot

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

By Kristine Keller Next to love and the Olympics, procrastination is the most universally shared experience among humans, a common language practiced and understood in every pocket of the globe. Procrastination knows many dialects: Mastering War and Peace days before the final exam or the toothless man at the laundromat who confessed he waits until [&hellip
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Kids, Stay Away From Sandboxes, Doctors Say

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

Ask a New York City mom if she’s worried about the sandbox germs her child plays in, and you’re likely to get a “yes,” along with a story about a disease that got passed around in one. Type “sandbox safety” on a parents’ listserv and you’ll usually see comments from parents who forbid or try [&hellip
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Child Heart Disease on the Rise

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

Let’s face it: Children are getting fatter, and as the obesity rate rises in this nation, so too does heart disease. Years ago, in my neighborhood, I used to watch the children get off the school bus, dump their books and go outside to play until it was dinner time. Now they get off the [&hellip
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Candy Store Leaves Sour Taste for Some: Critics Say Sweet Shop Too Close to School

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

sugar and plumm 5 By Amanda Woods Some Upper West Siders don’t have a sweet tooth for Sugar and Plumm, a store and café set to open on Amsterdam Avenue near 78th Street later this summer. They are concerned that the shop’s sugary selection—similar to the offerings at several other shops in the area—is unhealthy for neighborhood children, and [&hellip
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The New Holistic Approach for Pain Management

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, Lifestyle, Special Sections

Dr. Sanjay Bashki, a pain treatment specialist, said he looks for “red flags” to avoid addiction in his patients. By David Gibbons Pain management was pioneered by a Seattle anesthesiologist, Dr. John Bonica, in the 1970s, and its growth into an organized, accredited medical specialty was mostly shepherded by his colleagues in the field. So you would imagine these doctors to be masters of the numbing effects of various painkilling drugs. While this is [&hellip
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Recession-Proof Career? Train to Be a Trainer

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

SS6_0082x By Laura Shin Ten years ago, Debra Duby found herself wandering the streets of Manhattan, knocking on countless doors, shaking hands with strangers and posting flyers. At 27 years old, she was a newly certified personal trainer attempting to jumpstart a new career. “Like in any successful business, you need to put forth the appropriate [&hellip
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Using Medicaid to Get Needed Home Care

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

By Roy Herndon Smith People often call a geriatric care manager when they are in crisis. Unfortunately, lack of information or faulty information about Medicaid often contributes to the crises. For example, George’s 85-year-old father, Tom, who was healthy and living alone, was out shopping when he stumbled, fell and could not get back on [&hellip
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