Posts Tagged ‘health’

Heart of the Matter

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Stephanie Chan had type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol all at age 16. She was overweight, fatigued and had tightness in her upper body. Eight years later, at the age of 24, Chan drove herself to Johns Hopkins Hospital with chest pain, which she had been experiencing for eight months. After examining her [&hellip
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Meaningful Holiday Traditions

Written by admin on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

To quote the greatly missed Fred Rogers, “We’ve got a lot to talk about.” Like the still-glowing-through-mid-January Park Avenue Memorial Trees, the city’s most meaningful holiday tradition. After sundown, you just must experience this reverently beautiful scene. Again, because so many still don’t know, these trees honor all who made (and are sadly still making) [&hellip
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Carriage Horse Oversight

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Recently, the City Comptroller’s office issued a follow up audit on the licensing and oversight of the carriage horse industry, which critics have long complained is inhumane and unsafe. Auditors found that the city’s Department of Consumer Affairs and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene could do a better job overseeing inspections and licensing requirements. [&hellip
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Building a Healthier New York

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A few years ago, a Manhattan borough president community initiative called “Go Green” was launched in East Harlem with the help of local Council Member Melissa Mark Viverito. The goal was to engage New York’s dynamic communities in the effort to bring farmers’ markets, greenspace and cleaner air back to our city neighborhoods, and to [&hellip
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Flu-Like Symptoms Shutter St. David’s

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St. David’s, a private Catholic school for boys on East 89th Street, closed today after several students reported flu-like symptoms. “Asking the students not to come to school today was the best way to control the spread of the symptoms through our community,” said St. David’s Headmaster, David O’Halloran. “It was the responsible thing to [&hellip
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