Category: Health

Experts say death of pregnant woman hit by falling tree in Queens park could have been prevented

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Students move less in school and gain more pounds

By: Lauren Keating As the rates of childhood obesity continue to climb, it appears like there is not enough emphasis in on physical fitness, especially in schools. With an emphasis on testing, students need to keep their minds moving throughout the school day. However, thanks to budget cuts, gym classes are often on the chopping block, as

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Standing for a Cause: Climbing Over the Obstacles of Life

By Lauren Keating   Boisterous noises bounced off the walls of Brooklyn Boulders. The rock–climbing facility was full of children attending birthday parties as athletic men and women mounted the walls, leg muscles straining in an attempt at victory found at the top. Some struggled at the challenge, while others rose to the occasion, lifting

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The heart of the Coney Island’s Polar Bear Club beats on

By: Lauren Keating The ocean inhales and drags its liquid contents backward as its waves jump high and then crash to the shore with the ocean’s exhale. There is something about the ocean that is spiritual, but perhaps it is just the spirit of Coney Island. The freshness of life fills the air, as laughter

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Foreign farmers get some freedom

With the holiday season in full swing, consumers can be seen purchasing food for family events with shopping carts filled to the brim and lines that seem never ending. Those who choose to purchase their food with the mantra of  it being “good” and “clean” anxiously await for their favorite farmer’s markets to open in

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The bully evolves: Preventing cyber bullying

People are naturally social creatures. We learn to interact with others right from the womb, but the path in which we are taught to treat people can often lead down different courses, resulting in actions that lie on fine lines. Just like we are taught early on to love and respect one another, children also

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New Yorkers make farming their passion

Living among the steel and skyscrapers, New Yorkers might think farming just simply isn’t a way of life here. When shopping for our food, many purchase chicken from brands like Tyson and National Beef Packing Co., probably never wondering where our food really is coming from. Although the lands of green pasture seem so far

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