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Fuel for school daze

School bells are ringing and children will be doing more than singing. Studies show that many will have difficulty with concentration and memory and display many other anti-learning characteristics. Dr. Gerald Deas reports on this deficiency.

Help! 11 tips to get kids to eat healthy

Ask any parent about the top challenges of raising kids, and getting them to eat healthy would probably be high on the list. Countless parents have kids who just want to eat chicken nuggets, or pasta, or macaroni and cheese, ...

Unique camp helps grieving children and teens

From Aug. 21-25, Calvary Hospital hosted the 20th consecutive session of their bereavement camp for 60 children and teenagers, aged 6 to 18.

Facebook: Let’s face it

It is interesting how a simple concept such as Facebook, created by Mark Zuckerberg, became an international frenzy on the internet.

De Blasio hikes cigarette prices aimed at cutting down on smoking

The city’s estimated 900,000 smokers are going to have to dig deeper in their pockets. Mayor Bill de Blasio signed several bills to reduce the number of smokers, including raising the price of cigarettes to $13.

Color your diet healthy with fresh fruits and vegetables

Richly colored fruits and vegetables, such as those available fresh in New York State from now through fall, are colorful and tasteful additions to your table, and also vital to a healthy diet.

Laughter may be the answer

My mom used to say that when things were not up to par, “Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone.” She also used to sing a song with the words, “Get your hat and get ...

Gestational diabetes: Tips for a healthy mom and baby

Of all the medical tests expectant mothers undergo in the months before childbirth, perhaps one of the most important evaluates for gestational diabetes.

A half empty glass for medical care

I am sure you have heard the expression after things have overtaken you to look at the situation with a glass half full, rather than a glass half empty attitude.

Asthma: Food for thought and lungs

Taking up most of the space in our chests are two beautiful organs called the lungs.

Hydrate well, stay cool to avoid heat-related illness

The human body is cooled naturally when heat escapes from the skin and when sweat evaporates from the skin.

Reaching Black men in barbershops could lead to early cancer detection

Aging Black men are at much greater risk of dying prematurely of colorectal cancer than any other group in the United States, and they are less likely than their white counterparts to be diagnosed at an early stage of the ...

Senate debate on Obamacare underway on Capitol Hill

“Let the sideshow begin,” Blue Magic sang years ago, but they could have been talking about the GOP charade, the upcoming vote-a-rama as they reject amendment after amendment on how to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Tabay Atkins: The youngest certified yoga instructor in America

Tabay Atkins is the youngest certified yoga teacher in America and he’s been practicing yoga since he was just 6 years old.

Water down your high blood pressure

Until 1955, there were no drugs to control high blood pressure.