Archive for 'Health and Medicine'

Bollywood Yoga: An Alternative Style of Exercise

Posted on 22. Apr, 2010 by .

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Is Bollywood Yoga changing the way people exercise? Well for many New Yorkers, it is. The term “Bollywood” refers to the Indian film industry. One of the most popular aspects of these films is the dancing, which brings customary Indian steps to a more contemporary level. And in preparation for this dancing, Indian men and […]

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U.S. Cement to Open Plant in Red Hook

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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One day soon, U.S. Cement is opening a plant along the waterfront in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Because Red Hook has industrial zoning, the cement plant only needs a few permits to open at 640 Columbia Street, across the street from Added Value (Red Hook’s Community Farm), and extremely close to Red Hook Park and playing […]

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No TV for me. Well, maybe a little.

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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Now that my first semester of journalism school is over and I have a month-long break approaching, everyone has been asking me, “What will you do with your time?”

My response has been two-fold: sleep and watch television (or movies on DVD). I even had developed a growing “must-watch” list: “Freaks and Geeks,” the HBO “John Adams” miniseries, season one of “The West Wing.” Add to that an even longer list of movies and documentaries I’ve held off from watching because of a demanding graduate school schedule, and my month off was pretty much booked.

That is, until I read a health article in The New York Times yesterday that made me reconsider my scheduled laziness.

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Isolated with epilepsy

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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Disclaimer: This will be a very honest post, probably because it is so close to my heart. As someone in class a few weeks ago made a joke about the lights above giving him epilepsy..it took every ounce of compassion to hold myself back. I realized, people make fun of epilepsy and people with seizures, […]

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A Journey of Love: A Home of Hope

Posted on 16. Dec, 2009 by .

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Delgado arrived here last spring and spent most of April and May flying, driving, and walking with her husband through unknown cities like Milwaukee, Philadelphia, and New York City. “We were afraid that the noise would be too much for our daughter, she might be just overwhelmed,” said the concerned mother, recounting those initial weeks. […]

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A Journey of Love

Posted on 16. Dec, 2009 by .

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Every morning Yadira Delgado, 22, drives 27 miles from her cramped Mott Haven apartment to Fairfield, N.J.  There she drops her 4-year-old daughter off at the New Beginnings School.  She gets back into her 1994 Honda Civic, unhooks the car seat that holds her 7-month-old son and places it in the passenger seat next to […]

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What to expect

Posted on 11. Dec, 2009 by .

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Climate change scientist Klaus Jacobs said the most expensive thing we can do is nothing.

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Slideshow: Top news stories of 2009

Posted on 11. Dec, 2009 by .

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The Associated Press had the very cool idea of allowing Facebook users to weigh in on its annual “Top Stories” list this year. When AP-member editors release their top ten picks for the year’s most important stories in a couple of weeks, the public’s list will be released, too. The differences will be interesting. “Important” […]

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A Farm In A Loft

Posted on 10. Dec, 2009 by .

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Be it rooftops, windows, fire escapes, a truck bed or neighbor’s backyard, the urban farming movement is spreading in New York City. Residents, looking to create accessibility fresh produce, are growing in every nook and cranny of this populous city.

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From CAB to BronxWorks

Posted on 09. Dec, 2009 by .

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The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), one of the nonprofit organizations in New York City and the recipient of a 2009 New York Times Nonprofit Excellence Award, has changed its name. A statement by its development director, Ken Small, said the 37-year-old non-profit will now be known as BronxWorks to reflect its geographical location and the […]

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