4 ways to fight loneliness
Dec04

4 ways to fight loneliness

Understanding your feeling of loneliness In order to make changes that will truly help you, you will need to take some time to figure out why you are feeling lonely.For example, say you assume that you are lonely because you don’t have enough friends and you go out and make more friends. You may still feel lonely after making new friends if your loneliness is the result of having too many friends and a lack of meaningful connections....

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De Blasio to allocate $8 million to help fight the opioid epidemic in the Bronx
Dec04

De Blasio to allocate $8 million to help fight the opioid epidemic in the Bronx

The U.S. is in the midst of the deadliest drug overdose epidemic in its history, and it’s been getting worse. More than 70,000 Americans died of drug overdoses last year, a 10 percent increase from the year before, according to preliminary U.S. government numbers. Growing numbers of recent deaths have been attributed to the painkiller fentanyl and fentanyl-like drugs. The drugs are far more potent than heroin, but they are...

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NYU Langone Health celebrates landmark second face transplant
Dec04

NYU Langone Health celebrates landmark second face transplant

Less than 11 months after Cameron Underwood underwent a face transplant, the 26-year-old is revealing himself to the world. He also experienced damage to his upper face and palate.Underwood, of Yuba City, California, suffered a self-inflicted gunshot to the face in June 2016. The extensive damage left him missing most of his lower jaw, his nose and every tooth but one, a press statement said Conventional reconstructive surgery, which...

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Everything you need to know about lung cancer
Nov27

Everything you need to know about lung cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. Lung care awareness month is winding down, but the issue never stops being relevant. We talked to Dr. Nicholas Rohs, assistant professor of medicine, hermatology and medical oncology at the Icahn school of medicine at Mount...

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A look at why one in four New Yorkers is obese
Nov27

A look at why one in four New Yorkers is obese

The Big Apple is getting bigger – literally – as obesity levels among New York City residents has nearly tripled since 1999, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One in four New Yorkers is battling the bulge and according to the CDC, being overweight means a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25-30, while anything more than 30 is obese. A recent study made by WalletHub ranked each state, based on more than...

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