Diet could be key to lung health of 9/11 vics: Study
Sep04

Diet could be key to lung health of 9/11 vics: Study

Trial to test fatty foods on Bravest Firefighters who suffered lung damage after inhaling particles in the line of duty on Sept. 11, 2001, may be able to quell or reverse the damage simply by changing their diets, according to a new scientific study. The study from NYU School of Medicine researchers outlines a novel way to predict the development of lung injury in disaster victims like 9/11 firefighters. By testing blood for...

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Tennis courts in NYC: Where to play outdoors if you’re on a budget
Aug22

Tennis courts in NYC: Where to play outdoors if you’re on a budget

Leading up to the U.S. Open at the end of August, activity at New York City’s tennis courts tends to pick up a bit. “I think during the U.S. Open, people are watching,” says Kira Levy, director of marketing and events for Hudson River Park, which is home to three tennis courts. “But definitely before, for sure.” As Flushing gears up to once again host the annual pro tournament next week, NYC is in the midst of its high tennis season —...

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CBD Craze
Aug21

CBD Craze

How cannabidiol has become a go-to addition to cocktails, coffee & sweets It’s 5 p.m. on a recent Thursday in the lobby of midtown’s Ace Hotel, but it’s nearly pitch-black beyond the glowing light of laptops on communal tables. As freelancers and remote workers wrap up for the day, they pack in toward the bar in the back of the room, where The Breslin is passing out samples of special treats: CBD brownies and cocktails. Though the...

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City launching program to get young New Yorkers into medical assistant careers
Aug15

City launching program to get young New Yorkers into medical assistant careers

If you’re looking to kickstart a medical assistant career in New York City, you’re in luck: officials are launching a new program to prepare young adults across the five boroughs for such futures. The opportunity comes from the NYC Department of Small Businesses Services. SBS Commissioner Gregg Bishop on Wednesday announced the new initiative, called the Medical Assistants for Modern Healthcare Delivery Training Program. Through this...

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Learn to help those in need with these trauma counseling programs
Aug15

Learn to help those in need with these trauma counseling programs

How can someone come back from a traumatic experience? The road back to normalcy can be difficult for many. Whether someone has experienced sexual or physical abuse, witnessed intense instances of violence, served in combat and have returned home from military service with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), etc. — treating the effects of trauma is something that no one should face on their own and the need for trauma counseling is...

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