Category Archives: Health

Tips to stay healthy during flu season

Along with Christmas trees and gingerbread houses, another staple of winter is seasonal influenza, aka the flu virus. Here are some tips to that can help put stop the flu in its tracks. 1. Get Vaccinated: Earlier this year, a … Continue reading

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Adults Don’t Cover Up: We’re all at risk

After a study on NYC teens’ sexual behavior was released, we asked you to weigh in on risky sexual behaviors and the prevalence of sexual violence in the world after high school. Specifically we asked if you had: Ever had … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Restaurants Counter Obesity in New York City

When you picture what the average American looks like, what image comes to mind? Not only are adults increasingly becoming overweight, but children are as well. Close to 40 percent of children in New York City public schools are either overweight … Continue reading

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Great Expectorations: Public Spitting in New York City

Smatterings of clear, viscous liquid readily dot the streets and sidewalks of New York City. No, it’s not the rain. It’s spit. An anti-spitting ordinance has been in place in New York City since 1886, but some New Yorkers still … Continue reading

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Are you at risk? Teens, Sexual Violence and STDs

Boys and girls who like both boys and girls are at risk, a new study said. But it’s not who they are having sex with, it’s how. NYC teens who have partners of both genders are more likely to have … Continue reading

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A Positive Life: Living with HIV

Peter Lamarca was  diagnosed with HIV in 1990. At the time, it was a death sentence that would claim the lives of his friends and lover. While it took away the ones he loved, he refuses to let it take … Continue reading

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No Smoke Attached – Is the proposed NYC smoking ban a good idea?

It’s a sunny Saturday afternoon and you decide to take a trip to the beach. You luck out and find a deserted spot to settle down in. There’s just one problem, the wind is blowing secondhand smoke right in your … Continue reading

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Vibram Five Finger Running

Paul Fiore is a runner through and through. He was first exposed to the sport his freshmen year of high school. His determination to achieve greatness led him to train vigorously; however, the countless miles led to numerous sidelining shin … Continue reading

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Pump It Up

Creative Lifestyles works with the developmentally disabled in the South Bronx. Their goal is to improve the overall quality of life of their clients and to help them lead a normal life when possible. Obesity is a big concern for … Continue reading

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Cracked Concrete Jungle Where Dreams Are Made Of

On the subway, I fight against the speed of the train and the barely-there space to find stable footing. When the train hails to a stop, I sigh in relief for I am finally on solid ground. Until I step … Continue reading

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