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Racing Against Rare Cancers

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Some 100 stationary bikes were locked into place in Times Square as cyclists joined the race against rare cancers at the annual Cycle for Survival fundraiser.  All donations will help further research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which treats more than 400 subtypes of cancer annually.

The fundraiser, which takes place across the county, has raised more than $50 million since 2007. The high-energy event also gives cancer patients and their supporters hope.

 

Caring for Caregivers

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

As America’s population ages, an increasing number of families are caring for loved ones with dementia.

In a bid to ease the burden on caregivers, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America hosts its Five Boroughs Concepts in Care Conference in New York annually. The event offers financial advice for families struggling to help loved ones with dementia, and aims to provide stress relief and tips for caregivers.

Keeping the caregivers healthy, experts say, is key to ensuring successful care for patients.

 

Pump Down the Volume

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Americans are turning up the volume — and losing their hearing in the process.

As music lovers gear up for summer concert season, many are overlooking the dangers of prolonged exposure to thumping bass and blaring beats, where music in some venues and clubs can hit 115 decibels — far louder than a jackhammer.

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