You know that warm fuzzy feeling you get after finding someone the perfect gift, helping an older person cross the street or, say, rescuing a wide-eyed kitten from a tight spot?
It’s more than a warming of the heart — it’s your brain’s way of rewarding you for doing something good, said Stephen Post, director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics at Stony Brook University. (more…)
Imagine your child going in for immunizations but being able to skip the painful sting of a needle and go straight to the Band-Aid and lollipop.
It’s a biomedical technology in the making: a needle-less vaccination administered simply by applying a special skin patch. (more…)
Does your child refuse to go to school more than the average student? Has your teenager complained about not being able to concentrate during class?
These are problems many parents encounter, but it isn’t always clear when to seek professional help. (more…)
There’s a lot facing the young women of today: peer pressure, relationship troubles and unrealistic body expectations broadcast on television screens and social media sites.
With so much to keep up with, it can be easy for girls to lose their sense of self, and the bigger picture of the woman they hope one day to become. (more…)
Everybody gets to the point when they have to make “doo.”
For some, it’s once, maybe twice a day; but for others, it could be just once or twice a week.
It’s not often discussed — as it’s a bit taboo to talk about poop — but it’s probably safe to say that many have wondered if their bowel movements are normal. (more…)
An electronic cigarette. (Credit: Lindsay Fox/ecigarettereviewed.com)
What was intended as a smoking cessation aid is the new smoking trend among Long Island’s youth, say health experts and local school officials, who are seeing an uptick in the number of students using electronic cigarettes.
Mattituck High School principal Shawn Petretti said he has recently seen firsthand an increase in the number of students using e-cigarettes. (more…)
Experts say the uncommon respiratory virus that’s sending hundreds of children to hospitals in the Midwest could “certainly” make its way here. But those same experts are quick to note that the viral infection no more serious than your common winter-season flu. (more…)
When packing up the kids for college, it’s almost a requirement to send them off with what seems like an unlimited supply of ramen noodles — those instant noodles that any freshman can make on his or her own. Add water, find a microwave, and eat up. (more…)