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Raising hope and funds

For over a month, students at the Louis Armstrong Middle School, IS 227, prepared for their Breast Cancer Awareness Walk-A-Thon. With the help of teacher Anna Tinoco, at top center with Principal Helen Ponella, they created posters and collected donations for the American Cancer Society. Together with staff, they raised more than $1,500.The school’s goal was to help give children a voice and set up opportunities that will allow them to begin to make decisions about causes that are becoming important to them.

Thursday 10/17/2019
Beating breast cancer: courageous tales of survival
Updated: October 17, 2019 - 1:29 pm

“It was the word ‘cancer.’ I just could not comprehend that word,” said Arlene Fiorella of Woodside when she heard her diagnosis.

“I stopped thinking. My memory of that day is not clear.

“I was lucky I have my husband. He was my support.”

Fighting back was a natural response.

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Partners’ support is invaluable after diagnosis
Updated: October 17, 2019 - 1:31 pm

When the diagnosis is breast cancer, a woman’s husband or intimate partner is directly affected, and can be crucial during times of treatment and recovery.

“It’s an ultimate ‘in sickness and in health’ situation,” said Dr. Jane Carleton, associate chief of Clinical Affairs at Northwell Health’s Monter Cancer Center.

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Eight tips to help prevent back pain
Updated: October 17, 2019 - 2:46 pm

Can’t bend over to tie your shoes? Icing your back so you can sit at your desk? If you suffer from back pain, you’re not alone — in fact, four out of five people experience back pain at some point in their lives, and it’s the second-most common reason for visiting the doctor.

Surprisingly, back pain isn’t always caused by trauma, such as a fall or car accident. The simple acts of twisting to reach for an object, sitting at a computer or bending over can send you into a painful spasm.

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Decrease in fatal breast cancer cases has slowed
Posted: October 17, 2019

Approximately one in eight women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer, according to breastcancer.org.

About 41,760 U.S. women are expected to die from the disease this year. For women in the country, breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other except lung cancer.

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Thursday 10/10/2019
Vaping ban on hold amid lung illnesses
Updated: October 17, 2019 - 12:39 pm

One day before a state emergency ban on flavored nicotine products was to take effect, the New York State Supreme Court’s Appellate Division granted a temporary restraining order against the measure.

The ruling, made on Oct. 3, halted the state’s prohibition of the flavored vaping products after a number of illnesses and deaths related to vaping were reported.

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Thursday 10/03/2019
Centreville lot eyed as mouse house
Updated: October 10, 2019 - 12:09 pm

The lot on Tahoe Street in the Centreville section of Ozone Park is, one day, supposed to become the new headquarters for the Sanitation Officers Union.

But since last winter, homeowners living nearby say they have been battling an invasion of mice that, they believe, are coming from the empty buildings slated for demolition.

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Thursday 09/26/2019
Teen bicyclist killed by truck on Borden
Updated: October 03, 2019 - 12:25 pm

A teenager on his bicycle was killed Saturday afternoon in Long Island City when he was hit by a dump truck making a turn.

Mario Valenzuela, 14, was riding eastbound on Borden Avenue next to the truck when it made a right turn onto 11th Street a little before 2 p.m. and struck him, according to the NYPD. Media reports said he was caught under the truck’s rear wheels. Emergency Medical Services pronounced him dead at the scene.

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York College still hit by heavy flooding
Updated: October 03, 2019 - 12:26 pm

When entering the York College boiler room, you have to trek around puddles of water that are scattered throughout the sub-basement of the Academic Core building. Your socks and shoes may very well be soaked before you leave the area. Look beyond the puddles and you might find an even bigger problem.

Thousands of students enter and exit the building but very few are even aware that three levels beneath the atrium, more than 100,000 gallons of groundwater enter the building each day.

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City gives York cafe clean bill of health
Updated: October 03, 2019 - 12:30 pm

City health inspectors have cleared York College’s cafeteria violations found on Sept. 10 that resulted in the facility being ordered closed.

York officials notified the Chronicle of the change in status on the afternoon of Sept. 19.

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