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Working out can lower odds of depression

Getting some exercise can improve not only people’s physical health but their mental health as well.One recent study in the Journal of Affective Disorders found that “low physical activity is associated with a greater incidence of common mental health disorders.”

Thursday 08/01/2019
Eyesight loss a public health concern
Updated: August 01, 2019 - 2:05 pm

As people grow older, their eyesight can weaken. But left untreated or complicated by disease and other factors, age-related weakening eyesight can lead to vision loss.

And while New York City and the federal government often are not on the same page these days, officials of both entities agree that it is a serious public health matter.

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When do I get my Soc. Sec. payment?
Updated: August 01, 2019 - 2:07 pm

Timing is everything and the arrival time of your monthly payment from Social Security can be key to keeping your financial house in order.

As you budget to pay your bills and save for future needs, keep in mind that your monthly retirement or disability benefit will be paid at the same time each month. To see your next payment date, create or log on to your my Social Security online account and go to the “Benefits & Payments” section.

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On The Road Again: Portland, ME
Updated: August 01, 2019 - 2:08 pm

Portland is both Maine’s largest city and the last major town as you head north on I-95 toward the Canadian border. Although it has long been a favorite weekend getaway for Bostonians, it has become “discovered” by those outside of New England in the last decade.

The city’s downtown is both very walkable and also has ample parking.

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Thursday 07/18/2019
Staying alert to scams and financial fraud
Updated: July 18, 2019 - 2:02 pm

“Staying aware will help you avoid or limit the fallout if there are any problems.”

This is one bit of advice offered by the NOLO website, an online legal encyclopedia, aimed particularly at senior citizens who are the most likely victims of a wide variety of schemes, scams and frauds.

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Jamaica Hospital MC ups its game in the ER
Updated: July 18, 2019 - 2:06 pm

A healthier, longer-living population poses challenges to the medical field.

“Ten thousand baby boomers are turning 65 every day,” said Dr. Shi-Wen Lee, vice chairman of emergency medicine at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in an interview last week.

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What you should know to avoid skin cancer
Updated: July 18, 2019 - 2:09 pm

More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the United States than all other cancers combined.

Heather Summe, a dermatologist with Northwell Health, said the recommended sunscreen to use is SPF 30 or greater broad-spectrum but a big issue she sees is that people aren’t putting on sunscreen correctly.

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Friday 07/12/2019
Latest Happenings at The Mary Louis Academy
Posted: July 12, 2019

Here's the latest Spring happenings at The Mary Louis Academy for May and June 2019.

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Friday 07/05/2019
Humanities and the Arts Magnet High School - Seniors 2019
Updated: July 10, 2019 - 10:29 am

The Humanities senior class of 2019

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Thursday 07/04/2019
Taking precaution and staying out of the heat
Updated: July 09, 2019 - 11:51 am

Barbara, a resident of Forest Hills, was walking along Queens Boulevard one day last week. The midday sun was beating down when, all of a sudden, she witnessed a nearby elderly woman fall in the street, the victim, she suspected, of overheating.

According to Barbara, the police arrived and helped the woman back onto her feet and waited with her until an ambulance arrived.

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On the road again: Portsmouth, NH
Updated: July 09, 2019 - 11:57 am

Located halfway between Boston and Portland and right on both I-95 and US-1 it is somewhat surprising that Portsmouth isn’t a bigger city than it is. The great thing about that, however, is that it has retained its Revolutionary War era small-town charm.

John Paul Jones, the father of the American Navy and a key figure in the United States winning independence from Great Britain, resided here for a short duration and the home in which he rented a room is still standing. The John Paul Jones “home” was also where the delegates from Russia and Japan met in 1905 to hammer out a peace treaty to end the Russo-Japanese War. Many of us learned about Portsmouth for the first time in our junior high school social studies class because of that historical nugget.

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Sign up for Medicare and estimate Medicare costs
Updated: July 09, 2019 - 12:03 pm

Affordable medical coverage is something everyone wants, especially as people age. Luckily, our nation has safeguards for workers as they get older. Millions of people rely on Medicare and it can be part of your health insurance plan when you retire.

Medicare is available for people age 65 or older, as well as younger people who have received Social Security disability benefits for 24 months, and people with certain specific diseases. Two parts of Medicare are Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medicare Insurance). You are eligible for premium-free Part A if you are age 65 or older and you or your spouse worked and paid Medicare taxes for at least 10 years. Part B usually requires a monthly premium payment.

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Friday 06/28/2019
Astoria's Q300 is Aiming to Skype to Space
Updated: July 01, 2019 - 2:41 pm

The 30th Avenue School in Astoria, a citywide gifted and talented school, we have been helping the school to prepare and apply for a NASA Downlink application so our children can Skype with the astronauts from the International Space Station.

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PS 97Q Forest Park's Career Day and Talent Show
Updated: July 10, 2019 - 10:24 am

2nd Annual Career Day

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Thursday 06/27/2019
St. John’s Prep: The Legacy Continues
Posted: June 27, 2019

The St. John’s Prep Board of Trustees celebrates the appointment of Ms. Nuala Martinez as the new President and Ms. Maria Johnson as the new Principal. Both women are outstanding educators who have served the St. John’s Prep Community in numerous roles: Ms. Martinez for 32 years as a math teacher, Math Chairperson and Assistant Principal for Administrative Affairs; Ms. Johnson for 34 years as a social studies teacher, Social Studies Chairperson and Assistant Principal of Student Life. Congratulations and best wishes have been continuously and enthusiastically expressed from students, parents, alumni and fellow educators. All are rejoicing and confident that St. John’s Preparatory School will continue to flourish under Ms. Martinez and Ms. Johnson’s leadership.

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Friday 06/21/2019
PS 90 Students Join Young People’s Chorus
Posted: June 21, 2019

PS 90Q, The Horace Mann School in Richmond Hill, was fortunate to receive a grant for the past two years to have their students participate in the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.

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MS 202 Debate Team Triumphs
Posted: June 21, 2019

The debate team from MS 202 in Ozone Park came in first place at the MSQI Debate School Championship Tournament, which took place at Brooklyn Law School on Thursday, June 13. Roberto Quesada finished in first place for the advanced tier, while Sajid Ibrahim finished in first place for the novice tier and Diana Diaz finished in first place for the bilingual tier. Also, Faith Buchanan finished in ninth place for the intermediate tier.

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Christ the King Celebrates the Great Gatsby Era 2019
Posted: June 21, 2019

Students at Christ the King High School in Middle Village gathered in their glamorous “Roaring ’20’s” attire at the culmination of Ms. Mayer-Foley’s English class reading of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s  “The Great Gatsby.”

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What a Home Run for PS 174 Students on Education Day
Posted: June 21, 2019

On Thursday, May 23, the fifth-graders at PS 174Q, The William Sidney Mount School in Rego Park, enjoyed a wonderful experience at Citi Field on Education Day. Not only did they watch the Mets game, but before the game began, they had so much fun on the field level catching free T-shirts, seeing Mr. G from Channel 11 News and even seeing their teachers on the Jumbo Tron!

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Friday 06/14/2019
The Mary Louis Academy Students Win Honors
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 10:51 am

Mariel, the student newspaper of The Mary Louis Academy, Jamaica Estates, took home a total of 12 awards including the big win for General Excellence at The Tablet’s annual High School Press Awards ceremony on May 10.  The awards ceremony honored some of the outstanding journalism in school newspapers from five local high schools. TMLA robotics team 3204 has turned a fun team program into successful competition at the NYC FIRST Championships.  Back in April, TMLA’s FIRST robotics team competed in the New York Regional Competition.

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PS 97Q Supports Beautiful Me & Students with Epilepsy
Posted: June 14, 2019

Four very dedicated staff members of PS 97Q, The Forest Park School, have become trained instructors for the Beautiful Me program, which honors the lives of three beautiful sisters ensuring healthy, happy and safe children through innovative self-esteem educational programming and the support of children in need. PS 97Q also took the time to celebrate dads and male role models for an art activity supporting epilepsy.

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Pan American International High School Happenings
Posted: June 14, 2019

Pan American International High School has a program called Peer Group Connection, PGC students are volunteers who mentor freshmen, provide social and emotional information to the new students and do various public service activities.

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Maspeth High School Happenings
Posted: June 14, 2019

MHS Senior Wins Scholarship at MoMa

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MS 210's Production of "The Lion King Jr."
Posted: June 14, 2019

"The Lion King Jr."

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Thursday 06/13/2019
2019 CELEBRATION OF QUEENS
Updated: June 13, 2019 - 10:59 am

The biggest political upsets of the last two national election cycles had their roots in Queens.

Last year it was progressive insurgent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s defeat of longtime Rep. Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary for the 14th Congressional District, straddling his home turf of western Queens and hers of the Bronx.

And before that came brash Jamaica Estates native Donald Trump’s demolition of 16 fellow Republican candidates in the 2016 GOP primary for president and his November victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

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