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Hi, my name is Samantha. I’m 8 years old. I have an older brother named Sean. Me and my family live in New York City. I go to P.S. 3 in Manhattan.
Sean and I were born with hearing loss. We both wear hearing aids. It’s not that hard to get used to wearing hearing aids. All you need to do is think of good things and then you put it in your ear and you hear better. That’s all there is to it!
My mom or dad used to put my …
Money can be a powerful object – it can buy clothes, cars, a range of material items. It can even inspire employees to work harder. A new study looked at the impact of financial incentives for both therapists and their patients. In the study, the researchers focused on whether pay-for-performance could be an effective way to treat adolescents who use drugs or alcohol.
To begin, pay-for-performance incentives haven risen in popularity with various healthy systems. The study, published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, allowed researchers to work with …
Gone are the days of “Mad Men” and big tobacco. Smoking cigarettes doesn’t quite have the cultural significance it had in the past in the U.S., with public health advocates promoting the benefits of quitting smoking. However, a study found that there’s been a shift in the tobacco products that are used in the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that there has been a decrease in cigarette consumption, but increases in other types of smoked tobacco.
Over the past 11 years, there has been a …
Coffee lovers take note: coffee may have health benefits related to Parkinson’s disease. A new study examined the influence coffee has on the disorder. Based on the results, researchers believe that coffee can help control movement, easing the symptoms of Parkinson’s. The findings are featured in the online issue of Neurology, a journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
“Studies have shown that people who use caffeine are less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, but this is one of the first studies in humans to show that caffeine can help with …
Teenagers in New York looking to express themselves with body piercings should look for a different method. A new law surrounding body piercing was recently passed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The New York Daily News recently reported that teens under 18 in New York will need permission from their parents’ to pierce body parts other than their ears.
In regards to piercings, Cuomo signed a bill that required young adults under 18 to receive written permission from a parent or guardian. Body piercing studios also have to conduct identification …