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Pancreas: One of the Body’s Tiny Wonders

A healthy pancreas improves overall wellness.   In the digestive system the stomach does the primary action. This muscular organ receives food from the esophagus and digests it, making sure the nutrients are absorbed. However, there are certain enzymes that aid this vital organ on its task. These digestion catalysts are produced by the pancreas,…

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The Turning Point

How do we deal with a loved one’s deteriorating health?   “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.”  –Franklin D. Roosevelt Life is never smooth sailing. Our journey will mostly be filled with gigantic waves and violent tempests. Sometimes, these succeed in breaking us. Most of the time, they don’t, for we rise up…

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Fontbonne Hall Academy

Teaching Confidence and Compassion My parents chose the best Catholic private high school for me. Through their hard work and sacrifice, I landed in Fontbonne Hall Academy, located in Bay Bridge, Brooklyn, and overlooking the great view of Gravesend Bay and the Verrazano Bridge. Truth be told, I wasn’t really happy at first, considering that…

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Discovering More About Fordham University

Embrace the World of Wisdom and Learning It cannot be stressed enough how valuable education is for the betterment of mankind and global progress. Many of society’s ills stem from ignorance and the lack of skills to combat hardship. Education brings people a step closer to achieving their dreams, and eventually, to making this world…

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Disability in the Arts

Talents Choose to Flourish in the Face of Disability Art, as we create and discuss it, is a passion, practice, and craft for as long as man discovered the importance of leaving marks on a lasting surface. Anyone is capable of creating their own brand of art, one they consider wondrous—be it illustration, dance, theater,…

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Inspiring America

Why We Value the American Alliance for Theater and Education The American Alliance for Theater and Education, or AATE, is one of the most well-known nonprofit organizations for arts education and works hard to make sure that every young person experiences theater arts guided by talented artists and educators. Serving more than a million students…

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Then and Now: Treating People with Disabilities

How the Past Perception toward Disability Is Vastly Different Today   The medical world has certainly come a long way, what with great advances in science and technology making our lives easier. This comes to many as a relief, knowing that the tasks that they have struggled in before will be a thing of the…

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Against All Odds

How People with Disabilities Thrive in the Arts It is a common and terribly judgmental assumption that people with disabilities cannot participate in normal everyday life. Being disabled doesn’t mean not being able to do things; it just means that disabled people can’t do some things, which is quite all right, especially in the arts.…

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Losing Luster in Your Golden Years: Retirement Issues

A List of Common Retirement Problems Here are just some issues that retirees face during their golden years.   Ever Rising Health Costs Most retirees are baby boomers, and although those who earned better before retirement are doing all right, the rest face higher lifetime health costs as they continue to live longer. It’s harder…

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Stigma on People with Disabilities

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The Repercussion of Negative Perceptions toward People with Disabilities Society, although becoming more considerate, are still showing signs of negativity—sometimes even antagonism—toward people with disabilities. Sadly these negative perceptions are not only inherent in the present society but in past societies as well, even ancient ones like the Greeks. Biased opinions against people with disabilities…

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by Rosalie H. Contino, PhD