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July 2014 Monthly Health Topics

 


Harvesting More than Just Veggies in Teaching Gardens

By George Hulse, Vice President of External Affairs, Healthfirst

 

The coming of summer brings many seasonal pleasures—going to the park, taking a swim in the local pool, maybe even doing a little yardwork. It’s exciting to see so many community gardens sprouting in New York City, and research shows that the nurturing of plants has a positive effect on attitudes toward health and nutrition, on students’ performance in school, and on community cohesiveness. Read More!


Prevention is Your Best Medicine for Allergies

By Susan Beane, M.D., Vice President and Medical Director, Healthfirst

 

 

Allergy symptoms are a concern for many, even though we’re heading into the summer months. Flowers and trees bloom at different times, releasing pollen into the air and causing those familiar allergy symptoms you may be having, such as sneezing, watery eyes, itching, and dry coughing. Read More!

 

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