News & Community Issues

Attention Deficit Disorder is a major concern for parents and educators, but there are many adults who suffer from this condition as well. ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric disorder in...
The technological age has given us access to information and connections like never before in our history. But is there a price to pay in terms of how we think and lives our lives? Does technology...
Political arguments often cite the Constitution, and many newly-elected Congressmen campaigned on a promise to return the country to its 'constitutional roots.'  No matter which side of...
"...When I get home [to Brooklyn] I get a change of thoughts.  Finally, I decide to play that Elmira card every other weekend.  Peace.  Quietness, peacefulness.  That's...
It's been ten months since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama. However, the debate about health care reform is far from over. On...
Natural gas has been produced and used in upstate New York for longer than anywhere on Earth.  Indigenous people knew of "burning springs" for centuries, and it was nearly 200 years...
History doesn't always fit into a neat decimal system, but it's a common exercise in mental shorthand to think of "the Gay 90s", "the Roaring 20s" or "the Nifty 50s...
Climate change is a complicated topic that touches on nearly every aspect of our lives. A recent poll shows that 61% of Americans believe that the effects of global warming have already begun, but...
New York State's suicide rate is one of the lowest in the United States.  According to the American Association of Suicidology, in 2005 1,326 New Yorkers took their own lives, which is 6.9...
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