Beware Of Fake Check Scams

The other day I got one of those annoying emails from a supposed Nigerian prince promising rich rewards for helping to move money out of his country. It’s hard to believe those kinds of scams are still thriving, but they are.

Christie Declares Post-Polio Awareness Week

STATE – Gov. Chris Christie has proclaimed the week of Oct. 24-28 as Post-Polio Awareness Week in New Jersey. The opening day of the week has special significance: Oct. 24 is World Polio Day, designated by the United Nations to highlight the need to wipe out polio in remaining parts of the world where the dreaded disease is still rampant.

Know The Facts About Prostate Cancer

Ask any man about prostate cancer in Union County or anywhere else, and you may be met with an uncomfortable silence or abrupt change of subject. Although prostate cancer may be one of the least talked about diseases, it is one of the most common types of cancer among American men, second only to skin cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Dear EarthTalk: What’s the latest in regard to putting limits on greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.? Is there any hope that Obama can get something done? — Bradley Johnson, Helena, MT

Halloween Doesn’t Have to Be a Fright for Your Waistline

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – Healthy and Halloween are not often used in the same sentence. Halloween is usually seen as a time to get dressed up, gather sugary treats, and enjoy the spookiness of the season. TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight loss support organization, provides tips to stock the kids’ bags with better treats, host a healthy party, and more.


Dear EarthTalk: Are the plastic tiers on food steamers safe for food and for re-heating? Some indicate they are made from #7 plastic. I am very interested in buying a steamer, but not if they are unsafe. What’s the best way to go? — Jim Lichlyter, Jr., Valley Center, KS

Alleged Leader & Suppliers Of Newark Drug Ring Indicted

TRENTON – The Division of Criminal Justice obtained indictments charging the alleged head, three suppliers and eight others in connection with a narcotics network linked to the Bloods street gang that was dealing heroin and cocaine in two violent Newark neighborhoods, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced today.