Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that asthma rates in the U.S. have doubled in the last three decades? What’s behind this troubling trend and what can we do to reverse it? — Patrick, via e-mail
SOMERSET COUNTY – The Somerset County Park Commission will be accepting natural Christmas trees for recycling from Sunday, Dec. 26 through Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012.
CLARK — Students in Melissa Sakowski’s kindergarten class at Valley Road School in Clark use a smart board for playing a math game named, “Roll and Record.”
CLARK – Second graders in AnnMarie Estevez’ class at Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School are selected on a rotating bases as a very important person (VIP) each week.
As a child, my Christmas wish list came right out of the Sears and Roebuck catalogue—toys, board games, bikes, action figures, etc. My parents, like so many in their day, belonged to the working-class poor, so while I never lacked for the necessities of life, many of the items on my wish list never came to be. Even so, I was no worse off for it.
BRANCHBURG – After centuries of lugging a heavy bag over one shoulder, eating too many Christmas cookies, crouching in a sleigh while being pulled by eight reindeer and living a sedentary lifestyle for 364 days a year, it may be time for Santa Claus to make an “adjustment” to his health says the Association of NJ Chiropractors.
RAHWAY — Roosevelt School Band Teacher Kate Rattner conducts the flute section at a recent holiday performance at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway.
ELIZABETH—Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth, along with the Benedictine Academy Parents Association, will host the sixth annual “Dr. Rosemarie Battaglia Christmas Basketball Tournament” at the school, located at 840 North Broad Street in Elizabeth, from Dec. 26-29.
SEATTLE, Wash. – A new research report by interactive fitness website WeightTraining.com has ranked all fifty states on which U.S. citizens gain the most weight over the holidays, combining public health research and medical surveys.