Dear EarthTalk: I always thought cotton was eco-friendly, but I recently heard otherwise. What’s so bad about cotton? And where can I find organic cotton clothing? — Jamie Hunter, Twin Falls, ID
SUMMIT — Experts at the Atlantic Neuroscience Institute at Overlook Hospital plan to study the effects of Tai Chi on patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, in the hopes that the martial art can help them return to a better quality of life.
MADISON, Wis. – If it has a gasoline engine, it can damage your hearing and you should wear hearing protection.
CAPE MAY -Believing that Friday the 13th is a day of bad luck may be purely superstition, but the lingering spirits in the nation’s first seaside resort, Cape May, could be much closer to reality.
MADISON – Psychopaths play some games in a way that mirrors the behavior of patients with damage to the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC), an area of the brain responsible for feelings such as empathy and guilt.
CLARK – For job seekers in Clark, help has arrived at the public library. Job and Career Accelerator, a comprehensive online job search system, is now available to help overwhelmed job seekers find employment.
PERTH AMBOY – Raritan Bay Medical Center has announced a schedule of support groups, educational programs and other community events for the month of August.
MADISON, Wis. – You can improve your chances of avoiding eye problems as you age in three ways: eat well, avoid smoking and protect your eyes from sunlight.
NEWARK — When equipping your child with notebooks, pens, and a new set of clothes for the first day of school, don’t forget about his/her health.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The county’s health department is working to educate residents about bed bugs. Fact sheets in both English and Spanish are being distributed through municipal government offices, local health departments, libraries and senior centers.
NEW BRUNSWICK – While sharp debate continues among medical professionals as to whether a radical prostatectomy performed with the assistance of a robotic device is more beneficial than the traditional open surgery method, research just published by investigators at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) shows new evidence supporting the safety of the robotic procedure – including what is believed to be one of the lowest complication rates to date.
Do you need assistance with a tax issue that can’t be handled online or on the phone? If you want to meet with an IRS representative face-to-face, come to your local IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center.
NEWARK – Matt Hagen and Josh Pressley each hit a big three-run homer, leading the Somerset Patriots to a 9-6 victory over the Newark Bears Sunday night.