EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that environmental factors could be playing a role in the increasing number of prostate cancer cases in the U.S. and elsewhere? — Joshua Gordon, New York, NY

Avoid Holiday Spending Hangover

At this time of year, many people overindulge, whether it’s overeating or drinking too much at holiday parties or spending too much on gifts and decorations. You’ll regret the former the next morning; but with overspending you may not feel the hangover effect until the bills come due in January.

Hospital Staff Helps Hungry

RAHWAY — Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway nurse Anita Whiting of Clark, dietary supervisor Maria Montera of Rahway and medical librarian Janina Kaldan of North Brunswick help assemble Thanksgiving baskets for local families.