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Fist Bumps Spread Fewer Germs Than Handshakes

Go ahead and fist bump a friend, it’s healthier and less germy than a handshake or high-five, says a new study.  “When we have hand contact between one person and another person we’re exchanging germs,” said Bruce...

Melanoma, Skin Cancers Are Increasing Rapidly

The recent U.S. Surgeon General report citing a more than 200 percent increase in melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer - between 1973 and 2011 could be caused by a variety of things,...

Suicide Genetic Link Holds Promise For Future Care

A New York psychiatrist says a new study linking a person’s genetic code with their likelihood of experiencing suicidal thoughts could open up a lot of possibilities to treat people before they become suicidal. According to...

Cats Claws Come Out In Cat Closure

A Massapequa-based organization aiming to spay/neuter feral cats and facilitate pet adoptions had its services snipped recently after town officials forced it to cease operations citing code violations. See more here.  

Salute To Veterans: My Grandfather’s Last Thoughts

Michael Pevsner of Massapequa Park recently earned first place in Anton Community Newspapers and Cockpit USA’s essay contest about military heroes. Pevsner submitted the following essay about his grandfather, Private First Class Harold Hibler, who served in WWII, in the Army’s 101st Infantry.

2014 Belmont Stakes Media Luncheon

As Bill Murray once famously stated in Caddyshack, it's a Cinderella story. West Coast thoroughbred California Chrome, whose dam (or mother) was purchased for a mere $8,000, is poised to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed pulled it off in 1978.