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Sun Safety & Sunscreens
July 18, 2019July 18, 2019
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Sun Safety & Sunscreens

With the dog days of summer upon us, many New Jersians will be down the shore, enjoying the beautiful beaches and boardwalks. Next to your beach tag, the most important thing to bring for that day out in the sun is sunscreen! The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a “ non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to...

Food-Planet-Health
February 11, 2019February 11, 2019
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Food-Planet-Health

The EAT-Lancet commission, an offshoot of the Lancet, a medical journal from Great Britain, recently published a landmark paper titled: Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets for Sustainable Food Systems https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)31788-4/fulltext. The importance of this report cannot be minimized. Worldwide, there is an epidemic of hunger, obesity and unhealthy diets that...

Today is the Winter Solstice
December 21, 2018December 21, 2018
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Today is the Winter Solstice

December 21: As the winter solstice, today is the shortest day of the year, the beginning of winter. Hopefully this period of quiet and dark is a time time of rest and rejuvenation. If you look out the window, the rain is pounding down and the sky dark and gray. Here is a poem by...