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Health Considerations for Pregnant Mothers & Their Families

  It’s the most miraculous and important time in your life. It’s also the scariest, especially now, as the world grapples with a global pandemic and daily life looks less and less like the life we have always known. You and your family are about to welcome a new little one into an increasingly uncertain world. More likely than not, you’re a swirling contradiction of emotions. Joy mingled with terror. Hope suffused with doubt.  And as the news seems to get progressively stranger each day, those fears and doubts are probably only growing. Now, hospitals are deluged with patients. Doctors … Continue reading

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Recent Urban Tensions

Some thoughts on the recent urban tensions that we’ve been experiencing lately. There are many ugly realities that we need to face in order to talk about this. Urban tensions: What is urban tension? In short, this is just another term for racial tensions. I had thought that when we elected a black president, it would have become obvious that the amount of racism in this country has dropped to an all-time low and that it’s really not an issue anymore. Wrong. Much of it is driven by the poor economy. If people were making a good living and there … Continue reading

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Report: People Trading Gas For Sex On Craigslist

How far would go to get gas?  Would you trade sex for it?  Apparently, some people think that it’s a worthwhile trade.  This shouldn’t really be a surprise, as when resources – food, clean water, fuel, security – are in short supply, people will go to any length to secure whatever resources that they need. [From Report: People Trading Gas For Sex On Craigslist « CBS New York – ] How far would go to get gas? Long gas stationlines and empty gas pumps have plagued drivers across New York and New Jersey since Superstorm Sandy slammed into the East Coast … Continue reading

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