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Urbach–Wiethe disease in skin biopsy with H&E stain. (Image by TexasPathologistMSW via Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0) Can you imagine what it would be like to feel no fear regardless of circumstance? I am not referring to being courageous or resolute in the face of grave danger. Rather, having no physiological response to perceived threats to one’s survival. Would you like to have that capacity? Sounds like having superpowers minus the ability to bend...

By Andrew Malekoff On Sunday, July 14, President Trump tweeted that four Democratic lawmakers, all women of color, should “go back” to where they came from. When I first read his tweet, it brought me back to my childhood. My family had just moved from a predominantly Jewish neighborhood in Newark, N.J.,  to a nearby suburb called Maplewood. My grandparents were all Eastern European immigrants from Poland and Russia who fled persecution...

Audrey Shine has excelled during her time at Plainview-Old Bethpage High School, but she has also done great work away from school. One of the best examples of this is the valedictorian’s work at the nonprofit Children’s Center at Nassau County Family Court in Westbury, which has been run by North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center for about a decade. “Over the summer, I got a phone call from a...

Krevat Cup winner Troy Slade (middle) with Guidance Center staff and supporters. (Photo courtesy of North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center) North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center, a nonprofit children’s mental health agency on Long Island, hosted a fundraising event at the 23rd annual Jonathan Krevat Memorial Golf & Tennis Classic. The event, which was held on June 3, at the North Hempstead Country Club in Port Washington, raised $140,000...

Krevat Cup winner Troy Slade with Guidance Center staff and supporters North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center once again hosted a joyful fundraising event filled with golf, tennis and an extraordinary dinner program at their 23rd annual Jonathan Krevat Memorial Golf & Tennis Classic. The event, which was held on June 3 at the beautiful North Hempstead Country Club in Port Washington, raised $140,000 to support the Guidance Center’s work to...

Just the other day I was reminded that May marks the anniversary of one of the saddest trending tweets in Twitter history. The reminder was a photo posted on Instagram of a girl holding a cardboard sign. The girl looked to be 13 or 14 years old. The sign read: If I die in a school shooting, leave my body on the steps of Congress. #IfIDieInASchoolShooting was first tweeted a year...

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The World Health Organization will list video gaming as a behavioral addiction for the first time. An official vote by the World Health Organization was made for the latest edition of its International Classification of Diseases, or ICD, to include an entry on "gaming disorder" as a behavioral addiction. According to WHO, in roder for gaming disorder to be diagnosed, "the behavior pattern must be of sufficient severity to result...

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Popular, controversial, and now – according to the World Health Organization – video games have just been recognized as a behavioral addiction. According to Pew research, 97 percent of teen boys and 83 percent of girls play games on some kind of device. Now, videogaming is an internationally recognized addiction, according to the WHO. Andrew Malekoff of North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center told CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan the International Classification of Diseases now includes an...