Health Officer John Hopper and the Paramus Board of Health have declared May as â€œHigh Blood Pressure Control Monthâ€ in order to increase the publicâ€™s knowledge about hypertension and its risks. The National High Blood Pressure Education Program estimates that 50 million people in this country have high blood pressure; sixty percent of those are over the age of 60, and predominantly women.
*Note: Complete listing of graduates, sorted by hometown, is available on our Web site at http://www.bergen.edu/pr/commencement2006.pdf.
Richard M. Smith, the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Newsweek, will deliver the commencement address at the 37th Commencement of Bergen Community College on Friday, May 19, 2006 at 3:00 p.m., outdoors on the Paramus campus. His address, and the proceedings of the Commencement Exercises, will be simultaneously interpreted in sign language for the benefit of hearing-impaired graduates and guests, and will be Web cast live on May 19, to a worldwide audience at http://www.bergen.edu/commencement.ram, for the benefit of students with families around the world.
In October 2004, neuroscientist Fred Gage took a leap of faith and flew
to India to present a lecture to Tenzin Gyatso, the current Dalai Lama.
The religious leader had asked him to participate in a workshop on
brain science at his compound in Dharamsala, in the foothills of the
Himalayas. The Dalai Lama wanted to learn more about Gage's
explorations at the Salk Institute in San Diego into the adult brain's
ability to generate new cells.
As the spiritual leader of Buddhism, the Dalai Lama was intrigued that
scientists had found evidence that some parts of the brain might renew
themselves throughout life.
This national dialog that is upon us about immigration and undocumented
workers got me to thinking. My paternal grandparents, Dennis and Nellie
Dennehy immigrated, legally, from County Cork, Ireland, Millstreet
town. I loved their brogue. Iâ€™m not sure exactly when they came but
they settled in Bridgeport, Connecticut around 1910. They had one son,
my dad, Edward. Grandpa was a shop steward for Jenkins valves,
Bridgeport. He would regale my brothers and I with stories of the â€œold
sodâ€ and how he came to America.
Early this year, an amateur scholar named Paul J.J. Payack made a reckless, some would say offensive, announcement. By the end of 2006, he claimed, the English language will acquire its 1 millionth word.
This assertion shot like a comet across the world's newsrooms. National Public Radio, CNN, the Sunday Times of London, the People's Daily, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. pounced. Their stories were whimsical, playful, fun.
Cassandra Stone (Cassy), a second grade student at Ridge Ranch School in Paramus, recently won the grand prize in the national Crayola - Royal Caribbean "Freedom to Explore" art and essay contest. Her grand prize includes an all expense paid seven-night cruise for the family on the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. Her essay and picture will be reproduced for permanent display on the "Freedom of the Seas," world's largest cruise ship to be launched on May 11th, 2006, at Port Liberty, NJ.
The benefits of regular physical activity are
overwhelmingly positive for everyone, but even so most Americans,
including men, women and young people, fail to get enough exercise.
Thirty minutes of moderate intensity exercise done five days a week
substantially reduces the risk of dying from coronary heart disease
which is now the nationâ€™s leading cause of death. Physical activity can
also decrease the risk for stroke, colon cancer, Type 2 Diabetes and
high blood pressure. In addition, exercise may help you to lower
cholesterol, control and maintain a healthy body weight, assist in the
maintenance and development of healthy joints and bones, promote
psychological well being and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.
There are still some people who are not familiar with the Do Not Call Registry. Can one blame them? After all it is government and bureaucracy. There have been some recent changes but one can still register and be counted. As a matter of fact, you can now add your cell phones to this list. To register: