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According to ABC News, the New York Yankees’ Silver Shield Foundation is offering to pay for any and all education expenses for the children of Rafael Ramos, one of the two NYPD officers killed Saturday in Brooklyn.
The group’s chairman told ABC News the group has already reached out to the police department, but has not been in contact with Ramos’ family.
The Silver Shield Foundation was started by James Fuchs and George Steinbrenner in 1982 to pay for the education expenses of all children and spouses of New York law enforcement and other authorities killed in the line of duty.
The foundation plans to set aside funds Monday for both of Ramos’ children, and also said money will be made available to both of the officers’ spouses for any education-related expenses they might take on.
Officer Wenjian Liu, 32, the other officer killed Saturday, was married just two months ago.
Four people were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a vehicle overturned Sunday night.
The accident happened near Beatties Ford Road and Dixon Street by Johnson C. Smith University.
According to campus police, a line was knocked down at the scene. Police said it could have possibly been a communication line.
The cause of the accident is unknown.
Who doesn't love a good hug?
Hugs can make a bad day better, a happy day happier, and ... prevents illness? Well, sort of.
Carnegie Mellon researchers found frequent hugs really might protect people from getting sick.
It all comes down to social support. No surprise here: people who receive a lot of hugs generally have a lot of people around supporting them. And that helps lower stress and ward off stress-related illnesses.
Researchers say they chose to study how hugs affected people because hugs are usually signs of having close relationships with someone else.
As one of the researchers put it, "We know that people experiencing ongoing conflicts with others are less able to fight off cold viruses. We also know that people who report having social support are partly protected from the effects of stress on psychological states, such as depression and anxiety."
Here's how they figured that out. Researchers gathered information from just over 400 healthy adults and intentionally exposed them to a common cold virus.
Results showed those who received lots of hugs and social support had a reduced risk of infection and experienced less severe symptoms if infected.
This is not an entirely new concept. Science has already proven how beneficial having a good support system is to health.
"We've seen it with people who've had wounds, people who have had surgery. If you have good friends and family around you, you actually heal quicker," said Dr. Seema Yasmin.
Research has shown social support might even affect genetic weaknesses to illnesses. So, bring on the snuggles!
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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:52:00 -0500 News Source: MedleyStory More Local News Stories