Speaking of Health

The Battle of the Bed Bugs: Early Detection and Treatment

BY AMANDA MOSES On February 14th 2016, the Spring Creek Sun featured an informative article on bed bugs. Remember, those pesky, tiny, flat, oval-shaped parasitic insects that leave red bite…

Advertising Week Discusses Anxiety Disorder with Star-studded Panel

BY AMANDA MOSES About 80% of children suffer from a diagnosable anxiety disorder and 60% of kids are living with depression, but are not receiving treatment, according to a 2015…

PS 346’s Students Get a Visit from The Dentist

BY: PAMELA STERN On October 10th and 11th the Liberty Dental Team visited PS 346. Dr. Kathleen Malico (a dentist) gave students a presentation with a slideshow on the importance…

Seniors Express Their Passion Through Dance

By Amanda Moses It started with a Spanish beat, and then the sounds of heels stomping along with the rhythmic reverberations of a guitar that entranced anyone within earshot of…

SCT Resident Donates Hair To A Good Cause

BY AMANDA MOSES Cutting your hair might not seem like a big deal for some people, but for those who’ve lived most of their life with long hair that flows…

Mobile Mammogram Van Visits Spring Creek Towers

BY AMANDA MOSES An estimated 252, 710 new cases of invasive breast cancer have been diagnosed in women in 2017, and 2,470 cases have been diagnosed in men, according to…

SCTA’s Annual Blood Drive

BY AMANDA MOSES On Saturday, June 30th Starrett City Tenants Association (SCTA) held their annual community blood drive in the Spring Creek shopping center’s parking lot in conjunction with the…

Celebrating National Nurses Week

BY: AMANDA MOSES My mom is a nurse, and has been one for over 30 years. As a child, having a nurse as a mom was the greatest because I felt…

November is National Diabetes Month

By: Pamela Stern November is National Diabetes Month, this proclamation allows individuals, health professionals, organizations and communities across the country bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of…

Cancer Awareness: Finding Hope with Robin Roberts

By Amanda Moses One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. Two is where cancer ranks on the leading…

Mobile Mammogram Van Visits Spring Creek Towers

BY AMANDA MOSES Breast cancer accounted for nearly 25% of all cancers in 2012, according to the National Cancer Institute. Early detection is one of the many reasons some women…

Let’s Dance Away Breast Cancer

By Amanda Moses October is Breast Cancer Awareness month; this year the Starrett City Lions Club will be coordinating a Zumba dance fundraiser at the Brooklyn Sports Club (BSC) in…

Stimulating the Mind to Decrease Senior Stress

BY AMANDA MOSES Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. Within the lower level of the Brooklyn Sports Club (BSC), a dozen seniors follow this exercise with their hands clasped together in prayer position…

Living with Multiple Sclerosis

BY AMANDA MOSES Longtime Spring Creek Towers’ (SCT) resident, Elaine Moore has always been the picture of health. She’s physically active, exercises frequently at the Brooklyn Sports Club (BSC), loves…

Ways to Stay Fit this Summer in Spring Creek Towers

BY: MALICK MERCIER The sweltering days of July have taken their toll on each and every one of us at Spring Creek Towers (SCT). Some may be wondering how to…