When volunteers help connect beat cops with communities, crime often goes down

By Jasmine Cen A beat facilitator is a volunteer who connects Chicago police officers working a beat with members of the community to help combat neighborhood violence. [vimeo 159123979 w=474] Beat facilitators meet monthly with the officers to talk about safety concerns at Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) meetings. The CAPS program began in 1993. More than 200 meetings happen every […]

Advances in treatment mean ACL injuries are no longer career-enders for athletes

By Benji Cohen Years ago, when an athlete tore their ACL (the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee), they would never be the same athlete or, worse, it may have meant their career was over. New surgical techniques and physical therapy rehabilitation that have developed over the past several years have changed that. It’s now possible […]