On The Right Track

Before a thoroughbred races down the homestretch, a great deal of practice and preparation happens on the "backstretch," the area just beyond the racetrack where the strenuous and often dangerous task of caring for triple-crown hopefuls rests with hard-working laborers, many who face complex health/wellness issues unique to their occupation and population. It's why students at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine have stepped up to the start gate to make basic care better for these unsung heroes at Belmont Racetrack.

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