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Health experts offer snow shoveling risks, tips and tricks

Will Henle of Northport shovels the sidewalk in

(Credit: Steve Pfost)

The cold and snow are not just an inevitable inconvenience of winter, but pose the risk of injury, too.

Brian P. Krebs, a physical therapist with the North Shore-LIJ Rehabilitation Network, said anyone stuck with the shoveling or snow-blowing duties should take precautions to reduce risk of injury.

“First and foremost, it’s the back,” he said of common injuries, explaining that bending...

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Ski patroller offers slope safety tips

A skier enjoys opening day at Arapahoe Basin

(Credit: AP/Colorado Ski Country USA)

With snow seemingly always coming down and Presidents Week upon us, it's a popular time for local families to hit the slopes. But before you click into your ski boots, it's important to remember the potential dangers associated with skiing and snowboarding.

Over the past 10 years, an average of 45 serious injuries, such as paralysis and head trauma, have occurred among skiers and snowboarders...

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Elderly LIers' 'broken' hearts mended for Valentine's Day

Coram’s Rita and Howard Kleiner have been married for 61 years, and thanks to modern medicine, they are able to enjoy this Valentine’s Day together.

“It was a complete shock that I would have to have bypass surgery,” said Rita, 82, adding, “I’m on the mend, of course.” 

The pair’s story of broken and then mended hearts began last January when Howard, 86, had a valve replacement...

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Year of Awareness: Eating Disorders

Liana Rosenman, of Commack, and Kristina Saffran, of

(Credit: Handout)

Kristina Saffran said she was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa at the age of 10; Liana Rosenman at age 12.

They are part of a growing -- and startling -- statistic. The number of children under the age of 12 to be hospitalized for eating disorders has increased by 119 percent between 1999 and 2006, according to the latest information available from the National Eating Disorders Association.

After...

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'Biggest Loser' winner Rachel Frederickson's weight loss doesn't deserve criticism, expert says

This Feb. 4, 2014 photo released by NBC

(Credit: AP)

It wasn’t long after Rachel Frederickson won Season 15 of “The Biggest Loser” (and its $250,000 prize), that a firestorm began throughout the media (and in social media).

Competing for and winning top honors on the weight-loss show, Frederickson dropped an incredible 155 pounds during the show’s 7-1/2 month taping period. With a beginning weight of 260 pounds, Frederickson’s final weigh-in...

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