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Backyard barbecues and picnics are two of the many delicious staples of summertime cooking and eating around Long Island (and across the country for that matter). Whether you eat meat or stick to strictly veggies, these activities leave endless options to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. But what potential hazards do we expose ourselves (and guests) to by moving our food centered parties outside?...Read more »
A new study published by the BMJ group shows that eating more fish and fatty acids leads to a 14-percent decreased risk of developing breast cancer.
The study, which included 21 independent other studies, concluded that: Higher consumption of dietary marine n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) is associated with a lower risk of breast cancer.
The fatty acids studied, n-3 PUFAs, are...Read more »
On Long Island, warmer weather presents the opportunity for people of all ages to get outside and enjoy things like beaches, parks, the waterfront and more. Whether you’re exercising, gardening, playing or just basking up the sun’s warm rays, there are some hazards that can put a damper on any summer day; among those is dehydration. Andria Coleman, a registered dietitian and clinical nutrition monitor...Read more »
Lining drugstore shelves across the country, nutritional and dietary supplements can be found in any number of varieties. Boasting promises of slimmer waistlines, bulked-up muscle mass and increased performance, these products are both widely used and largely unregulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Recently, both NBC News and USA Today published reports with disturbing facts...Read more »
At 40, Joe Cross, was 100 pounds overweight, overindulgent and suffering from an autoimmune disease called urticaria, which caused painful hivelike breakouts all over his skin.
Committed to making a change, the Australia native turned to a juice fast. For 60 days, he consumed only fruit and vegetable juices and traveled across the United States documenting his journey while doing it. Along...Read more »
Fewer people lit up in 2012, with the national percentage of adults over 18 who smoke falling to 18 percent, down from 18.9 percent in 2011, according to a new report released today by the Centers for Disease Control.
The percentage of current smoking adults has seen a noticable decrease over 15 years, with 24.7 percent of adults counted as smokers in 1997.
The report also broke down...Read more »
With warmer weather finally arriving on Long Island, people are flocking to beaches, parks and other outdoor locations for some fun and fresh air.
But with summertime activities also come those inevitable bumps, cuts, scratches and bug bites. To combat these annoying maladies and more, the American Red Cross recommends keeping a stocked first aid kit at home and in your car. While there are...Read more »
Whether oral sex did cause Michael Douglas’ bout with cancer really doesn’t matter. What does matter are the questions and resulting conversations that came from his interview.
Before an overabundance of “Oral sex gave me cancer” headlines, the likelihood is that most HPV-related conversations focused on vaccines for young women. Instead, people are now left wondering, “Can doing that really...Read more »
For as long as he can remember, Jordan Eisenberg’s father carried aspirin tablets wrapped in cellophane in his wallet as a preventive measure for heart attacks.
As an adult, Eisenberg, 31, picked up on the habit, packaging antihistamines (to combat his allergy to most raw fruits and vegetables) rather than aspirin.
The only problem, Eisenberg said, was sitting down.
“For years...Read more »