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Hey Long Island, do you have health and fitness questions that you want answered? Well here's your chance to let us know!
Daily Apple contributor (and Mr. August for the FDNY Calendar of Heroes), Brian T. Dessart is taking your questions!
A nationally accredited Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Brian is also a New York State Critical Care Emergency Medical Technician and...Read more »
OK, my secret is out. I really didn’t try and hide it, I just kept talking about it to a minimum.
Recently, I was selected to appear as Mr. August in the FDNY’s 2014 Calendar of Heroes, which was released to the public on July 22. No doubt, this is slightly awkward to write about, but kind of cool in its own weird sense. I’ve repeatedly been asked one question since the calendar’s release:...Read more »
What’s the hardest part about a 10-day juice fast? As it turns out, it’s day 11.
Last week, as the end of my juice fast approached, I realized I would soon need to plan to eat a meal again. After 10 days without consuming solid food, suddenly, my first meal seemed daunting. Should it be healthy? Or should I just go crazy — pizza? A cheeseburger? And everyone kept asking me about it, which...Read more »
An unfortunate byproduct of warmer weather, biting insects, namely mosquitos, have crept up next to ticks onto our list of summer health hazards on Long Island.
Dr. Bruce Hirsch, a physician at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset who specializes in diseases associated with biting insects, first spoke with us about ticks and has moved on to address the problems involving mosquito populations...Read more »
Ten athletes who have suffered spinal cord injuries will enjoy a day of surfing Friday, thanks to a national nonprofit agency dedicated to rehabilitating such injuries.
Empower SCI, founded in 2010, directs an annual two-week residential rehabilitation program, which this year began on July 14 at Stony Brook University.
During the span of the program, 10 athletes participate in adaptive...Read more »
A new trial out of New Zealand is slated to begin testing the effectiveness of Viagra in increasing birth weights and survival rates of babies who grow poorly in their mother's wombs.
Researchers from the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland New Zealand believe that as the 'little blue pill' helps to increase blood supply to the male pelvis, it could have a similar effect on pregnant...Read more »
U.S. News and World Report's yearly hospital rankings are out today, and Long Island's St. Francis Hospital placed eighth for cardiology and heart surgery among hospitals nationally.
The facility was also listed among national leaders in seven other categories including gastroenterology, orthopedics and geriatrics.
Among hospitals in the metropolitan area, St. Francis placed fifth, with...Read more »
Here’s the gist of a juice fast: You go food shopping, you juice, you clean the juicer, you juice, you clean the juicer, you juice; you buy more produce, you juice, you clean the juicer, you juice…
Who has time to even think about food when your life is consumed by juicing?
That’s been mostly the case for me, as I move into the final days of a 10-day juice fast. I can see the finish...Read more »
With recent attention on new tick-borne illnesses, these persistent pests slide easily onto Long Island’s list of summer health hazards. “Long Island is beautiful and it’s very hospitable and it’s a very nice place to live -- particularly if you’re a tick, because you don’t have to pay real estate taxes if you’re not a human being,” said Bruce Hirsch, a physician at North Shore University Hospital...Read more »
Diet sodas and other noncaloric, sweetened drinks are go-to options for 30 percent of health conscious consumers in the United States.
But a new study out of Purdue University shows that these popular drinks may not be the solution in the fight against obesity and other health problems.
“Although it seems like common sense that diet sodas would not be problematic, that doesn't appear...Read more »