Posts By: North Shore-LIJ

Cigarette Advertising: Hook ‘Em Young

The tobacco industry would shrink significantly if kids stopped smoking. Today, the Great American Smokeout, is the perfect time to remember that limiting young peoples’ exposure to cigarette ads makes it less likely that they will start smoking. Big Tobacco spent $9 billion on US advertising in 2011. Most of these marketing dollars go toward… Read more »

Cigars Are No Better than Cigarettes

Toxic materials in cigars cause disease and premature death, reports the new issue of the American Association of Cancer Research Journal. The study is significant because it highlights the high concentration of poisonous and cancer-causing agents found in individuals who smoke cigars. These tobacco users may not recognize the dangers associated with cigar smoking. Cigar… Read more »

Spaghetti Squash with Avocado Pesto

This Meatless Monday, try Spaghetti Squash with Avocado Pesto. The centerpiece for this nut-free, vegan dish isn’t pasta, it’s a squash with flesh that mimics spaghetti. One cup of spaghetti squash supplies Vitamin C; beta carotene (a form of Vitamin A); the B-vitamins thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2) and B6; and Vitamin K. B vitamins help… posted in: Nutrition tags:


Women with Chest Pain
Are More Likely to Delay Care

Women with chest pain are more prone to delay asking for care, according to a study presented last week at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. The study had two parts. First, researchers interviewed patients who had an angiogram (cardiac catheterization) about their experience with the chest pain that led their doctors to recommend the test. The… posted in: Heart Health, Women's Health tags:


Meatless Monday: Vegetable Chili

If you think chili needs meat, then you don’t know beans! Warm up on a cold night with Vegetable Chili. It’s easy to make, economical and stores well for leftovers. Another plus: This hearty, healthy Meatless Monday recipe provides lots of satisfying, good-for-you ingredients. For instance, black beans have 14 grams of protein per cup…. posted in: Nutrition tags:


Michael Dowling on the Future of Health Care

Michael Dowling, president and CEO of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, was interviewed recently on how hospitals should treat patients as customers rather than patients and new ways to deliver care outside of traditional settings. In the interview–the first installment of our Health Care Leadership series–Mr. Dowling focuses on health care as a service that… Read more »

Halloween Safety Is No Trick

The hospital is no place to visit while trick-or-treating. All Hallows Eve is busy at emergency departments because, while having fun, kids and grown-ups can forget basic Halloween safety. The most common Halloween injuries that need emergency care are car/pedestrian accidents (about twice as many child pedestrians die on October 31 compared to other days);… Read more »