Posts By: North Shore-LIJ

Avocado: Another Healthy “Green”

Peak avocado season ends in September. So if you haven’t already, grab a few—or more. The avocado, which is technically a fruit, can be a good menu choice because oleic acid (a monounsaturated fatty acid, or MUFA) makes up more than half of its good-for-you fat. MUFAs help the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients… Read more »

Parkinson’s Disease, Depression and Dopamine

Yesterday’s revelation that the late Robin Williams had Parkinson’s disease (PD) has raised questions about links between PD and depression. Parkinson’s disease is a complex motor-system disorder. Its underlying cause is a deterioration in parts of the brain that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine. (A neurotransmitter is a brain chemical that allows one brain cell to… Read more »

A New Colorectal Screening Test

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new colorectal screening test called Cologuard. The Cologuard test (or assay) can check stool samples for DNA alterations/abnormalities that are known to happen with colorectal cancer and polyps. This is an exciting new tool that could increase the number of patients who get screened for… Read more »

Meatless Monday: Jambalaya!

There are many stories about where jambalaya comes from. The dish—and its name—probably came about because of the concentration of many cultures in New Orleans centuries ago, says food writer Bethany Moncel. Jambalaya is similar to Spanish paella, which contains meat, fish and rice. Influences from French, African and Caribbean cooking styles and ingredients are… posted in: Nutrition tags:


Should We Have a Tobacco-Free Military?

Do US military service members need tobacco? Many think so, and say it is built in to the “warrior culture.” Despite tobacco’s distinction as the leading cause of preventable death, disease and disability in the US, smoking and chewing it is more socially acceptable in the military than in civilian circles. In fact, nearly 30… Read more »

Nutrition and Cancer Treatment–Free Event

Join us for Nutrition and Cancer Treatment, part of our free Bridge to Survivorship: Gynecologic Cancer Educational Series. The presentation will take place at Monter Cancer Center in Lake Success next Thursday, August 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eating well during cancer treatment can help you feel better and maintain your strength and energy,… Read more »

Relationship Stress Does Real Harm

Stress can kill a relationship. Now, research shows it can affect life expectancy, too. Middle-aged people’s mortality risk goes up when they are in stressful relationships, according to a recent issue of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Researchers in the University of Copenhagen reached their findings after following nearly 10,000 adults for 11… Read more »

Green Beans: Abundant, Affordable, Appetizing

It’s easy being green with today’s Spicy Green Beans recipe. An abundant and economical summer crop, green beans (also called string beans) are a good source of potassium. This nutrient helps to maintain body fluid movement, improve cell production, and even control blood pressure and other heart-related concerns. Iron, also found in green beans, helps… Read more »

Fast Food Could Change the Human Race

We know fast food can change individual health. Now it looks like it can affect our future in a bigger way: Routinely eating fast food could permanently alter our internal ecology and DNA, according to a new study published in Nutrition Journal. Besides its association with chronic health issues like heart disease, Type 2 diabetes… Read more »