Posts Categorized: Wellness

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 »

Broccoli Rabe and Mozzarella Calzones

It’s Columbus Day and we are craving Italian–broccoli rabe to be specific. This Meatless Monday’s calzone recipe not only provides you with an abundance of nutrients, but also has cancer-preventing potential. Broccoli rabe has the boldest taste of the Brassica genus (also known as cruciferous vegetables). As big as an impact this vegetable has on… posted in: Nutrition, Wellness tags:


Autumn Vegetable Succotash

Meatless Mondays don’t only make for a healthier body, but also a healthier home—that is, Planet Earth. Count these among the environmental benefits of Meatless Mondays: A reduced carbon footprint–The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions that accelerate climate change, according to UN estimates. Minimized water use–Animals raised for food… Read more »

Multiple-Choice Vegetarian Quiche

One reason I call this vegetarian quiche “multiple choice” is because it is easy to adapt, depending on the time of year and what you already have in your kitchen. Furthermore, the recipe works with most any kind of vegetable: fresh, quick-cooking choices (like tomatoes, zucchini or spinach) or cooked or steamed dense vegetables (such… Read more »

Allergic Reactions to Acne Products: What You Should Know

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a warning about severe allergic reactions to acne products that can cause irritation and be potentially life-threatening. The risk of such severe reactions may be small, but the FDA is correct to warn consumers. Serious allergic reactions to acne products have been reported and differ significantly… 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 »

Body Image Problems Start Early

Conflicting messages about body image are in the news again. This week, a reality TV star’s Instagram post showed her wearing her 4-year-old daughter’s pajamas. The image prompted conflicting responses. Some took the photo as an innocent, playful act between mother and daughter. Others considered it a dysfunctional interpretation of the 40-something celebrity’s body image… Read more »