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Thermal Paper Increases BPA Exposure

Thermal paper (commonly used for print receipts) could cause substantially more exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) than was previously recognized, according to a new PLOS One study. The research is the latest of about 600 articles on the harmful effects of BPA published in medical journals since 2010. Manufacturers produce roughly 6 billion pounds of… posted in: Environmental & Occupational Health, Newstags:


Apple-Almond Butter Pancakes

Apple slices with nut butter are a quick, healthy snack. Enjoy this favorite flavor combo for breakfast with Apple-Almond Butter Pancakes. Among other good-for-you ingredients, this recipe uses almonds, almond butter and almond “milk.” Almonds offer a lot of nutrition in a tiny package. A rich source of Vitamin E and B vitamins, almonds also… posted in: Nutritiontags:


Book Drive to Boost Health Literacy

The North Shore-LIJ Health System is celebrating Health Literacy Month with a system-wide book drive. The reason is simple: Reading ability is the strongest predictor of a person’s health care status–more than age, income, employment status or race. Low literacy is linked to poor health outcomes like higher rates of hospitalization and less frequent use… Read more »

Vegetable Lasagna for Meatless Monday

This Vegetable Lasagna balances sweet and savory–a sure hit for kids and adults alike. The recipe features butternut squash, a member of the gourd family. It is rich in potassium, magnesium, folic acid, and dietary fiber. The squash’s orange color highlights one of ts most noteworthy nutrients: beta-carotene, which the body converts into Vitamin A…. posted in: Nutritiontags:


Migraine Devices Give New Options for Relief

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved two new migraine devices for pre-migraine and migraine symptoms. Each unit may help migraine sufferers who do not want to take prescription drugs, have had limited benefit with medication or can’t tolerate their side effects. Typical migraine symptoms include a pulsing or throbbing headache, often on… Read more »

Breast Cancer Reconstruction: Free Event

Advances in breast cancer treatment have made more tissue-sparing procedures possible. Still, some breast cancer patients may need a mastectomy (removal of the breast[s]). Breast cancer reconstruction surgically rebuilds breasts for women who have had one or both breasts removed due to cancer. Various types of techniques are available. It helps for patients to understand… posted in: Breast Cancer, Event, Women's Healthtags:


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, Wellnesstags:


Ebola: What You Need to Know

Though Western Africa ‘s outbreak of the ebola virus is the largest in history, the risk of a widespread outbreak in the US is very low. Still, there’s no way to guarantee that the virus won’t make its way to our region. Here is what you need to know: The ebola virus spreads from contact… Read more »

Young Scientists Face New Challenges

This week’s New York Times op-ed, “Young, Brilliant and Underfunded” by Maryland Congressional Rep. Andy Harris, MD, brings attention to several important scientific and political issues. Among them: the paradox that research funding is often awarded based on past achievement instead of promising, innovative ideas. Dr. Harris finished the piece with a call to action… Read more »