Mondays at Racine

Sisters Cynthia Sansone and Rachel DeMolfetto have helped hundreds of women diagnosed with cancer. Their Islip business, Racine Salon & Spa, has offered free services and supportive therapies to cancer patients one Monday a month since 2004. Ms. Sansone and Ms. DeMolfetto have seen their salon become an impromptu resource center and therapeutic safe haven… posted in: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Eventtags:


Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Shredded Apples make a satisfying dinner. Just add a fresh green salad and some high-fiber, whole-grain bread. Butternut squash, the anchor of the recipe, is a good source of fiber, potassium and magnesium, according to the Produce for Better Health Foundation. With no fat or sodium, butternut squash is an… posted in: Nutritiontags:


Free Lung Screening

Current or former smokers between ages 50 and 80 are eligible for a free lung screening in New York metropolitan-area North Shore-LIJ facilities. Early detection matters, because lung cancer is most treatable in its earliest stages. By the time a person has symptoms, lung cancer may have already spread, says the American Lung Association. One… Read more »

Coping with Peripheral Neuropathy
for Gyn Cancer Survivors

Treatment for gynecologic cancer can result in peripheral neuropathy. Join us this Thursday night, 6 to 7 p.m., for Bridge to Survivorship: Coping with Peripheral Neuropathy to learn ways to manage and reduce symptoms of this common side effect. Peripheral neuropathy is a group of symptoms caused by damage to the nerves that transmit information… posted in: Cancer, Event, Women's Healthtags:


Nourishing Baked Beans

Today’s Baked Beans is a stick-to-your-ribs Meatless Monday dish that’s good for you, too. Low-calorie, fat-free beans are excellent sources of protein, calcium, phosphorus folate and iron. They are also full of complex carbohydrates. Because they provide long-lasting energy and satiety, bean dishes can help with weight management. Beans are good for your body in… posted in: Nutritiontags:


The Zadroga Act, Ground Zero and Justice

First responders paid a tremendous price on September 11, 2001. Hundreds of them were among those who died that day. Today, the loss of life continues. Fire fighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians, construction workers, volunteers and World Trade Center-area workers and residents sustained exposure to a toxic stew of chemicals and fumes–including dozens of… Read more »

Drug Take-Back Day Is Tomorrow

Tomorrow–Saturday, September 27–is National Drug Take-Back Day. Gather up old drugs—or those you no longer need–for safe disposal at a North Shore-LIJ Health System site. Disposing of old/unused medicine properly means they won’t end up in the wrong hands (illicitly used at adolescents’ “pill parties”) or in the wrong place (our water supply). Never flush… Read more »

National Forum on Sepsis

Rory Staunton was a 12-year-old Queens boy who died suddenly from sepsis in 2012.  In his memory, Rory’s parents established the Rory Staunton Foundation. The foundation recently hosted first National Forum on Sepsis in Washington, DC, to create a nationwide movement to address the illness and its treatment. Learn more about sepsis, the Rory Staunton… Read more »

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 »