Substance Abuse and ADHD

Children with ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) are more likely to engage in substance abuse compared to their peers without ADHD, according to the most recent edition of the journal Pediatrics. Children with ADHD and other behavioral health issues are at even higher risk of developing substance use disorders, the report said. But there is hope: Medication… Read more »

9 Ways to Nurture a Healthy Body Image

A major clothing retailer recently added a women’s size XXXS (or 000—three zeroes) to its racks, fueling discussion of “vanity sizing” and the challenges of a negative body image. Many studies link body-image dissatisfaction and eating disorders with exposure to mass media’s “thin ideal,” according to the National Eating Disorders Association. Yet a positive body… Read more »

Quinoa “Pasta” Recipe

This primavera quinoa “pasta” recipe boosts protein power by using the powerhouse seed as a base rather than traditional macaroni. A veggie assortment adds color and nutrition. Created by Anthony Volpe, a chef at Plainview Hospital, Quinoa Primavera works as a side dish or main course. Serving size: 8oz. Serves four. Per serving: 114 calories,… Read more »

Women with Diabetes, Watch Out for Heart Disease

Women with diabetes (Type 1 or Type 2) are at a higher risk for developing heart disease than men with the disorder, according to a study in a recent issue of Diabetologia. The medical journal’s meta-analysis of 64 studies involved more than 850,000 individuals and 28,000 coronary events. It confirmed the connection between diet, exercise… Read more »

Don’t Write Off Annual Pelvic Exams

Annual pelvic exams are useful for gynecologists to diagnose issues like incontinence and sexual dysfunction, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) said yesterday. The group was responding to the American College of Physicians’ new recommendation against annual pelvic exams for women at low risk and with no symptoms. Scientific evidence doesn’t prove or… Read more »

Cancer/Nutrition: What’s the Link?

A free presentation will cover the cancer/nutrition connection for breast cancer survivors on Tuesday evening in Lake Success. Diet and lifestyle changes may prevent one in three cancers, according to the American Institute of Cancer Research. Diet may not the definitive solution for cancer prevention, but it’s important for the breast cancer survivor to focus… Read more »

Barbecue Star: Simple, Savory Cauli-Salad

Cauli-Salad is a satisfying side dish for an Independence Day barbecue. This alternative to potato and macaroni salad dishes up tang and texture without skimping on good-for-you nutrients. Domingo Martinez, a chef at the Orzac Center for Rehabilitation in Valley Stream, created the recipe. Cauliflower, a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, provides the bulk… posted in: Nutritiontags:


PTSD Awareness Day

For PTSD Awareness Day, let’s promote more understanding of this challenging diagnosis. After World War I and World War II, returning veterans first brought attention to PTSD. At the time, it was vaguely called shell shock or battle fatigue. Since then, behavioral health care professionals have identified the problem, its causes and ways to resolve it. PTSD… Read more »

3D Mammograms Have Real Advantages

Breast-cancer screening via 3D mammograms finds slightly more cancers than standard digital mammography and requires fewer women to return for more testing, according to research in the new issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Also called digital mammography with tomosynthesis, 3D mammograms obtain a series of 15 low-dose, high-resolution images in a… Read more »

Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer

Brachytherapy has been proven as a highly effective prostate cancer treatment. This outpatient procedure, which is usually finished in about an hour, uses radiation in the form of tiny “seeds” that are carefully injected via a needle-stick into the prostate, near the tumor. There is no cutting or suturing, and patients may return to 100%… Read more »