In January, Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of the late Whitney Houston, was found unconscious and facedown in a bathtub. She was rushed to the hospital, where doctors determined she had irreversible brain damage and would almost certainly never recover.
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During pregnancy, what’s safe or not? (more…)
Raw milk at Ty Llwyd Farm in Northville costs $6 a half-gallon. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo, file)
Last week, when my coworker posted a picture to Facebook of a bottle of raw milk she had just purchased from Ty Llwyd Farm in Northville, I was intrigued — and a little unnerved.
After all, Louis Pasteur, who discovered the principles of pasteurization in the 19th century, was revered in my elementary school science classes. It was there that I learned how lucky I was that Pasteur had figured out how to prevent dangerous bacteria from contaminating the chocolate milk I loved so much. Why would anyone choose to seemingly go back in time and drink it raw? And is the practice dangerous? (more…)
Aside from being delicious, strawberries are packed with antioxidants and vitamin C. What’s not to love? (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
“Popeye” character J. Wellington Wimpy famously promised that he’d “gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today,” but I’d rather have a cup of fresh strawberries. And, like Wimpy, I want them right now.
Aside from being delicious, strawberries are fat-free, rich in dietary fiber and packed with vitamin C and antioxidants. Combined, these attributes make my favorite fruit “nutritional jewels,” said dietitian Lara McNeil of East End Nutrition in Riverhead. (more…)
Growing up, I always knew that osteoarthritis ran in my family. My mother and grandmother struggled with the disease and one of my earliest memories is of my great-grandmother confined to a wheelchair because of her OA. I was too young to do the math and now realize that she was only in her early 60s. To me, arthritis was just an “old person’s disease.” (more…)
The author has always been able to crack her knuckles — and almost all her other joints, for that matter. But is the habit bad for your health? (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
I’m a crack addict, but it’s not what you’re thinking.
When I was 9, I discovered I could manipulate my ankles with very little effort. My toes, knuckles and elbows soon followed. By the time I was a teenager, I was regularly cracking my back and neck. Now, at 29, I’m a full-blown junkie of the “snap, crackle and pop” variety. It just feels good. (more…)
The Mad Hatters (from left) Sue Hanauer of Riverhead, Harold Gordon of Mattituck, Rita Cohen of Southold and Prue Brashich of Cutchogue during last week’s bi-monthly knitting session at Ms. Hanover’s kitchen table. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
In 2003, Sue Hanauer was working on a project with fellow North Fork Reform Synagogue members when she developed the idea for Mad Hatters, which knits hats for local cancer patients.
“We were finishing a quilt cover for a wooden ark and were talking about what we wanted to do next,” said Ms. Hanauer, of Jamesport. “I had heard about a nationwide group that was doing caps for women and brought that to their attention. They liked the idea and the rest is history, as they say.” (more…)
Kraft, creators of the fluorescent orange macaroni and cheese of my childhood — and quite possibly yours — announced plans last week to stop using artificial dyes and preservatives in the beloved boxed dinners starting in January. (more…)