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Jokes July 2016

Chocolate Consumed I literally owe my life to chocolate. A good piece of chocolate has about 200 calories. As I enjoy two servings per night, and a few more on weekends, I consume about 3,500 calories of chocolate in a week, which equals one pound of weight per week. Therefore, in the last 3½ years, Read More »

Brooklyn Nets Choose Maimonides July 2016

Maimonides Medical Center is now the official hospital of the Brooklyn Nets, and its doctors are the team’s official physicians. The NBA team just moved to the newly constructed Barclays Center on Atlantic Avenue, marking the first time in over 50 years that Brooklyn has been home to a Major League sports franchise. The team Read More »

By Dave Gordon

Spinach Supports Sight July 2016

Foods like dark green leafy vegetables may have a stronger effect on eye health than traditional “eye foods” like carrots. New research suggests that some nutrients can prevent vision loss and eye diseases associated with aging, though experts are cautioning consumers that common claims by supplement manufacturers are overblown. Over 150 million Americans use glasses Read More »

By Dave Gordon

Calcium Excess Linked To Heart Problems July 2016

Calcium supplements, often prescribed to prevent and treat osteoporosis, could double the risk of having a heart attack, according to a new study published in the journal Heart. The study tracked nearly 24,000 men and women for an average of 11 years. Calcium from foods and diet are generally considered safer than supplements, because the Read More »

By Dave Gordon

Excessive Exercise Can Damage The Heart July 2016

While the benefits of exercise to the heart are known to increase during the first hour, continued exertion after the first hour could be detrimental, possibly causing heart rhythm problems or even scarring. Research published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings suggests that marathon runners, triathletes and long-distance cyclists may be damaging their hearts through excessive Read More »

By Dave Gordon

Is There A Healthiest Fish? July 2016

Fish consumers want better advice on the nutritional benefits, contamination risks, and ecological effects of eating fish, according to researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. But in a recently published review in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers advise fish-eaters that there is no such thing as a “perfectly safe fish.” For example, Read More »

By Dave Gordon
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