Posts Tagged ‘health’


KEY LARGO Researchers working to conquer one of the nation’s deadliest cancers think they may have found a silver bullet in what might seem a most unlikely place: the blue-green algae beds of Pickles Reef, off the coast of Key Largo.  (more…)

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Co-Sign Health Care Reform

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One Night Only!
Legally Blonde‘s Bailey HanksSGP

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Julia Miles Theatre
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In the tight-knit community of Speargrove, Texas where the high school musical is the event of the season, an impending production of Rent shakes the town to its core.Must the show go on?  The musical takes inspiration from a Texas high school production of Rent: School Edition, which was cancelled prior to its opening night after parents and members of the community took issue with the musical’s subject matter that includes poverty, drug abuse, the HIV/AIDS crisis, homosexuality, as well as, community, love and self-expression.

Featuring: Briana Carlson-Goodman (Hair), Kai Chapman, Sarah Cooney, Bailey Hanks (Legally Blonde), Kendal Hartse, Kristin Huffman (Company), Michael Mahany (High School Musical), Kilty Reidy (The Drowsy Chaperone), Tina Stafford, Hernando Umana, Timothy J. Alex (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Pal Joey), Steven Strafford

Directed by Joe Barros & Laura Brandel
Musical Direction by Lilli Wosk
Music Supervisor Sam Willmott
Orchestrations by Sam Willmott & Oran Eldor
Production Stage Manager Julianne Hass
Casting Robin Carus

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The $940 billion health-care overhaul will take nearly a decade to roll out in full. A look at the key parts of the bill and when they go into effect. (more…)

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from the NY Daily News:

City restaurants will be required to post letter grades based on health inspections. They could look like this. Finding a clean restaurant will be as easy as ABC under a Health Department rule passed Tuesday.

Starting in July, eateries will be required to prominently post letter grades based on health inspections, under a measure the Board of Health passed, 6 to 2.

“The grade in the window will give you a sense of how clean the kitchen is, and it will give every restaurant operator an incentive to maintain safe, sanitary conditions,” said Health Commissioner Thomas Farley.

Restaurants that earn an A will be inspected annually while those that garner a C will be visited four times a year.

Restaurant owners argue that health officials want to embarrass them, as well as collect more fines for the city’s coffers. They are considering a lawsuit. (more…)

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Julie Schneider is the amazing founder of the GLUTEN FREE NYC application for your iPhone or iTouch!  She took time out to sit down and chat with me! She has been helping many people with allergies and helping New York City be a little more safe for people with gluten allergies!   She chats with us about gluten allergies, her app and “Gluten Free” and not only that ….

but go to her site click her facebook fan page and mention you saw her on NEAL B in NYC and you’ll receive the app FREE..that’s right a FREE APP!!!!

Click her logo to watch the video

GLUTEN FREE APP!! Watch the Video of Julie and Neal B

GLUTEN FREE APP!! Watch the Video of Julie and Neal B


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From Reuters:

By Joene Hendry

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Drinking green tea may lower your risk of developing certain blood cancers, but it will take about 5 cups a day, according to a study from Japan.

Drinking green tea has been associated with lower risk of dying and heart disease deaths, Dr. Toru Naganuma, at Tohoku University School of Medicine in Sendai, Japan told Reuters Health in an email correspondence.

The current study, Naganuma said, suggests drinking green tea may have a favorable effect “for particular cancers.”

After gathering information on the diets and green tea drinking habits of a large group of Japanese adults aged 40 to 79 years old, Naganuma and colleagues followed the group for development of blood and “lymph system” cancers. The lymph system is a major component of the body’s immune system.

The 19,749 men and 22,012 women who participated in the study had no previous history of cancer, Naganuma and colleagues note in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

During 9 years of follow up, 157 blood, bone marrow, and lymph system cancers developed in the study group.

Naganuma’s team found that the overall risk for blood cancers was 42 percent lower among study participants who drank 5 or more, versus 1 or fewer, cups of green tea daily.

Drinking 5 or more cups of green tea daily was also associated with 48 percent lower risk for lymph system cancers.

These associations held up in analyses that allowed for age, gender, education, smoking status and history, alcohol use, and fish and soybean consumption.

The researchers also observed reduced risk for blood-related cancers among obese study participants, who are “considered to have higher risk of these cancers,” Naganuma said.

The investigators say further studies are needed to confirm the health benefits of drinking green tea, and to determine whether daily consumption might prevent certain cancers.

SOURCE: American Journal of Epidemiology, September 15, 2009

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