Category: Boston.com

Does your pet eat better than you do?

August 11th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Megan Lokay, a 25-year old accountant, has food preferences of that a typical millennial in her generation. She reads labels to make sure that the food she is buying is healthy and eats only organic fruits and vegetables. What’s good for Megan is good for Teddy Lokay, her 14-year old Lakeland Terrier who eats only homemade meals of fresh, cooked lean ground beef or pork and vegetables with a side of whole grain oatmeal. Salmon-flavored treats are part of his daily diet…

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Boston Medical Center Doctor to Head to West Africa to Help Contain Ebola

August 4th, 2014 in 2014, Boston.com, Ebola, Nahid Bhadelia, NEIDL, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Nahid Bhadelia, School of Medicine

Dr. Nahid Bhadelia of Boston Medical Center will soon head to Sierra Leone in West Africa to help contain and stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, according to WHDH

Expert quote:

“It’s not that Ebola is terribly contagious. It’s just the risk is high.”

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Do You Haven Any Idea Where Your Food Comes From?

August 4th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Every Thursday, between 11 am and 3 pm, until fall, you can walk down the cement walkways of the campus of Boston University and pick up fresh fruit and vegetables…

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Study: Kids’ Backpack Lunches Flunk the Nutrition Test

July 31st, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

School lunch is back in the news again but for a different reason. While there’s been a lot of hoopla about whether or not kids are eating and enjoying the new healthy school lunches being served in the cafeteria (recent research suggests they are), a new study conducted in Massachusetts investigated the quality of the lunches being packed from home…

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5 Easy-to-Make Frozen Dessert Pops for Under 125 Calories

July 29th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

When it’s too hot to be in the kitchen, you need to get into the freezer. There isn’t a healthier way to cool down in the hot weather than by enjoying seasonal fruit frozen pops…

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Researchers Find Genes That Time Girls’ First Periods

July 25th, 2014 in 2014, Boston.com, Joanne Murabito, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Joanne Murabito, School of Medicine

We all remember that awkward day. But for the first time, researchers have determined the genetic markers that determine the timing of a woman’s first period, opening the doors to determining a woman’s risk for disease later in life…

Expert quote:

“Our findings demonstrate a complex network of genetic factors underlying the timing of menarche. Menarche is associated with the development of health conditions later in life in women such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and breast cancer. By studying genetic factors we hope to better understand how puberty timing in girls is linked to important health conditions in women.”

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The truth about school lunch: Kids like salad bars

July 21st, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

When Mellissa Honeywood took the job as the Director of Food and Nutrition Services for the Cambridge Public Schools, she took the chicken nuggets off the menu and added garlic chicken served with whole grain pasta in order to meet the new nutrition standards for school lunches…

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FDA Warning: Avoid Pure Caffeine Powder

July 21st, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

The FDA is warning consumers to avoid powdered pure caffeine, particularly, the variety being sold in bulk bags over the Internet. These products are essentially 100 percent caffeine. One teaspoon of pure caffeine is roughly equivalent to the amount in 25 cups of coffee. The FDA is aware of at least one death of a teenager, thus far, who had used these products…

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Are You Cheating on Your Heart With Cheese?

July 14th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

I’ll admit it. I love cheese. I eat it almost daily, and serve it whenever I have friends over. It appears I am not alone in my love affair of cheese…

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Would You Try Gardening to Beat Cancer?

July 7th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

To fight cancer, the American Cancer Society recommends that you eat at least 2 ½ cup of fruits and vegetables daily. But could there be an added advantage if you grew them yourself? Maybe…

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