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10 Questions: Steven Vogl, MD

(MedPage Today) — He’s a minor celebrity at oncology conferences for his no-nonsense questions to presenters, introduced by the familiar refrain “Vogel, New York.” We turned the tables with 10 Questions for Steven Vogl, MD, a medical oncologist in private practice in the Bronx. MedPage Today OB/Gyn


Easy pizza breadsticks your kids will love

by Kami Bigler posted in Life & Home Merry Christmas day! I hope you all are enjoying time spent with those you love. With kids home and out of school for the next week or so, you are probably looking for quick dinner ideas. Most kids love spaghetti, and most moms love it because it’s… […]


Lactation consultant visits spur breastfeeding among women who usually resist it

In two separate clinical trials, researchers have found that periodic meetings with a lactation consultant encourages women traditionally resistant to breastfeeding to do so, at least for a few months — long enough for mother and child to gain health benefits. ScienceDaily: Infant Health News

Fitness


The Magic of Christmas

Christmas is my favorite time of year. It is a magical time of love and charity. It’s a time when all things seem possible. Christmas is a time of hope. It is God’s gift to all of us. Like many mothers, my Christmas wish this year was to have my sons home for the holidays. […]


Turkey, The Healthy Choice

A great mainstay that’s perfect all year long, turkey is the healthy choice for the best in women’s fitness. Free of saturated fat and low in total fat, this versatile meat can be served in many different ways. A good source of protein and iron, turkey is healthier than even chicken. The trace mineral, selenium, […]


3 Tips to Beat Holiday Belly Bloat

by Donna Gates ‘Tis the season for bloating, heartburn, and gas. Too much food encourages what we eat to sit and rot. This time of year, there are plenty of foods and drinks to warm the body and bring people […] ? Read the rest of this entry… (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) The […]

Healthy Eating


Raw Vegan Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

Unlike its cheesy cousin, this raw cheese cake is light as well as rich & creamy – and just as high in calories. I’ve been studying up on raw cheese cakes and finally my curiosity built enough to make one. I’m so glad I did.  I could eat raw cheesecake every day!   Calories or not! Seriously! […]


A Healthier Road Trip?

After my last post about traveling with your baby an toddler I am on the road with my daughters who are 5 yrs and 7 yrs so no need for the stroller, playpen and other baby paraphernalia. This trip needed minimal packing compared to years gone by, but trying to figure out how to keep […]


Toddler Eating – Are you on the right track?

A week ago, I held one of my all day Mommy Chef Tastes for Toddler cooking classes and something struck me (as it usually does) as I was speaking with the moms who attended the full day cook-a-thon class. It struck me how high the expectations of what a toddler eats are.  Whether it from […]

Parenting Tips


Tech4MH: Complementary global health innovations should be marketed, sold and shipped together…

Guest Post by Meg Wirth, Founder of Maternova Maternova is a social enterprise building out a fast track for commercialization of life-saving technologies for maternal, newborn and child health.  Why commercialization?  Isn’t the current trend innovation, invention and ideas?  Read on to find out why. Compared to a decade ago, or even five years ago, the global focus […]


Eating peanuts in pregnancy lowers allergy risk for child

Allergic reactions to peanuts and tree nuts can range from mild to life-threatening. But new research suggests that pregnant women who are not allergic to the nuts/legumes and who eat more of them during pregnancy lower the risk of their child developing an allergy to the food.This is according to a study published in JAMA […]


Study shows maternal health program in India failing to deliver

A prominent program that claims to reduce infant and maternal deaths in rural India by encouraging mothers to deliver in private hospitals has been unsuccessful, despite the investment of more than $ 25 million since 2005, a new Duke University study finds. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today