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FDA Defines ‘Gluten-Free’ for Food Labels

Rule will benefit millions of Americans with celiac disease That loaf of bread or can of soup may be labeled "gluten-free," but is it...

Most U.S. Babies Are Now Breast-Fed, CDC Says

The number of American babies who are breast-fed continues to rise, according to a new U.S. government report. Between 2000 and 2010, the number...

North Shore University Hospital Among Eight Facilities Nationwide Honored for Excellence in Palliati

North Shore University Hospital’s (NSUH) Palliative Care program was named a Circle of Life Award honoree at last week’s 21st Annual Leadership Summit of...

Transplants from Pigs May Help Diabetics

Alpha-1, a natural blood protein that fights inflammation, protects transplanted animal pancreatic islets – where insulin is produced – from rejection by the human...

Chronic Conditions and Medications That Can Lead to Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction often refers to different symptoms in men and women, yet can share similar underlying causes. In women, it is often characterized by...

Keeping Kids Safe: North Shore-LIJ Trains Police and Youth in Car Seat Safety

The North Shore-LIJ Health System announced that 16 Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) young adult Explorers were among the latest group of community members...

Bionic Contact Lenses Turn Touch Into Vision

A new Israeli approach to providing sight to people with vision impairment uses a technique known as sensory substitution. Much in the way Braille...

The Role We Play in Shaping the Future of Our Youth

My role as a psychotherapist in the community is to provide whatever services, nurturing, and support are necessary. Children’s needs must be paramount. Neglect...

The Nose Knows

What fragrance reminds you of a great time in your life? Are you still wearing it? If you feel happiest when you smell the...

New Drug May Extend Survival for Prostate Cancer Patients

A newly approved drug that emits radioactive particles can help extend the lives of certain men with advanced prostate cancer, a clinical trial finds....

Interspecies Transplant Paves the Way for Diabetes Therapy

Researchers have come closer to the “Holy Grail” of treatment for people with type 1 diabetes. They have successfully transplanted insulin-producing islet cells from...

Heart Dangers of Low Vitamin D Levels May Vary

The heart risks of having low levels of vitamin D may hinge on what race or ethnicity you are, new research suggests. Specifically, the...

Missed Diagnoses, Drug Errors Are Major Cause of Malpractice Suits

Most malpractice claims against primary care doctors are the result of drug errors and missed diagnoses, particularly of cancer, heart attack and meningitis, a...

FDA Approves New Drug for Advanced Lung Cancer

A new drug to treat advanced lung cancer has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Gilotrif (afatinib) is approved to treat...

Mount Sinai Hospital and Continuum Health to Merge into Combined Entity

The Boards of Trustees of The Mount Sinai Medical Center and Continuum Health Partners have voted unanimously to approve joining their institutions into a...

“Most Wired,” North Shore-LIJ Hospitals Recognized for IT Advancements

North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJ) and Syosset Hospital, key members in the North Shore-LIJ Health System’s electronic health...

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