In October 2009, pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Arlene Mercado judged that five-year-old Claudialee Nicanor-Gomez was on track for type 2 diabetes. As we detailed in our October feature, Type Miscast, Claudialee and her mother Irma visited Mercado two more times over the next six months. At the end o ... More >>
Sixty years ago, Fred Flintstone hawked Winston cigarettes. Today, he pitches cereal. And both can kill. Stephanie Soechtig's rabble-rousing documentary Fed Up argues that it's time to attack Big Sugar just like we successfully demonized Big Tobacco. Narrated by Katie Couric, Fed Up is the first do ... More >>
In the 30 years since he first entered the kitchen, Franklin Becker has amassed shiny trophies of a successful culinary career: He landed "two very nice stars" from the New York Times while he was the executive chef at Local, earned a Best New Restaurant in America nod from Esquire for Capitale, and ... More >>
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"I believe it won't be long before we can cure diabetes with a number of different therapies depending on the needs of the patient," Dr. Paolo Fiorina, of Boston Children's Hospital said this summer. "Then, if the right screening techniques for diabetes could be developed, it would be entirely possi ... More >>
As we detailed in this week's cover story, six-year-old Claudialee Gomez-Nicanor died from complications related to her type 1 diabetes. When she arrived at the hospital after a night of nausea and fatigue, her blood sugar was five times the normal level. Her body had needed insulin to process that ... More >>
This week's feature tells the story of a diabetic six-year-old girl who died after her doctor misdiagnosed her disease. A New York jury found the doctor, Arlene Mercado, 100 percent liable for the death. And on top of the $500,000 in damages awarded the girl's mother, the jury hit Mercado with a $7. ... More >>
Someone dies a diabetes-related death every 90 minutes in New York City, according to a disturbing new report out from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. That's 11 percent of citywide deaths in 2011, or nearly double the proportion it was in 1990, when 6 percent of citywide deaths had diab ... More >>
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Mayor Mike Bloomberg has declared war on sodium, baby formula, sugar and, most recently, soda. But if Hizzoner is so concerned with your health, where's the war on Wheaties?Wheat is actually pretty horrible in terms of its ability to turn people into unhealthy fatsos. And unlike soda, it apparently ... More >>
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Here's the picture of Deen shown on this morning's The Doctors. First thing on this morning's episode of the CBS show The Doctors, the panel lit into Paula Deen. They first criticized her for knowing she had diabetes three years ago and still promoting unhealthy meals on TV, noting "80 percent of ... More >>
Mike Bloomberg thinks that it's perfectly OK to scare you into behaving -- at least when it comes to what you eat. The mayor's office and health department say that their in-your-face public health ads -- one of which features a fake amputee -- are necessary shock tactics to get people to make heal ... More >>
Photo courtesy Franklin BeckerFranklin Becker still loves chicken wings on game day...but grilled onesYesterday we spoke with Franklin Becker, the chef at both Abe & Arthur's and Lexington Brass, who told us all about revamping the menu at Abe & Arthur's and what food trends are here to stay. ... More >>
This article delves into the possibilities, wondering, "How can bacon-doughnut egg burgers possibly be good for you?"
Paula Deen has diabetes, but the Southern belle of butter intends to keep on eating the fatty, sugary, salty foods linked to the disease, according to Time.
Good morning! Are you enjoying a delicious donut with this blog post? Do you have full-fat milk in your coffee? Did you get your full intake of pizza-as-vegetable last night? Maybe so! According to two new research from the American Heart Association, Americans are getting fatter and sicker f ... More >>
Next time you're face to face with an uncut, cheesy noodle, don't scoff! That thing could be medically useful! Or at the very least cosmetically so. According to research, human foreskin fibroblasts can be used to help restore cells for everyone from diabetics to burn victims. And I'm not ... More >>
Do Not Drink? It was too good to be true - the idea that you could drink massive amounts of diet soda and suffer no ill consequences. The NY Post reports today on a University of Texas medical school study that shows that people who drink diet sodas are 70% more likely to suffer an increase ... More >>
Photo courtesy Sam TalbotGo fish, Sam Talbot. Yesterday we spoke with Sam Talbot, who is now helming sustainable seafood restaurant Imperial No. Nine in the Mondrian Hotel. Today he talks about growing up with diabetes and how that's influenced him to write a lifestyle-focused cookbook.
Today, it's advisable that you stay the hell inside again: it'll be a high of 24. Get prepared for tomorrow, which won't even break 20 degrees. Frances Fox Piven is a 78-year-old liberal CUNY professor. She's also now the recipient of death threats as a result of Glenn Beck's efforts to paint he ... More >>
MmmmmmIt's like your mother always said: you don't know if you like it until you try it. Think about how much you enjoy brussels sprouts now. And they sort of smell like pee, too! BoingBoing was kind enough to point us in the direction of the special Gilpin Family single malt blend, which is ... More >>
Gilpin Family WhiskySort of like turning water into wine, but not really.Today in news guaranteed to to promote regurgitation, an industrious entrepreneur has started making whisky from the urine of elderly diabetics.
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We mentioned that Simon Nunez was missing yesterday. Good news: The 74-year-old Bronx man, who suffers from Alzheimer's dementia and diabetes, has been found at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Nunez was about five miles from his Beach Avenue home when he apparently became disoriented and wandered ... More >>
If you're in The Bronx, please keep an eye out for Simon Nunez, 74. He was last seen at Bainbridge Avenue and East 205 Street, just north of Bronx Park and about five miles from his Beach Avenue home. He was wearing a black jacket, green pants, a black baseball hat, blue shirt, a beige sweate ... More >>
A group of American and Italian scientists have put their resources and expertise to good use studying the long-term effects of Pecorino Romano cheese on human health. One usually thinks of formaggio as a fatty indulgence, but, apparently, the researchers have found that small amounts of the ... More >>
Avenue D and 10th Street ca. 1937. h/t The Bowery Boys. Four men dressed as the Super Mario Brothers beat up and robbed a cabbie in Staten Island on Halloween. The Staten Island Advance has the story and some bizarre footage. A mysterious powder was found on the floor of a New Jersey Tra ... More >>
When the New York City Department of Health regulated that chain restaurants must post calories, they promised huge health gains--calorie labels would prevent 30,000 cases of diabetes, they said, and reduce the number of obese New Yorkers by 150,000. Of course, it's too early to know whether or not ... More >>
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