Statins May Affect Your Bone Health

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may have an added benefit, or risk, depending on the dose. New research suggests that a low dose of statins may protect against osteoporosis, but that high doses may increase the risk for the bone-damaging condition. Austrian researchers searched a database of patients hospitalized over two years and found 353,502 who used…

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Dating While Ob-Gyn

When you first meet someone and she tells you what she does for a living, it’s not uncommon to think about what that means for you. For example, when I met a man online who was in construction, I thought of all my badly needed home repairs. When I met someone who was a financial…

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Pregnant? Try Not to Sleep on Your Back

During pregnancy, sleeping on your back may be a bad idea. Previous studies have found that sleeping in a supine position causes compression of veins and arteries that can lead to a reduction in blood flow to the placenta severe enough to double the risk for stillbirth after 28 weeks of gestation. Now a new…

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Vision Quest

Early one summer morning, I was awakened by a hammering on the inside of my skull. It felt as if a prisoner were trying to Shawshank it out through my left eye socket. When I sat up in bed to reach for the Advil on my nightstand, I became panic-stricken. Both eyes were open, but…

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This Dinner Helper Has a Pedigree

Heritage Foods has come up with an easy, high-quality item for dinner: breaded pork cutlets (scaloppine), ready to sizzle in a pan and serve. (They come frozen but defrost in no time.) The results are tasty, quite tender and could be finished with a tangle of arugula salad, used Parm-style or topped with sautéed peppers…

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Own a Piece of Katz’s Deli

From time to time, the wooden countertops at Katz’s Delicatessen on the Lower East Side require replacing. The owners have now hit upon a way to recycle the used ones. They’re chopping them up and selling them, stamped with the Katz’s logo, as carving and serving boards for the home. Each one is 14 inches…

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An Amaro From a Spice Master

Those who have yet to embrace amari — the hyper-trendy bitter aperitifs originally from Italy but now concocted far and wide — might consider starting with the new one from La Boîte, the New York spice specialists, made by Cardinal Spirits of Bloomington, Ind. Lior Lev Sercarz, the owner of La Boîte, developed this amaro…

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The Beatrice Inn Gets a Cookbook

The Beatrice Inn in the West Village has been on New York’s dining map since the 1920s, when it started as a speakeasy. Angie Mar, its chef, butcher and now an owner, tells its story in a new cookbook, which features a seasonal roster of meaty recipes to tempt big appetites and cooks who might…

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The Hot Topic Is the Future of Food

Do you have 2020 vision when it comes to what you’ll be eating and drinking next year? Les Dames d’Escoffier New York, a women’s culinary organization, plans to help, with a panel discussion next week. Among the eight experts will be Justin Chapple, a culinary director at large for Food & Wine magazine; Jake Cohen…

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