Food and Drink




SUSHI: Painful Parasite Warning. Anisakiasis is a growing cause of abdominal pain!

A 32-year-old healthy male was admitted to the hospital with severe epigastric pain, vomiting and low-grade fever. On physical examination, he had moderate abdominal tenderness.

Laboratory results showed mild leukocytosis. After a careful interview, he revealed that he recently ate sushi. An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was performed and showed on the gastric body, a filiform parasite firmly attached to an area of the swollen and hyperemic, with its end penetrating the gastric mucosa.

HOT? Get Yourself A Free Drink


Today is Monday, July 11, therefore it is Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven. To commemorate their 84th birthday, the convenience store chain has announced plans to give away millions of free Slurpees to hot, thirsty people at thousands of USA locations in an event officially known as 7-Eleven Day.

One might think that giving away so many free Slurpees would put a dent in 7-Eleven's bottom line, but according to the company, they sell enough Slurpees each year to fill 12 Olympic-sized swimming pools. It sounds like they can afford it.

Men Eat For Women


Most guys cram way more food in their mouths while dining with women than by themselves or with other men, according to a new study from Cornell University.

Sexual selection has been commonly considered by evolutionary psychologists interested in eating disorders among women; however, comparable attention has not been paid to problematic eating by men.

The Beef with Red Meat.


A study linking red meat and mortality lit up the media in more ways than one. Hundreds of media outlets carried reports about the study. Headline writers had a field day, with entries like “Red meat death study,” “Will red meat kill you?” and “Singing the blues about red meat.”

Xian Food


My wife was born in Shanghai and has taken me to some of the best restaurants in that region of China. Her best friend is from Xian, so naturally these two gorgeous ladies took me to taste the best Chinese food in NY, according to them and many others.

I can honestly say the food from Xian food is extremely tasty and not oily, or greasy. It was not only delightfully delicious, but the prices were less than what I was expecting.

Trinity Thanksgiving


Trinity United Methodist Church on City Island once again hosted its annual Thanksgiving Service, followed by a traditional Thanksgiving Feast for all the huddled masses, which included an eclectic mix of individuals, who gathered to give thanks and to celebrate.

Kill Medicaid Cuts


Cutting Medicaid will harm children, local communities, as well as state budgets

In 2015, Medicaid paid for nearly $4 billion in school-based health care services, including both special education and EPSDT services provided outside of special education. (See Below) By comparison, schools received about $12 billion in federal IDEA funding in 2015.



Starting today, children will find some cool new choices on their restaurant menus. These choices will also make the adults happy.

More than 15,000 restaurants in the USA representing 19 chains, including the likes of Burger King, I-HOP, Cracker Barrel, Chili's, Denny's and others are participating in a voluntary new initiative called Kids LiveWell.

Beginning today these two will join forces National Restaurant Association & Healthy Dining:

Christmas Ambience


When the holidays are here it means the holidaze craze has begun, and it includes spending time in the kitchen.



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