Enjoy fall fun and seasonal foods

By Janet Domke, RN BSN, and Daphne Baldwin Kornrich, MS, RDN, CSOWM, CDN Seasonal eating is a good way to add variety to your diet and incorporate new recipes. Fresh autumn produce is available many local farmer’s markets, including brussel sprouts, cauliflower and turnips as well as cabbage and dark leafy greens, pears, apples, persimmons…

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The benefits of exercise for breast cancer survivors

By Barbara Broggelwirth, RDN, CDN Over the past two decades, exercise-oncology research, particularly with breast cancer, has made great strides and revealed very positive results. The research confirms that “exercise plays a vital role in improving cardiopulmonary function, psychological events, muscular strength, and endurance in breast cancer survivors” (1).

Paint Port Pink breast cancer awareness campaign kicks off October 1

PORT JEFFERSON, NY – Paint Port Pink, Mather Hospital’s annual breast cancer awareness campaign, returns this year with a full calendar of events. The month-long breast health outreach by Mather’s Fortunato Breast Health Center raises awareness, provides educational information, and fosters solidarity in the community. Paint Port Pink begins Tuesday, October 1 with a Turn…

Mather’s MedSafe program allows for safe disposal of prescription drugs

PORT JEFFERSON, NY ― Local residents can now dispose of expired or unused prescription medications safely through Mather’s MedSafe program. MedSafe offers a secure receptacle located in the Hospital lobby. MedSafe is available from 6am-8pm. “In light of the opioid crisis, MedSafe provides a safe and effective way to dispose of unwanted and expired controlled…

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Everything you need to know about breast cancer screening

Information about breast cancer screenings can be confusing. It seems like new recommendations are coming out all the time, and each recommendation is different from the last one. Michelle Price, MD, co-medical director of the Fortunato Breast Health Center, helps us to understand some important breast health issues.


Swapping carbs

By Daphne Baldwin Kornrich, MS, RDN, CSOWM, CDN Why are carbs so complicated? Carbohydrates are an essential macronutrient and are vital for our bodies to perform. Carbohydrates provide the necessary fuel for our bodies and minds to function. We could not survive very long without carbohydrates. When most people think of carbohydrates they think of…