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Check out Fred's Shed at the New York Boat Show

DIY-types will love all they can learn at daily Fred's Shed seminars at the Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show. Credit: Progressive Insurance New York Boat ShowAs a boat gets older, the cost of boat maintenance can really add up. Paying professionals to maintain your boat can cost around ten...

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 8:38 PM

Activities for kids at the New York Boat Show

The Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show is the perfect haven for family fun with tons of kids friendly features and activities. Credit: ational Marine Manufacturers AssociationFor those whose sea legs are still a bit too short, the New York Boat Show has plenty to do. Kids of all ages can be...

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 8:32 PM

Boating makes a splash in the Big Apple economy

The Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show will welcome hundreds of business from the NY and Tri-State area. Credit: GettyLast year in New York State, the boating industry was a $5.8 billion industry. President Thomas Dammrich of the National Marine Manufacturers Association has the details on...

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 8:23 PM

Watch The Swampmaster wrangle a wild alligator at the New York Boat Show

Swampmaster Jeff Quattrocchi will be at the Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show daily giving show-goers a chance to hold a live baby alligator. Credit: Contributed“This show is as real as it gets. I want ‘em mean, and I want ‘em aggressive,” explained the “Swampmaster” Jeff Quattrocchi. The...

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 8:13 PM

Treat yourself to a fisherman’s tale with Captain Dave Carraro

New Jersey native and "Wicked Tuna" captain Dave Carraro will regale visitors with tales from the high seas and may even spill some secrets from the new season at the New York Boat Show. Credit: National Geographic ChannelWeighing up to 1,200 pounds and tearing through the ocean at 40 miles an...

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 8:08 PM

Three tips for boat budgeting and buying

Experts from Discover Boating will be on hand at the Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show to help serious buyers find the perfect vessel for their needs. Credit: Progressive Insurance New York Boat ShowWhether you are new to boating, or a seasoned sea vet, bringing a new boat into your life is...

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 8:01 PM

Activities await visitors to the 2014 New York Boat Show

Tens of thousands of boating and fishing enthusiasts start their season at the Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show —now in its 108-year. Credit: ContributedThere are plenty of ways to start 2014 on the right foot at the New York Boat Show. Whether you attend to buy, browse, learn, or support...

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 7:54 PM

SPONSORED: New York's HIS Hair Clinic fights baldness with needle and ink

Examples of the Scalp Micropigmentation treatment.Over 50 percent of men will see their luscious locks thin or disappear by age 50. For men looking to stop the slow departure of their hairlines, there have been very few solutions that are effective and permanent. But for those men not ready to...

Monday, December 2, 2013, 8:45 PM

The Impact of Sleep on Appetite and Metabolism

We have all heard of “beauty sleep,” but the impact of sleep quality and quantity goes way beyond our physical appearance. Research has begun to clearly delineate the importance of getting a good nights rest on health, so maybe we should start talking about “healthy sleep.”A few facts for you from...

Sunday, June 16, 2013, 6:41 PM

5 Tips to Shade Yourself from Sun Damage

This originally appeared on LiveWellNewYork.comSummer may be drawing to an end, but protecting yourself sun damage is important all year round. Now is the perfect time to brush up on your sun protection knowledge. Before you learn how to protect yourself, you need to know what you’re up against.How...

Sunday, June 16, 2013, 6:36 PM

Aspartame: The Skinny on its Safety

This article first appeared on www.healthbytesNYC.comThese days it’s hard to remember a time before artificial sweeteners. The little pink, blue and yellow packets of zero-calorie sugar substitutes have made their way into almost every food establishment, including hospitals. These products have...

Sunday, June 16, 2013, 6:28 PM

How to ‘Make the Medicine Go Down’: Giving Your Child Medication

Giving medicine can be a stressful for both parent and child. Reducing anxiety and minimizing stress during medicine time, however, promotes quicker healing and overall wellness. The first interaction with a new medication will set the tone for future interactions.Before filling your child’s...

Monday, June 10, 2013, 7:22 PM

Have a new doctor? Take an active role during your appointment

Taking a more active role with a new physician will lead to a better and more productive appointment.When first seeing a specialist for a new medical problem, many patients simply show up at the appointed time and place, trying to suppress their fears and anxiety, and too passively go through the...

Monday, June 10, 2013, 7:17 PM

Can acid reflux cause shortness of breath?

Could acid reflux be the cause of my shortness of breath?Yes. The cause of shortness of breath, recurring bronchial infections and chronic asthma in most patients is acid reflux. In fact, 85 percent of all patients diagnosed with asthma have acid reflux as an underlying cause.But I don’t have...

Monday, June 10, 2013, 7:13 PM

Is organic food healthier? New study says no

As a registered dietitian, one of the most popular questions I get asked is, “Is organic food better for me?” My usual response is that the way to better health is to eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains, organic or not.No significant difference in nutritionA new review of the published...

Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 10:56 PM

Why fad diets lead to yo-yoing weight, and tips for real healthy eating

South Beach, Atkins, blood type, Zone, low fat, low carb, no carb, negative calorie, acai berry, cabbage soup, all juice, HCG, 3-day, 17-day… the list of fad diets goes on and on. Even as a dietitian, I find it challenging to keep up on the latest weight loss “craze.” Chances are, though, that you...

Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 10:52 PM

Help! Life Stress Is Making Me Sick

This article originally appeared on www.HealthBytesNYC.comI cannot count the number of patients who come into our Williamsburg office with a physical ailment and we end up talking about their overwhelming level of stress. Job, housing, kids, relationships, money and health: Anxiety overshadows...

Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 10:46 PM

Healthy Eating While Traveling

This article first appeared on HealthBytesNYC.comPutting on the miles, not the pounds!When you travel, you need foods to eat that are convenient and fast. Typical options include chips, candy, fast food and bottled sodas. These foods are almost always full of unhealthy fats and calories, and lack...

Monday, May 27, 2013, 6:54 PM

Stroke Prevention Is Key, but if Stroke Happens – Think Rehabilitation

This article originally appeared on HealthBytesNYC.comEach May, we recognize Stroke Awareness Month with much-needed reminders for stroke prevention. According to the National Stroke Association, 80% of all strokes can be prevented. Following the stroke prevention guidelines below may help you...

Monday, May 27, 2013, 6:46 PM

Why Am I Shedding My Hair?

This article originally appeared on www.HealthBytesNYC.comDid you know that during the normal course of a day, you will lose between 50 and 100 hairs? This is nothing to be concerned about — it’s just nature’s way of replacing old hair with new. Other mammals have growing and shedding seasons, but...

Monday, May 27, 2013, 6:43 PM