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NYC Bans Trans Fat Just Exactly What
Public hearings were held at the New York City De- Is In Your Stash?
partment of Health and Mental Hygiene regarding the Over-the-Counter
proposed ban on trans fat use by restaurants. Mayor
Michael Bloomberg and NYCDOHMH Commissioner Thomas Frieden are proponents of the ban citing em- Got Milk vs. pirical evidence that links trans fat to increased risk Milk’s Gotta Go…
of cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is currently
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Hydrogenated fats provide more texture than liquid
fats do to baked products, such as pie-crusts and cookies. This is the reason restaurateurs have contin-
New Birth-control Implant: Is It Safe?
The FDA has approved Implanon which is a match-
stick-size rod that steadily releases a small amount of progestin (synthetic progesterone) into the woman’s body. Physicians using a local anesthetic insert the rod just under the skin in the upper arm. It is designed to
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last for up to three years. Implanon replaces NorplantProfessor Philip A. Belcastro, Ph.D.,
which consisted of six matchstick-size rods. Sales of
Chair of the Norplant were halted in 2000 due to concerns regard-
Health Education Department Borough of Manhattan
ing its effectiveness and side effects such as excessive Community College/CUNY
bleeding and headaches. Organon, the manufacturer
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of Implanon, reports that it is much safer and more
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effective than Norplant. However, several studies in
countries using Implanon for years report serious side
effects, relatively high discontinuation rates and dif-
Dana Ethan Gloria McNamara
While there are relatively few American studies of
Kindly contact the Health Education
Implanon there are however several overseas studies.
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the novel recipes of the dealer’s point
of origin, coupled with the United States wholesale dealer’s recipe, to be followed by the local dealer
are cut, often several times by the drug supplier. For example heroin
Implanon’s most common side effects tive user to see how well her body
swings and an increased risk for blood then she can avoid the expense and
cysts or enlarged ovarian follicles were and remove Implanon.
months of use (Hidalgo et el., 2006).
rates in women overseas. In one study date for Implanon is necessary. This
The reasons most cited by women for having Implanon removed were:
Swiss Study Group. European Journal of Contraceptive Reproductive Health
ed more than one of the preceding reasons.) Another study reports that
contraceptive implants. Contracep-Professor Philip A. Belcastro, Ph.D. is the Chair of the Health Education HEALTHNOTES SPRING 2007 Trans Fat Over-the-Counter Morning After Pill
they negatively affect one’s health.
terminate a pregnancy. Levonorg-estrel is a progestin which is the
Juan Leal is Liberal Arts major at
is an effective form of emergency contraception if Plan B is taken prior to ovulation, which is the point in a woman’s menstrual cycle when an egg is released from the ovary into the fallopian tube. If Plan B is taken after ovulation has occurred, the effect of the hormone will be to prevent the fertilized egg (embryo) from implanting in the uterus. Plan B is not effective if the fertilized egg (embryo) has implanted into the uterus. Thus the first dose is taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex,
followed by the second dose 12 hours period occurs. Menses may occur as later. Plan B should not be used if
dom failure; birth control pills missed woman from consulting with a physi-for 2 or more days) or unprotected
It is reportedly 98% to 99% effective of Plan B is a wise precaution and al-in preventing pregnancies. However
Professor McNamara is a faculty mem-ber of the Health Education Department HEALTHNOTES SPRING 2007 Got Milk vs. Milk’s Gotta Go…
organizations are currently studying the amount of calcium required for
Milk is a common component in the bone health but it is too early to form
ing nations. With valuable nutritional the FDA recommends a daily calcium content including calcium, milk has
Calcium intake is a highly debated fats contribute to excess body fat and
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promotes awareness of health-related Pilates technique, which focuses on issues, such as nutrition, fitness and
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skim. Plant-based foods such as kale, collard greens and black-eyed peas
with little fat and nearly undetectable mains an undisclosed fact especially
lead not only to good bone health but good cardiovascular health as well. Jenni Sheperd is a Liberal Arts Major & tutor in the Health Education De-partment at BMCC/CUNY.
exercise sessions. Also club members Chambers St., NY, NY 10007 or call have attended workshops offered by
tion faculty regarding sexuality, CPR, body composition and eating disor-
Melonee Murray is the President of dent club and a Liberal Arts major.
featuring a documentary about crystal Ms. Murray works for Equinox Fit-methamphetamine, a continuation of
ness Centers as a licensed massage therapist and plans to pursue her education in a physician’s assistant HEALTHNOTES SPRING 2007
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Why Chloe sounds so pretty, and Jack so butch Centre for Language and Communication Research If you heard that a friend had had a baby, and that they had named the baby ‘Manella’, we reckon that you and the vast majority of people in our British English-speaking culture would assume that the baby was a girl. If your friend told you that they had acquired a puppy with the name of ‘Dro