Author: Shady Grove Medical Center

Endive with Goat Cheese, Strawberries and Walnuts

The theme for our recent Aquilino Cancer Center cooking class was nuts. Nuts provide many health benefits. They are a great source of unsaturated fats, phytosterols (plant-derived compound structurally related to cholesterol) and fiber. They also offer vitamins and minerals. People who eat nuts also tend to weigh less, possibly because nuts enhance satiety or suppress hunger. Endive with Goat Cheese, Strawberries and Walnuts is a nice appetizer salad that you can bring to cookouts and potlucks this summer. It is a very simple recipe and looks awesome on a party platter. The star in this dish is walnuts,...

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Chicken & Broccoli Stir-Fry with Cashews

The theme for our recent Aquilino Cancer Center cooking class was nuts. Nuts provide many health benefits. They are a great source of unsaturated fats, phytosterols (plant-derived compound structurally related to cholesterol) and fiber. They also offer vitamins and minerals. People who eat nuts also tend to weigh less, possibly because nuts enhance satiety or suppress hunger. Cashews, in particular, are a good source of zinc and iron. With Chicken & Broccoli Stir-Fry with Cashews, there is no need to order take out. This delicious family recipe provides protein, vegetables, and nuts all in one easy dish. The recipe...

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Innovative Cardiovascular Ultrasound Machine Comes to Shady Grove

Shady Grove now has an innovative Cardiovascular ultrasound machine that will change the way heart failure is diagnosed. The Vivid Echo 95 machine allows cardiologists to detect patterns that may result in heart failure before it happens. Two of the most important improvements that this machine offers are better 2D imaging and the ability to detect heart strain. According to cardiologist Dr. D. Leonard Griffen, the single greatest problem in echocardiology is noise. The Vivid Echo 95 cancels noise more effectively and at a higher processing rate, which allows doctors to capture clearer and more accurate 2D images. In...

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Banish Pregnancy To Do List Stress

To-do lists can be a great way to stay focused and organized. However, they can also quickly create an overwhelming feeling of having to accomplish an unreasonable number of tasks within a certain period of time. This is especially true for those well-intended to-do lists found on every pregnancy website. “Preparing for a baby is really a personal experience,” said Kathy Schaaf, Birth Advisor, Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center. “Online to-do lists really don’t take into account a mom’s personality, experience or comfort level. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and lose focus on what’s really important, which is...

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Recipe: Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are one of my favorite party appetizers, but I never make them for myself. Perhaps that’s what makes them seem so special to me. Eggs are the epitome of spring foods, so this season is the perfect time to take a fresh look at this favorite. Here are three recipes to inspire creativity with deviled eggs: sour, herbal and spicy. There seems to be a lot of confusion about eating eggs lately. For years, people were told to avoid egg yolks to prevent cholesterol building up in our arteries. New research has found that eating foods with...

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