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Flavor Flav busted on LI

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Yeahhh Boyeee.  Flaver Flav gets into trouble on LI.  Newsday is reporting that he was in town to attend a funeral service for his mother who passed away on December 31st.  New York State troopers reportedly caught the rapper Thursday morning speeding and driving with a suspended license on the Meadowbrook State Parkway.

The music artist, whose real name is William Drayton, was clocked going 79 mph about 9:30 a.m. on the southbound parkway, near the Southern State Parkway.  Drayton, who grew up in Freeport was driving with 16 suspensions on his license and troopers found a small amount of marijuana in his possession.

The rapper was charged with a felony, aggravated unlicensed operation, and traffic violations, police said.   He was released on an appearance ticket so he could attend his mother’s funeral

Posted On 09 Jan 2014

Controversial housing ready to open

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The controversial Avalon Bay Huntington Station Development is ready for people to move in.  Forty-three affordable one, two and three-bedroom rental apartments were rented out in a lottery and people packed Town Hall to see if they would get the opportunity to move in.  The East Fifth Street complex includes a total of 303 rental apartments and 76 for-sale town houses. The remaining 260 apartments and 65 town houses will be offered at market rate.

Posted On 09 Jan 2014

Shooting in Riverhead under investigation

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A shooting in Riverhead…News 12 is reporting that Riverhead Police are looking for 2 men who reportedly walked up to Jerome Eleazer at the Hyatt Place Hotel on East Main Street.  Police say, when Eleazer refused to get out of the car, the men shot through his window.  Witnesses report the the men fired at the hotel as well before hopping into a getaway car. Eleazer was not hurt during the incident.  Anyone with information is asked to call police at 631-727-4500.

 

Posted On 09 Jan 2014

The Mediterranean Diet’s Secret Formula for Fighting Diabetes

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In other news: Easy ways to make superfood snacks, and a look at how effective fad diets are.

By Erinn Connor, Everyday Health Staff Writer

The tried-and-true Mediterranean diet could lower your chances of diabetes all on its own, without increasing exercise or cutting back on calories. The reason may be one of the diet’s key components: olive oil.

According to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, a group of participants on the Mediterranean diet reduced their diabetes risk by 40 percent, compared to a group on a low fat diet. Olive oil has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which could be a reason for the reduced risk.

The Mediterranean diet also focuses on eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fish.

The new study “demonstrates the power of plant foods and an overall healthful diet,” said Connie Diekman, director of university nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis.

Americans Living Longer Than Ever

People born in 2009 have an average life expectancy of 78.5 years—the longest ever.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the life expectancy for a man born in 2009 is 76 while a woman’s life expectancy is 80.9 years old.

Though Americans can expect a long life, this does not necessarily mean it will be a healthy one. With more and more people being diagnosed with chronic illnesses, quality of life may not match the number of years lived.

“The next chapter in medical advance will need to be as much about lifestyle as medicine if we are to add life to years along with years to life,” said David Katz, MD, director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center.

Easy to Eat Superfoods

Wondering how to incorporate superfoods in your diet? It’s not as hard as you think.

Quinoa packs a lot of protein and is also gluten-free, making it a popular choice for many. Use quinoa as a substitute for rice or barley, which gives you a wider range of uses for the tiny seed.

Everyone talks about kale as a low-calorie option, and one simple way to prepare it is to spray it with olive oil, add some salt, and microwave for five minutes.

Do These Fad Diets Work?

Will fad diets actually help you lose the weight you’re looking to shed in 2014? Here’s a look at the pros and cons of two famous diets:

  • Paleo diet: Known as the “caveman diet,” this meal plan hones in on fish, lean meats, fruits and nuts, things our ancestors ate centuries ago. It’s a fairly easy diet to follow, but long-term health benefits have yet to be proven.
  • South Beach diet: This diet cuts out carbs and instead encourages lean proteins, low-fat dairy products, and whole grains as well as fruits and veggies. The first phase of the diet can be strict for new dieters, but the maintenance phase makes it easier to keep the pounds off.

Erinn Connor is a staff writer for Health Matters With Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Posted On 09 Jan 2014