October 19, 2012 |
Just eight years ago, human egg freezing was an unproven, hit-or-miss, costly technology being hyped as a way to defy biological clocks. It's still expensive, but now, it works. On Wednesday, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the professional organization of fertility specialists, declared that egg freezing should no longer be considered experimental because the rates of pregnancies - and healthy offspring - were comparable to using fresh eggs. That's a dramatic shift from 2004, when the society said egg freezing should be provided only as part of a research study, with strict oversight and at no charge, to patients with no other hope of having their own genetic children.
October 5, 2012 |
Pennsylvania Health Secretary Eli Avila, who became known in Harrisburg for his dispute with a diner owner over the freshness of his egg sandwich, has resigned his position to pursue "other interests. " Gov. Corbett made the announcement through a news release today which gave only one other reason for Avila's departure: that he wanted to spend more time with his family who live in New York. Avila became the butt of water cooler jokes and a subject of newspaper headlines after he arrived in Harrisburg and almost immediately got into a kerfuffle with a Richard Hanna, owner of Roxy's Cafe, about the quality of his breakfast sandwich.
September 30, 2012 |
Madison Tiernan scored a hat trick as Eastern improved to 9-0 with a 6-0 victory over Egg Harbor Township on Saturday in a nonleague girls' soccer game. Eastern goaltender Imani Taylor recorded three saves for the shutout. Burlington County. Carolyn Eckerle scored the decisive goal with a little less than seven minutes remaining as Holy Cross downed Bordentown, 4-3. Erica Wallace added a pair of goals for Holy Cross. Alexis McTamney recorded a hat trick for Bordentown. Ashley Brunner scored twice as New Egypt defeated Riverside, 5-1. Yasmin Vasquez scored the lone goal for Riverside.
September 21, 2012 |
Hammonton coach Pete Lancetta is on the verge of becoming the eighth coach to win 200 games in South Jersey football history - and the second in two weeks. Lancetta will reach 200 victories if visiting Hammonton beats Egg Harbor Township on Friday night in a Cape-Atlantic League American Division game. West Deptford's Clyde Folsom won his 200th game last Friday. Here's a closer look at some of this weekend's top games. Last week: 8-2. Year to date: 13-7. Friday, 7 p.m. No. 7 Moorestown (2-0)
August 10, 2012
Smoked Chicken / Cantaloupe Salad . . . 2 Crispy Salmon With Horseradish Aioli . . . 3 Cucumbers With Ricotta, Basil, Mint . . . 4 White Manhattan . . . 4 Kimchi Rice With Bacon and Eggs . . . 4
August 4, 2012 |
The debate over same-sex marriage shouldn't be reduced to a question of whether or not to buy a chicken sandwich — but it has. Multitudes of evangelical Christians and others flocked to Chick-fil-A restaurants Wednesday to eat in support of the chain's president, who has been vilified for voicing his opposition to gay marriage. Meanwhile, multitudes of same-sex marriage supporters are organizing a national kiss-in Friday at the restaurants. Each demonstration should be viewed as Americans exercising their free-speech rights to express an opinion on this particular subject.
July 20, 2012 |
First peanuts, now eggs. Doctors have reversed allergies in some children and teens by giving them tiny daily doses of problem foods, gradually training their immune systems to accept them. In the best test of that method yet, about a dozen children were able to overcome allergies to eggs, one of the most ubiquitous foods, used in everything from pasta and veggie burgers to mayonnaise and even marshmallows. Some of the same doctors used a similar approach on several children with peanut allergies a few years ago. Don't try this yourself, though.
June 21, 2012
Cooking spray, such as Pam 8 eggs 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups whole milk Dash of salt and white pepper 1/2 cup pesto 1 cup cooked chopped spinach, squeezed to remove excess water 1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes in oil 2 cups grated mozzarella or other cheese Hollandaise or cheese sauce (optional, for serving) 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 15½-by-10½-inch jelly roll pan with nonstick aluminum foil.
June 14, 2012
2 tablespoons butter 8 eggs, lightly beaten 2 cups broccoli rabe pieces (1 inch), blanched Salt and freshly ground pepper 4 Italian sandwich rolls (Sarcone's are recommended) 8 slices provolone cheese 1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the eggs and cook, stirring often. Just before the eggs are set, stir in the broccoli rabe and cook the eggs for 1 minute longer. Season the egg and broccoli rabe mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
June 11, 2012 |
Question: I got an e-mail that described using egg whites to treat a bad burn. It said the collagen protein in egg whites helped heal the burn. Is that really true? Answer: No, it's not. Placing egg whites on a second-degree burn (blistering skin) or a third-degree burn (a burn through the entire thickness of the skin) places the person at high risk of salmonella bacteria entering through a defect in the skin to cause illness. Salmonella bacteria are commonly found in raw eggs, and burned skin acts as an excellent culture medium for all sorts of bacteria.