Say Cheese with No Bread!

Cauliflower

Can you find the cauliflower in today’s featured Tasty Thursday recipe?

Those of you who enjoy warm veggies and cheese, a classic comfort food ingredient, will want to try this recipe. From now on you might decide to skip the bread when you make grilled cheese sandwiches.

Prevention Magazine published this recipe today after finding it on wellandgood.com. Visit www.prevention.com/food/gluten-free-grilled-cheese to find out more.

Enjoy and don’t forget to share your healthy recipes on the Saint Peter’s University Hospital Facebook or Google + pages or via Twitter. Please mention #myTastyThursday when you post

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Seeing the Heart as Never Before

C_Allura_FD10_Full_System_01The 75-year-old female, who suffers from kidney disease, had experienced symptoms of heart disease – chest pains and fatigue.

A new multi-million dollar piece of equipment, complete with the latest imaging technology, made it possible to do an angiogram – an X-ray test that shows how blood flows in and out of the arteries of the heart – using a much lower dosage of dye than is usually injected into the patient.

This was the ideal option for the patient because patients with kidney disease have less tolerance for radiopaque, the contrast dye used to perform the test. The dye is toxic to the kidneys but new technology available in some hospitals around the country, but only locally at Saint Peter’s, makes it possible to do the test using as little as one third of the dye originally used.

Less dye is beneficial and results in less radiation because you need less pictures. It is the advanced, sharp camera of the Philips AlluraClarity machine, which rotate to capture 360-degree multidimensional views, and the computer software it uses, that make it possible to use less dye. This technology marks a further departure from the highly invasive surgical procedures of the past toward the minimally invasive – and far safer – image-guided therapies of the present.

Using less dye would suggest you would see things less clearer, but it is the opposite. This sophisticated software and the rotating camera make it possible to get clear pictures of the arteries from every angle.

The Phillips AlluraClairty advanced technology is available locally only at Saint Peter’s University Hospital where it is housed in the hospital’s recently renovated Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. This blog post published courtesy of George Saviano, MD, a cardiologist with Cardiovascular Interventionalists of Central Jersey in East Brunswick, and associate director of the laboratory. For more information about catheterization services at Saint Peter’s, call 732-745- 8600, ext. 5458.

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