June 27, 2014

Archive | Health

MSG: Flavor Enhancer or Health Risk?

Have you ever had a headache after eating Chinese food? In the 1960’s, many patrons of Chinese restaurants started to complain of bad headaches. A review of the cases prompted the designation of a new health condition, “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome”. The underlying cause was determined to be a sensitivityto Monosodium Glutamate (MSG). MSG is sodium […]

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Local students prepare for HCM

WESTFIELD – Hypertrophic Cardio Myopathy (HCM) is synonymous with cases of “sudden cardiac arrest”, and impacts about 5,000 people between the ages of 15-34, according to the Center for Disease Control. Symptoms range from shortness of breath, headaches, fatigue and blacking out. As a part of National CPR Awareness Week, students from 12 schools across Westfield […]

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Teams forming for autism walk

WESTFIELD – The Western New England Walk Now For Autism Speaks committee is gearing up for this year’s event, set for Sept. 20 at Stanley Park. Walk teams are forming and registering now at The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), gather as a community, and raise […]

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