The dangers of fried foods

When my dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer, I decided to do a literature search on current environmental causes of this much too common disease. Having been well aware of the fact that there is a genetic component to all diseases, I reminded myself that I needed to better understand how what I eat influences whether or not I too will end up suffering from this second leading cause of cancer death in American men.

By serendipity, the first article I came across – an article published by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center entitled “Study Finds Eating Deep-Fried Food is Associated With an Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer.” The article highlighted how some of our favorite foods (e.g., doughnuts, fried chicken and French fries) , when fried, increases men’s risk for prostate cancer. This occurs because when oil is heated to temperatures suitable for deep-frying, cancer-causing chemicals are formed.

It is no secret that fried foods are linked to heart disease, breast cancer, lung cancer and pancreatic cancer as well as head and neck cancer, but it really hit home with me after reading about its connection to the disease that afflicted my father.

Interestingly, I later ran across an article entitled “The Five Absolute Worst Foods You Can Eat” by Dr. Mercola. In his article, Dr. Mercola suggested that the five foods that cause the most damage to our bodies include:

Doughnuts
Soda Pop
French Fries (merely all commercially-fried foods)
Potato chips
Fried non-fish seafood

After reading the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center article and connecting it to my dad, and then subsequently reading the Dr. Mercola article about the worst foods one can eat, the light bulb of life, liberty and longevity came on. I realized that our 2012 Say No To Soda Pop campaign just wasn’t enough and the community deserved much more. It didn’t tell the whole story or include enough bad food. With the right 2013 campaign, we could immediately begin preventing disease and saving lives. I knew the right approach would be reached after a conversation with the Sinai-Grace Health & Wellness Team (i.e., Katrina McCree, Jennie Miller, Melanie Moss, Joi Little, Craig DeLeon). We came up with a 61 Day Challenge.

Stay tuned.

Dr. Reginald Eadie
President
DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital
readie@dmc.org

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Could soda pop consumption lead to violent behavior?

A new study reveals that soda pop consumption in children could lead to violent behavior. The report cites a collaborative study between researchers from Columbia University, Harvard University and the University of Vermont that indicates a significantly higher likelihood of physically hurtful or damaging behavior in children who drank the highest amounts of soft drinks.

Read the article here: Soda Pop Consumption Could Lead to Violent Behavior in Children and please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Get ready to join us in our 61-day health challenge. Last year’s Say No to Soda Pop campaign was such a huge success that we’ve decided to expand our challenge, our goal and our reach for this year’s effort. We’ll share the details with you soon.

Dr. Reginald Eadie
President
DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital
readie@dmc.org

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Take a virtual tour of the Sinai-Grace ED construction site

Some incredible things are happening at DMC Sinai-Grace HospitalArialfromCancerCenter

If you’re curious what’s going on behind the beautiful facade of our new Emergency Department, take a virtual tour and see inside the $77 million construction project through a photo album posted on our hospital’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/sinaigrace.

Give the page a “like” while you’re there and keep up with our regular posts about hospital happenings.

Dr. Reginald Eadie
President
DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital
readie@dmc.org

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Eliminating waste through Lean Daily Management

Last week I hosted the second in a series of new Employee Updates in our hospital auditorium. This session focused on Lean Daily Management.

Lean Daily Management is one of the most transformational things we’ve done here since I’ve been president. We’re flipping the organizational chart – instead of decisions being made top down, assignments are being given to the leadership team by the front line staff.

Victor Bell, the SGH process operations analyst, walked employees through this business philosophy that aims to find and eliminate waste in order to achieve continuous improvement throughout the hospital.

The Sinai-Grace executive management team visits every floor of the hospital on a daily basis. Called the Gemba Walk, the team works with units to track goals in safety, quality, experience, finance and growth, receiving continuous feedback from the frontline staff. The goal is to work smarter, not harder.

Sinai-Grace was the first DMC hospital to implement this program. We highlight Lean success stories on a weekly basis in our employee newsletter.

These monthly Employee Updates were born out of the Employee Engagement Survey, which revealed that employees wanted better communication throughout all levels of the organization. Stay tuned for the next Employee Update in September.

Dr. Reginald Eadie
President
DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital
readie@dmc.org

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