Central Jersey Health & Life - April 2010 April 1, 2010 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin This Spud's For YouThey're the culinary equivalent of great jeans, a "humble" pleasure that offers instant comfort, goes with almost everything and on occasion can be dressed up to dazzlingly chic effect. Down-Home DelightsLive jazz music, low lights, white linens ... and baby-back ribs that prompt a furtive finger-licking?Battling genetic diseasesThe baby was in grave danger, no doubt about it. Debra-Lynn Day-Salvatore, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Institute for Genetic Medicine at Saint Peter's University Hospital, remembers the infant she saw 10 years ago as if it were yesterday.Voice of empathyThe journey that took Tabiri Chukunta from a small Nigerian village to his present role as director of community outreach for Saint Peter's Healthcare System has all the makings of a modern Odyssey, and perhaps its key moment was the day he "died."Fashion compassionFashion expert and New Brunswick native Lloyd Boston can still recall the most terrifying day of his tv career: "i made over a local New Jersey woman on The Morning Show With Mike and Juliet," says the style guru. Donald R. Polakoff, MD and C.S Pitchumoni, M.D.No one knows the doctor-nurse relationship better than orthopedic surgeon Donald R. Polakoff, M.D., recent winner of an "APPLE" award honoring that partnership-and no wonder.Don’t let motion sickness spoil your journeyAs the weather warms up this spring, many of us will be planning trips. But that fun experience will be clouded, for some, by motion sickness. 'Crazy' cures that workPSSSST! Over the back fence, your neighbor tells you about an ingenious, easy, drug-free treatment for a common malady, and she swears it's legit. You nod, but you're mentally rolling your eyes, thinking for sure her "cure-all" is bunk. Still, every once in a while a silly-sounding cure actually works wonders.Colon Surgery, ImprovedThe key trend in surgery in the past two decades has been the use of minimally invasive, laparoscopic procedures.