In Buona Salute: Northern California's Premier Magazine of Italian Culture

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“Bravo, In Buona Salute Magazine! This is the best thing that has happened to the Italian-American culture in years.”
    - Richard Vannucci, Castro Valley, CA

The first issue of In Buona Salute Magazine hit news stands and mailboxes this September, and what a reception we have received!

The magazine promises to be a balanced publication of issues and interests for anyone with an appreciation for Italian culture. It is well written, professionally designed and an unbiased source for news and entertainment related to Italian-Americans; from antipasti to zucchero and all things in between. With your help, In Buona Salute Magazine™ will quickly become the premier magazine of Italian culture in the United States.

This issue marks a milestone in history for Italian-Americans. The timing of its release coincides with Italian-American Heritage Month and Columbus Day events throughout our area. It is an opportunity for us to celebrate who we are, and support our Italian-American community. Join our family by picking up an issue copy at your local news stand, or click the link below and subscribe now! Grazie Mille.

Community Service Bulletin

Several members of the Italian-Americans have recently been hospitalized with complications from their IVC filter implants. If you are unfamiliar with the retrievable inferior vena cava filters (IVC filters), they are small, metal medical devices designed to stop a blood clots from traveling to the lungs or heart. If you have a condition called deep vein thrombosis (DVT) you are potentially more at risk if one of the blood clots developing in the veins of your leg or pelvis should break loose and start traveling through your veins. There are many factors that may indicate a person is more likely to be at risk for DVT, ranging from prolonged bed rest, such as during a long hospital stay, or paralysis, to pregnancy, obesity, age or if you have a family history of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. Although the IVC filters are designed to prevent life-threatening pulmonary embolism (blood clots in the lungs) it appears that some of the designs from some of the manufacturers actually have potential life-threatening side effects. The people who were hospitalized all had Bard IVC retreivable filters. Family members have consulted with IVC filter lawyers as they consider potential lawsuits against the manufacturer. If you know of anyone else who has suffered serious complications from an IVC filter implant please contact us and we will put you in touch with a lawyer who specialized in personal injury due to medical devices. The consult with the lawyer is free. They work only on a contingency basis which means that you don't pay them unless they win your case.



September/October 2007
Release Date: September 15, 2007
This first edition of In Buona Salute Magazine is proud to feature:

The Fior d’Italia (Pages 16-19):
Get the history behind America’s oldest Italian restaurant.

The Crush (Pages 26-31):
It’s winemaking time in the valleys, and Italian winemakers are using old world traditions to make new world wines.

Tommy Lasorda (Pages 32-34):
The story behind this baseball legend’s affection for his father, and his legacy of Italian wine.

The Festa of La Madonna del Lume (Pages 44-46): An ancient ritual for blessing of the fishing fleet at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.
Mario Suraci (Pages 48,49 & 59):
The Bay Area Italian-American jazz legend is at the helm of his musical career.

.....and much more...

In addition to in-depth feature articles in every issue of Salute Magazine, you’ll find a variety of regular departments filled with interesting content.

In Buona Salute Departments

• Letters to the Editor
    - Hear it from the readers.
• Coffee House Guide
    - A list of local java shops.
• La Cucina
    - Recipes and food reviews.
• What I didn’t know...
    - New findings from our Editor-At-Large.
• Travel to Italy & Italy in America
    - On the streets of the old country and the new world.
• Bravo! Brava!
    - The arts, Italian style.
• History Lesson & Timeline
    - Significant dates and achievements in Italian-American history.
• Restaurant Guide
    - The local guide to where to fill your pasta hole!
• In Buona Salute
    - “In Good Health” after our masthead.
• From the Vine
    - Wine reviews and recommendations from those who know best.
• Signatures
    - Little things that make Italian-Americans unique.
• Collar & Habit
    - Topics from the local clergy
• The Pulse
    - Calendar of Events, Festivals, etc.
• Book Reviews
    - Get the scoop on reading materials for Italian-Americans
• Grow With Us
    - Salute’s special gardening series
• Parlate Italiano?
    - Learn to speak Italian with quick and easy lessons for the traveler and linguist.


Unfortunately this lively and informative magazine is no longer being published.


In Buona Saluté Magazine is published by Smokin’ Heffer, LLC.,
2222 Francisco Dr. Ste 510-357,
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762.
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