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Healthy eating can be a major behavioral change

Unhealthy eating is linked to emotional problems

A change of habit

The transtheoretical model defines five stages a person goes through to change unhealthy behavior

September is Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month

Eating a healthy diet is the best way to get of the vitamins and minerals your body needs.

Leafy greens - a powerhouse of nutrition

The darker the vegetables the higher the nutritional value

HPV viruses linked to growth in oral cancers

HPV can cause cancer of the throat, back of the tongue and tonsils

Vaccinations key to reducing HPV’s deadly strands

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in this country

Walking in Place

It’s easy to come up with excuses not to exercise. Lack of time is one excuse. The cost of gym memberships is another. Yet, there is an exercise that blows all those excuses away.

Chuck the sodium; add turmeric

Sodium, more commonly called salt, has crept into more of the foods we eat.

One garden at a time

Grow your own vegetables through Massachusetts’s Food Project’s Build-a-Garden program.

Potassium

A diet rich in fruit and vegetables increases the intake of potassium, which can reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.

Strengthening Exercises

Strengthening exercises at least two times a week can increase muscle strength and improve bone health.

Exercising at home

Simple exercises that anyone can do

Moroccan Chicken Recipe

An easy to fix meal that’s low in sodium and high in potassium.

Question and Answer on stroke with Dr. Thabele Leslie-Mazwi

Questions and answer on stroke from Dr. Thabele Leslie-Mazwi, a neurologist in the critical care center of Massachusetts General Hospital.

Reducing stroke impact requires quick thinking

Zonius Wiley, a paramedic with the Boston Emergency Medical Services, urges calling 911 at the first sign of a stroke.