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Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Partners HealthCare are supporting young families

Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Partners HealthCare understand that a lifetime of health begins at birth, which is why Brigham and Women’s Hospital has developed the Stronger Generations Initiative.

Is your child at risk for type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is no longer an illness for adults only. Fuelled by the surge in obesity in this country, type 2 diabetes is on the rise in adolescents and pre-teens.

Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes?

Almost 26 million people in this country have type 2 diabetes, but 7 million do not know it. Determine your risk for diabetes and get tested if you have several risk factors for the disease.

Increase your odds of getting pregnant

Infertility impacts up to 15 percent of couples in this country, but there are several safe and effective therapies for overcoming the condition.

Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

Diabetics have to take special care of their feet. The disease can cause peripheral neuropathy—otherwise known as nerve damage.

Watch Out for Prediabetes

Being overweight comes with chronic disease risks, such as higher cholesterol and higher blood pressure. These increase the risk of developing other diseases, including diabetes, which is at epidemic levels in the black community.

Regular screening can help prevent colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest cancer. It is also largely preventable by regular screenings.

Szechuan chicken stir fry

This Szechuan chicken stir fry is inexpensive and easy to make and a good source of potassium, fiber and protein.

How to spot “hidden” sugars

Sugar is the body’s source of energy. You can’t live without it, but the type and amount of sugar you consume is key to good health.

Make half your plate fruits and veggies

Consumption of a variety of fruits and veggies is key to good health

Partners HealthCare and Boston Public Schools collaborate to get kids moving

Physical activity is an essential part of anyone’s day for good health, and it is especially important for children who are filled with boundless energy.

Black bean salad

A heart-healthy recipe that is easy to make and low in saturated fats and sodium

The PTSD crisis ignored: Americans wounded at home

Chicago’s Cook County Hospital has one of the busiest trauma centers in the nation, treating about 2,000 patients a year for gunshots, stabbings and other violent injuries. So when researchers started screening patients there for post-traumatic stress disorder in 2011, ...

Over-the-counter drugs: A prescription for confusion

Many consumers mistakenly assume that over-the-counter drugs can do no harm. But when improperly used, these medicines are lethal, killing hundreds of Americans and causing tens of thousands of hospitalizations every year, federal data show.

Changes in vision due to glaucoma

Glaucoma first affects peripheral, or side vision, but will progress if left untreated.

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