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Almost 50 percent of cases of cancer are preventable

With healthy lifestyles almost half of the most common cancers can be prevented.

Heart disease: Myths vs. reality

Misperceptions about heart disease are common. Knowing the facts can save your life.

Heart disease in women

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women and kills more women than all types of cancer combined.

Partners Healthcare and Roxbury Presbyterian Church Collaborate to Ease Community Violence and Trauma

Partners HealthCare is aware of the impact of trauma and is committed to healing efforts aimed at improving the health of individuals and communities. That’s why Partners is working with Reverend Liz Walker and the Roxbury Presbyterian Church’s trauma program, ...

Buttons and bows pasta

Buttons and bows pasta is a simple and healthy recipe that combines whole grains with vegetables.

Dietary fiber: For good health and regularity

Although roughly 25 grams of dietary fiber are recommended every day, the average consumption is closer to 15 grams a day.

Cancer of the uterus: the most common GYN cancer

Early detection and treatment of uterine cancer can increase the survival rate.

Partners HealthCare provides hunger assistance during holidays

Partners HealthCare is working to provide Hunger Assistance grants to 18 area community health centers during the holidays.

Mass Connector holds free event for guidance on enrolling for health insurance

Open Enrollment in Massachusetts started Nov. 15, and since then thousands of people have used Massachusetts Health Connector website, an online system that allows them to create an account, complete an application, find out if they can get help paying ...

Diet is a four-letter word

The eating plan recommended for those with diabetes is the same as that recommended for everyone.

Sugar-sweetened beverages

Researchers have found that just one 12-ounce serving a day of a sugar-sweetened beverage can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Not just pasta

People with diabetes must watch their consumption of carbohydrates, which are sugar, starch and fiber.

Chickpea Salad

This recipe for chickpea salad is low in sodium, but high in fiber and protein.

Exercise is medicine

Regular exercise, or physical activity, is recommended for those with diabetes to help control their blood glucose levels.

Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy — damage to the blood vessels in the retina — is the leading cause of new blindness in persons aged 25 to 74 years in the United States.

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