Suicide: A tragic decision

Although suicide is more common in whites, it is the third leading cause of death in blacks and whites between the ages of 10 and 14. The incidence is increasing in blacks.

Major depressive disorder

Depression is one of the most harmful mental health disorders.

Bipolar disorder

People with bipolar disorder have mood swings that shift from depression to mania or hypomania.

Mental Illness

Mental illness is one of the most common health disorders. Yet, a large percentage of those afflicted do not get treated.

Mental health providers

Although psychiatrists are doctors trained in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders, there are several other types of professionals that treat people with mental disorders.

Stigma of mental health: The sound of silence

A high percentage of people with mental health disorders often refrain from seeking care due to the stigma of mental health.

Enjoy a sweet treat with an American classic

Apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar, topped with breadcrumbs, walnuts and butter — what’s not to like?

The facts behind processed meats

Processed meats are red meats and poultry that are preserved by smoking, curing, salting or addition of any chemical preservatives.

Insurance coverage increases the likelihood of getting preventive services

Screening tests can often find a disease before symptoms occur. The Affordable Care Act mandates that several screening tests be performed at no cost to the insured individual.

Summer bread salad surprise

"Bread salads” may sound a bit odd, but they couldn’t make more sense.

Mamma mia! Italian polenta with tomato sauce is a versatile dinner option

When tomatoes are at their peak, make a delicious garden tomato sauce to serve over pasta or polenta (stone-ground cornmeal). Polenta is super-easy to prepare: just bring water and milk to a boil, stir in the cornmeal and whisk like ...

Piled high spicy shrimp nachos

Shrimp are ideal for the dog days of summer. They require a nanosecond of cooking and are great served chilled. Here, they elevate spicy nachos to dinner-course level, providing simple and refreshing nourishment.

What school? There’s still time to enjoy safe summer fun

School vacations are almost over, but there is still time to enjoy some summer fun with your family. Weekend getaways, days at the beach, and long lazy days by a pool can be entertaining for the kids, and hopefully relaxing ...

Partners HealthCare and Project Bread work together to fight hunger during the summer months

The support of Project Bread and Partners HealthCare is essential for filling the meal gap many children are at risk of experiencing during the summer months.

Feeling peachy with peach melba

Here’s a takeoff on Peach Melba, the ice cream dessert that Auguste Escoffier, chef at the Savoy Hotel in London, created for Australian soprano Dame Nellie Melba.