Making a physical exam your primary concern

An annual physical exam is the easiest way to prevent an illness. During a routine exam, you will have your blood pressure and cholesterol checked and undergo routine screenings. Those tests may identify diseases or ailments that you weren’t aware ...

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute observes National Minority Cancer Awareness Week

The U.S. House of Representatives has designated the third week of every April as “National Minority Cancer Awareness Week.”

Kidney failure: A leading cause of death in African Americans

Kidney failure is one of the leading causes of death in African Americans in this country. African Americans are almost four times as likely as whites to develop kidney failure, according to the National Kidney Disease Education Program. While blacks ...

Caring for the whole you

The Mattapan Community Health Center has created an innovative approach to behavioral health care by including this care directly with primary care. This effort was led in partnership with Boston Medical Center, Wheelock College, the Massachusetts Screening, Brief Intervention and ...

Kidney failure: A leading cause of death in African Americans

Chronic kidney disease, which results largely from diabetes and high blood pressure, is often preventable.

Partners HealthCare and College for America Provide Employees Opportunities for Educational Advancement

Partners HealthCare is working to ensure that all of its employees have access to a variety of educational opportunities that are well suited to their needs and lifestyles.

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 ...