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Calcium — more than strong bones

Calcium is the most common mineral in the body and is responsible not only for healthy bones but for functions of the heart, muscles and nerves.

Fitness Guru Billy Blanks Jr. to deliver keynote address at Whittier Street Health Center’s 2014 Men’s Health Summit

Blanks Jr., described as the face for the new generation of fitness, went from being homeless to being a global fitness celebrity. He will share his challenging journey and his insight into how men can be motivated to care about ...

Partners in Preventing Violence

Standing up against violence is a positive, healthy choice that helps individuals, families, and communities to thrive. One initiative at Massachusetts General Hospital, called Men Against Abuse, is embracing this commitment by raising awareness of the role that men have ...

Family medical history: An insight to your health

Knowing your family medical history can alert you to your risk of several health conditions.

Sunglasses: More than just a fashion statement

Although many people choose sunglasses for style, the deciding factor should be safety. Sunglasses should protect against UV rays from the sun.

Cypriot Chicken Kebabs

This recipe for Cypriot Chicken Kebabs is a good source of protein and fiber. The veggies also contain antioxidants that are considered cancer-fighting agents.

New kidney disease website launched

African Americans are more than three times as likely as whites to develop kidney failure. Once kidney function falls below a certain level, the only options for treatment are dialysis and transplantation.

Garlic: Flavorful and healthful

Garlic is noted not only for its flavor and smell, but for its health benefits as well. Garlic has been found to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers.

The Family Van -Mobile Clinic Delivers Culturally Competent Services to Underserved Neighborhoods

The Family Van - Boston's Free Mobile Health Clinic -Profiled on its Delivery of Services to Underserved Communities by The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Type 2 Diabetes — Myths vs. Realities

Although type 2 diabetes is common, it is often not well understood even by those who are afflicted. There are many myths about diabetes that can blur the truth about this potentially deadly disease.

Berry Nutty Breakfast Parfait

Although breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, it is estimated that 31 million people take a pass. Skipping breakfast, however, can trigger excessive hunger and low blood sugar.

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.

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.