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.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Immunizations are required for people of any age. Some conditions require one dose only while others are recommended yearly.

Partners HealthCare and the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers collaborate to support young workforce

Community HealthCorps, a part of AmeriCorps, provides a diverse group of recent college graduates and veterans with opportunities as they enter the workforce. Young people participating in the Community HealthCorps Programs are given the chance to work in community health ...

Summer corn chowder

Our Corn Chowder is just the thing for summer, when corn is at its best. In this version, we sautéed the sweet kernels from Peaches-and-Cream corn and some chopped potatoes in bacon drippings.

Berry yogurt popsicles

Popsicles are a favorite summer treat. This recipe from the American Institute for Cancer Research combines fruit and yogurt for a healthier version of popsicle.

Healthy gratin

“Gratin” or “au gratin” refers to a dish that has been sprinkled with bread crumbs or grated cheese and browned. In this casserole, a layer of sliced tomatoes is arranged over the top before it’s sprinkled with mild Muenster cheese. ...

The FDA pulls the plug on artificial trans fats

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has made the decision that artificial trans fats are not “generally recognized as safe” and are therefore being removed from processed foods.

How to grill safely this summer to reduce your cancer risk

Backyard grilling is one of the hallmarks of summer. But there are some safety measures to take before you fire up that grill.