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Blood Sugar Swings—Handled!

Staying away from the wrong foods can help folks with type 2 diabetes gain better blood sugar control.

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.

Watch Out for Prediabetes

Being overweight comes with chronic disease risks, such as higher cholesterol and higher blood pressure. These increase the risk of developing other diseases, including diabetes, which is at epidemic levels in the black community.

Regular screening can help prevent colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest cancer. It is also largely preventable by regular screenings.

Szechuan chicken stir fry

This Szechuan chicken stir fry is inexpensive and easy to make and a good source of potassium, fiber and protein.

How to spot “hidden” sugars

Sugar is the body’s source of energy. You can’t live without it, but the type and amount of sugar you consume is key to good health.

Make half your plate fruits and veggies

Consumption of a variety of fruits and veggies is key to good health

Partners HealthCare and Boston Public Schools collaborate to get kids moving

Physical activity is an essential part of anyone’s day for good health, and it is especially important for children who are filled with boundless energy.

Black bean salad

A heart-healthy recipe that is easy to make and low in saturated fats and sodium