Although screenings for breast, cervical and colon cancer are covered at no cost by the Affordable Care Act, the percentage of adults in this country that comply with the guidelines are lower than desired.
Some helpful tips to keep your spending down and your nutrition up.
Several programs are available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to assist low income consumers purchase healthy foods. The City of Boston also developed a program to enable SNAP recipients to purchase produce at local farmers’ markets.
Store brands are fast becoming the choice of many consumers. Store brands are typically less expensive than national brands and offer similar quality.
Supermarkets are designed to pique your interest into purchasing more items than originally intended. The ideal way to prevent overspending is to make a list and stick to it.
Although food is one of the highest costs for consumers, it is possible to eat healthy while keeping an eye on one’s budget.
Although low back pain is very common, it may be possible to prevent it by practicing healthy lifestyles.
If low back pain does not go away within a week or so, often physical therapy and exercise are recommended. The goal is to strengthen the core and improve function.
On the morning of April 24, 2009, Shondell Davis watched her 18-year-old son walk out the front door on his way to a friend’s house. Less than 15 minutes later, as she was driving to work, she got a call ...
There is a link between low back pain and depression, but the exact causes of the link are unclear.
Acupuncture, an age-old form of traditional Chinese medicine, is growing in popularity in this country. Although originally used for pain reduction, the World Health Organization has determined that it can be effective in the treatment of several illnesses.
Herniated discs are one of the most common causes of low back pain. The pain starts in the back, but radiates to the buttocks and down the leg.
Only about 5 percent of cases of low back pain require surgery. The majority of cases can be treated with more conservative measures, such as physical therapy and exercise.
Low back pain is one of the leading causes of disability in this country. It is estimated that 80 percent of the population will experience low back pain at some point in their lives.
Poverty, past experience with trauma and even proximity to a supermarket can all impede a person’s health. To help our local community overcome these obstacles, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Center for Community Health and Health Equity (CCHHE) recently awarded ...