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Risk factors of high blood pressure

A risk factor increases the risk of a particular disease or condition. Having a particular risk factor, however, does not mean that you will get that disease.

Partnership for Community Health provides grants to community health centers throughout Massachusetts

the Partnership for Community Health awarded $6 million in Excellence and Innovation grants for community health centers statewide. Each of the twelve grant recipients have interesting projects that aim to address a particular need in their community.

Black magic banana black walnut cake can’t be beat

With their bold, wild flavor, black walnuts are not a popular snacking nut, but they’re perfect for baking. Their assertive unique flavor permeates cookies, cakes and breads and becomes stronger over time.

Add a new twist to a Thanksgiving staple with a cranberry crumble

With plane delays, snowstorms and roasting the turkey, the Thanksgiving holidays can be unpredictable. So it’s a good thing there are cranberries.

The best burgers: Roasted garlic turkey burgers

When roasted, a head of garlic is transformed into a buttery, sweet purée that you can stir into soups, dips, or meat mixtures. In this recipe it takes turkey burgers from the ordinary to the sublime.

Veggie heaven! Make ratatouille with chicken and corn for dinner

The combination of eggplant, zucchini and tomatoes, called ratatouille, is the perfect dish to make when tomatoes are in season.

More women may be eligible for breast-conserving surgery

Some cases of breast cancer can be treated by lumpectomy, a breast-conserving surgery. A recent study has found that more women than previously thought could be eligible for lumpectomy.

New guidelines for breast cancer screening

The American Cancer Society recently updated its screening guidelines for breast cancer. The ACS now recommends that women of average risk of breast cancer initiate screening at 45 rather than 40.

Cheese, please! Rice and zucchini pie is a perfect fall dinner option

This brown rice and grated zucchini pie, like a quiche without a crust, is a terrific dish to serve for brunch, lunch or supper.

Pomegranates: The “seeded apples”

Pomegranates, known for their bright color and odd shape, are available only during the fall to early winter. Because of their high content of antioxidants, pomegranates have gained a reputation as a superfood.

Sarah Matathia, M.D.: Kraft Fellow working in Family Medicine at DotHouse Health

Through the The Kraft Center for Community Health Leadership, Partners Healthcare is providing a professional environment that fosters and encourages growth and development for young physicians and nurses committed to community health. These mission-driven young physicians and nurses seek to ...

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

With 231,840 new cases expected in 2015, breast cancer is not only the most common cancer in women it beats out lung cancer by almost 11,000 to be the number one cancer in the country. Lung cancer is, however, the ...

Breast cancer awareness: Detection and prevention

Sadly, breast cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in women. But it is also a cancer doctors have researched thoroughly and know much about, so it can be treated effectively. Finding breast cancer early reduces the chances ...

Yoga: Take a deep breath

Yoga is an ancient discipline that combines meditation with certain positions called asanas. Yoga has been found to improve physical health, and studies now suggest that it can improve mental health as well.

Exercise for mental health

It is well established that exercise improves health and can lower the risk of several chronic illnesses. Exercise can also prevent or help control depression.