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.
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.
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.
Diabetics have to take special care of their feet. The disease can cause peripheral neuropathy—otherwise known as nerve damage.
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.
Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest cancer. It is also largely preventable by regular screenings.
This Szechuan chicken stir fry is inexpensive and easy to make and a good source of potassium, fiber and protein.
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.
Consumption of a variety of fruits and veggies is key to good health
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.
A heart-healthy recipe that is easy to make and low in saturated fats and sodium
Chicago’s Cook County Hospital has one of the busiest trauma centers in the nation, treating about 2,000 patients a year for gunshots, stabbings and other violent injuries. So when researchers started screening patients there for post-traumatic stress disorder in 2011, ...
Many consumers mistakenly assume that over-the-counter drugs can do no harm. But when improperly used, these medicines are lethal, killing hundreds of Americans and causing tens of thousands of hospitalizations every year, federal data show.
Glaucoma first affects peripheral, or side vision, but will progress if left untreated.
Glaucoma often runs in families and, although it is more common in older people, it can strike at any age.