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Portion size matters

Growing portion sizes are changing what Americans think of as a "normal" portion, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Proteins and fiber

Foods high in protein are not only healthy, they tend to be more filling and keep you full longer.

Understanding nutrition facts labels

Knowing how to read nutrition facts labels can help identify unhealthy foods and beverages.

Healthy eating can be a major behavioral change

Unhealthy eating is linked to emotional problems

A change of habit

The transtheoretical model defines five stages a person goes through to change unhealthy behavior

Apple-Blueberry Crisp Recipe

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's popular free nutrition app, Ask the Nutritionist: Recipes for Fighting Cancer, is now available for Android platform. The Apple Blueberry Crisp recipe is one sample of the recipes available on the app.

Immunizations: Not just for kids

Baby boomers might think that the days of vaccinations are way behind them. Not so fast, according to Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, president and CEO of The Dimock Center. “You have to check the titers,” she explained.

Former NFL star raises awareness of breast cancer in men

Ernie Green, 75, was a force to be reckoned with on the football field. He played seven seasons for the Cleveland Browns, and has two Pro Bowl appearances under his belt.

Boston Local Food Festival - Calling all area food enthusiasts!

The food festival will showcase local farmers, restaurants, food trucks, specialty food producers, fisher folks and organizations focused on healthy food and fitness in New England.

New hope for ovarian cancer screening

Ovarian cancer is the fifth most deadly cancer in women.

Partners in Service

This fall, 18 individuals are beginning their journeys into the field of health care as Community HealthCorps members.

Community-Oriented Pediatric Medical Homes

What does a patient centered medical home (PCMH) look like within primary care pediatrics? What is needed from a pediatric- centered medical home within the context of an urban community health center like Codman Square

Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) obstetrician Audra Robertson thinks that birth outcomes in our community could be much better. That’s why she spends much of her time advising women on optimizing their health before, during and after pregnancy to prevent ...

The Dimock Center Leads the way in the integration of mental health care with obstetric care

Over the past two years, The Dimock Center in Roxbury has been one of the leading community centers in the country in efforts to integrate behavioral health with pediatrics.

Want to Fight Cancer with Your Fork? Now, there’s a new Android & iPhone app for that

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute announced that its popular, free nutrition app, Ask the Nutritionist: Recipes for Fighting Cancer, is now available for the Android platform, in addition to the iPhone and other Apple devices.