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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.

Szechuan stir-fry

This recipe contains low-fat protein, fiber and complex carbohydrates, all of which can benefit mental health.

The link between healthy eating and mental health

Research is showing that healthy eating, such as the Mediterranean Diet, are good for the body as well as the mind.

Anxiety: When worry or panic takes over

Anxiety is the most common type of mental health disorder. It is most often characterized by panic attacks, phobias or generalized anxiety disorder.

Suicide: A tragic decision

Although suicide is more common in whites, it is the third leading cause of death in blacks and whites between the ages of 10 and 14. The incidence is increasing in blacks.

Major depressive disorder

Depression is one of the most harmful mental health disorders.

Bipolar disorder

People with bipolar disorder have mood swings that shift from depression to mania or hypomania.

Mental Illness

Mental illness is one of the most common health disorders. Yet, a large percentage of those afflicted do not get treated.

Mental health providers

Although psychiatrists are doctors trained in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders, there are several other types of professionals that treat people with mental disorders.

Stigma of mental health: The sound of silence

A high percentage of people with mental health disorders often refrain from seeking care due to the stigma of mental health.