Karen E. Miller, Dr.P.H, is Health Editor of the Banner and editor of “Be Healthy,” the quarterly health magazine. Dr. Miller has an eclectic background in the health care industry including direct patient care, higher education, management and consulting. She served as the director of clinical training in rehabilitation medicine at Columbia University’s Harlem Hospital Center. She was an assistant professor at New York University and Texas Women’s University, where she taught courses in functional anatomy, orthopedics, neurology and community health. At New York’s Department of Social Services, she was a consultant for the state’s Medicaid program on issues pertaining to quality of care.
At Tenneco, a large oil and gas company in Houston, Dr. Miller developed and ran a managed care program, which involved selective contracting with physicians and hospitals for the treatment of catastrophic illnesses. As an independent consultant she has provided services to small businesses, insurance companies and physician groups. Dr. Miller is a graduate of Boston University and Columbia University. She earned a master’s degree in public administration from New York University and a doctorate in public health from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Dr. Miller currently serves as a board member of the Massachusetts Association of Mental Health.
Diabetes and high blood pressure largely to blame
Chronic kidney disease, which results largely from diabetes and high blood pressure, is often preventable.
Survey shows low understanding of cancer risks
With healthy lifestyles almost half of the most common cancers can be prevented.
Knowing the facts can save your life
Misperceptions about heart disease are common. Knowing the facts can save your life.
The number one killer
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women and kills more women than all types of cancer combined.
A healthy combination of pasta and vegetables
Buttons and bows pasta is a simple and healthy recipe that combines whole grains with vegetables.
Found only in plant foods
Although roughly 25 grams of dietary fiber are recommended every day, the average consumption is closer to 15 grams a day.
Obesity is a key risk factor
Early detection and treatment of uterine cancer can increase the survival rate.
People with diabetes must watch their consumption of carbohydrates, which are sugar, starch and fiber.
Physical activity key to controlling glucose
Regular exercise, or physical activity, is recommended for those with diabetes to help control their blood glucose levels.
This recipe for chickpea salad is low in sodium, but high in fiber and protein.