Obesity is not merely a cosmetic issue. Excess weight increases the risk of many diseases:
Eating slowly can help you eat less
Unhealthy eating is linked to emotional problems
A complicated condition with serious consequences
Whether classified as a disease or a disorder, obesity is a leading cause of premature deaths in this country.
Abdominal, or visceral, fat — weight centered at and above the waist — poses a threat to a person’s health.
More than just a flu shot
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.
Not just a woman’s disease
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.
September is Ovarian Cancer Month
Ovarian cancer is the fifth most deadly cancer in women.
Variety is key
Eating a healthy diet is the best way to get of the vitamins and minerals your body needs.
Simple Leafy Green Sauté
The darker the vegetables the higher the nutritional value
HPV can cause cancer of the throat, back of the tongue and tonsils
HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in this country
a simple exercise with surprising results
It’s easy to come up with excuses not to exercise. Lack of time is one excuse. The cost of gym memberships is another. Yet, there is an exercise that blows all those excuses away.
Tandoori Chicken with Brown Rice
Sodium, more commonly called salt, has crept into more of the foods we eat.
not just for jocks
Strengthening exercises at least two times a week can increase muscle strength and improve bone health.
it’s more than just bananas
A diet rich in fruit and vegetables increases the intake of potassium, which can reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.
and calling 911
Zonius Wiley, a paramedic with the Boston Emergency Medical Services, urges calling 911 at the first sign of a stroke.
It’s for quitters
Medication combined with counseling are two proven strategies to quit smoking.
It is estimated that 80 percent of strokes are preventable largely through lifestyle changes and adherence to medications.
As Fletcher “Flash” Wiley discovered, symptoms of a stroke can happen quickly
Flash Wiley, a prominent Boston lawyer, attributes his stroke to high blood pressure and heart arrhythmia.
despite often debilitating, deadly consequences
Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in this country and a leading cause of long-term disability.