For many of us, the holiday season is a joyful but stressful time of year. It can be especially challenging for people with diabetes who are trying to watch what they’re eating. One strategy to help you stick to your diet is to eat mindfully. This means paying attention not only to what you eat but also to how you eat.
What better time than November to learn about lung cancer risks and the life-saving impact early screening has. Every year 200,000 Americans are diagnosed, and 160,000 die of lung cancer; this makes lung cancer the most common cause of cancer death worldwide. These numbers are startling, and it’s up to you to take the next step and be proactive before it’s too late.
Potting training can be both a daunting task and an exciting accomplishment for children and parents. Teaching your child to stay dry through the night requires more training and readiness on your child’s part. Teaching them to stay dry during the day is a task that can be started if he or she begins to show signs of readiness, usually between 18 and 24 months. In addition to signs of readiness, it’s important that your child is emotionally prepared for this task.
If you fall into one of the qualifying categories, UMass Memorial Health is recommending you get the COVID-19 booster. The booster adds an extra layer of protection, which is important since variants are causing more infections and spreading faster than earlier forms of the virus.
Common. Preventable. Curable. Colorectal cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in men and women, affecting over 150,000 people in the United States every year, with numbers rising in younger individuals.
You walk on your feet every day, forcing them to support the weight of your body. Repeated stress on your feet can cause damage over time. The right shoes can help keep your feet healthy. The wrong shoes can cause foot problems.
What’s Your Foot Shape?
To get a good fit, you need to know the shape of your foot. Do this simple test: While standing, place your foot on a piece of paper and trace around it.
Do you think it might be time for your daughter to see a gynecologist for the first time? The world of women's health is ready to welcome the next generation of women to our ranks! Good news, we're here to help her (and you!) get through that first visit with an obstetrician/gynecologist, also referred to as an Ob/Gyn.
If your ingredients are flavorful, you don't need a lot of fat. A single Italian sausage link will do. Once your beans are cooked, this Italian sausage bean soup takes no time at all.
Sometimes, despite your best efforts at cooking tasty, healthy meals for your child, your picky eater refuses to eat what’s on the plate. The hotdog octopus sitting on top of the whole wheat spaghetti just isn’t cutting it.
This time of year, corn on the cob is especially delicious. Do you have a friend who avoids eating corn and other foods like seeds, nuts, and popcorn due to diverticulitis? Or maybe the person I’m describing is you? Diverticular disease is on the rise in the U.S. and is more common in older Americans. Despite being so common, many don’t know exactly what it is.
You're officially an empty nester now that your last child has left the house. How do you feel? Are you ready to take on your newly changed parenting role? Or are you feeling a little down in the dumps?
Empty nest syndrome is real with feelings of sadness, depression and loneliness. Let's see if we can get you to look at your newfound freedom in a way you may have never envisioned before. Own it! And rule the roost!
You have a lot to manage throughout the day. Errands. Appointments. Dinner. Work. Kids. Grandkids. And the plumber is coming. So much to do … so little time. Despite your busy day, your health should be a top priority, and if you have diabetes, controlling your blood sugars should be at the top to reduce diabetes complications.
Urinary tract infection, or UTI, is a term used for an infection in any part of the urinary system. Learn about symptoms and risk factors.
This recipe is from ChopChopFamily.org. With its mix of colors, flavors, and textures — chewy grains, crunchy corn, and juicy tomatoes — this salad has it all.
There isn't a lot of screen-free time these days. Do you think your family could go back in time and go screen-free for a week?
Nearly 1 in 5 American children is at increased risk for serious health problems because of obesity. To help your kids maintain a healthy weight, keep them active, and try some new low-calorie, kid-friendly recipes, like this lower-fat version of a true classic kids love.
Many families are not only taking care of children but parents as well. As they get older, you may decide to have your parents live with you because they are no longer able to perform everyday tasks without some assistance. Safety is paramount if you have someone in your house with dementia.
Women are accustomed to having "good hair" days and "bad hair" days, but when those bad days threaten to become permanent because of hair loss, it may be time to take a closer look.
The number of drownings this year seems to have skyrocketed. Drowning can occur silently and quickly, and for young children, it can happen in just inches of water. No matter the age, consider this information and warnings to prevent drownings no matter the age.
Type “mindfulness” into the app store on your phone and you’ll be presented with many options. For some, these options are great ways to bring nonjudgmental awareness to the present moment. But, there are ways to become more mindful in your life without the use of apps. Try these three activities that you can do without your phone.