UMass Memorial Health interviews a heart to learn more about what it does and why it's so important to keep it healthy.
A healthier heart and avocados may go hand in hand. Avocados are full of fiber, packed with potassium and feature ample amounts of good-for-you fats. Avocados have long ranked highly on the list of nutritious foods. Celebrate the avocado.
If you're experiencing vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration, don't panic. These symptoms are common and usually manageable without medical intervention. Vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration often occur together, and home care is typically the first line of treatment.
Use our men's health screening checklist to become aware of health issues that men face and take proactive steps to prevent them early.
The snow has come, and families and friends are heading out to enjoy it. Hitting the slopes, or climbing a hill to slide down, or lacing up your skates are lots of fun. But, these winter safety tips for sledding, skating and skiing will help prevent injury and lessen your chances of having to visit the emergency department.
Throughout the year, stress can hit us like a ton of bricks. Holidays, job changes, moving, errands on Saturday. Stress takes a toll on our health and well-being, and incorporating mindfulness into our lives can offer us tools to keep things in balance and help us become less reactive. Read how our Center for Mindfulness experts incorporate mindfulness checks into their daily lives to lessen stress.
Tex Mex soup with chicken, black beans and corn is a hearty and flavorful dish that combines elements of Mexican and Southwestern cuisine. This soup is perfect for a cozy night in or as a crowd-pleasing appetizer for a party.
Learn about latent autoimmune diabetes of adults (LADA), also called Type 1.5 diabetes, a slow progression of the Type 1 diabetes.
‘Tis the season for family, friends and food! It can be difficult not going overboard in the upcoming months, but here are a few tips for your ultimate holiday survival guide if you have diabetes or not.
Infectious conjunctivitis is common among children. With school back in session, it may be helpful knowing the symptoms of conjunctivitis, how to treat them and how long your child will be contagious.
A fall twist to meatballs. Not only does adding pumpkin enhance the flavor, but it's also an excellent source of fiber and vitamin A, which is good for your vision, bones and skin.
While breast cancer can start in both women and men, breast cancer is very rare in men. Because everyone is born with a small amount of breast tissue, breast cancer can develop in anyone.
Cuts and scrapes are everyday occurrences, and most can be safely treated at home. Knowing how to clean and care for a cut yourself and when to seek a health care can help reduce infection and speed healing.
Warm soups are great on chilly nights. Try our Roasted Winter Squash Soup recipe today.
You don't have to tell anyone these are homemade, healthy (gulp!) granola bars. Just let your guests enjoy the chewiness of the oats and dense chocolate flavor from the highest-quality dark chocolate you can find.
When Illness or injury strikes, you need to decide where and when to get your health care. Sometimes it’s confusing to know when to go to the emergency room (think shark bite) and when urgent care would be a good option (think bug bite). We hope our guidance helps.
What is bone density testing? Why should you ask your doctor about getting one? This easy scan is important for health and quality of life. Bone density scans are the "gold standard" or most accurate test to diagnose osteoporosis, a decrease in bone mass and quality making bones more prone to fracturing. Fractures can lead to hospitalization, rehabilitation and poorer quality of life.
While some might say your eyes are the window to your soul, they also can tell you things going on with your overall health.
There are a host of conditions that an eye doctor can detect during an eye exam just by noting changes in tissues, nerves and blood vessels in your eyes. As a result, the importance of annual vision exams can’t be emphasized enough.
The possibilities for making chocolate bark are endless. Try this variation, or swap out the ingredients for dark chocolate, dried cranberries and almonds.
Finally, you’re going to have your little grandchild over for the entire weekend or just to spend the day with you. From playtime to watching Disney movies, you’ll be bound to be making amazing memories. Before the big arrival, make sure you review our safety checklist below to help ensure you’re doing all you can to keep your little one out of danger.