Grocery Shop the Smart and Healthy Way

Good nutrition starts with smart choices in the grocery store. If you don’t have the proper healthy ingredients in your home, preparing healthy meals can be difficult and challenging.

Is it More than Just a Fever and a Rash?

Has your child had a fever that has lasted more than five days? As parents, it’s easy for us to jump from fever to flu to pneumonia and beyond. What happens when your doctor tells you your child has Kawasaki Disease? Do you panic? Maybe not.

What is Psoriatic Arthritis?

People who have psoriasis may also develop psoriatic arthritis. Sometimes the joint pain can begin before any skin lesions appear, making it more difficult to diagnose.

Hiking Safety 101

There’s nothing more refreshing than a good hike, but make sure you prepare yourself properly so you can enjoy your hike injury-free. Check out these tips to get the most out of your summer hike.

Slow Cooker Onion Soup

Top the onion soup with a toasted piece of your favorite bread. This recipe was a winner in our Simply Slow Cookin’ contest.

10 Questions to Ask About Joint Replacement

Has your knee or hip pain become so painful that you are considering joint replacement surgery? There are many questions to ask your physician as you consider this life altering surgery. In planning your treatment, your doctor will consider many things, including your age, activity level and general health. If nonsurgical treatment methods, such as…

5 Simple Tricks for Weight Loss

It’s not difficult to find a diet to follow. The sheer volume of weight loss plans is overwhelming. How do you choose? How do you know which ones are valid, and which are scams? Why does weight loss have to be like a puzzle to solve, one in which the majority of Americans still haven’t found the secret to?

Free Education Programs Offered

Take charge of your health today. Attend our free education programs this spring. Seminar space is limited, and registration is required. Light refreshments are provided. UMass Memorial Medical Center A Conversation about Stroke and Bleeding Risk in Atrial Fibrillation Patients – Monday, April 10, 6 – 8 pm Register Reducing Stroke without Anticoagulants – Live Webinar Event – Tuesday, April…

Is Colonoscopy Prep Keeping You Away?

People are often afraid of colonoscopies; but not because of the procedure, because of the prep. Just the thought of drinking a gallon of solution the night before to “clear out the area” brings nightmares to many. Thankfully, advances allow for an easier prep that can lead to a healthier you.

Meatloaf with Crockpot Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes”

A hot meal for a cold night. This recipe was a winner in our Simply Slow Cookin’ contest. Congratulations to Kim Canty, Office of Advancement, UMass Medical School/UMass Memorial Health Care, Shrewsbury, MA (Serves 8) Best served with delicious slow cooker cauliflower “mashed potatoes.” Prepare ahead or use a second slow cooker. 2 eggs ¾ c. milk 2/3 c. seasoned…

Is Your Valentine’s Day Chocolate Healthy?

Guest blogger: Stephanie DiRocco, MS, RD, LDN, Clinical Nutrition Manager, UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital Valentine’s Day has arrived, which means those boxes of chocolates, chocolate covered fruit and other sweet treats will be hard to avoid. However, chocolate’s reputation is on the rise. Recent studies have suggested limited consumption of chocolate can provide health…

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