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…

Looking for Support?

From joint replacement education sessions to infant CPR, UMass Memorial Health Care offers support groups, classes and events to support your health goals. Sort by location on our website. Check back often.

Prepare Your Home First-aid Kit

Cuts, and scrapes, and bruises, oh my! When it comes to common household injuries, it’s best to be prepared by keeping all your home medical supplies all in one spot. Your first-aid kit could be a cardboard box, a tackle box, or a pre-packaged kit, but all should contain some basic items. Below is a…

Eggplant Chili

A new twist on chili. This recipe was a winner in our Simply Slow Cookin’ contest. Congratulations to Senica Hallene, Nursing, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA (Serves 8) ½ lb. package ground turkey 1 small red onion, diced 2 cloves of garlic, diced 15 oz. can diced tomatoes 16 oz. can of tomato puree 1 c.…

10 Things You Can Do To Live Longer, Better and Happier

From taking medications safely to learning about good health,take a look at the following 10 things you can do to help you live longer, better and happier. Add these routine activities for women to ensure your good health. Be informed. Learn about health promotion and disease prevention, and ask your health care provider for specific information regarding your…

Can You Work Out Too Much?

We’ve all heard the axiom “no pain, no gain” when it comes to exercising, but how do you know when it’s become too much pain? Before muscles can strengthen themselves, the muscle first must be stressed. As muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and even bone are stressed slowly over time, they build up strength that allows…

Strawberry Kale and Farro Salad

The pop of red makes the winter a little brighter. This Simply Salad contest winning dish was submitted by Tracey Wilkie, Office of Clinical Integration, UMass Memorial Health Care, Worcester, MA (Serves 4) 1 c. dry farro 1 large bunch kale, cleaned and torn into bite size pieces 2 c. strawberries,sliced 3/4 c. feta cheese, crumbled 1…

Milk is Off the Menu

A scoop of ice cream or a tall glass of milk with freshly baked cookies can be a great treat, but what if these treats cause an upset stomach on a regular basis? If you find yourself uncomfortable every time you drink milk or consume milk products, it may be time to consider the possibility…

A Doctor in the Palm of Your Hand

Have you ever found yourself looking online to find out what type of illness you may have? Oftentimes these stray searches on the internet end in stress, and could cause you to think your injury or illness is much worse than it really is. Simplify your life and relieve the stress of not knowing what could be…

Got flu shot?

Guest Blogger: Maria Michas, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Associate Vice President and Medical Director, Employee Health Services, Occupational Injury Care and Wellness  Have you gotten a flu shot this year to protect yourself against influenza? Influenza, (commonly called the flu), is an illness caused by viruses that can infect the nose, throat and lungs. Flu viruses are spread by…

5 Exercises to Prevent an Aching Neck

One of the things many of us take for granted is a pain-free neck. It’s only when we have a stiff or painful neck that we wish we had taken preventive measures. The exercises discussed below are to strengthen and stretch a normal neck. If you have preexisting neck pain or a spine condition, check…

New Insurance Guidelines Cover Lung Cancer Screening Test

Did you know that lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women? Did you also know that according to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among men and women. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast and prostate…

Plan a Healthy Thanksgiving from Start to Finish

It’s that time of year again. We’re all looking forward to the holidays but not to the inevitable weight we put on while celebrating. But does it really have to be inevitable? These tips can help get you through the holidays, enjoying time with your family and friends with a lot less guilt and extra pounds.…

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