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…

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…

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