What You Should Know About Alzeimer’s

Grab your cup of coffee and put your feet up as you watch and listen to experts help you learn about Alzheimer’s disease. Since many of us are dealing with aging parents and spouses, it’s a good idea to be armed with knowledge about this common disease. Learn from a panel of providers about the disease. Hear from a daughter…

6 Ways to Reduce Injuries in Youth Sports

Guest Blogger: Christie Langenberg, MD, Primary Care/Sports Medicine Fall sports are underway. Kids and teens are gearing up for football, cheering, hockey and a slew of other sports. Here are six ways to reduce injuries in youth sports. For more information, view this Sports Injury Prevention Tip Sheet Wear proper equipment: Find out what appropriate protective gear your child…

A Day in the Life of a Hospitalist… with Noah Rosenberg, MD

Guest blogger: Noah Rosenberg, MD, Family Medicine/Hospitalist When people ask me what kind of doctor I am, and I tell them that I’m a family medicine hospitalist, they often respond with a confused look. First, they are sometimes confused because most people associate family medicine with their primary care doctor. While it’s true that most physicians…

The Nest Is Not Empty If You Are Still In It

If you are an “empty nester,” you have perhaps read the title above and think that we have taken a rather literal, or even cynical, approach to your situation. But perhaps this can serve as a cue for you to do the same and, in the end, take advantage of your empty nest syndrome in…

Tips for Shopping at the Farmers Market

Are some products at farmers markets better than others? Is there a benefit to buying native products like corn or honey? Are farmers markets fruits and vegetables as good as fresh produce in grocery stores? What should you look for regarding nutrition when shopping at a farmers market? In the video below, UMass Memorial clinical…

3 Tips to Avoid Infections in Simple Cuts and Scrapes

Playing outside is a normal part of growing up. Whether your kids are involved in organized sports a few nights a week or they just like to run around in the backyard whenever they can, exercise and fresh air are never terrible options for growing children. However, some helicopter parents might want to protect their…

Have a Chronic Migraine? Read This!

What gives you a migraine? For that matter, what gives you a chronic migraine? Just from reading the previous two sentences about migraines, you might already be developing one. Should that be the case, read on and by the end of this post you will have a much clearer idea of what you can do to…

The Joys of Family Gardening

Guest Blogger: Khwaja Hussain, MD, primary care provider Spring evokes many emotions for any gardener. All the plans made over a year need to be implemented in a burst of activity over just a few weeks. A lot needs to be done, and time is of essence. Looking forward to seeing some of the perennials…

The Stand (Not by Stephen King)

We have all heard the phrase, “Stand up for what you believe in.” As important as these words are for conducting one’s own life, we can create just as vital words of wisdom by tweaking this expression and instead saying, “Stand up for healthy living.” It’s just as catchy to say, but what makes it…

Tasty Tabbouleh

This recipe for Tasty Tabbouleh is brought to you by ChopChopKids, a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and teach kids to cook real food with their families.  

Take Pleasure in Eating – The Clean Way

Guest blogger: Maisie Ostrye, MS, RD, LDN If you’ve read any blog, newspaper or magazine lately, you’ve probably heard of something called “clean eating.” The world of nutrition is full of buzzwords and trends, and clean eating seems to be shall we say, “trending” as of late. So, what is this trendy nutrition term all about?…

Urgent Care – Available When You Need It

A fever, illness or injury can happen at any time. It’s not an emergency, or is it? Where do you go for care? If you can, speak with your primary care doctor first for the best advice. But if it’s after hours or the weekend, you might traditionally go to your local emergency department for…

Debunking Childhood Myths

Your parents said them to you, and now you may catch yourself saying them to your kids – childhood myths. “Gum will stay in your stomach for seven years.” “You’ll hurt your eyes if you read in the dark.” How about the five-second rule? Are these true or just old tales passed on from generation to…

Building Healthier Burgers

Grilling for friends? Maybe you’re having a family barbecue this weekend? Or perhaps you just want a juicy burger fresh off the grill? The Food Network recently posted some recipes to help you build healthier burgers. Get the recipes. Join the conversation. What’s your favorite burger topping?

Ready or Not, Hospital Here We Come!

Guest Blogger: Melissa Luman, MS, CCLS, Manager, Child Life Program, UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center As a parent you might picture your child’s first hospital experience in your mind. Maybe you imagine your child calmly holding still, everything goes smoothly, life is grand, and you are eating ice cream on the way home. Or maybe you picture…

Choosing the Right Primary Care Physician

There are several different kinds of primary care doctors today. Learn about the benefits of each type of provider and choose the one best suited to your needs. To learn more about our primary care services, to find a doctor or to make an appointment, visit www.umassmemorial.org/iwantitall or call 1-855-UMASS-MD (1-855-862-7763).

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