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  • National Egg Month

    Posted 5/22/2017 by smconsta

    Looking for an easy way to eat healthier? Add eggs to your diet. May is National Egg Month. That means it is an egg-cellent time to get the facts on this versatile superfood and take a crack at some new recipes.

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  • Ticks and Lyme Disease

    Posted 5/17/2017 by smconsta

    Early spring is the start of tick season in New England. And regardless of whether you spend your weekends in the garden, coaching little league or walking your dog in the park, it’s important to learn about ticks so that you can protect yourself from the diseases they carry — including Lyme disease.

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  • The Flu Vaccine is the Best Defense Against the Influenza Virus

    Posted 5/11/2017 by etrinh

    Every year beginning around October, we find ourselves plunged into another flu season. Healthcare organizations ramp up communications; signs appear outside of neighborhood pharmacies; health centers promote public flu vaccine sessions; and almost half of the US population typically decides to get vaccinated.

    It isn’t too late to get the vaccine.  Getting the vaccine any time before the end of the flu season will decrease your risk.  It may decrease your chance of getting the flu by as much as 70 to 90 percent.

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  • Sensible Eating throughout the Year

    Posted 2/16/2017 by smconsta

    This blog post is written by Rob Davis, BS, Dietetic Intern

    So, you’ve decided to start eating healthier. Congrats! We’re with you! But eating healthy doesn’t mean biting off more than you can chew. In fact, sensible eating is all about making small, manageable changes over a steady period of time rather than taking on several big changes at once. What’s more, sensible eating doesn’t mean you need to follow a strict diet or adhere to any rigid menus or bizarre fads. Sensible eating is about finding uncomplicated strategies to eat well in ways that work with your lifestyle. It’s a practical approach to healthy change. Here’s how to get started.

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  • What to Know About a Lingering Cough

    Posted 2/1/2017 by smconsta

    This blog post is written by Mihir Parikh, MD, Division of Thoracic Surgery & Interventional Pulmonology

    Perhaps you’re reading this late at night, kept wide awake by a lingering cough that’s lasted well into its second week. You’ve tried all the normal remedies — gargling with salt water, spoonfuls of honey, mug after mug of delicious herbal tea — but nothing seems to help. So, should you be worried? Maybe not. Studies show that most coughs have an average duration of 18 days. But a cough that appears out of nowhere and lasts for more than a few weeks could be cause for concern. Here’s what you should know.

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  • Healthy Habits for the New Year

    Posted 12/30/2016 by smconsta

    This blog post is written by Cheyenne Bluhm, MS, RD, BIDMC Food Services

    We all know it so well. The resolution to get healthy, eat well and exercise at the start of a new year.   Most of us begin well. We pile our plates with healthy protein, fresh salads and fruit and cut out the sweet treats and cocktails.  However, around mid-February, when it’s freezing cold out, the only thing that can bring comfort is a bowl of mac and cheese or a grilled cheese sandwich. So, the healthy eating habits slowly begin to slip. It’s easy to get discouraged and give up.

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  • The Health Benefits of Jumping Rope

    Posted 12/1/2016 by smconsta

    Exercise advice from the Tanger Be Well Center at BIDMC

    Q: I would like to mix up my routine and start cross-training. I’ve heard that jumping rope is a good activity. Can you tell me about its health benefits? Read more... Comments (0)
  • Meal Planning 101

    Posted 11/11/2016 by smconsta

    This blog post is written Caroline Loveland, BIDMC Nutrition Volunteer

    It’s not always easy to cook healthy, flavorful dishes at home throughout the week. And that’s especially true during the hectic nights of the holiday season. But don’t worry. Whether it’s a lack of time, ingredients or inspiration that’s holding you back, these simple tips and recipes will help you eat right and still enjoy the spirit of the season.

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  • Exercising in Cold Weather

    Posted 11/1/2016 by smconsta

    This blog post features Julie Ruane, Nurse Practitioner from the Division of Sports Medicine

    Fall in New England is a great time to get outside and get active: leaves are changing colors, the air has a comfortable chill, and decorative gourds seem to smile in encouragement. But there’s a sinister side to the season too, lower temperatures can lead to muscle soreness, sprains and a variety of other injuries. So what’s a dedicated athlete to do? “Fall is the time to focus on injury prevention,” says Julie Ruane, Nurse Practitioner from the Division of Sports Medicine at BIDMC.

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  • Healthy Sleep Habits

    Posted 10/20/2016 by smconsta

    This blog post is written by Robert Joseph Thomas, MD


    When it comes to healthy sleep habits, a lot of Americans have some catching up to do. In fact, recent data suggests that up to 40% of Americans get less than the recommended amount of sleep. Regular sleep deprivation can significantly affect your health, safety, and even your memory. With that in mind, here are a few things you can do to help make sure you’re getting the right amount of sleep. 

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