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  • Tips for Eating Healthy During the Holidays

    Posted 12/8/2017 by smconsta

    This blog post is written by Elisabeth Moore, RD, nutrition therapist at the CardioVascular Institute at BIDMC


    The holidays are a special time of year for family, traditions, and food. But for many of us, maintaining healthy habits can be challenging during this busy season: Attending holiday parties takes time away from going to the gym, baking holiday cookies requires lots of taste testing, and it seems like someone’s always raising their glass to make a toast or offer a little cheer.

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  • Turkey and Tryptophan, what’s the deal?

    Posted 11/21/2017 by smconsta

    This blog post is written by Sandra Allonen, RD, Clinical Dietitian at BIDMC

    It’s a familiar scene: Gravy-stained plates piled high in the sink, pumpkin pie browning in the oven, trails of cranberry sauce splattered across the floor, and in the next room, serenaded by the sounds of football and an over-indulgent uncle, your family teeters at the brink of sleep.

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  • Tips to Help Quit Smoking

    Posted 11/16/2017 by smconsta

    Tips to Help Quit Smoking


    Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the country take part in the Great American Smokeout, a nation-wide tradition that grew from a 1970 event just outside Boston, in Randolph, MA. The event inspires smokers to quit smoking, plan a day to quit, or celebrate another year of being smoke-free. Quitting smoking has many immediate and long-term health benefits. And while quitting is hard, there are many things you can do to increase your chances of success. 

    So, what can you do to successfully quit smoking? It’s all about having the right plan.

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  • First Cold of the Season or Fall Allergies

    Posted 10/17/2017 by smconsta

    This blog post features Graham Snyder, MD, Division of Infectious Disease at BIDMC

    The leaves are changing, the weather has turned cool and just like clockwork you’re sneezing, sniffling and constantly feeling the need to blow your nose. So is it a cold or fall allergies? Graham Snyder, MD, in the Division of Infectious Disease at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has tips for telling the difference and advice for a speedy recovery.

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  • A Healthy Start to the School Year

    Posted 8/30/2017 by smconsta

    Written by Kim D. Ariyabuddhiphongs, MD


    The signs are all around us. Days are getting shorter, nights are taking on a familiar chill and shops are advertising the latest fall trends. Yup, the dog days of summer are turning into the start of the school year. So how can you make sure your family starts the year off right? Below are six tips to help you make the grade.

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  • Eating Outdoors

    Posted 7/17/2017 by smconsta

    This blog post features Gary Visnick, Executive Chef at BIDMC

    Summer time is picnic time. It’s also barbeque time, camping time and eating s’mores in the backyard beneath the moon and stars time. But this combination of warm weather and outdoor fun can also be an opportunity for foodborne bacteria to thrive. Where foods heat up with the warmth of summer, bacteria have ideal conditions to grow. These tips from Gary Visnick, Executive Chef at BIDMC, will help you and all your outdoor guests stay safe from foodborne illness during the warm summer months.

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  • Safe Summer Grilling

    Posted 6/28/2017 by smconsta

    Written by James P. Phillips, MD

    In the life cycle of a year, summer grilling is a rite of passage. It’s a co-mingling of earth and fire that gives cause to mankind’s deepest instincts. It’s the resolution to a winter’s worth of anticipation. It’s the yummy in your tummy. But before inviting your friends and family over for hamburgers, tofu dogs, or veggies picked fresh from the garden, here’s a bit of advice to help make your summer get-together as safe as it is delicious. 

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  • Hydration Facts and Recipes for Hot Summer Days

    Posted 6/21/2017 by smconsta

    Written by Caroline Loveland, Volunteer, Nutrition Services at BIDMC

    Dehydration Facts

    Summer is in full swing, and as the temperatures rise so too does your risk of dehydration. Knowing how to prevent this potentially serious condition is an important part of summer safety. But staying hydrated isn’t always as easy as it seems. For example, did you know thirst isn’t always the first indicator of dehydration? More commonly people feel dizzy or tired before getting thirsty. Here are the facts.

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  • How to Beat the Heat

    Posted 6/13/2017 by smconsta

    This blog post features Airley E. Fish, MD, MPH, Cardiologist

    Hot Weather Tips

     Hot weather is here. That means it’s the perfect time to go for a swim, enjoy an ice cream or relax in a hammock while catching up on some summer reading. But before lathering on the sunscreen and heading outdoors, check out these important tips to help avoid heat stress when the temperatures soar.

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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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