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Superfoods include not only fruits and vegetables, but also nuts, seeds, oils, whole grains and beans.

Plant-based “superfoods” touted to prevent disease and prolong life

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION - What are your eating habits? You are probably like most of us: a “meat and potatoes” person. You...
Drinking two liters of water, about eight glasses containing eight ounces each, the so-called eight-times-eight rule, is a good daily target.

Proper hydration is important for your health

By Sharon Longo Contributing Writer REGION – Many statistics show that about 75% of Americans are dehydrated. While this exact number may not be backed by...
“The best solution is to integrate mental health services within the (oncology) practice,” says Dr. Bruce Feinberg, vice president and chief medical officer of Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions.

Survey shows importance of mental health services for cancer patients

By Peg Lopata, Contributing Writer REGION - While huge strides have been made in controlling cancer and ridding the body of it, no doubt it’s...
Exposure to noise levels over 85 decibels for two hours or longer may cause hearing damage.

Noise pollution is more than an inconvenience

By Sharon Longo, Contributing Writer REGION – Hammers pound, a train passes by, a car horn blasts, a lawn mower hums; sounds like a typical...
As we age, we may need to increase our level of exercise to maintain muscle mass. “Physical health and being active daily is key,” said Ellen Birchander, program director of UMass Boston’s Department of Gerontology, McCormack Graduate School. Photo/Amanda Mills, USCDCP

Slowing down the aging process may not be as hard as you think

By Colin McCandless, Contributing Writer BOSTON - As we get older most everyone wants to tap into the fountain of youth and learn how to...
Robyn Gold of Framingham is monitoring and treating her sleep apnea, with her doctor’s approval, using a smart ring and phone app that measures her oxygen levels.

‘DIY’ healthcare is changing the industry and people’s lives

By Brett Peruzzi, Managing Editor REGION - It’s been increasing in recent years due to technology enhancements. The shortage of medical staff and available appointments...
Having untreated periodontal disease can make the most common diseases of aging―cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and arthritis―worse.

Oral health is key to overall well-being

By Peg Lopata, Contributing Writer CAMBRIDGE - Inside your mouth is a little universe: a microbiome, as scientists call it. If all’s going well, the...
Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa, president of the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation in Chicago, says that Kirtan Kriya, a type of singing meditation, has a demonstrable effect on the brains of seniors with and without memory loss. Photo/Submitted

Improve your brain health with meditation

By Peg Lopata, Contributing Writer REGION - It’s projected that up to 152 million people worldwide will be living with Alzheimer's disease by 2050. That’s...
Elaine Miller, Minuteman Senior Services Regional SHINE Program Director, says that the best part of her job is working with people one on one.

Get free help with Medicare from SHINE

By Peg Lopata, Contributing Writer REGION - SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) – a name that aligns with the organization’s mission to...

On This Day: Medicare Proposed by President Kennedy

REGION - On February 9, 1961, Massachusetts native son President John F. Kennedy asked Congress to approve a health insurance program for Americans 65...