Men, Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Prostate Cancer Screening

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Men, Questions to Ask Your Doctor...

Could it Be Your Thyroid?

General

Could it Be Your Thyroid?

For such a small gland, the thyroid has a big job. It keeps your body working properly. It regulates your metabolism and energy.  Do you need routine screening to make sure you don’t have a thyroid problem? What the...Continue Reading

How Much Do You Know About...

Heart Health

How Much Do You Know About...

We’ve all heard a lot about cholesterol levels, especially if your doctor is concerned that your level is too high, but what about triglycerides? Having a high level of triglycerides in your blood can increase your risk of heart...Continue Reading

Moving through Cancer Treatment (and Beyond)

Cancer Care

Moving through Cancer Treatment (and Beyond)

If you or a loved one have experienced a cancer diagnosis, here’s an important finding: Research highlights the positive benefits of physical activity for people living with cancer – not only during treatment but also beyond.   The American College...Continue Reading

Steward Today Newscast | August 2017

Steward Today Newscast

Steward Today Newscast | August 2017

Watch the latest Steward Today newscast to catch up on what’s happening across one of the nation’s leading community health care organizations.   This edition of Steward Today Newscast includes: Sharon Regional Health System Receives Award Saint Anne’s Hospital...Continue Reading

Don’t Suffer with Shoulder Pain

Orthopedics

Don’t Suffer with Shoulder Pain

Forty years ago, Patrick G., injured his right shoulder. Following the initial injury, when he played sports, he’d have pain, but the next day it would be gone. As years went by, the pain lasted longer and was more...Continue Reading

Sports Safety Tips for Your Kids

Tips for Kids

Sports Safety Tips for Your Kids

Worried about your child’s safety during his or her school sports program? Check out these helpful tips from Drew Rogers, MD, orthopedic sports surgeon with Steward Health Care: Know the rules Know the rules and protective equipment required for...Continue Reading

Tips to Get You Mentally and...

Tips for Kids

Tips to Get You Mentally and...

As summer begins to wind down and students prepare to return to school, it’s never been more important to buckle down and get organized – especially as it relates to your child’s health. Between scheduling carpools and making dorm-room...Continue Reading

Thumbs Up for Hand Care

Orthopedics

Thumbs Up for Hand Care

Each time you tie your shoes, shampoo your hair, cook a meal, tap out an email or a text message, or brush your teeth, you’re using one of the most important parts of your body: your hands. Usually, hand...Continue Reading

A Dozen Ways to Fit in...

Exercise Tips

A Dozen Ways to Fit in...

With all the recent rain of this summer season, you may have found it was a little more difficult to maintain your fitness routine. With a little creativity, you might be surprised how much extra activity you can add...Continue Reading

Face Washing 101

Skin

Face Washing 101

Having clear and healthy skin is just one step that you can take to better your appearance and self-confidence. Taking care of your skin doesn’t have to be a chore, either – it can be a great time to...Continue Reading

Are You Getting The Right Sleep?

General

Are You Getting The Right Sleep?

Over 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, more than 60 percent of them chronic, with many of the cases going undiagnosed. Mostly impacting middle-aged people, especially men, sleep disorders add about $16 billion to national health care costs....Continue Reading

Don’t Let Bug Bites Get the...

Seasonal Tips

Don’t Let Bug Bites Get the...

Bug bites, along with crisp slices of watermelon and the heat of a backyard barbecue, are a quintessential part of summer. If you’re out and about this summer season, chances are that you’ll need a quick home remedy to...Continue Reading

Mushroom and Roasted Tomato Frittata

Recipe

Mushroom and Roasted Tomato Frittata

Enjoy this delicious Mushroom and Roasted Tomato Frittata by using the wonderful crops of tomatoes coming in at this time of year. Number of Servings: 12 Ingredients 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms 4 ounces cremini mushrooms 3 large plum tomatoes...Continue Reading

Strawberry Salmon

Recipe

Strawberry Salmon

Grilled salmon marinated in balsamic vinegar topped with strawberry red onion and lime juice mixture drizzled with balsamic reduction Number of Servings: 4 Ingredients Salmon 4 (4-6oz) salmon filets ¼ cup balsamic vinegar Balsamic Reduction 1 cup balsamic vinegar...Continue Reading

Japanese Zucchini and Onion

Recipe

Japanese Zucchini and Onion

Caramelized onions cooked into fresh sliced zucchini seasoned with soy sauce, teriyaki and sesame seeds. Number of Servings: 4 Ingredients 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 medium onion, thinly sliced 2 medium zucchini cut into thin strips 1 tbsp low...Continue Reading

Strawberry-Rhubarb Baked French Toast

Recipe

Strawberry-Rhubarb Baked French Toast

A refreshing variation of baked French toast – strawberry and rhubarb seasoned with sugar and cinnamon baked into French toast with a crunch streusel topping. Number of Servings: 8-10 Ingredients French Toast 1 loaf French bread 6 large eggs...Continue Reading

Quiz | Do You Have Persistent...

General

Quiz | Do You Have Persistent...

Take this quick quiz to determine if pain management services may be an option for you. 1. Is your neck or back pain interfering with your ability to walk, sit, stand, sleep, or lift? 2. Does your pain often...Continue Reading

Protect Your Eyes

General

Protect Your Eyes

Your eyes are an important part of your overall health. The following are a few tips to keep your eyes healthy and to lower your risk of eye injuries: Wear protective eye wear. Wear protective eye wear when playing sports or...Continue Reading

D-lightful Vitamin D

Seasonal Tips

D-lightful Vitamin D

Often referred to as the “sunshine vitamin,” vitamin D is an essential nutrient that can make a big difference in the health of your heart, bones, skin, hair, immunity and even your mood. And as the daylight hours start...Continue Reading

5 Questions All Men Should Ask...

General

5 Questions All Men Should Ask...

Studies show that men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the past year. Less visits mean less time to ask the important questions about their health. Below are the top five questions...Continue Reading

Safe Travel Tips for People Living...

Diabetes

Safe Travel Tips for People Living...

While getaways are often an opportunity to unplug, relax and enjoy quality time with loved ones, people with diabetes need to think about more than just what clothes to pack. Taking the necessary precautions will help ensure safe and...Continue Reading

Summer Cookout Cautions

Seasonal Tips

Summer Cookout Cautions

Cookouts and barbecues are a summer staple! As you enjoy spending time with family and friends, it is easy to forget how quickly food can spoil if left out too long. Here are the biggest culprits to avoid at...Continue Reading

Caribbean Watermelon Salsa

Recipe

Caribbean Watermelon Salsa

Try this mouth-watering salsa with lime tortilla chips, cinnamon tortilla chips or pita chips. Number of servings: 8 Ingredients 2 cups watermelon, chopped and seeded 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple 1 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro...Continue Reading

Steward Today Newscast, July 2017

Steward Today Newscast

Steward Today Newscast, July 2017

Watch the latest Steward Today newscast to catch up on what’s happening across one of the nation’s leading community health care organizations. This edition of Steward Today Newscast includes: Welcome Ron Bierman Saint Elizabeth’s Holds Employee Barbecue CEO Dr....Continue Reading

Strawberry Mozzarella Salad

Recipe

Strawberry Mozzarella Salad

Number of servings: 4 Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 3 cups romaine lettuce (torn up in pieces) 1 8 oz container of strawberries, hulled and sliced 4 oz fresh small mozzarella pearls 5 fresh basil...Continue Reading

Center for Wound Healing Recognized for...

General

Center for Wound Healing Recognized for...

The Center for Wound Healing at Morton Hospital has been recognized with two distinguished awards from Restorix Health®, a leader in developing and managing comprehensive wound healing facilities throughout the country, including five centers in Massachusetts. Morton Hospital’s Wound...Continue Reading

From Flip to Flop

Orthopedics, Seasonal Tips

From Flip to Flop

Flip flops, the summer staple ‘shoe’, might be a real health flop. Aside from the obvious lack of protection (meaning you’re more vulnerable to dropped objects, stubbed toes and the like), your favorite pair could damage your feet. “The...Continue Reading

Turkey-Apple Gyros

General

Turkey-Apple Gyros

It’s men’s health month and here’s a diabetes friendly recipe for those loved ones in our lives that may be managing diabetes. This is a fresh twist on a turkey sandwich and filled with fiber and lean protein, both of which...Continue Reading

Moles and Skin Cancer Quiz

General

Moles and Skin Cancer Quiz

Take our Quiz to Test Your Knowledge of the Signs of Skin Cancer, the Risks and Moles You may feel healthier with a bit of a tan, but the sunlight that warms us and make flowers grow contains ultraviolet...Continue Reading

Ten Questions About Nutrition you Always...

Nutrition

Ten Questions About Nutrition you Always...

Information courtesy of Saint Anne’s Hospital’s team of registered dietitians: Marin Woods, RD, LDN, clinical nutrition manager; Vinita Chaudhry, RD, LDN; Courtney Faiola, RD, LDN; Laurie Hammontree, RD, LDN, CDE; Brenda Helger, RD, LDN; and Autumn Makowski, RD, LDN. Is...Continue Reading

Spot the Signs of Stroke –...

Emergency, General

Spot the Signs of Stroke –...

According to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, more than 133,000 Americans die of a stroke annually, and it is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every...Continue Reading

Hawaiian Ambrosia

Recipe

Hawaiian Ambrosia

It’s graduation season and this light and fruity dessert is an easy dish to make for parties and events. Number of servings: 8 Ingredients 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks 1 can (17 ounces) fruit cocktail 1 can (11...Continue Reading

Mother’s Day Quiz

General

Mother’s Day Quiz

Happy Mother’s Day! Whether you are celebrating with your own little ones or your mom, aunt, sister or mentor, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center wishes you a very happy day. How do you plan to celebrate this day?  ...Continue Reading

A Reminder on Driving without Distraction

Emergency Tips

A Reminder on Driving without Distraction

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.  According to the National Safety Council, distracted driving refers to anything that draws the attention of a driver away from operating his/her motor vehicle. Types of Distractions There are three types of...Continue Reading

Travel Medicine: Keeping You Healthy When...

General

Travel Medicine: Keeping You Healthy When...

If you are traveling abroad, whether for business or pleasure, visiting a travel medicine clinic before you go is important. The specialty of travel medicine was developed to prepare and protect the increasing number of people who travel, for...Continue Reading

Women Caring for Women

General

Women Caring for Women

Betty Medeiros-Beattie, MD, chief of anesthesiology at Saint Anne’s Hospital, is making history every day by caring for patients. Read what inspired Dr. Medeiros-Beattie to specialize in this field and how patients are benefiting, every day. What do you...Continue Reading

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

Recipe

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

Low sodium, low carbohydrate, high protein turkey taco lettuce wraps are a healthy alternative to traditional tacos.  Also, add toppings like tomatoes and avocados, which are great sources of antioxidants and vitamins. Number of Servings: 4 (2 tacos per...Continue Reading

Center for Wound Healing Recognized for...

General

Center for Wound Healing Recognized for...

The Center for Wound Healing at Morton Hospital has been recognized with two distinguished awards from Restorix Health®, a leader in developing and managing comprehensive wound healing facilities throughout the country, including five centers in Massachusetts. Morton Hospital’s Wound...Continue Reading

Grilled Apple Cider Chicken

Recipe

Grilled Apple Cider Chicken

Number of Servings: 4 Ingredients · 4 tablespoons olive oil · 1 ⅓ tablespoons apple cider vinegar · ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard · 1 teaspoon honey · 1 ½ teaspoons shallots, minced · 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped ·...Continue Reading

Baja Fish Taco Recipe

Recipe

Baja Fish Taco Recipe

Baja Fish Tacos with Salsa Verde and Cilantro Mayo Makes 6 servings (2 tacos per serving) Recipe by: Nutritionist Beth Cronin, MS, RD, CDE, LDN Ingredients Salsa Verde ¼ cup low sodium chicken stock 2 cup diced tomatillos 1...Continue Reading

Turkey Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Recipe

Turkey Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Try this dish as a light option, or enjoy it anytime! Number of servings: 4 Ingredients: ½ cup orange juice 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons onion (finely chopped) ½ teaspoon salt 1 dash of pepper 1 tablespoon...Continue Reading

Easy Indian Vegetable Rice

General

Easy Indian Vegetable Rice

Turmeric is the key spice for this easy-to-make rice dish. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and recent research has revealed that turmeric is a natural wonder, proving beneficial in the treatment of...Continue Reading

Good Samaritan Medical Center Presents Learnard...

Award

Good Samaritan Medical Center Presents Learnard...

BROCKTON – Good Samaritan Medical Center recently created the John Learnard Legacy Award to recognize the commitment Mr. John Learnard, long time hospital board member and supporter, had for Good Samaritan. Appropriately, the first recipient was John Learnard, posthumously, as...Continue Reading

When Should You Be Concerned About...

Heart Health

When Should You Be Concerned About...

A Q&A with Nashoba Valley Medical Center Cardiologist Peter Ofman, MD   Dr. Ofman, who recently joined the medical staff at Nashoba Valley Medical Center to provide general cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology services to patients, answers commonly asked questions...Continue Reading

Good Samaritan Medical Center Welcomes New...

General

Good Samaritan Medical Center Welcomes New...

BROCKTON – Following an extensive search, Good Samaritan Medical Center has chosen Tenny John Thomas, MD, FACEP, MHL, as its Chief Medical Officer. A resident of North Attleboro, MA, Dr. Thomas is highly experienced in Medical Management, with a...Continue Reading

Holy Family Hospital Announces New Center...

General Care

Holy Family Hospital Announces New Center...

Holy Family Hospital announces The Center for Advanced Thoracic and Pulmonary Care. Located on Holy Family Hospital’s Methuen campus, the center offers state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for patients with chest and lung conditions, and includes a pulmonary diagnostic unit...Continue Reading

Morton Express At the Taunton Christmas...

Free Event

Morton Express At the Taunton Christmas...

Morton Hospital participated in the annual Taunton Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 4th. This year’s parade theme is “trains,” and we invited all employees and your family members to get on board the “Morton Express” to join us for...Continue Reading

Patient Safety: A Journey to Zero...

General

Patient Safety: A Journey to Zero...

We hosted a system-wide event to reflect on our practices and policies concerning patient safety, and how we achieve superior care by embracing safety as a culture. Below are some highlights from the event. Chief Medical Officer Joseph Weinstein,...Continue Reading

Walpole Kids Make Get Well Cards...

General

Walpole Kids Make Get Well Cards...

Norwood Hospital received a very kind and thoughtful package from Ryan (7) and Tianna (9) of East Walpole earlier this week. This brother and sister team created homemade get well cards for Norwood Hospital pediatric patients. Each one was...Continue Reading

Saint Anne’s Hospital Welcomes New Chief...

Care

Saint Anne’s Hospital Welcomes New Chief...

Carole A. Billington, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer at Saint Anne’s Hospital, has been named chief operating officer of the hospital. A resident of Somerset, Billington has served in progressively responsible positions across various programs and departments since...Continue Reading

6 Cold Weather Exercise Tips

General

6 Cold Weather Exercise Tips

As the temperatures start to drop, it is important to be aware of increased risks with outdoor exercise.  With advance planning and smart decision-making, it is safe for most people to continue their outdoor routines in the winter.  Check with your...Continue Reading

Steward Health Care Website Recognized as...

Award

Steward Health Care Website Recognized as...

Steward Health Care System (“Steward”) has been recognized as Best-In-Category for its new website at a major digital marketing industry conference, the annual Acquia Engage Awards. With the launch of its new website in early 2016, Steward became the...Continue Reading

Did you Know Many Men Get...

General, Men's Health

Did you Know Many Men Get...

Have you ever heard of seasonal affective disorder (SAD)? Nashoba Valley Medical Center Family Medicine Physician Montu Patel, MD, explains this form of depression some people, including men, struggle with every winter season. What is seasonal affective disorder? SAD...Continue Reading

Are You Sleeping in the Right...

Healthy Living

Are You Sleeping in the Right...

Did you know you can actually improve your health while you sleep? It’s true. A good night’s sleep is essential to achieving overall physical and emotional health.  Millions of Americans suffer from some form of a sleeping disorder that can...Continue Reading

Giving Thanks Healthily

General

Giving Thanks Healthily

What’s not to love about Thanksgiving!  It is a holiday with a message of peace and thankfulness….A holiday that values family and home…. A holiday when I can watch football…. A holiday where the stores are closed and we...Continue Reading

Chief of Surgery Dr. Martin Williams...

Award

Chief of Surgery Dr. Martin Williams...

Dr. Martin Williams and Carolyn Caveny will receive recognition for their work on behalf of the Black Catholic Community of the Archdiocese of Boston during this year’s annual Bishop Healy Award Dinner, Nov. 19. This event is sponsored by...Continue Reading

How to Keep Your House Clean...

Healthy Living

How to Keep Your House Clean...

Be it at home or at nursery school, both parents and childcare providers struggle to win the infectious disease battle – or at least declare a standoff – through regular use of powerful cleaning and disinfecting agents. While these cleaners...Continue Reading

Fighting Back Against Diabetes

Diabetes

Fighting Back Against Diabetes

You can ward off the risk of diabetes complications by following up with your health care provider through regularly scheduled physicals and eye exams, as well as: Eating healthfully.  Healthy eating is not as complicated as you imagined.  For...Continue Reading

Celery with Cream Cheese Mousse

Recipe

Celery with Cream Cheese Mousse

This snack is sure to please the young and young at heart! Number of servings: 6 Ingredients ¼ cup low-fat whipped cream cheese ¼ cup fat-free plain yogurt 2 tablespoons scallions (green onions), rinsed and chopped 1 tablespoon lemon...Continue Reading

The ABCDEs of Getting to Know...

Skin

The ABCDEs of Getting to Know...

The most common types of skin cancer are basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma, which tend to result from years of prolonged exposure to the sun. Melanoma is a rare, but more dangerous form of skin cancer and it...Continue Reading

Restaurant “Safety”

Healthy Living

Restaurant “Safety”

9 SUGGESTIONS TO HELP YOU ENJOY YOUR NIGHT OUT AND EAT HEALTHILY TOO! 1.     Pick your restaurant wisely. Pick a restaurant that you know offers healthy options. This might mean avoiding restaurants with names like “All Pasta, All The Time”...Continue Reading

America’s Favorite TV Mom Visits Norwood...

Free Event

America’s Favorite TV Mom Visits Norwood...

Florence Henderson, who played American’s Favorite TV Mom, Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch, surprised an elated group of Norwood Hospital patients and team members on Saturday, October 29th. Norwood Hospital patients were invited into one of our family...Continue Reading

Top 7 Preventive Health Screenings for...

Men's Health

Top 7 Preventive Health Screenings for...

Having regular check-ups and getting preventive screening tests are important steps that all men can do to keep their health in tip-top shape. Preventive screenings are tests that look for diseases before you have symptoms. Screening tests can provide critical information...Continue Reading

New Surgeries Propel 15% Growth in...

Surgery, Weight Loss

New Surgeries Propel 15% Growth in...

The Center for Weight Control at Norwood Hospital, specializing in weight-loss surgery, has helped more than 2,000 patients on their weight-loss journeys. The nationally accredited Center recently celebrated its first decade of restoring health to those struggling with obesity...Continue Reading

When Caregiving for a Family Member...

Care

When Caregiving for a Family Member...

Caring for an aging parent, an ill family member or child with special needs or health issues can be draining on your energy and your family’s finances. Emotions and stress may run high for everyone involved, especially when there...Continue Reading

Chicken Noodle Soup

Recipe

Chicken Noodle Soup

Warm up with this delicious homemade soup and freeze portions to reheat when you’re feeling under the weather! Number of servings: 6 Ingredients 3 pounds chicken pieces (skin removed) ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper 1 onion (chopped)...Continue Reading

Rotini Shrimp Alfredo

Recipe

Rotini Shrimp Alfredo

This lightened-up version of the classic alfredo dish is packed with the added benefits of protein, fiber and vegetables. This recipe is heart healthy, while upholding true alfredo flavors. Number of Servings: 5 Roux Ingredients 2 tablespoons margarine 2...Continue Reading

8 Facts and Myths About The...

Flu

8 Facts and Myths About The...

Can you separate flu myths from facts? Since the flu season runs from October to May, it’s useless getting vaccinated after the season begins. False. While it’s best to get vaccinated in the fall, a shot in January can...Continue Reading

How to Fill Your Plate

Healthy Living

How to Fill Your Plate

Remembering which foods to limit, and which to eat more of, may be daunting. The guidelines emphasize nutrient-dense foods and beverages, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low- or non-fat milk, beans, and nuts. If remembering how much and...Continue Reading

Coping with Substance Abuse – Caregiver...

Free Event

Coping with Substance Abuse – Caregiver...

This event will offer resources for various support options available in the community for anyone with a friend or family member dealing with addiction. Presentations to include: Where Caregivers can Turn for Support How Recovery is Possible The Impact...Continue Reading

Nashoba Valley Medical Center is The...

Weight Loss

Nashoba Valley Medical Center is The...

We are the first hospital in central Massachusetts to offer the ReShape® Integrated Dual Balloon System, an FDA approved, first-of-its-kind non-surgical weight loss procedure for people with mild to moderate obesity. ReShape provides a new option for adults with a...Continue Reading

Why You May Not Be Getting...

Healthy Living

Why You May Not Be Getting...

Sleep Apnea A serious sleep disorder, sleep apnea is characterized by snoring, interrupted breathing during sleep, excessive urination at night, headaches and excessive daytime sleepiness.  Sleep apnea is more often under diagnosed or misdiagnosed in women than in men....Continue Reading

Button and Bows Pasta

Recipe

Button and Bows Pasta

Try this light and refreshing bowtie pasta dish with peas and carrots. Number of servings: 4 Ingredients 2 cups dry whole-wheat bowtie pasta (farfalle) (8 ounces) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon garlic, minced (about 1 clove) 1 bag...Continue Reading

Creamy Squash Soup with Shredded Apples

Recipe

Creamy Squash Soup with Shredded Apples

Get a healthy dose of vitamins A and C with in-season apples and butternut squash. Number of servings: 4 Ingredients 2 boxes (16 ounces each) frozen pureed winter (butternut) squash 2 medium apples (try Golden Delicious or Gala) 1...Continue Reading

5 Simple Ways to Get Healthy

Healthy Living

5 Simple Ways to Get Healthy

1. Add more fruits and vegetables to your diet. Fruits and vegetables are low in calories and are packed with vitamins, minerals, protective plant compounds and fiber. Consumption of whole fruits rather than fruit juice for the majority of...Continue Reading

Keeping You In Motion: Information Session...

Orthopedics

Keeping You In Motion: Information Session...

Join orthopedic and sports medicine specialist, Richard Smith, MD, for an informative talk about about the role of osteoarthritis in knee pain, plus advances in non-surgical and surgical options for total and partial knee replacement, plus robotic-assisted partial knee...Continue Reading

Go Teal This Halloween

Allergies

Go Teal This Halloween

Excitement is in the air these days as kids are finalizing costumes, mapping out the best trick-or-tricking routes and planning party ideas for the big night – Halloween. For most families, Halloween is a magical evening of fun, spookiness...Continue Reading

Fruit Pizza

Steward Systemwide

Fruit Pizza

Love pizza? Add more fresh fruit to your day with this fruit-inspired dessert pizza. Number of servings: 12 Ingredients ½ cup margarine ½ cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg (large) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups flour...Continue Reading

Coping with Shingles

Aging, Steward Systemwide

Coping with Shingles

What is shingles? To most adults, chicken pox is a long-forgotten illness. However, when a child’s body battles the chicken pox virus (called varicella zoster), his or her immune system may not destroy all of it. What’s left of...Continue Reading

Broccoli Potato Soup

Recipe, Steward Systemwide

Broccoli Potato Soup

Warm up with a delicious, nutritious soup! Number of servings: 4 Ingredients 4 cups broccoli (chopped) 1 onion (small, chopped) 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth, low sodium 1 cup evaporated milk, nonfat 1 cup mashed potatoes, instant (prepared...Continue Reading

Q&A with Dr. Nita Pant

Steward Systemwide

Q&A with Dr. Nita Pant

We had a conversation with Dr. Nita Pant, a primary care physician at Holy Family Hospital, to learn about her specialty and interests. Where else have you practiced medicine? I have worked in various parts of India, Republic of...Continue Reading

Healthy Recipes to Add to Your...

Steward Systemwide

Healthy Recipes to Add to Your...

Football season is in full gear and so are pre-game tailgating celebrations. For many fans, tailgating is all about the food − spicy meat chilis, gooey cheese dips and chips, grilled hamburgers and sausages, six-foot long subs, and barbeque....Continue Reading

Frozen Fruit Cups

Recipe, Steward Systemwide

Frozen Fruit Cups

Enjoy a refreshing treat that’s delicious and nutritious! Number of servings: 18 Ingredients 3 bananas 24 ounces nonfat strawberry yogurt 10 ounces strawberries, frozen (thawed and undrained) 8 ounces crushed pineapple (undrained, canned) Directions Line 18 muffin-tin cups with...Continue Reading

Tips to Quit Smoking

Steward Systemwide

Tips to Quit Smoking

There is no easy way to quit smoking, but there are ways to make the experience more tolerable. Do not be discouraged if it takes many attempts before you kick the habit. The key to quitting, is patience, perseverance,...Continue Reading

The Pros of Probiotics

Healthy Living

The Pros of Probiotics

The term “bacteria” usually gets a bad rap and many associate it with negative health scenarios. But bacteria aren’t always bad and there are “good” bacteria in our bodies that help with digestion and provide protection from the “bad”...Continue Reading

Pumpkin Cider Soup Recipe

Recipe, Steward Systemwide

Pumpkin Cider Soup Recipe

This delicious soup combines apple cider and pumpkin for a tasty treat. What’s more: Pumpkin contributes to heart health and has been proven to fight stomach, esophagus, bladder, lung and prostate cancers. Number of servings: 6 Ingredients 2 tablespoons...Continue Reading

Are You at Risk for Melanoma?

Skin, Steward Systemwide

Are You at Risk for Melanoma?

Every hour, an American dies from melanoma – usually as a result of inadequate sun protection. To stay healthy, read on to learn the facts about this potentially deadly cancer. What is melanoma? Melanoma, also called malignant melanoma, accounts...Continue Reading

Hope Floats – By Adam Glasgow

Healthy Living, Weight Loss

Hope Floats – By Adam Glasgow

Dr. Adam Glasgow is a general surgeon specializing in Bariatric Surgery at Norwood Hospital. To make an appointment, fill out our Request for Appointment form. Article pulled from Surgical Weight Loss Specialists Growing up, I spent my summers at overnight camp...Continue Reading

Maintaining Prostate Health

Urology

Maintaining Prostate Health

Contributed by Dr. Oneeka Williams, Urologist, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, which serves as a good reminder to discuss how proper prevention, screening and, if necessary, treatment can address prostate cancer and other common...Continue Reading

Language for Learning

Speech

Language for Learning

It’s almost September, and that means it’s back to the grind.  While starting up a new school year is a time of excitement for many, for children with speech and language disorders, it can cause anxiety and frustration from the...Continue Reading

Concerned About Your Picky Eater?

Healthy Living

Concerned About Your Picky Eater?

Parents often express concern over the picky eating habits of one (or more) of their children. Moms and Dads worry that limited food choices will cause a deficiency of the important nutrients their children need to grow strong and...Continue Reading

Guide to Maintaining Your Urological Health

Urology

Guide to Maintaining Your Urological Health

When you think about your overall health and wellness, your urological health is likely not the first area that comes to mind.  People generally think of their physical fitness, their weight, their nutrition habits, and areas such as their...Continue Reading

What Exactly is COPD?

Men's Health, Women's Health

What Exactly is COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common preventable and treatable disease.  The condition is characterized by decreased airflow and difficulty breathing.  The condition is usually progressive and often associated with an increased sensitivity in the airways and the...Continue Reading

Name a Healthcare Proxy

Aging

Name a Healthcare Proxy

Plan for life’s unexpected twists by naming a health care proxy and having advance care planning discussions Life can change in a blink of an eye. One serious accident or unexpected illness can turn your world upside down. That’s...Continue Reading

Could a Gluten-Free Diet Be Good...

Healthy Living

Could a Gluten-Free Diet Be Good...

Just a few years ago, the term “gluten” was unfamiliar to most Americans. But today this protein found naturally in wheat, rye and barley has achieved some notoriety in mainstream culture. It’s even been dubbed the “new diet villain”...Continue Reading

More than Cosmetic: Varicose Veins

Aging

More than Cosmetic: Varicose Veins

While summer in New England can evoke the thoughts of lazy hot days, swimming and backyard BBQs, it can also spur concerns about body image. For people suffering from varicose veins, their issues and concerns are more than cosmetic....Continue Reading

Understanding Autism

Autism

Understanding Autism

All children struggle with social, emotional or communication skills occasionally – learning to share with others, expressing fears and adapting to change can vex any young person. But when such struggles impair one’s everyday life, it may signal an...Continue Reading

The Road to Good Bone Health

Healthy Living

The Road to Good Bone Health

Bones play many roles in the body. They provide structure, protect organs, anchor muscles and store calcium. Adequate calcium consumption and weight-bearing physical activity build strong bones and may reduce osteoporosis later in life.  At any age, you can...Continue Reading

Backpack Safety

Healthy Living

Backpack Safety

Do You Know? Overloaded backpacks can cause muscle and joint pain. Children and adolescents complain of back and shoulder pain which causes them to miss school and sports activities. There are suggested weight limits for children to carry which...Continue Reading

Keep the FUN in Boating while...

Seasonal Tips

Keep the FUN in Boating while...

If you are taking to the waterways during these final weeks of summer, be it by boat, kayak, paddle board, raft or canoe, there are several preparedness and safety tips you should keep in mind before buckling that lifejacket....Continue Reading

Shoulder Problems Have You Sidelined?

Injuries

Shoulder Problems Have You Sidelined?

Shoulder injuries can happen to anyone, not just athletes.  Everyday activities throughout the year – from shoveling snow and hanging curtains, to playing catch with your children or using a hammer – can result in a hurt shoulder. Understanding...Continue Reading

What Does It Really Mean to...

Diabetes

What Does It Really Mean to...

Given that diabetes is costly, hard to treat, and approaching epidemic levels, it’s not surprising that interest in prediabetes is growing. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), 86 million Americans aged 20 years or older have prediabetes and...Continue Reading

How’s Your Prostate, Pilgrim?

Men's Health

How’s Your Prostate, Pilgrim?

“A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.” – John Wayne If you have a “That’ll-be-the day!” attitude about seeing a doctor, you may chalk it up to your “True Grit” personality. But when it comes...Continue Reading

Stop Shingles Before it Starts

Aging, Pain Management

Stop Shingles Before it Starts

Have you gotten your shingles vaccination? Shingles, or herpes zoster, is caused by the same virus as chickenpox, and results in painful, blistering rashes on your skin. Shingles can affect anyone who has had chickenpox, but the risk increases...Continue Reading