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2610, 2016

MetroWest Daily News
Pneumococcal disease

Hillary Clinton recently experienced a bout with pneumonia – on a stage for all of the world to see. This incident has sparked a national conversation about the health of our politicians as well as the dangers of this common illness. Each year, thousands of people die from pneumococcal disease (one of the causes of pneumonia), including 18,000 adults over the age of 65, according to the [...]

2510, 2016

Gaining Peace of Mind

Do you find yourself thinking constantly about the negatives in your life? Do you lie awake at night reviewing your interactions of the day, wondering what you could have handled better? Are you constantly hypothesizing about things over which you have no control? Wouldn’t it be nice to find some inner calm and be free of worries and problems? Although peace of mind is nice, it takes [...]

2510, 2016

Managing a Healthy Heart

Eating a heart-healthy diet is important for managing blood pressure and reducing the risk of heart attack, heart disease, stroke and other diseases. Get quality nutrition from healthy food sources Aim to eat a diet that’s rich in: Fruits Vegetables Whole-grain, high-fiber foods Fat-free and low-fat (1%) dairy products Beans Skinless poultry and lean meats Fish – especially fatty fish like salmon, trout and herring  – contain [...]

110, 2016
10 first aid hacks you need to know

Accidents can happen quickly, and if you’re on the playground, in the wilderness, or home alone, you may not have access to proper first aid. And while there’s no true substitute for expert medical care in serious situations, these healing shortcuts can be temporary — and sometimes lifesaving — solutions. 1. Prevent Blisters With Duct Tape Whether it’s a pair of stilettos or sturdy hiking boots, new [...]

1109, 2016

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Healthy Aging

I recently celebrated a birthday, and it got me thinking about healthy aging. Although I have fantastic genes (my great-grandmother lived to 102, and my grandmother just celebrated 100 1/2), I want to know that I can do my part for living a healthy life. My colleague, Jean Sniffin, is the Community Health nurse for Century Health Systems and Natick Visiting Nurse Association. She gave me some [...]

1308, 2016

Healthy Habits
Backpack Safety

It may only be August, but across the country, many of us are already in back-to-school mode. And if you’re shopping for school supplies, consider the backpack. Wearing an ill-fitting backpack can lead to myriad health issues: neck, back and/or shoulder pain; poor posture; and chronic pain. In fact, thousands of children are injured annually from backpacks that don’t fit properly. So, how can parents ensure that their [...]