Chopped, Riced and Other Convenient Ways to Prep Veggies

We all know we need to incorporate more vegetables into our diet, but many are turned off by all of that washing, peeling and chopping. Take advantage of the pre-prepped options from your local grocery store for a quick and healthy meal. In this video, Narmin Virani, RD, LDN, Clinical Dietitian, UMass Memorial Weight Center, shares new convenient ways to work veggies into your meals. This is part four of our smart grocery shopping clips.

Breast Health: Is 3D Mammography Right for Everyone?

Pink ribbonSimply-Women-logo Finding breast cancer at its earliest stage gives you the best chance for a cure. And mammography has long been the gold standard when it comes to screening and early detection of breast lumps long before they can be felt.

Three-dimensional (3D) mammography — or breast tomosynthesis — is a revolutionary tool in the fight against breast cancer with its ability to capture even more detailed breast images than traditional 2D mammograms. This is important because better imaging leads to earlier diagnosis — and a better chance for a cure.

But which type of mammography is right for you?

6 Ways a Yes Vote Would Put Health Care at Risk

vote no on 1During the 2018 election, the choice will be yours: Do you want an unproven, one-size-fits-all government mandate that strips life-saving, decision-making power away from nurses and doctors?

This November, Massachusetts voters will consider a ballot question that would institute government-mandated nurse staffing levels at all hospitals across the Commonwealth. If approved by voters, the law would require every hospital to adopt rigid, one-size-fits-all registered nurse-to-patient ratios at all times – regardless of a hospital’s size, location or the needs of patients.