How Sweet: The News Behind Sweeteners

sugar packetsEarly in the morning, it’s easy to add one too many spoons of sugar into your coffee. But what is sugar doing to your body? Is there a better way to sweeten your morning coffee while still satisfying your sweet tooth? It’s time to talk about the different types of sugars and sweeteners and how they affect your body.

Your Microbiome and You

microbiomeGuest Bloggers: Barbara Olendzki, RD, MPH, Director, Center for Applied Nutrition, UMass Medical School, and Cordelia Shee Toh, Nutrition Intern, UMass Medical School

Who are we, exactly?

For a long time, this age-old question has been holding a special place in the realms of philosophy and religion. However, science also has come up with an answer, though it may not be what you’re expecting.

How to Talk to Your Teen About Opioid Drugs

buying opioidsSimply-Women-logo Guest Blogger: Stephanie Manzi, LMHC, program director of Motivating Youth Recovery, a 24-bed acute detoxification and stabilization program for adolescents 13- to 17- years of age located at Community Healthlink in Worcester.

Many parents don’t believe their teen would ever misuse opioids. As someone who works with youth in recovery, however, I’m here to tell you that it can and does happen—even in the “best” of families.