Category: The Well

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Grocery Shop the Smart and Healthy Way

asparagusGuest blogger: Stephanie DiRocco MS, RD, LDN, Clinical Nutrition Manager, UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital

Good nutrition starts with smart choices in the grocery store. If you don’t have the proper healthy ingredients in your home, preparing healthy meals can be difficult and challenging. Here are some useful tips to make sure you shop the smart and healthy way.

The Mystery of Men and Why They Avoid the Doctor

man at doctorDo you ever feel like you pester the men in your life to go to the doctor? Generally, men tend to die sooner than woman, and while there are many factors to this statistic, it’s hard to ignore the fact that it may be due to men avoiding the doctor and not getting treatment for otherwise preventable diseases. In honor of Men’s Health Awareness Month, we’re going to help you understand what it is that’s stopping men from visiting the doctor and what you can do to get them to make their health a priority.

What is Psoriatic Arthritis?

arthritis monthIf you have psoriasis then you’re familiar with dry, flaky skin, but what if you also notice joint pain and swelling? People who have psoriasis may also develop psoriatic arthritis. Sometimes the joint pain can begin before any skin lesions appear, making it more difficult to diagnose.