Category: The Well

Recipes, quizzes, and more interactive fun to keep you well

The Pain Brought on by Opioids

pills in handGuest bloggers: Amy Wachholtz, PhD, MDiv, health psychologist, and Padma Sankaran, MA, research assistant

Massachusetts is facing a growing epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose deaths. Recent statistics from the Worcester DPH shows 33 overdose deaths and 756 non-fatal reported overdose cases in the past year. With proper prevention, treatment and recovery support, this epidemic can be successfully handled when this is considered as a chronic brain disease.

Give Your Kale a Rubdown

kale saladBreak out the scented candles, turn on some Barry White, and get ready to massage your kale. Kale is a nutritious green vegetable rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as calcium and iron. But if you’re going to eat it raw—say, in a salad—you may enjoy it more if it’s given a good rubdown.

The Polls are Open – Vote for Your Favorite Salad Today!

Simply Salad VotingThe salads were made. The recipes were submitted. The Simply Well team and our clinical dietitians have narrowed our staff submissions down to the top 24 salads based on creativity, nutritional value and taste. Now it’s time for you to vote on the top 12. Winners will be featured in our 2016 Simply Salads Calendar. Vote on your favorite today. Polls close on October 16. Vote today!