Category: Well in Your 40s & 50s

Conversations for those in their 40s and 50s

5 Exercises to Prevent an Aching Neck

neck painOne of the things many of us take for granted is a pain-free neck. It’s only when we have a stiff or painful neck that we wish we had taken preventive measures. The exercises discussed below are to strengthen and stretch a normal neck. If you have preexisting neck pain or a spine condition, check with your health care provider before doing these exercises. Our team of physiatrists and spine specialists are here to help.

Social Media: The Effect on Young People and Eating Disorders

social media iconsGuest Blogger: Suzanne Allen, CPNP, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Adolescent Medicine, UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center  with Ariana Delostritto, Marketing and Communications

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness. Those suffering with eating disorders have unhealthy emotions, attitudes and behaviors surrounding weight, body, and food that can have life-threatening consequences. Many of those who struggle often feel isolated from friends and family, and use extreme tactics to keep their behavior a secret.

Soaking Up Some Vitamin D

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Guest Blogger: Maria Michas, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Associate Vice President and Medical Director, Employee Health Services, Occupational Injury Care and Wellness

With summer in full effect it should be easier to get some sun exposure to help boost your intake of vitamin D, aka the “Sunshine Vitamin.” But have you ever wondered if you’re getting too little? And what’s the best way to get it?