Health

Ho, ho, ho…’Tis the Season for Lyme Literacy! How much do you know?

Just look for the rash, right? No – this is not always present! Read on:

Lyme Disease Symptoms Checklist

Local Mindfulness Classes in Nashua! Fall 2018

Interested in learning how #mindfulness practice can help with stress, anxiety, pain, or improving your health? Attend a quick class, or a longer series of classes:

“Mind-Body Healing”, a 2-hour, one-day course, will be offered by St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua on Wednesday 11-14-18 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM (register here: https://reg126.imperisoft.com/StJosephHospital/ProgramDetail/3337323032/Registration.aspx).

“Mindfulness Fundamentals Stress Reduction”, a […]

“Sorry, I can’t eat meat. I’m allergic.” C’mon…really? “Yes. Ever since that tick bite.”

Most of us aren’t fond of ticks. Now there’s a new reason to protect yourself (if the threat of lyme disease, erlichiosis, babesiosis, and the myriad of other tick borne illnesses were not enough). Read the story behind how a tick bite can facilitate an allergy to meat. 

High Blood Pressure? Research Supports Aged Garlic Extract

This recent study shows aged garlic extract is effective in reducing peripheral and central blood pressure. Study authors report: “Our trial suggests that aged garlic extract is effective in reducing peripheral and central blood pressure in a large proportion of patients with uncontrolled hypertension, and has the potential to improve arterial stiffness, inflammation, and other […]

Acupuncture at Mass General for Patients with Cancer

Mass General is using #acupuncture to support patients with cancer. #GoodStuff #IntegrativeMedicine

Recently published in Boston Magazine:

The Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center is known throughout the world for its innovative and often revolutionary cancer treatments. What may be surprising is that members of the Mass General  team are supplementing their biomedical cancer treatments with a therapy […]

Chest Pain: Heartburn or Heart Attack?

Knowing the difference may not be as easy as you think, says the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Team:
Although heartburn has nothing to do with your heart, its most common symptom — chest pain — often is the most apparent sign of a heart attack too. So how do you know whether you need to reach for an […]

Seasonal Allergies and Acupuncture: What Science Says

Thinking of trying acupuncture for your allergies? Good choice! Per the National Institute of Health:

There are data from some randomized controlled trials that suggests that acupuncture may improve some symptoms of allergic rhinitis, as well as quality of life.
What Does the Research Show?

The available data on the efficacy of acupuncture for allergic rhinitis consist of several reviews and […]

By |April 4th, 2017|Health|

Time Spent in “Green” Places Linked with Longer Life in Women

This recent study shows that women living in areas with higher levels of green vegetation had lower rates of mortality. The Northeast is currently quite a “white” space as Winter Storm Stella blasts us with heavy snow and blustery wind. Fortunately, Spring is not far away!

By |March 14th, 2017|Health|

Loneliness Can Be Deadly for Elders – Friends Are the Antidote

As you begin to think about your future in 2017, please read this, and then make a note on your task list to call or stop by and visit a senior friend, acquaintance, or neighbor this New Year – just to let them know you are thinking of them and to wish them the best in 2017.

I […]

By |December 30th, 2016|Aging, Health|

It’s Time to Fall Back: 4 Tips to Help Your Body Adjust

It’s that time of year again – time to set your clock back an hour, this Sunday. Here are 4 tips to help your body adjust from the Cleveland Clinic.

By |October 31st, 2016|Health, Sleep|

Practice Safe Grilling this 4th of July!

It’s time to cook out for your annual 4th of July party – make sure to keep your guests healthy with these tips on safe grilling. Happy 4th, everyone!

 

By |June 29th, 2016|Health, Safety|