Literally speaking, an awful lot of folks are making great strides nowadays and with good reason. Simple as it is to do, walking has a significant payoff. Brisk walking is considered to be moderate-intensity activity, and “if done on a regular basis, it’s known to provide health benefits, in terms of prevention of chronic diseases and weight management,” says Patty Freedson, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst professor and chair of kinesiology and member of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Brown & Toland has developed a hospice program to raise awareness of the benefits of hospice and to help patients and their families better understand hospice’s holistic model of care when appropriate, during end-of-life care planning.
“Hospice is often a misunderstood and potentially frightening concept for many because it is associated with end-of-life,” said Susan Huang, M.D., medical director at Brown & Toland. “But many do not understand the benefits of hospice and how it can help patients and families.”
Are you among the U.S. adults who take at least one medication or those who take five or more?
Experts call them “adverse drug events”—when someone has been harmed by a medicine—and they’re a serious public health problem. These mishaps account for an estimated 1 million visits to U.S. emergency departments each year and 125,000 hospitalizations. To help you use your medications safely, here are a few simple tips:
1 cup wild rice
2 cups water
¾ cup pecan pieces (raw)
1 tablespoon fresh dill
2¾ teaspoons kosher salt, or to taste, divided
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
¼ cup all-purpose flour
4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets (approximately 1-inch thick)
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
3 lemon wedges, for garnish
Top tips for getting a good night’s sleep
About 10 percent Americans experience frequent or extended bouts of insomnia every year. If you’re among them, you probably know the vicious cycle of anxiety that lack of sleep can create: The more you worry about it, the harder it is to sleep.
Regular family meals can reduce children’s risks for nutritional problems
Gathering together for a meal can give the modern family an opportunity for some quality time and a break from the rush and frenzy of life in the fast lane. Researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign have documented more tangible benefits.
Bay Area locations make it easy to add herbs and spices to your diet
What is “good nutrition”? And how do you know you’re getting what you need?
March is National Nutrition Month, and is a good time to assess your nutritional habits for ways to improve. Nutrition is “the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth.” However, good nutrition means getting the proper amount of nutrients to achieve optimum health, which is a key to lowering your risk of chronic disease.
- 1 medium sweet apple peeled, and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 slightly firm pears peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 cup black or golden California raisins
- 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
- 1/2 cup spiced cider
- 1/2 cup raisins black or golden
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- water to thin if needed