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Store brand groceries in demand

Store brands are fast becoming the choice of many consumers. Store brands are typically less expensive than national brands and offer similar quality.

The psychology of supermarkets

Supermarkets are designed to pique your interest into purchasing more items than originally intended. The ideal way to prevent overspending is to make a list and stick to it.

Good health on a budget

Although food is one of the highest costs for consumers, it is possible to eat healthy while keeping an eye on one’s budget.

Prevention of low back pain

Although low back pain is very common, it may be possible to prevent it by practicing healthy lifestyles.

Exercise for low back pain

If low back pain does not go away within a week or so, often physical therapy and exercise are recommended. The goal is to strengthen the core and improve function.

A community approach to healing: The Cory Johnson Center for post-traumatic healing

On the morning of April 24, 2009, Shondell Davis watched her 18-year-old son walk out the front door on his way to a friend’s house. Less than 15 minutes later, as she was driving to work, she got a call ...

An alternative treatment for low back pain

There is a link between low back pain and depression, but the exact causes of the link are unclear.

Acupuncture: A common remedy for low back pain

Acupuncture, an age-old form of traditional Chinese medicine, is growing in popularity in this country. Although originally used for pain reduction, the World Health Organization has determined that it can be effective in the treatment of several illnesses.

Sciatica – a real pain in the butt

Herniated discs are one of the most common causes of low back pain. The pain starts in the back, but radiates to the buttocks and down the leg.

Surgery for low back pain … not so fast!

Only about 5 percent of cases of low back pain require surgery. The majority of cases can be treated with more conservative measures, such as physical therapy and exercise.

Low back pain

Low back pain is one of the leading causes of disability in this country. It is estimated that 80 percent of the population will experience low back pain at some point in their lives.

Reducing social, economic barriers to health equity in the local community

Poverty, past experience with trauma and even proximity to a supermarket can all impede a person’s health. To help our local community overcome these obstacles, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Center for Community Health and Health Equity (CCHHE) recently awarded ...

Winter squash and sage

This recipe that pairs butternut (winter) squash with shiitake mushrooms and sage is not only tasty it’s packed with vitamins and minerals, but low in sodium and fat.

Flu season is here

The 2016-2017 flu season is upon us. There’s no escaping that pesky virus. Like clockwork, it makes its appearance every fall. Generally, flu season starts in October and peaks between December and March, but can last as long as May, ...

Avocados: Not just guacamole

Avocados are considered a power food because of its high nutritional value. Each contains nearly 20 minerals and vitamins that the body needs to perform sufficiently.