More than 400 medical practices join national call to prioritize blood pressure control

Just one year after the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA) launched Target: BP, more than 400 medical practices, providers and health systems are now participating in the joint national initiative aimed at reducing the number of American adults who die from heart attacks and strokes every year. Continue reading

How chair yoga is revitalizing Boston’s senior community

Boston seniors practice chair yoga at Morville House. (Image courtesy of the Boston Public Health Commission.) 波士頓長者在Morville House練習椅子瑜伽。(圖片由波士頓公共健康委員會提供。)

In the heart of Boston’s historic Symphony neighborhood, Nicole Ferraro of the Boston Public Health Commission dedicated her Tuesday mornings from June to October to lead a gentle chair yoga class for seniors and adults preferring slow, low-impact exercise. The last class was held in Morville House, a low-income housing option for the elderly, with a group of adults of various backgrounds, physical ability, mental ability and age. Set to the backdrop of a soothing playlist of both modern and timeless music, they aged in place, taking care of their magnificent bodies by lengthening their spines and moving with hands at heart center. Continue reading