Tufts Medical Center held its Chinese New Year celebrations on January 31, by holding a lion dance performance, as well as inviting students from the neighboring Josiah Quincy Elementary School to perform dances and instrumental music. Continue reading
Diabetes (diabetes mellitus) is a metabolism disorder that affects the way the glucose that the food we eat produces is moved in our bloodstream. Our bodies produce insulin, a hormone created in the pancreas, which helps keep our blood sugar levels in check. A person with diabetes either does not produce insulin, doesn’t produce enough insulin, or has cells that do not respond properly to the insulin the pancreas produces.
Mr. H was a smoker of 30 years before he had a stroke four years ago. The stroke left him paralyzed throughout the left side of his body and severely affected his eyesight. As a result of the stroke, Mr. H was comatose for 22 days, during which his children even asked the attending doctor to pull life support. Fortunately, Mr. H recovered, but still carries with him the baggage and disabilities the stroke inflicted. Continue reading
The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Board of Directors has presented the 10th annual Robert M. Melzer Leadership Award to Helen Chin Schlichte for her contributions “leading constructive, lasting and all-embracing change” at the medical center. Continue reading
With Thanksgiving (and all that festive food) in our rear view mirrors, and Christmas and the new year coming up ahead, there hasn’t been a better time to start exercising if you haven’t already. The benefits of exercise are countless. Not only does a regular exercise routine help you feel better, but you’ll have more energy and perhaps even live longer. Who doesn’t want that?
Check out these six extra benefits that exercise produces. Continue reading
The terms “obese” and “overweight” are labels used to categorize people into ranges that are helpful in identifying those who are heavier than what is generally healthy. To determine whether or not one falls into one of the two categories medical professionals use the Body Mass Index (BMI), a number that takes into account a person’s height and weight, which is then compared to a chart that identifies weight ranges. The BMI is used because it tends to accurately correlate with the amount of body fat a person possesses. Continue reading