Deaths from hepatitis C reach a new high
The new numbers add urgency for all baby boomers to get tested for this infectious disease.
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A to Z in the Providence Advanced Care Center
The gleaming, state-of-the-art Providence Little Company of Mary Advanced Care Center opened its doors in 2018 and has filled rapidly with a number of health care services vital to the South Bay.
Common causes of chest pain
Does chest pain mean I’m having a heart attack?
Have you solved the protein puzzle: meat or plants?
Whether you get your protein from a meat-based or plant-based diet, it’s an essential building block for your body’s cells, tissues and organs.
More women than men are SAD about the seasons changing
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs most often during fall and winter and affects more women than men.
Heart rate 101: How to monitor it and what's ideal
Learn the facts about heart rate: what it is, how to check your numbers, and terms you should know.
For people with Alzheimer's, music brings sweet memories
It’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and a reminder that research is needed to find a cure. In the meantime, music can help Alzheimer’s patients. Here’s how.
What vaping does to your lungs
Is there a link between vaping and lung cancer? Experts weigh in on the latest about e-cigarettes and their effects on your lungs.
Flu season round-up: Tips and how to prepare
Flu season runs from October through May each year. Take the time to educate yourself on the flu, how to avoid it and what to do if you end up catching it.
How thyroid disorders impact women’s health
Learn the ways an over- or underactive thyroid can affect women including menstruation, fertility, pregnancy and postpartum health.
Halloween goody guide: Tricks for handling treats
Check out this Halloween goody guide for tips to help make sure your trick-or-treaters enjoy their bounty without harming their health.
Parents: Make time for your kids' mental health
Mental health isn’t an easy topic to address with your kids. Here are some strategies to help keep your children healthy in mind and body.
Senior skin or health concern? Five reasons to see a dermatologist.
Learn more about the impact of age on your skin and five reasons it might be time to see a dermatologist.
A jet ski accident left him paralyzed. He left the Providence Spine Institute on his own two feet.
Randy was rushed to a local hospital, but as the days passed, he still had no feeling below the neck. It was clear that he would need very specialized help.
Malnutrition in babies and young children
Part two of a two-part series that looks at the growing epidemic of malnutrition. This month: Malnutrition in babies and young children.
Physical therapy after joint replacement
Physical therapy after joint replacement can help speed your recovery and get you back to your daily activities faster with less pain.
Healthcare open enrollment FAQs
Get answers to your frequently asked questions about Open Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Kick the caffeine habit for heart health
Learn how too much caffeine can affect your heart and cause anxiety, jitters, increased heart rate and irregular heartbeat.
Keep smiling: Study links optimism to longevity
Researchers have found that optimistic men and women tend to live longer lives. So put on a smile – it might last into the next decade.
You've been diagnosed with AFib: Now what?
Learn how to live safely with AFib and lower your risk for other serious health problems like stroke.
Making a home away from home