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Seasonal Affective Disorder

  Seasonal Affective Disorder Do the shorter and colder days make you feel blue?  If Daylight Saving Time has you feeling down, you may actually have a common medical condition.   Seasonal Affective Disorder or S.A.D, is a mood disorder that affects over five percent of the U.S. population each year.  Dr. Stuart Anfang, chief…MORE

Household product safely cures drug resistant head lice

Household product safely cures drug resistant head lice   Each year, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), millions of school-aged children get head lice in the United States.  Lice are an insect that infest human hair and feed on tiny amounts of blood from the scalp.  They’re generally found on the head and neck…MORE

High Heel and Flip Flop Health Tips

High heel enthusiasts know all too well the pain that comes along with standing in a beautiful pair of shoes with a heel.  We’ve all heard the saying “pain is beauty,” but could that temporary pain lead to permanent damage? Dr. Tara Futrell, pediatrician and adult medicine physician, specializing in sports and exercise, talks about…MORE

Summer Sun Protection Tips

Summer Sun Protection Tips Summer is in full swing and sun worshippers have already hit the beaches and local parks soaking up the warmth of the sun – along with its deadly rays. Unprotected exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet radiation is the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer by using sunscreen. UV exposure and…MORE

Waist Training weight loss trend raises concerns

With vacation season just around the corner, many people are now considering ways to slim down for warmer weather.  Dr. John Romanelli, the medical director of the Weight Loss Surgery Program at Baystate Medical Center, says, “The best way to lose weight is with diet and exercise.”  However, those seeking instant gratification are turning to…MORE

May is Blood Pressure Education Awareness month

    Understating Blood Pressure May is Blood Pressure Education Awareness month Blood pressure is the measurement of how much resistance the heart has in working to pump blood to the arteries throughout out the body.  This pressure naturally rises and falls during the day, but when it is consistently too high, it is considered…MORE

Tips for Seasonal Allergy Sufferers

Spring is has officially sprung!  For some folks, the warmer weather comes with itchy, watery eyes, a scratchy throat, and a runny nose. Dr. John O’Reilly, a pediatrician a Baystate Children’s Hospital, offers some tips to help your child deal with allergies this upcoming season. Allergies 101 Many people know the symptoms, but what exactly…MORE

Vitamin Supplement Safety

Taking supplements can be a good way to get much needed vitamins and minerals that you may be missing.   However, like many other medication, it’s important to check with your health care professional before you start taking them. Vitamins and supplements can be very safe but they can also be dangerous if not used properly…MORE

Prevention is the Best Medicine

February is American Heart Month Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States.  “When it comes to heart disease, prevention is the best medicine.  Up to 80% of heart disease is preventable,” says Dr. Amir Lotfi, medical director of the inpatient cardiovascular services at Baystate Medical Center.  “Following a few…MORE

New Year’s Weigh Loss Tips

As the New Year begins, one of the most popular resolutions is to lose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle.  However, it’s not uncommon for many people to have trouble sticking to their weight loss resolutions. Dr. John Romanelli, medical director of the Weight Loss Surgery Program at Baystate Medical Center, says there are five…MORE

Keeping your Child Healthy During Winter Season

  SPRINGFIELD – Winter is nearly here, and with colder temperatures often comes the temptation for children become less active and gain weight. According to doctors, New Englanders tend to be more sedentary in the winter because it feels good to escape frigid temperatures by cuddling at home in front of the television. When you…MORE

Holiday Eating

  Holiday Eating Healthy tips, tricks and substitutions the whole family will love The Holiday season is fast approaching. That’s means holiday dinners, office parties and loads of high calorie meals and seasonal snacks. It’s often hard for an adult to control indulging over the holidays, but it’s even harder for a child.Nancy Anderson, pediatric licensed…MORE

Blogs

Dina’s Dirt at 8:40

Basketball got real dangerous real fast for “If Beale Street Could Talk” actress Regina King. She was watching the Knicks vs. Philadelphia 76ers at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, when Joel Embiid, a 7-foot, 250-pound player, leaped over her head to stop a ball from going out of bounds. Watching it unfold in slow-motion, you…

Dina’s Dirt at 7:40

We’ve been telling you that Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have renewed their friendship, that their past is now behind them, especially because Brad supposedly “asked for Jen’s forgiveness a long time ago.” Now, we know what that was about. According to Us Weekly, Brad regrets the way he handled the divorce, which at the…

Dina’s Dirt at 6:40

Now that Jussie Smollett has spoken his truth on Good Morning America, Chicago police have confirmed that they’re talking to two persons of interest in connection with the alleged attack on the “Empire” star. But from what we hear, \ police are looking into whether he and the two men staged the attack because of…

Dina’s Dirt at 8:40

Here’s some bad news for “This Is Us” fans. The show may be ending sooner than you think. In a new interview, showrunners Isaak Aptaker and Dan Fogelman imply that “This Is Us” could end after its sixth season. It just wasn’t meant to go on and on “endlessly,” since Fogelman says that they’ve kept…