Health & Wellness

Expanded Preventive Food Pantry and Demonstration Kitchen

Expanded Preventive Food Pantry and Demonstration Kitchen

Food interventions are an effective way to combat chronic illness, not only through ameliorative care for those who currently suffer from diet-related illness but also as a preventive measure for those who are at risk. Providing medically-tailored food, incentivizing the purchase of healthy foods, and providing focused nutrition education to people at high risk of developing the chronic disease are…

Effective at Reducing Drug Use Violates Human Rights

Effective at Reducing Drug Use Violates Human Rights

In an analysis recently published in BMJ, which coincided with the UN High-Level Meeting on HIV in New York, Boston Medical Center (BMC) clinician-researchers assessed current global evidence and found that mandatory treatment for people with substance use disorders is not effective in reducing their drug use. In addition, mandatory treatment, which is defined as treatment ordered, motivated, or supervised…

Celebrating National Arthritis Awareness Month

Celebrating National Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis is the 2nd most frequently reported chronic condition with over 100 different types, and after researching the correlation between nutrition and inflammation, I was amazed at the results. Everybody can benefit from an anti-inflammatory diet with arthritis diet recipes as chronic inflammation (from environmental causes to stress and unhealthy diet) results in long-term tissue destruction and may be the…