Health in Johnston, RI

The benefits of exercise for older adults are well known. One option is a stationary bike, which is well suited for providing a low-impact, safe, indoor cardio workout. Unfortunately, so many of those exercycles are just collecting dust in the basement. Why? Because riding a bike at home alone can be boring, and there are loads of distractions that can derail your best

For people diagnosed with coronary heart disease, a new program has been shown to stop the progression of the disease, and even reverse it. This intensive program is known as the Dean Ornish Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. It’s the only lifestyle change program proven in randomized controlled clinical trials to reverse the progression of coronary heart disease.

When winter weather keeps us cooped up indoors, exercise may be the last thing on our minds. But even in winter, exercise is important, especially for patients with arthritis.

Women at increased risk for breast cancer should start receiving mammograms earlier than recommended, even as young as age 30, a new study contends.

September 21 is much more than the last day of summer. It’s also World Gratitude Day! Different people define “gratitude” in their own way, but it’s officially defined as “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” Whatever your definition is, it pays to be grateful whenever you can. Studies have shown that gratitude has multiple

Many eye problems require the medical knowledge that an ophthalmologist has from years of clinical and surgical training. But there are eye problems that you can treat safely at home, as long as they

Driving under the influence and distracted driving are well-known hazards, but few people think twice about getting behind the wheel when feeling drowsy, a sleep expert warns.

The Miriam Hospital in Providence has opened an ostomy center. An ostomy is where a portion of your bowel is rerouted to the surface of the skin and hooked to an appliance, which is a plastic, disposable bag. It often occurs after colorectal cancer surgery or in people with colon diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease. Caryn Boudreau, 63, of Cumberland has one. She had one surgery for colon cancer in 2017, then a second just a few months ago, after a second…

CharterCARE provider Group of Rhode Island has been awarded Elite Status on the America’s Physician Group 2018 Standards of Excellence survey.