Health in Johnston, RI

Obesity is often thought to be just a weight-related condition. More studies, however, have found that it affects many other organs in the body and can be a threat to overall health and wellness. Weight loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery, is a popular treatment method for obesity. There are several myths and misconceptions about the surgery and its outcomes. Here, we

See how the Healing Arts program at Lifespan hospitals in Rhode Island uses art therapy to improve patient health, and learn about specific healing arts programs.

It's important to understand your options when it comes to arthritis treatment. Learn more about joint surgery, medications and even natural treatments.

For a local family, nursing is a family affair. NBC 10's Barbara Morse Silva reports.

PROVIDENCE — The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded Miriam Hospital a five-year, $2.4-million grant to study the value

Vincent Pera Jr., MD, Explains Lighten Up, a Weight Loss Program for Teens Contact Us Many insurers cover most of the care patients receive while participating in Lighten Up.

More than two million people in the world have multiple sclerosis (MS) and almost 200 new cases are diagnosed in the United States every week. What is MS? MS is a disease of the brain and spinal cord and is the leading cause of disability in young adults ages 20 to 40. MS occurs when a person’s own immune system starts attacking the myelin, or the coating around the nerves of

Lifespan Cancer Institute will hold its Annual Golf & Tennis Tournament on Monday, June 25th at Agawam Hunt Country Club.

FDA worries that current labels weren't emphatic enough about dangerous side effects

Nowadays, many of us are glued to our cell phones when we have down time because, let's face it, we're on social media. But taking a break from it could be good for your mental health and overall well-being.

The program will recruit 128 children from ages 6 to 12 through public housing authority and doctor's offices to encourage healthier lifestyles.

Eating even a moderate amount of red or processed meat is linked with an increased risk of colorectal (bowel) cancer, according to a new study published Wednesday.

Mistaken beliefs about sleep are common and pose a significant health threat, a new study warns.

Have you heard this recommendation? Over the years, I’ve had several clients come to me after reading articles about avoiding all foods that are white. It seems simple. But what does it mean? Should you pass by anything white in your grocery store? What about egg whites, plain yogurt, milks (dairy or plant based), potatoes, cannellini beans and even cauliflower?

The number of measles cases in the United States made its biggest jump of the year, with 90 new cases reported in just one week, according to numbers released Monday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Obesity is a complex medical disease that currently affects approximately 25 percent of Rhode Island teenagers. In fact, the occurrence of obesity in children has tripled since the 1970s. There are many factors that may contribute to the development of obesity. In addition to food choices and physical activity level, your child’s medications, family history, hormones,

Rates of prostate cancer cases and deaths have declined or stabilized in many countries. And the United States had the largest recent decrease in disease incidence, a new study says.

A new theory says that the ever-slowing speed at which our brain processes images as we get older speeds up our perception of time.

Lifespan Weight Loss Services Lifespan offers an extensive range of programs that provide the most comprehensive, integrated care to help our patients achieve and maintain their weight loss and wellness goals. Our Center for Weight and Wellness offers programs to help overweight patients through safe, healthful weight loss, and our Center for Bariatric Surgery provides

Back Pain: When Should You See a Physician? More than 30 million Americans suffer back pain at any one time, and most people experience it at least once in their lifetime. Back pain is reportedly the third most common reason patients visit the doctor’s office. While it’s certainly uncomfortable and unpleasant, a bout of back pain usually stems from muscle strain, injury, or

To say New Englanders are ready for spring is an understatement. After the last few weeks of snowstorms and lawns covered in snow that refuses to melt, the first day of spring is a welcome occasion. Many may find this season to be a motivator for change, as the sunshine and warmer weather tends to reenergize us and inspire action. Whether that action is for physical health,

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision impairment among older adults in the United States. It tends to cause vision loss in the center of one’s vision, making it difficult to recognize people’s faces or to read books or the newspaper. Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of AMD over the past decade have improved the chances of

Young adults born after 1995 are experiencing more mental health issues. Researchers point to lack of sleep and the rise of social media.

Every year, more than three million people seek treatment for symptoms related to kidney stones. Many are familiar with the pain associated with kidney stones, but there are some surprising facts you might not know.

Clinicians use many tools to measure your overall health. One is called the body mass index, or BMI. Essentially, it is an easy method for individuals and health care professionals to determine if one is at a healthy weight for their height. BMI is calculated by dividing weight in pounds by height in inches squared, then multiplying by a conversion factor of 703. The level of

Midday sleep appears to lower blood pressure levels at the same magnitude as other lifestyle changes, researches found.

HIV cure? A second patient is HIV-free after undergoing a bone marrow transplant intended to treat cancer.

Think twice about using weekends to recover lost sleep. A new study finds that not only are you still sleep-deprived, you are also more likely to gain weight and harm your health.

In almost any article about healthy living, it will mention that managing your weight is critical for your overall health. That is because extra weight impacts your heart. Your heart The heart has a big job: to pump blood throughout the body. The larger the body, the harder the heart must work to pump and circulate the blood. Extra weight also gives the body volume, which