Be Well Rhody

Heather Abbott Gives Back

As Marathon Monday approaches, we share the story of the Newport native and how she is helping other amputees get the prosthetics they need.

Abbott knows what it’s like to lose a limb; she was a spectator the brisk morning in 2013 when the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon. Abbott lost the lower part of her left leg and became one of many whose lives were forever changed. But that didn’t keep her down for long.

Whole Woman: Pain, Pain Go Away

We talked to a local expert for some simple exercises to help ease pain.

Remember when you were young and couldn’t wait to be older? But now that you finally are, you’re noticing that your body has a lot more aches and pains than it used to.

Getting Fit at Fifty Plus

You don’t have to do a lot, but you do have to be consistent.

Fifty is one of those reflective life milestones where we take stock and make plans. But while you’re double-checking your 401-K for fiscal fitness, don’t forget your physical fitness.

Canine Companions for Independence

Ellis, a three-month-old puppy, is learning basic commands and socialization skills to become a stellar service pup.

Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of children, adults and veterans who have disabilities by providing them with highly trained assistance dogs.

The Doctor Will See You Now

Squeezing in that doctor’s visit just got a whole lot easier thanks to telemedicine. 

We’re officially in the future ladies and gents: You can now consult medical professionals from the comfort of your own home.