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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.

Nurses Tell All

Get a behind-the-scenes look into a typical work day of four local nurses.

Here’s your chance to get a real behind-the-scenes look: We spoke with four local nurses from various specialties about what it’s really like to be on the frontlines.

Four Juice Spots to Get Your Health Drink Fix

When in doubt, drink juice.

When you have a good blender and quality ingredients, you can easily make a healthy and delicious smoothie. But what about the times when you’re on the run and these items are not accessible to you? We rounded up some local juice bars where you can get one of these nutrient dense drinks to keep you hydrated and healthy all…

Never Fear, Superfoods are Here

Before you head to the market, it’s good to know just why these so-called superfoods are so, well, super.

Thinkstock It is said that your fridge should be stocked with big bunches of kale and bags of sweet potatoes, while your pantry should be laden with boxes of quinoa and chia seeds. But before you grab your canvas bags and head to the market, it’s good to know just why these so-called superfoods are so, well, super. We consulted…

Two Pilates Principles

We got the scoop on what it really takes to be a Pilates powerhouse.

Think you have what it takes to run a Pilates studio? Hint: It’s not all deep-breaths and stretches. We got the scoop on what it really takes to be a Pilates powerhouse from Elizabeth Dewey and Mora Babineau, co-owners and instructors at studio47 Pilates in Warren.

The Weekly Weigh-In: A Tax on Violent Video Games

Plus, wine might help prevent tooth decay, anxiety and self-discovery, the deadly side of cleaning products, and more in health and wellness.

Thinkstock State rep Robert Nardolillo is introducing legislation that would tax violent video games and use the money to pay for mental health counseling in schools. Lovers of vino, rejoice: Scientists are now saying that polyphenols found in wine extract could help fight tooth decay. This article on the author’s anxiety explores the condition in a beautifully visceral way. He…

The Weekly Weigh-In: Kiwi Troubles

Plus, Emergen-C might not be the cure-all you thought it was, pistachios are deemed a superfood, a wellness walk at Hope Artist Village and more in health and wellness.

There have been cases of students having bad reactions to kiwis across Rhode Island. How can such a tasty fruit cause sudden harm? Rhode Island officials thought that a peracetic acid cleaning solution was triggering these reactions, but now they’re supposing it’s just a case of allergic reactions.   When you start to feel a cold coming on, the go-to move…

Is Gluten-Free Really All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

We ask a local nutrition expert if a gluten-free diet is for everyone.

For the past few years it’s been all the rage to go gluten (a.k.a. the protein found in wheat) free, but is it really all it’s cracked up to be? We chatted with Dara LoBuono, the state media and marketing representative for the Rhode Island Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, to get her take on this lifestyle and more. WHY…