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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.

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…

The Furry Canine Healers at Hasbro Children’s Hospital

The Animal Visiting Program at Hasbro Children’s Hospital has been delivering smiles to children’s faces for more than twenty years.

Headed by Hasbro staffers and animal lovers, Kim Morse and Ariel Twomey, the Animal Visiting Program features just under a dozen pet therapy dogs of all breeds, large and small. These pups visit with patients and families all over the hospital, from the emergency department to the mental health ward to the long term care unit. TRAINING As we all…

Best Foot Forward

Whether you're an avid walker, runner or someone who spends a lot of time on your feet, it's important to find the perfect shoe.

629411952 Thinkstock Your feet are your foundation,” says Eric Lonergan, marketing manager at Rhode Runner, a well-known shoe retailer in Providence. And who can argue with that? Our feet enable us to walk, run and everything in between — so why wouldn’t we try to make them as comfortable as possible? “Making sure you’re wearing the right size and also…