Maisie Ostyre, a registered dietician and owner of Eat to Live Nutrition in Natick, said she's often asked about different diets and what they mean. Meals such as cheeseburgers are OK in moderation, she said, as long as healthier meals are mixed in.

With dieting, more are aware of importance, fewer take action

Susan Shalhoub |

Fewer adults today say they're dieting. But dietitians serve to answer questions from those who can be confused by conflicting or shifting trends.


Doctors warn of dangers of screen time for kids

Grant Welker |

Doctors say too much time looking at screens can harm brain development, contribute to a inactive lifestyle, and lead to delayed or poor reading skills for children.

Substance use a growing concern among the older set

Livia Gershon |

Central Massachusetts providers say there appears to be a growing problem of substance misuse among older adults.

Health News

UMass fined $230,000 for data breaches

UMass Memorial Medical Group and flagship hospital UMass Memorial Medical Center will pay the state $230,000 after complaints of two data breaches.

Mass. health insurers ask HPC for Question 1 analysis

Health insurers on Wednesday asked a state agency to produce in the next month an independent analysis of the costs associated with Question 1.

Health care price tool could be 'game changer'

A new state website designed for patients to compare health care provider prices launched earlier this year.

Assisted living group opposes Question 1

State House News Service |

The trade group representing assisted living facilities came out Thursday against the nurse-to-patient staffing requirements of Question 1.

Teaching the sighted to be blind

Brad Kane |

Liz Myska, an elder law attorney, has been blind for 10 years. In that time, she developed a side business to help the disabled navigate the world of available services.

Hanover sells specialty business Chaucer for $950M

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester-based Hanover Insurance Group has agreed to sell its specialty insurance business Chaucer to a Chinese company for $950 million.

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