Top Ten HealthHub Posts in 2015 – Share Your Favorite

Posted by Brigham and Women's Hospital December 31, 2015

We crunched the numbers and the results are in:  the most-viewed HealthHub posts published in 2015. This year’s list includes a wide range of topics, from a diet that may promote longevity to 3-D printing of blood vessels needed for organ regeneration. Share your favorite with family, friends, and followers. We wish you a healthy New Year!


#1 – New Evidence that Mediterranean Diet May Lead to Longer Life


BWH researchers have found that following a Mediterranean diet may lead to a longer life .  The findings are based on the study of telomeres, the repetitive DNA sequences at the ends of chromosomes, which are a reliable biomarker of human aging. The researchers found that greater adherence to the Mediterranean diet was associated with longer telomeres.


#2 – Top 10 Health Care Innovations for 2015

2015-2Innovations that increase patient engagement, reduce costs, and advance digital health technology were voted among the most important innovations for 2015 by physicians, researchers, and other members of the health care community. Learn how big data, telehealth, wearables, apps, and other innovations will transform health care in the future.


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Winter Survival Guide – Staying Healthy through the Holidays and Beyond

Posted by Brigham and Women's Hospital December 8, 2015

The official start of winter is still a couple of weeks away, but we’re already feeling its effects: shorter days, harsher weather, and increased illness due to flu and other diseases. The start of the holiday season presents additional challenges to our health with the tempting array of holiday treats we find at work, home, or school. Our winter survival guide offers some tips to help you and your family stay healthy, fit, and happy during winter.

Winter-1Enjoy Holiday Foods without Derailing Your Diet

The key to maintaining or achieving a healthy weight around the holidays is to plan ahead, watch what you eat, and stay active in the weeks leading up to and following the holidays. Having the attitude that you don’t have to eat huge portions to enjoy holiday foods also can make a big difference. Read more tips about eating well around the holidays. Read More »