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Recipe of the Month: Quick Soba Noodle Stir Fry

By Jeanne Tennis Quick, delicious and easy to digest, soba noodles make a wonderful lunch or dinner dish. Soba noodles are typically made with buckwheat and wheat flour. Look for 100 percent buckwheat varieties for a gluten-free option. Low in fat and high in protein, soba noodles require a minimum...


Radio-Frequency Ablation for Chronic Back Pain

Millions of Americans suffer with chronic back pain. A procedure at Hartford Hospital involving radio-frequency ablation may help. Dr. Ricardo Taboada is an anesthesiologist with the Hartford Hospital Pain Treatment Center: Q: What is radio-frequency ablation? A: Once a structure has been determined to be a pain generator, its nerve...

Fresh Vegetables

How to Turn A Veggie Hater to a Veggie Tolerator

If there’s ever a time to try to eat more vegetables, it’s now. It’s summer, that long-awaited time when we relax a bit more and venture a bit farther. This is also the time when gardens thrive and farmers markets open. It brings me pleasure knowing I am eating locally...

Tofu Salad

Recipe: Tasty Tofu Lunch Salad

By Jeanne Tennis Here’s a good-for-you recipe for the hottest days of the summer: No oven or stovetop required. Tasty Tofu Lunch Salad In a mixing bowl combine: One small organic carrot, finely grated. 3 -4 Tablespoons of organic onion, minced. 1 heaping Tablespoon of fresh, organic dill. 3-4 Tablespoons...

Protein Sources

Protein: How to Unlock a Key to Weight Loss

Protein, protein, protein . . . Everywhere you look, it seems, someone is talking about the importance of protein and its role in weight loss and weight maintenance. So why is protein so important and what does it do? Proteins are commonly referred to as the building blocks of life....

Wendy Nichols

Exercising in the Searing Summer Heat? Some Tips

With summer in full swing, people are getting outdoors to enjoy the sunshine and get some exercise. Although being active is good for your health, Wendy Nichols, area director for the Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network, offers these precautions for staying safe: When to work out: It’s best to work out early...


Joint Replacement: When Will I Know?

Chances are when Shakira sang, “My hips don’t lie and I am starting to feel it’s right,” she wasn’t contemplating hip replacement. Or knee replacement, for that matter. But our body sends signals when it’s running out of steam. When you are tired, you rest. When you are hungry, you...