As part of $11 million effort to help Massachusetts residents maintain health coverage

Outreach worker Carrie Perez leaves information about MassHealth at the door of a home in Revere.  (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

At the community health center in downtown Lowell, patient navigator Abbas Tanner made one phone call among the dozens he and his colleagues reportedly made that day. On the line was a 29-year-old woman from Leominster who needed help renewing her insurance from MassHealth, the state’s Medicaid program. Tanner asked a series of questions about … Read more

16.5 million Americans at risk of stroke from excessive exercise: study

Vigorous exercise could increase risk of suffering a stroke, study suggests (stock)

Health From Adriana Diaz June 26, 2023 | 3:32 pm Push it but not too hard. Nearly 16.5 million Americans are at risk of stroke from exercising too strenuously, according to a new study. Published in the scientific journal Physics of Fluid, the researchers concluded that an elevated heart rate can induce a stroke in … Read more

16.5 MILLION Americans at risk of stroke from excessive exercise, study suggests

Vigorous exercise could increase risk of suffering a stroke, study suggests (stock)

Millions of Americans are at risk of stroke if they exercise too much, study suggests. Researchers have found that people with carotid artery stenosis, which affects an estimated five percent of the country, are at risk of suffering sudden clots in the brain from simple activities like brisk walking, swimming or even Zumba. . During … Read more