Kathleen M. Fairfield MD MPH DrPH


Heart-Healthy Eating: Fish

As part of a healthy diet, eat at least two servings of fish each week. Oily fish, which contain omega-3 fatty acids, are best. These fish include salmon, mackerel, lake trout, herring, and sardines. Fish as part of a heart-healthy diet Fish is an important part of a heart-healthy diet. A heart-healthy diet is not just…

Heart-Healthy Eating

What is heart-healthy eating? A heart-healthy eating plan is full of foods that can lower your risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. This plan can help you stay at a healthy weight and manage cholesterol and blood pressure. It is part of a heart-healthy lifestyle that includes regular activity and not…

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a treatment based on traditional Chinese medicine. Traditional Chinese acupuncture usually is done by putting very thin needles into the skin at certain points on the body to produce energy flow along the body’s meridians; other types of acupuncture may use heat, pressure, or mild electrical current to…

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Discusses system of medicine partly based on the idea that energy flows along pathways in the body called meridians. Covers acupuncture, acupressure, Chinese herbs, cupping, diet, and massage. Covers safety and side effects.

Acupuncturist

An acupuncturist is a health professional who applies theories of traditional Chinese medicine in the form of acupuncture. Acupuncture is a procedure in which thin needles are inserted into specific parts of the body to relieve pain and treat illness. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners believe acupuncture…