Kathleen M. Fairfield MD MPH DrPH


High Blood Pressure: Nutrition Tips

DASH diet The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet can help you lower your blood pressure. It includes eating fruits, vegetables, and low-fat or nonfat dairy foods. For more information on the DASH diet, see: High Blood Pressure: Using the DASH Diet. DASH Diet Sample Menu. Follow these daily…

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…

Cholesterol and Triglycerides: Eating Fish and Fish Oil

Eating fish, at least 2 servings each week, is part of a heart-healthy diet. Fish oil supplements can lower triglycerides. But doctors do not agree about whether these supplements can help protect your heart. Fish and fish oil supplements do not lower cholesterol. Fish Eating fish may help lower your risk of coronary…

Cholesterol and Triglycerides: Eating Fish and Fish Oil

Eating fish, at least 2 servings each week, is part of a heart-healthy diet. Fish oil supplements can lower triglycerides. But doctors do not agree about whether these supplements can help protect your heart. Fish and fish oil supplements do not lower cholesterol. Fish Eating fish may help lower your risk of coronary…

Therapeutic Touch

What is therapeutic touch? Therapeutic touch is based on ancient healing practices. The goal of the technique is to help people relax, relieve their pain, and help them heal faster. Therapeutic touch is thought to promote healing through restoring harmony to a person’s energy fields. Therapeutic touch is used in many…