Handling Holiday Stress
The holiday season is here, with extra shopping, family time and last minute projects. To reduce stress during this busy time, try to maintain a normal routine. When you can’t do that, try these tips for coping with the chaos.
Sweet on sugar? Get control.
Americans consume too much added sugar! This can lead to health problems like weight gain and obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. To live healthier, longer lives, most people need to move more and eat better. This includes getting fewer calories from added sugars.
7 Flu and Cold Myths Debunked
Flu season is here and it's likely that you or a family member will contract some kind of illness before the season ends. But it’s still worth the effort to avoid getting sick! And that begins with knowing what’s true about the flu and what’s not.
Is it a Cold or Allergies?
You’re sneezing and sniffling, with a stuffy nose and an itchy throat. That probably means a cold. Then again, allergies can cause similar symptoms. So which one is it? Knowing the difference can help you with treatment.
What You Need to Know About the Flu
Influenza (flu) is caused by a virus that can lead to a hospital visit or even death. Flu season can start as early as October and last as late as May. Make sure you and your family are prepared. Get your flu shot now!
How to Have a Successful Doctor’s Appointment
Regular health exams by a Primary Care Physician (PCP) can stop problems before they start or catch problems early, giving you better chances for treatment and cure.
Sports Safety for Kids
Sports and recreation are important parts of a healthy, active lifestyle for kids. But injuries can and do happen. Take steps to help keep kids safe on the field, the court, or wherever they take part in sports and recreation.
Why Vaccines Are Important
National Immunization Awareness Month, observed each August, highlights the importance of vaccines in preventing serious, sometimes deadly diseases. It’s a yearly reminder to stay up to date on recommended vaccines.
Give Yourself the Gift of Wellness
It’s no fun to be sick during the holidays! Give the gift of wellness this year by remembering these easy ways for you and your family to stay healthy.
Common Myths About the Flu Shot
Millions of people get the flu every year. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) tells us everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu shot each year. There are still many myths about the flu shot, so we want to share the truth with you.