Health Matters | January 2016

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Winter Storm Safety Tips

The Mid-Atlantic is bracing for a major winter storm that could drop a lot of snow across the region this weekend. This storm could create potentially dangerous conditions. It is important to keep some basic winter safety tips in mind during and after the storm.

Pack Your Child Healthy Lunches

Your young scholars need to be healthy and alert in order to do well in school, so you want to make sure that they eat the right things at lunchtime. Here are six healthy lunchbox ideas to help you make it through the rest of the school year.

Know Your Dose

Your head is pounding, your nose is dripping, and you’re experiencing random body chills. Luckily for you, there are many different products on the market designed to treat your cold symptoms. Likely, reading the ingredient list is the last thing you want to do as you pick your treatment and head to the checkout counter. However, it is important to check the ingredient list of all medications to determine any potential interactions or reactions to the medicine.

Eat Your Way to Better Hydration

Winter is here, and conditions are perfect for uncomfortable, dry, itchy skin. While slathering on moisturizers may temporarily soothe your skin, it may be time to add another supplemental method. Help ensure you are reaching your water intake needs by incorporating these six hydrating foods into your diet

Keep Your News Year's Resolution Safe

New Year’s resolutions are a tradition for many people as they reflect on the past year and look for ways to improve the next. The most common resolution by far is to “lose weight” and “get healthier." While it is easy to get lost in the chase for the desirable end result, it is important to start your resolution in a reasonable manner to increase long term progress and overall health. Learn more about how you can turn your new year's weight loss resolution into a healthy, sustainable lifestyle.