Health Matters | January 2016

Follow Us

rss

Tags

allergies asthma cancer prevention common cold family fitness for parents general germs hand washing health Healthy eating healthy living immediate care mold nutrition primary care safety sleep schedule spring allergies summer sun safety sunburn traveling volunteer 10000 steps 4th of july allergens allergies asthma baby baby food back pain back to school basketball better sleep bike riding bike trails biking black friday blood pressure bulls eye rash cabin fever candy cardio child safety children cholesterol Christmas cold cold prevention cold weather colds colon cancer common cold concussion cough cycling dad recipes dehydration depression detox foods diabetes diabetes awareness month diet digestion dinner recipes easy recipes eat red emergency care exercise fall fall allergies falls family family health history fat Father's Day Father's Day gifts fatigue fermented fever firework safety first aid fitness flu flu and you flu FAQ flu prevention flu season flu shot flu vaccine food allergies food bank food storage food swaps for dads for grandparents for kids for men for moms for parents Fourth of July frostbite fruit general gift ideas goals grill recipes grill safety grilling groundhog day gut health gyms halloween halloween safety Halloween treats handwashing hanukkah head injury head lice Headache health health history healthy cookie recipe healthy eating healthy food habits healthy gift ideas healthy halloween healthy holiday healthy living healthy lunchbox healthy lunches healthy pregnancy healthy recipe healthy recipes healthy snacks heart attack heart disease Heart health heart month heat heat exhaustion heat exposure heat safety hiking holiday holiday safety holidays hot hot tea hydration ice immediate care indoor exercise inflammation influenza injury injury prevention insect bites kayaking kefir kombucha kwanzaa last minute gifts laughter leftovers loss of appetite low impact sports lunch lunchbox ideas lunches lyme lyme disease managing stress meal prep Medicaiton storage medication storage medicine medicine storage melanoma melanoma prevention men men's health Mental Health new center opening new moms new year's New Year's Resolution nutrition osteoporosis osteoporosis prevention outdoors parenting parenting myths parents personality pets physical physical exam physicals pilates places to ride bikes poison prevention pollen portable protein pregnancy prevention primary care probiotics protein quitting smoking ragweed rec league recipes relaxation riding bikes road trip rowing rugby running running tips runny nose safety safety tips school school physical screenings shin splints skin skin cancer skin protection sleep sleep hygiene sleep schedule sleep tips slips smoking snacks sneezing snow soccer softball sore throat sports sports injury spring spring allergies spring cleaning staycation steps strep throat stress stress busting tips stress relief stretching stroke stuffy nose summer summer vacation sun sun burn sun safety sunblock sunburn sunscreen Super Bowl swimming tbi teal pumpkin thanksgiving ticks tips for moms traumatic brain injury travel traveling traveling with diabetes trick-or-treat unhealthy healthy foods urgent care vacation volleyball volunteer volunteering walking weight lifting weight loss winter winter hydration winter safety work work out workout x-rays yard safety yard work yearly physical yoga yogurt

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.