Health Matters | January 2017

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Super Swaps - Snacks for Game Day

The big game is this weekend, and let’s be honest – some of the best parts of game day are tailgating and parties. Making a few nutritious adjustments to your favorite football snacks can make a healthy difference. Try these healthy game-day snacks:

8 Tips to Fight the Flu

Flu season is in full swing! Thankfully there are precautions you can take to ensure that those pesky germs don’t find you. Check out these 8 preventative flu tips:

Acetaminophen - Know Your Dose

Did you know acetaminophen is the most common drug ingredient in America? While acetaminophen is safe when used as directed, taking more than directed is an overdose and can cause liver damage. These four simple steps will help you use acetaminophen safely:

Packing Smarter Lunchboxes

Stumped on what to send your kid for lunch this week? School provided lunches can be unhealthy and loaded with calories. Check out these easy kid friendly lunch ideas to keep your child satisfied and eating healthy during the school week:

Meet Your Thyroid

Your thyroid is the butterfly shaped gland at the front of the neck that is responsible for converting iodine you ingest into thyroid hormones. Sometimes the thyroid may not work as it is supposed to, leading to hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. Learn signs and symptoms here: