Health Matters | November 2016

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How long can you safely eat Thanksgiving leftovers?

Many people cannot wait for a day-after Thanksgiving turkey sandwich. Let your feast live on by safely storing leftovers in your refrigerator or freezer.

4 Tips for Managing Black Friday

Black Friday can be a great time to do your holiday shopping. Unfortunately, this means braving the crowds! These tips will help you get the most out of your Black Friday shopping excursion.

Family Health History and the Holidays

Family members share more than just matching holiday sweaters; they also share genes, lifestyles and environments that may influence their health and risk of chronic disease. The Holidays offer a great opportunity to discuss your family’s health history while everyone is gathered. Having a family member with a chronic disease or condition like cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease may increase your risk of developing that disease. Understanding your family history and discussing it with your primary care physician is an important step to preventing disease in individuals and their close relatives.

Traveling with Diabetes During the Holidays

The holidays are a time for family and thankfulness. Unfortunately, for the almost 29 million Americans with diabetes, holiday travel may bring concerns about meals and diabetic supplies. However, by planning ahead, everyone can have an enjoyable, stress-free holiday season!

Healthier Holiday Swaps

Thanksgiving is a time to count our blessings and indulge in some good old-fashioned comfort food. It’s one of the few times during the year when many people don’t think twice about going for second helpings of homemade mashed potatoes and turkey. These indulgences, while delicious, can temporarily derail your healthy eating habits. However, a few healthy Thanksgiving “swaps” will help you enjoy your favorite holiday foods while keeping your healthy habits going strong.