Health Blog

Everyone can use a little healthy advice from time to time. That’s why we created Health Tips—blogs packed with great information to help you and your family stay well. Here you’ll find our doctors and healthy living experts sharing advice in areas like nutrition, exercise, heart health, cancer prevention and more.
 

Summertime Gardening

Name me something more “summer” than spending time barefoot outdoors and eating tomatoes and string beans straight off the vine. I dare you.

I spent summers growing up doing just that. My version of “helping” my parents in our backyard garden was to simply pick and eat the food as fast as it could grow. I grew up loving fresh fruits and vegetables because that was associated with happy times for me. Now, as an adult with a family of my own, I have the opportunity to give my boys these same types of memories.

Helping Our Elderly

Did you know one of the best ways to combat loneliness is to help others? Even during this time of quarantine, when it’s hard to feel like we are connecting with other people, you can deepen your sense of community simply by helping.

If you’ve been thinking about the elderly members of our community, but aren’t sure how to help them during this time, read on:

Working From Home

Sometimes working from home just doesn't work! There's no doubt that most of us are working from situations that are less than ideal right now. We are homeschooling, earning paychecks, cooking dinner and refereeing our kids. Talk about a juggling act!

We have some advice to help you increase productivity, improve focus and maybe even enjoy quarantine a bit.

Clean Regularly Used Surfaces

Did you sanitize the bottle of disinfectant but miss a major germ carrier? If you haven’t cleaned your cell phone during the Covid-19 crisis, you’re likely carrying a petri dish of germs in your pocket.

Ewwww.

Even in the best of times, phones carry a lot of bacteria. Now with Covid-19 transmitting through hard surfaces, it’s more important than ever to clean your phone.

E-learning Isn't Easy

If you’re learning to multiply fractions for the first time in decades, you’re in good company. E-learning has parents everywhere stressed out, as we try to navigate our own jobs while also becoming substitute teachers of sorts for children in multiple grades.