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.
 

Keeping Your Family Healthy During Quarantine

Is COVID-19 hitting a little too close to home? With so much focus on quarantining, it can be easy to forget about protecting one group of people from COVID– your family. But just because one person tests positive doesn’t mean the entire household is doomed to get it as well.

Follow these tips to protect your family members from COVID, even when one person contracts it:

Seat Belts Save Lives

Seat belts save lives! November 14 is National Seat Belt Day, which is a perfect time for Jeff Hoster from our EMS Department to share some facts about how seat belts save lives. Jeff is an EMS Educator and Paramedic.

A Love of Bread

Within hours of arriving to my week's rental apartment in Paris last spring, I spotted a man pedaling a bike with a baguette in his basket. Every evening I would notice the locals walking home with at least one baguette in their arms. Then while traveling around Burgundy, I spotted a baguette vending machine.

Tips from a NICU Mom

September is NICU Awareness Month and a time to honor and support families experiencing a stay in the neonatal intensive care unit. It might be difficult to fully connect and understand what NICU parents are going through, but here are a few tips for family and friends from a NICU mama herself. Amber delivered twin girls 58 days early last year and offers some great advice.

Reduce Your Flu Risk

Can we talk about something other than Covid for a moment? Because flu season is upon us. While it seems overwhelmingly unfair to have a contagious flu virus at the same time as a global pandemic, that’s 2020 in a nutshell.

The good news is that the flu is easier to prepare for. An annual flu vaccine won’t completely prevent the illness, but it will reduce your risk of catching it by between 40 and 60 percent. It also could make you less sick if you do catch the flu – those who are vaccinated are less likely to need intensive care and their hospital stay is generally shorter.