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.

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.

Get Some Help With Lunch

As we are preparing to send our kiddos back to school there are plenty of concerns running through our brains. Plain and simple, COVID has changed the way we think. The mask, the hand washing, the distancing…the list goes on and on. One thing we shouldn’t worry about it how our kids are eating.

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.