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.
 

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.

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.