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.
 

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.

How to Cope

It’s ok to be overwhelmed. There’s no question it’s a challenging time for everyone. Here are some helpful tips to take care of yourself and your family:

What you can do for YOU:

  • take breaks from all the news stories
  • eat healthy, well-balanced meals
  • exercise regularly
  • get plenty of sleep
  • try to still do some activities you enjoy
  • talk with people you trust about your concerns

What you can do for YOUR KIDS:

Make a Difference

Make a difference while you’re quarantined! Just because we can’t be together doesn’t mean we can’t help one another. Volunteering and giving back is a healthy way to find purpose and a positive outlook during stressful times. Here are 10 ways you can help others – even while sheltering in place!

Grocery Shopping Guidelines

Get your groceries safely! It's perfectly alright to go out for the essentials. Just be sure to make a plan and follow these guidelines: 

Before you go: 

  • Make a game plan and stick to your list
  • Pick one person to be your family shopper
  • Set up a disinfecting area where you can clean packaged food
     

At the store: