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.

Handwashing Tips for Kids

It’s no secret: Kids can be gross! There’s no telling where those little hands have been, from toads to noses and everything in between. So when you pile 60 of those little hands together in a small classroom, it’s no wonder that back-to-school time tends to bring new bouts of illness.

The average kid brings home between six and 10 colds each year. That’s why the U.S. Centers for Disease Control has developed what it calls a “DIY vaccine” for schoolchildren: Handwashing.

Healthy School Lunches

Say goodbye to Lunchables and hello to fresh, delicious lunches this school year! As you prepare to send those kiddos off to a new grade at school, consider starting a habit of sending healthy homemade lunches!

Aim to pack proteins, fruits, vegetables and grains in your child's lunchbox. If you need quick items, bypass the chip bags and grab single-serving applesauce or baby carrots.

A few other ideas:

Don't Let School Weigh You Down

Let's lighten your load! As kids head back to school, make a point of ensuring your child's back stays healthy.

Exercising Outdoors

No time for the gym this summer? No problem!

Staying Healthy at the Fair

Don't let a trip to the fair turn into an excuse for overindulging!