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.

Fall Flu Shot Season

With pumpkins and changing leaves comes something that’s not so welcome: Flu season.

Halloween Costume Safety Tips

Here's a costume for the kid who can't make up her mind: A rainbow butterfly kitty unicorn. Yep, it's a real costume -- a mishmash of the things little girls love. And for a mom, it ticks all the boxes: Warm, easy to move in, easy to spot on a dark night and no creepy mask.

As it turns out, mom gut has a pretty good basis for Halloween costumes. Experts agree that the safest Halloween costumes do indeed have those qualities -- plus a few more. So consider these tips when shopping this Halloween:

More than Pumpkin Pie

Don’t trick yourself into missing out on this treat! The classic Halloween symbol – a pumpkin – is also a terrific way of bringing nutrients to your body!

Fall into Fitness

Fall into a great fitness routine! Autumn is a great time to boost your exercise regimen. Why? Because it’s particularly delightful to be outside!

Cool, crisp fall air makes for a terrific setting for breaking a sweat. And – bonus! – you’ll have set good habits in time for holidays.

Consider walking, hiking or cycling to launch your fitness routine. Looking to change things up? Bring your in-line skates and check out a new park trail.

A Buschel and a Peck

Go ahead, indulge in autumn offerings. There are plenty of ways to do that without slicing them into pies or gobblers.