Holiday Toy Safety Tips

Holiday Toy Safety Tips

The holidays are upon us and that means lots of gift buying for loved ones. If you have a lot of kids on your list, it’s important to keep in mind these toy safety tips to ensure a safe and healthy holiday season for everyone! Check and follow age guidance and other safety information on [...]

Winter Skin Care Tips

Winter Skin Care Tips

Cold winter months are notorious for leaving your skin dry and often irritated. Follow these simple tips to keep your skin healthy during the long winter months! Take comfortable short showers. Long hot showers will wash away the skin’s natural oils. Use fatty soaps or soaps that contain oils, such as Cetaphil, Dove or the [...]

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

With plenty of holiday parties and tempting office treats around every corner, the holidays can be a challenging time to eat right. While it may not be the best time of the year to start the dreaded “diet”, you can follow some tried and true tips to keep the pounds off. They might even inspire [...]

Get the Facts About HIV Testing!

December 1st is World AIDS Day! Join the fight against AIDS by staying informed and getting tested!

December 1st is World AIDS Day, an annual event aimed to unite the world in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Let’s make the next generation AIDS-free by getting tested and taking precautions to avoid contracting the virus. Find out why getting tested is so important!    To learn more about HIV/AIDS basics and what you need [...]

Care for the Caregiver: Finding a Balance

Being a caregiver for someone with a serious illness means being able to find a balance and take care of yourself too.

Being a caregiver of someone with a serious illness or disease is a test in balance.  It’s important for you to take care of yourself so you can take care of your loved one. During National Family Caregivers’ Month, organizations like the National Family Caregivers Association strive to raise awareness and give support to those looking [...]

Alzheimer’s Explained

Alzheimer's Disease Explained: Get to know the warning signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's

November marks National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Learn about the warning signs and risk factors for Alzheimer’s Disease, ranging from neurological issues to psychological symptoms. Find out how you can provide care for a loved one who is suffering from this degenerative disease.     For more information and resources on dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease, [...]

Quit Smoking TODAY! The Great American Smokeout


November 15, 2012 could be the start of a new, healthy lifestyle for thousands of smokers; it marks the American Cancer Society’s 37th Great American Smokeout! 43.8 million Americans smoke cigarettes, while the death toll from cigarette and tobacco related illnesses and disease is on the rise. If you’re still smoking, find out why today [...]

Essential Foods for the Diabetic Diet

Diabetic diet foods: apples and rasperries

Finding out that you or someone you love has diabetes is a life-changing moment. Keeping blood sugar in check is essential to keeping diabetes under control. Food can be a powerful tool in lowering blood sugar. Below is a list of great food choices that naturally stabilize blood sugar levels. When selecting foods to eat, [...]

Get Smart About Antibiotics

Get Smart About Antitbiotics

How informed are you about antibiotics? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is observing “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week” November 12-18 2012 to raise awareness about antibiotics and anti-microbial resistance. Learn about how taking antibiotics too often can cause you to develop a resistance to them, and what you can do to avoid [...]

Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Nearly 26 million Americans live with Diabetes, while another 79 million are at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes. Find out how the disease develops and what steps you can take to avoid developing Type 2 Diabetes in your lifetime!   For more information about Type 2 Diabetes, visit the [...]