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Have a Happy, Healthy Holiday: Put Yourself in Charge

By Judy Mitnick, MS, RD, CDE, Bon Secours In Motion Physical Therapy & Sports Performance It’s that time again: the time for parties, the time for family and friends, the time for food… and more food, and more food. It’s no wonder people often feel like someone else takes control of their eating during this […]

Light from Tablets, E-Readers May Disturb Sleep Cycle

A popular gift this holiday season may be causing some sleepless nights, according to a new study. Tablets and e-book readers that emit light can disrupt a person’s sleep if the device is used in the hours before someone goes to sleep. People who read from an iPad or another type of tablet felt less […]

Top 5 Healthy Holiday Gifts

Still need ideas for great Christmas gifts? Take a look at these great gifts that can help you or your loved ones get healthier in 2015. Fitness Trackers Great new technologies are allowing you to monitor your health in all sorts of great ways! Fitness tracker bracelets like FitBit, Nike Fuel bands and many others […]

Stay Warm and Safe by the Fireside

It’s the perfect time of year to warm up your home with a cozy fire in the fireplace. Just be sure to take some simple precautions to stay safe this winter. Consider these helpful tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics: Before lighting up the fireplace, remove any nearby holiday decorations such as greens, boughs […]

Young Children Still At Risk for Swallowing High-Powered Magnets

Holiday shoppers looking for toys this season may want to be mindful of recent warnings regarding high-powered magnets. Despite new warning labels that young children should not play with toys that contain high-powered magnets, many still manage to swallow them, requiring endoscopic or surgical procedures. In fact, in the past 10 years, 480 children have […]

Don’t Lick the Bowl, Spoon, or Spatula

Raw cookie dough is delicious, but it’s also potentially dangerous to eat. This holiday season, make sure your children understand that cookie dough containing raw eggs may cause food poisoning. Although it’s hard to resist, do not let anyone lick the spoon, the spatula, the bowl or the beaters. Wash everything, especially little hands, that […]

Make Leftovers Last

When you head home from the family Thanksgiving dinner, make sure any leftovers you take with you are safe to eat. Anything left at room temperature for more than two hours should be thrown away, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Leftovers should be refrigerated promptly. Need a little help from your smartphone? […]

Prevent Accidental Overdoses for Young Children

As family members gather for the holidays, it’s a good time to remind guests that all medication needs to be kept away from children. An increase in the number of accidental overdoses by young children has prompted federal officials to launch an education program that reminds parents to store medicine and vitamins “Up and Away […]

The Gift of Health

Not sure what to give your loved ones this holiday season? How about a pledge to take care of your health? For many families, their biggest wish is to see someone they love take better care of themselves. Learn how to prevent heart attacks and stroke by becoming responsible for your health. To encourage Americans […]

Add Exercise to Your Thanksgiving Menu

When it comes to Thanksgiving, here’s one thing that’s OK to burn: calories. A slice of apple pie can easily top 250 calories. Thankfully, a long walk can burn off those calories in an hour. Go for a jog and it might only take you 30 minutes. If you belong to a gym, check your […]