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Avoid the Santa Belly!

December 28, 2017

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Between Halloween candy, Thanksgiving dinner, and Christmas cookies, people can gain a lot of weight during the holidays. The common belief is that the winter can lead to 5-10 pounds of weight gain. This might not be true: a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2000 concluded that the average weight gain during the holidays is only .81 pounds. However, this can grow to an ...

Common Winter Health Issues

December 27, 2017

In the winter, health issues are nearly impossible to fight against. The weather conditions make it easy to get injured, and even easier to get sick. Seasonal depression and lots of time inside can cause issues, as well. Generally, winter is the worst time for your health. It’s a miracle if you don’t get sick at least once, so it’s important to know what you might be staring down. Cold and ...

Winter Skin Issues and Health Tips

December 26, 2017

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6 Cold weather can be rough on the skin. Even if your skin is perfect nine months out of the year, winter can cause you to crack and itch. It’s unfortunate, but, like a cold, it’s just a fact of winter. When the weather is cold, your skin will suffer. However, it can be combated. All you need is an understanding of why and how the winter affects your skin. How cold weather affects your ...

Deeper Look: Practice Safety this Holiday Season

December 25, 2017

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Going to see the family for the holidays can be stressful enough, so I hate to add more fuel to the fire. But you should be aware of this: ER and Urgent Care visit rates rise 5-12% in the winter. Oh, and those visits are significantly more likely to be fatal. The bottom line is this: the holiday season is full of hazards that you need to be considering. The consequences of not doing so could be ...

Holiday Stress and How to Avoid It

December 24, 2017

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The holidays are an emotional time. However, there aren’t many specifics about what emotions they cause. Holiday emotions can be all over the place with love in the air and stress in the wallet. It’s a joyous and merry time of year, but it can have it’s lows. Learning the nature of the beast and how to cope with holiday stress can help you get through to the New Year. Holiday stress and ...

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