According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), last year’s influenza (flu) season was one of the deadliest; that’s why the (CDC) is urging people to take proactive measures to lower their risk of contracting the flu this year by getting vaccinated.
The Week of Thanksgiving is GERD Awareness Week. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is very common, affecting up to 1 in 5 or more of adult men and women in the U.S. and can also occur in children. While common, the disease is often unrecognized, and its symptoms misunderstood, which is unfortunate because GERD is a treatable disease. However, if left undiagnosed and untreated, serious complications can result.
The eyes are windows…to your health. The health of your eyes and overall health are closely related. The eyes are intimately connected to the nervous system and the circulatory system, and when issues develop elsewhere in the body it can affect the eyes.
Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, simple and one of the most effective ways to stay healthy. When we wash our hands correctly, we win, and the germs lose.
Thanksgiving is a time of celebration bringing family and friends together around a banquet of traditional foods and family recipes. These and other social gatherings during the season always-present opportunities to become overindulgent and even the most disciplined struggle with the temptations the holiday offers. However, with the right strategy, there are ways you can maintain a balance and keep your diet healthy and intact.
National Check Your Meds Day (October 21) is an event sponsored by Consumer Reports, the Department of Health and Human Services, and several state and national professional pharmacy organizations. This is a time to bring your prescription medications and other pills to your pharmacist or physician for a comprehensive review.