Posts Categorized: Health Tips

Choosing Safe Toys: 7 Tips

Choosing Safe Toys

If you’re buying gifts for any children this holiday season, it’s crucial that you choose safe toys. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), roughly 198,000 injuries related to unsafe toys were treated in U.S. hospitals in 2020. Certain toys can cause all types of injuries, from cuts and bruises to more serious injuries, such as…

Avoiding the Flu Over the Holidays

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The end of the year is typically when families come together to celebrate the holidays. Unfortunately, this time can also lead to an increased risk of catching the flu. The flu is more prevalent in winter because people are indoors more often, allowing the virus to spread more easily. Additionally, colder, dryer air also encourages…

Caregiver Tips: 5 Ways to Lower Stress

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Caregivers are those who provide care for another person, often a family member, friend, or loved one who is ill, disabled, or otherwise in need of assistance. What a lot of people don’t realize is that the majority of caregivers are unpaid. In 2020, it was estimated that around 53 million people in the U.S. were…

Cholesterol and Triglycerides: 5 Facts

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In the U.S., heart disease is the most common cause of death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in every five deaths is caused by heart disease. High cholesterol and triglyceride levels are major risks for heart disease. To help spread awareness of the problem, September has been designated as National Cholesterol…

Food Safety: Making the Right Choices

A lot of Californians don’t realize that getting food poisoning is much more common than it should be. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases. Those who are particularly…