A Handful of Healthy Tips For Trick-or-Treating

The costumes are ready, the jack-o-lanterns are carved, and the day is finally here! Kids look forward to Halloween each year. Little trick-or-treaters can’t wait to start knocking on doors to see what treats they will get. And why shouldn’t they? Candy reigns supreme on Halloween. Estimates show that children accumulate between 3,500 and 7,000 …

Know All Your Care Options Before You Get Sick

We’ve all had those moments when we realize we are very ill and need to see a doctor immediately. In the medical world, this is sometimes referred to as an “acute care visit”, which means that you need care for something that has come up suddenly, rather than a chronic issue, like diabetes. With cold …

Open Enrollment: Don’t Forget To Check Your Beneficiaries

From time to time, we hear about situations when people unexpectantly pass and their life insurance benefits went to their mother and siblings, instead of their spouse and children.  The policy holder hadn’t updated their beneficiaries and their families were left with nothing. Beneficiaries are the people that you select to receive your money upon …

Bring The Taste Of The Mediterranean Home

Ready to eat the “Mediterranean Way”? You don’t have to travel further than your local supermarket to enjoy the delicious flavors of this healthy eating style. Inspired by the cuisine found along the Mediterranean Sea, this flavorful diet includes fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, whole grains, legumes, fish, low-fat dairy products, and lean meat. …

Are You Sure That’s Safe To Eat While Pregnant?

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest contributor, Katya, is a nurse-midwife who asked a simple question and found herself on a mission to improve food safety in pregnancy.  Nurse-midwives engage in disease prevention and health education as a hallmark of our profession. Avoiding listeriosis is a key component of food safety during pregnancy. Listeria monocytogenes is a …