Tag Archives: holiday safety

Don’t let the holiday turkey make your family or friends sick

A case of food poisoning can ruin anyone’s holidays. So take care with your turkey to reduce your risk of food-borne illness. The American Dietetic Association offers these suggestions for buying and cooking turkey:

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Christmas trees and trappings can fan fire risk

Here are some expert tips from HealthDay News to avoid getting burned this holiday season.

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Choosing a toy? Think “Kid-Powered”

Kid-powered toys are those that offer open-ended chances for children to explore, imagine and play. It’s a good idea and here are the details in a report from HealthDay News:

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Keep Diabetes in Check During the Holidays

For those of you who are diabetics, holiday parties, desserts and buffets can throw your meal plan way off-track. Here are some tips from HealthDay News:

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How to prevent injuries from holiday decorating

HealthDay News reminds us that decking the halls (and elsewhere) for the holidays may be getting more dangerous, according to a new government report. How can you keep from becoming a statistic?

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Practice Safe Grilling

Many of us will be grilling this July 4th holiday weekend, therefore, it’s a good time for some reminders about how to protect yourself and your family from food-borne illness.

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Give Yourself the Gift of a Stress-Free Holiday

Here are some steps you can take (if not this year, next) to protect your and your family’s health by keeping it simple during the Christmas season. This was originally published at HealthFinder and I hope it’s helpful: ‘Tis the … Continue reading

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Ten Ways to Avoid Christmas Tree and Holiday Allergies

Here are some nice tips from the folks at Fox News. Of course, by now, some of us have learned the hard way, right? Rule No.1 – Keep your decorations “off season” in enclosed containers, this will reduce dust and … Continue reading

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Physicians’ group and FDA say radiation risk from TSA scanning is “miniscule”

With all the news today about the new body scanners that TSA is using, I thought it might be reassuring for my readers to understand that the radiation exposure in these scans is incredibly low. In fact, a national group … Continue reading

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If safer toys are on shelves this year, how can you find them?

In general, parents shopping for children this holiday season can be confident that toys on the shelves are safer than they have been in the past, at least according to a report by ABC News. The Consumer Product Safety Commission … Continue reading

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Ten Health Eating Tips for the Holiday Season

Here’s an article I wrote for Significant Living magazine on Ten Health Eating Tips for the Holiday Season:   Food is an important part of almost all holidays, celebrations, family reunions, and cultural traditions. And, this is certainly true of the … Continue reading

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