In winter the days get shorter and as the temperature starts to drop there is a greater tendency to stay indoors where it is warm, be less active and eat comfort foods. Winter can also bring increased risks of illness. Holidays, stress, post-holidays, even more stress — who has time for taking care of ourselves? […]
National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is a national observance that was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) in 2005 to raise awareness and advocate for the flu vaccination through the winter season and beyond. NIVW is scheduled for […]
The holidays are a great opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends, celebrate life, to be grateful, and reflect on what’s important. They are also a time to appreciate the gift of health. If you”re anything like me, you”re always looking for new ideas to help you feel your best–especially during the rigors of […]
As the long hot days of summer give way to cool crisp autumn weather, simple lifestyle modifications can help us adjust to the change in seasons. Autumn is a transitional season, moving from the hot bright yang nature of summer toward the cold dark yin nature of winter. The cooling weather ushers in the harvest […]
Flu vaccines should be compulsory for all health-care workers because their patients” lives are at risk. The time has come for healthcare institutions to demand that all healthcare workers be vaccinated. Our patients” lives depend on this change. But each season, 20 percent of health workers get the flu.