Month: December 20141

What Not to Do When You Have Insomnia

Recipe of the Week: Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

What to Do When a Spouse Dies

From Anonymous After a partner’s death, the widowed spouse must attend to numerous financial details, including these principal ones. In the first days after the death Try to find directions for the funeral. They may be in a will or letter. Order a dozen certified copies of the death certificate…

6 Household Hazards

From AARP Lint in your dryer Leaving lint in your dryer’s trap-or worse, inside the guts of your dryer-can lead to a fire. Protect yourself: Clean the lint trap after every use, and make sure that the fluffy stuff hasn’t accumulated anywhere else in your machine. Aluminum wiring  Homes built…

5 Top Congestion Fighters

From Everyday Heath, By Jennifer Warner | Medically reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, MD Decongestants The king of over-the-counter congestion medications is a decongestant, which comes in either pill or spray form. They both work by shrinking the swollen blood vessels in the nose and air passages caused by congestion. Treating a…

Recipe of the Week: Sausage Gumbo

Federal Action Update: Fight to End Alzheimer's

Healthy Ways to Avoid the Holiday Blues

From: Blue Health Solutions, Blue Cross Blue Shield E-Newsletter   The holidays are a difficult time of year for those feeling depressed or lonely. It can be tempting to indulge in unhealthy behaviors to help you cope. You may be tempted to drink, smoke, take drugs or overeat. These tips can help you navigate…

Preparing for the Flu

  From: Blue Health Solutions, Blue Cross Blue Shield E-Newsletter Here comes the flu again Up to 49,000 Americans die of influenza—or the flu—each year. But you can take steps to avoid becoming a statistic. Here are 2 strategies that can help protect yourself and your family: 1. Talk with your doctor about…

10 Good Reasons To Get A Flu Shot

From The Huffington Post, Written By Melaina Juntti for Men’s Journal How many times have you heard you should get a flu shot? There’s good reason for the hype: Over the past few years, the influenza vaccine has prevented millions of flu cases and tens of thousands of related hospitalizations, according to…
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