If we gain weight in the winter, we often blame holiday food or lack of exercise. But could weight gain be related to hibernation signals from our brain?
There are various reasons children end up in the emergency room. We offer insights about three of the most common maladies that tend to affect kids during the holiday and tips to avoid them.
Time to toss on your coziest cardigan and simmer a batch of chili? Before you grab your pot, check out our recommendations for making it your tastiest and healthiest ever. In this infographic, preventive cardiology dietitian Julia Zumpano, RD, LD, explains how to choose the right meat, beans, veggies, spices, hot sauce or chilis and … Read More
We know to guard our skin against frostbite by covering up when we go outside in sub-freezing temperatures. But extreme cold also can impact your vital organs. Find out how you can protect yourself.
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We often look forward to changes of season, but if you have diabetes, you need to be extra careful when temperatures climb dramatically. Extreme heat can affect your blood sugar control. If you use insulin or if your treatment of blood sugars is inadequate, this can put you at higher risk. Often, worsening blood sugar … Read More
Setting up a humidifier can improve breathing and reduce lung problems. Learn if you need a humidifier and the five types available.
Most people with chronic asthma experience asthma symptoms when they exercise. But many people who never experience asthma symptoms also can experience the same chest-tightening and shortness of breath when they work out – especially in cold weather. Working out in frigid temps is a stimuli for exercise-induced asthma. The culprit is cold, dry air. The symptoms … Read More
As if the snow and cold have not been enough to deal with this winter, another danger now hangs over our heads: the large icicles that have formed on many homes and buildings. This winter’s heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures have created dramatic icicles and massive ice dams on many rooftops. Now with temperatures growing warmer, these frozen … Read More
Winter can be a brutal time of the year for your lips. The cold air, the chilling wind and dry, heated air inside all conspire to make your smoocher dry and tight. In addition, when we go out in the cold, the mouth is usually among the last things we cover up, says dermatologist Melissa … Read More
When bitterly cold temperatures hit, you have to be careful to avoid staying out in the frigid air for too long. A cold weather emergency can happen relatively quickly, especially with children. Your child should never leave the house without a hat in this kind of weather. Children, especially younger children, can lose a third … Read More