2012 News Tip Archives
|Managing Your Weight During the Holiday Season
Holiday work parties and family gatherings can take a toll on your waistline and your health. How can you prepare for the high-calorie buffets and seasonal drinks, so as to ensure you control your weight during the season? MetroHealth has experts to show that a little planning can go a long way when it comes to managing your weight.
|Holiday Stress and Children
The holiday season is upon us, and for many people that means decorating the house, baking cookies and shopping at the mall. But what many parents fail to remember is that the holiday season can be a time of never-ending whirlwind of stress for their children. How can you help your kids beat holiday stress? What are the warning signs to watch out for to know if your child is experiencing stress?
Although many people often think that seasonal allergies are only bad in the spring, winter can be just as bad, or worse, as people spend more time indoors. What causes winter allergies? How can you avoid winter allergies? How do you know when it's an allergy and not an infection? MetroHealth doctors can talk about this.
Exercising outdoors in the cold weather means wearing different clothing and watching your water intake. How can you make the most of your outdoor activities this winter and be safe from frostbite, dehydration or other sickness? MetroHealth has doctors who can talk about this.
|Seasonal Affective Disorder
As the time changes, it gets dark earlier, and depression can set in. What are things you can do to guard against seasonal affective disorder? Are there certain foods you can eat? Products you can buy? What type of environment should you surround your self with to avoid the depression?
Along with the holidays come thoughts of our loved ones who have passed. How do you cope with feelings of sadness? How can you get through the holidays in better spirits? A MetroHealth psychologist has answers to your questions.
As you scan the options at the toy store, how do you know you are buying the safest gift? Can you buy a gift recommended for kids ages 4 - 6, and give it to a 3-year-old? How much should you pay attention to the age recommendations? How dangerous are the tiny parts to toys? MetroHealth experts can talk about this
What are the dangers around Christmas trees? How often do they need to be watered to avoid drying out? What are the best lights to use? Is it safe to use candles? MetroHealth experts can talk about this.
The holidays are a huge travel time. What are the safety tips for making sure your family is safe for a long road trip? How can you ensure that your older loved ones know how to drive defensively in slippery weather? MetroHealth experts have tips to make sure you get to your holiday dinner safely.
|Thanksgiving and the Holidays
- Eat this, not that for Thanksgiving through the New Year! What are ways you can eat healthy at the dinner table, but feel like you are not depriving yourself? Are there "diet" recipes that can make you feel like you are eating the "real" thing? A MetroHealth dietician has the answers.
- How do you safely use a deep fryer? What does our burn unit see as the most accidents that come in to Trauma?
November is Healthy Skin Month, and when the weather gets colder, our skin may tend to dry out faster. Are there certain foods you can eat that will help you skin stay soft and clear? How can you guard against the elements as the seasons change? MetroHealth has experts who can talk about this.
How do you make it through the holidays if you are diabetic? Is a pinch of this and that bad? Should you avoid it desserts all together? MetroHealth doctors are available to answer all the questions.
|Is Halloween candy safe for allergy sufferers?
Halloween is right around the corner and many of the most popular candies include nuts. MetroHealth is seeing an increase in the number of children with peanut allergies. How do you keep your little goblins safe?
|Can women get pregnant or breastfeed after breast cancer?
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The female body is designed with children in mind, but what happens when breast cancer invades the body? Can women still breastfeed or get pregnant?
|Eye Injury Prevention Month
Decorative contact lenses are available at many check out registers, especially this time of year. Improper use of these contacts can cause infections and even blindness. How do you tell the difference between good contacts and bad?
It's that time again — clam bakes, hay rides and bonfires. Fun times can quickly turn dangerous. MetroHealth sees a rise in burn victims this time of year due to Fall festivities. How can you stay safe?