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What is RSV?

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes cold-like symptoms. Unlike a normal cold, RSV can lead to serious illness, mainly in babies and older adults. There is no RSV vaccine, but there are ways to help not get the infection.

RSV:

"6 Ways to Ensure Your Holidays are Happy and Stress-Free" from VeryWell.com

Want to learn more about how to remove stress from your holdiays? Read the article below from VeryWell.com

With the words “joy”, “merry”, and “cheer” broadcast in every direction, it’s hard to forget that the holidays are a season dedicated to happiness. Yet somewhere among the Black Friday crowds and overbearing relatives, uplifting adjectives can give way to stress, exhaustion, and overwhelm.

Reclaim your right to happiness throughout the holidays this year by taking control and putting seasonal stress in its place.

Winter Workout

When the winter blues are getting you down, keep active for physical and mental health. Don’t let the cold, ice and snow stop you. Here's a creative, compact workout that can be done in your own home (2-3 minutes for each move):

10 Easy Exercises You Can Do While Cooking (and Eating) Your Holiday Meals

1. Wall or counter-top push up
Stand about 3 feet away from the wall, extend your arms forward, placing hands on a wall (or counter) in front of you. Push yourself forward and back aiming to get your arms to bend to a 90 degree angle. Breathe and keep your back flat.

"5 Surprising Foods for Healthy Teeth" from VeryWell.com

Want to learn more about which foods to eat to keep your teeth healthy? Read the article below from VeryWell.com

If you’re trying to score top marks at your next dental appointment, in addition to your brushing and flossing regimen, the food you put in your mouth plays a crucial role for overall oral health.  

We know that there are many foods that sneak into the diet that can damage teeth. Sugar is the main culprit, especially added, refined sugar. Any food that increases your intake of refined sugar can feed harmful bacteria to cause tooth decay.

Food of the Month: Acorn Squash

Why eat acorn squash:

Move over broccoli, there is a new superfood in town. Acorn squash has more carotenoids than any other food. Carotenoids are a powerful antioxidant that help fight inflammation and prevent cell damage. Winter squash is a low fat food but the fat that it does have comes in the form of Omega-3 fatty acids, an important nutrient for brain health!

How to eat acorn squash:

Grilled:

The Power of Sleep

Why is sleep so vital? Both the amount and quality of sleep that we get at night has a direct impact on our mood and productivity during the day. In turn, your daily routine and life choices can have a great impact on how well you sleep at night.

It's That Time of Year Again...Cold and Flu Season

The cold and flu share similar symptoms and can be difficult to tell apart, based on symptoms alone. Signs and symptoms of the cold versus the flu:

Cold

  • Symptoms come on slowly
  • Rarely has fever
  • Slight body aches
  • Body chills- not common
  • Sneezing, stuffy nose, sore throat–common
  • Headache-rare
  • Fatigue–sometimes

Flu

Get Ahead of the Game: Increase Your Odds of Preventing Cancer

Fall means football, and as any great football coach knows, a solid game plan is key. Just like football, cancer needs a plan to boost our odds to prevent and/or beat this disease. A solid effort to keep a proper diet, take part in routine physical activity and perform cancer screenings should be part of everyone’s prevention playbook.

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