seasonal

Safety tips for this upcoming Labor Day weekend

It’s Labor Day Weekend! This is a time that’s usually spent with friends and loved ones having fun and relaxing at BBQ’s or other get-togethers as we commemorate the official  “end of summer.” However, many of us who are planning outings don’t always think about safety and that includes food preparation. “If you’re hosting a …

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‘Tis the Season to Call in Sick

Avoid catching the crud by taking extra precautions at work. Over 200,000 people are hospitalized due to flu-related conditions each year. To keep yourself and your co-workers healthy, follow these tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 1.  Get a flu vaccine This will protect you from the three most common viruses …

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Combating Holiday Depression This Winter

Researchers have found that a new form of depression occurs at a certain time of year, usually in the winter months called Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. SAD is most common during times of the year when temperatures begin to drop and Daylight Savings occurs. Seasonal Affective Disorder can be attributed to the biochemical imbalance …

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Let’s Talk "Turkey"

Time to Talk “Turkey” and Thanksgiving Safety Tips November signals the beginning of the holiday season, with family get-togethers and lots of excitement. Before you get busy making plans to travel, or perhaps host others at your home, take the time to plan a safe time for everyone this holiday season. Sharon N. Rao, MD, …

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How to Have a Safe Trip at the Texas State Fair

As October kicks off, it’s safe to say summer is officially over. While it’s always a little sad to see summer go, for Texans, this seasonal transition has a definite upside, an event that makes summer’s end bearable: the State Fair of Texas. With a revamped and better-than-ever “Big Tex” back in his rightful place, the …

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