Silver Cross, CDC provide strategies for wellness.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Thursday, December 29, 2011
As we prepare to ring in the New Year, we often reflect on our past accomplishments and how we can improve our life in the upcoming year. The holidays are a time to celebrate and give thanks, but they're also a time to be mindful of how we can improve our well-being and the health of our loved ones. By sharing these health and safety tips from the U. S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, you can ensure that you and your family are on the road to living a healthier and safer New Year. 1. Wash hands often to avoid spreading germs and getting sick. “Keeping hands clean is one of the most significant steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others,” said Dr. Daniel Checco, D.O., emergency medicine physician at …
Why jeopardize an entire classroom full of kids for a perfect attendance record. One sick kid can make an entire class sick.
The school desk. It’s the place where essays get written, books get placed and germs congregate. As parents prepare to send the kids back to school with new clothes and a boatload of school supplies, it’s also a good idea to make sure that when the kids go back they know healthy classroom habits. The DuPage County Health Department offers a number of tips to help keep children healthy throughout the school year. Sleep and a good diet are not only helpful to keep kids engaged during class, but they also offer the one-two punch that helps kids fight germs, according to the DuPage County Health Department. Since little hands get into lots of germy things, making sure that children know how to wash their hands the proper way is important. The …