Category: Holiday Health

General Health How to Keep Holiday Stress from Harming Your Heart

How to Keep Holiday Stress from Harming Your Heart

Emergency room doctors have coined the term “Christmas coronary” to describe the more than 30 percent increase in heart attacks and heart-related problems that occur during the holidays.

Depression Can’t Find the Reason for the Season? You Might Be SAD or Anxious.

Can’t Find the Reason for the Season? You Might Be SAD or Anxious.

Your friends are busy hall decking, tree trimming, gift giving and merrymaking, but you can’t seem to find the holiday spirit. Is it just the winter blahs or something more serious? The truth is, you may be one of millions of Americans suffering from the sometimes debilitating effects of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or social anxiety …

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Emergency Care Beware of Binging and Other Tips to Prevent Holiday Heart Attacks

Beware of Binging and Other Tips to Prevent Holiday Heart Attacks

Sound familiar? It does to virtually every ER doc in the United States. That’s because many Americans celebrate the holidays with sudden binges of alcohol and food that put added stress on weakened hearts, and they often ignore the warning signs of heart attack.

Family Health Tips to Beat the Holi-déjà vu Weight Gain

Tips to Beat the Holi-déjà vu Weight Gain

The average American consumes about 3,000 calories at the traditional Thanksgiving dinner feast. That’s just one meal! It doesn’t count the estimated addition of another 1,500 calories in snacks, drinks, and other meals during the day.