Category: Holiday Health

Why You Need to Be Holiday Heart Smart

Why You Need to Be Holiday Heart Smart

“Holiday heart” describes the 30% increase in heart attacks and other heart-related events that occur in winter, especially from Christmas through New Year.

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.

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.

Be a Scrooge With Your Cold and Flu Bugs: Please Stop Re-gifting!

Be a Scrooge With Your Cold and Flu Bugs: Please Stop Re-gifting!

You wouldn’t pass off a snowblower to your uncle in Florida or a pound of saltwater taffy to your diabetic nephew. But your best friend might be thrilled with the fuchsia printed handbag you wouldn’t be caught dead carrying.

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.