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The solution for keeping healthy-eating resolutions
The solution for keeping healthy-eating resolutions
Health Brandpoint 1/18/2014 at 9:06AM

New Year’s resolutions are good things – unless you set yourself up for failure with grand, ultimately unachievable goals. Rather than frustrate yourself with overwhelming changes, try making smaller ones that will positively impact your life and encourage other healthier decisions throughout the year.

Winning ideas for beating winter blues
Winning ideas for beating winter blues
Health Brandpoint 1/05/2014 at 1:08PM

After holiday decorations get packed away, and winter sets in, it’s not uncommon to experience a touch – or more – of winter boredom. Some people may find themselves in a rut during those long 150 days. Fortunately, a number of tactics can help perk up your spirits. Here is a handful to consider as you enter 2014.

Why older adults must understand their flu vaccine options
Why older adults must understand their flu vaccine options
Health Brandpoint 1/04/2014 at 11:58AM

With the flu season officially here, it’s important to consider the single best way to prevent influenza (commonly known as “the flu”) – the flu vaccine. What many older adults don’t know is that the immune system weakens with age, meaning older adults are at a higher risk for flu and related complications.

Avoid the flu this season: Tips for keeping your employees and business healthy
Avoid the flu this season: Tips for keeping your employees and business healthy
Health Brandpoint 11/10/2013 at 8:08AM

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), last year’s flu season began four weeks earlier than expected, resulting in the earliest flu season in a decade. While the early arrival proved to be tough on families, it was especially difficult for small businesses and start-ups that rely on their staff to stay [...]

Jamaica Hospital ready for Obamacare
Jamaica Hospital ready for Obamacare
Health Liam La Guerre 11/08/2013 at 3:04PM

Residents looking for more information about insurance under the new Affordable Care Act need not search too far. Officials from Jamaica Hospital said they are planning to reach out to the community to help people learn about plans under New York State of Health, the state’s dedicated health care marketplace under the health care reform [...]

Stop the spread of cold and flu viruses this school year
Health Brandpoint 10/12/2013 at 9:55AM

A new school year is starting and as many parents know, kids are likely to bring home more than their homework at some point. Many catch cold and flu viruses from their classmates, which can then spread to other family members at home. When kids are sick, they miss out on valuable learning experiences and social interactions in the classroom. On average, elementary school [...]

Go healthy when kids go home
Go healthy when kids go home
Health Brandpoint 9/15/2013 at 10:03AM

The hours between the end of the school day and bedtime are a golden opportunity for parents to help children build healthy and safe habits that will last a lifetime. Here are some simple and free ways to incorporate messages about eating well, staying safe and avoiding injuries while kids complete homework, participate in team sports or recreational activities, and relax with [...]