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Eating Healthy During the Colder Months

The holiday season can be a difficult time to continue healthy eating, especially as the weather turns colder. Thoughts of “comfort food” usually include things like macaroni and cheese, pot roast, chili, etc. But eating healthy doesn’t have to only mean eating salads – there are other things you can do to keep your food choices healthy, boost your immune system, and not have to “undo” so much “damage” to your waistline with New Year’s resolutions.

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Holiday Health Hacks

For many people, the past year has been one filled with incredible stress. The loss of a family member, children who never seem to be well more than a few days at a time, little or no sleep either from the demands of daily life or the worries which surface in the night, the deaths of important figures in our US history, insecurity in the world, global politics, ongoing recovery from Hurricane Harvey – the list just goes on and on.

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Thanksgiving Survival Tips for Busy Families

If the thought of Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays causes feeling of anxiousness and dread rather than joy, you’re not alone. The holiday season can be the most stressful time of the year for many, especially busy families with all the extra activities. We’d like to offer you some basic tips for keeping your Thanksgiving healthy, safe, and FUN! Remember, while food is certainly a central part of our uniquely American holiday, it’s not the only part.

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Flu Shot Myths

Have you gotten a flu shot this year? Life happens and it’s easy to put it off until a better time, but here are a few thoughts to help you make the decision to immunize you and your family – today. US Surgeon General Jerome Adams says, “Flu vaccinations save lives.”

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Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.

Every year, Texans brace themselves for hurricane season June 1 – November 30. Even if you don’t live in the Gulf Coast Region, the impact of hurricanes can be far-reaching. If it seems like many of the recent hurricanes (including Katrina, Rita, Ike, and Harvey) to impact the Gulf Coast Region and Texas have occurred in September, that’s because the climatological peak of activity occurs around September 10 each year.