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Helpful Hand Washing Tips
Are you washing your hands as well as you could? It’s worth the effort to take the time and do it right. Recent studies show that correct hand washing 5 times a day can reduce your chances of contracting a respiratory illness by 45 percent. Here are some tips: Water…
5 Health Benefits of Having a Dog
Dogs can be great pets for kids and adults, but did you know there are also health benefits to having a dog? Dogs can help boost the immune system particularly in kids. The journal Pediatrics reported that children who are around dogs and cats during the first year of…
Yoga Cow Pose
Looking to improve your posture? Cow Pose and the Cat-Cow stretch are yoga poses that can do just that. Additionally, cow pose helps strengthen the spine, stimulate stomach organs, work ab muscles, and calm the mind. See this and more Health Tips on our Facebook page.
What to Do If You Get the Flu
Getting the flu can be awful. If you’re sick and stuck with the flu, what should you do to take care of yourself? We spoke to Dr. Mia Finkelston who treats patients at LiveHealth Online, for advice she gives flu patients. She offered 10 suggestions for getting over the…
Power of Tomatoes: Roasted Tomato Basil Soup Recipe
In celebration of the power of tomatoes, here’s a super simple recipe from Ina Garten for Roasted Tomato Basil Soup that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser. Roasted Tomato Basil Soup Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Toss together 3 lbs ripe plum tomatoes, 1/4 cup olive oil,…
Stomach Flu Q&A
With so many people traveling over the holidays and coming home to see family, colds and stomach flu can spread rapidly. What do you do when the stomach flu or gastroenteritis strikes a member of your family? Mia Finkelston, a doctor who treats patients for LiveHealth Online, recommends the following…
8 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress
While holidays are often full of family, food and fun, they are also often stressful. Stress, unfortunately, is not merely bad for mental health, but can increase cortisol levels, which can lead to fatigue, anxiety, poor sleep and even weight gain. Dr. Mia Finkelston, an…
Dental Health Tip: Brush Teeth to the Beat
Play a 2-minute song while your kids brush their teeth and tell them they can’t stop until the song is over. This way tooth brushing doesn’t get cut short. See this and more Health Tips on our Facebook page.
10 Misconceptions About the Flu
Flu season is around the corner. At this time of year, millions of Americans are asking themselves the same question, “Should I get a flu shot?” “The answer is yes,” says Dr. Mia Finkelston, MD, who treats patients at LiveHealth Online. “But it’s also important to know what a flu…
13 Signs You May Be Developing an Unhealthy Relationship with Alcohol
A drinking problem can creep up, particularly if you’re at college and surrounded by alcohol and alcohol-fueled events. Where is the line between experimenting and developing a problem over the long term? How can students be healthier and more aware in general for themselves and their friends? These are issues…
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