SUGGESTED EMERGENCY KIT CHECKLIST

10 Nov 2017 Medical

Provided by:  Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

At a minimum your kit should include:

  • Bottled water (one gallon per person/per day for at least three days)
  • Food: at least a three-day supply of non-perishable foods that do not need cooking (ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, vegetables, or juices, protein or granola bars, cereal, peanut butter, dried fruit, nuts, crackers, baby food, comfort foods)
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Nutrition and Healthy Eating

17 Feb 2017 Medical

Water is essential to good health, yet needs vary by individual. These guidelines can help ensure you drink enough fluids.

By Mayo Clinic Staff

How much water should you drink each day? It’s a simple question with no easy answers. 

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Falls: How To Lower Your Risk

17 Feb 2017 Medical

Falls: How to Lower Your Risk

Who is at high risk of falling?

Anyone can fall, although the risk is higher in older people. This increased risk of falling may be the result of changes that come with aging, and certain medical conditions, such as arthritis, cataracts or hip problems.

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7 Things You Should Know About Staying Hydrated

17 Feb 2017 Medical

7 Things You Should Know about Staying Hydrated this Summer
By Prestige du Monde, LLC (2013)

Every cell in the human body needs water to function properly. We need water to regulate our temperature, to cushion and protect joints and organs and to help digestion move smoothly.

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5 Healthy Eating Habits

17 Feb 2017 Medical

5 healthy eating habits worth cultivating in 2017

Whether you make formal New Year’s resolutions or not, the changing of the calendar often leads to contemplating what changes we might like to see in our lives. On the nutrition front, these are my top five picks for habits worth cultivating in 2017.

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Inflammation and Stiffness

17 Feb 2017 Medical

Learning about these symptoms can help you get the right diagnosis. By Greg Freeman (Published by The Arthritis Foundation)

As a disease, arthritis is more complicated and varied than most people imagine. It can come in different forms and affect people in different ways. But the common thread through most forms of arthritis? Inflammation and stiffness of the joints.

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Keep Your Skin Healthy

17 Feb 2017 Medical

From The National Institute for Health
Keep Your Skin Healthy Protecting Your Outer Self

People say that beauty’s only skin deep; it’s what’s on the “inside” that counts. Our insides are certainly important, but skin is your first layer of defense against the outside world. Skin can also give important clues to your overall health. Learn to take good care of your skin, so your skin can keep taking good care of you.

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Prevention of the FLU

17 Feb 2017 Medical

Prevention of the FLU ( from Flu.gov)

Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself from the flu. There are additional steps you can take to keep yourself and your family healthy this flu season.

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