Holiday Tips

November 30, 2016

Holiday Decorations Can Be Dangerous – Four Easy Tips to Keep Your Children Safe

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates more than 15,000 injuries involving holiday decorating are seen in emergency departments in the United States during November and December. With that in mind, the Safe Kids WNC team at Mission Children’s Hospital put together these helpful tips to make sure your holiday decorations aren’t hazardous to your […]

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November 21, 2016

Toy Safety Tips – Shop with Your Child’s Safety In Mind

The Safe Kids WNC team at Mission Children’s Hospital put together some helpful tips to make sure you’re keeping safety in mind when shopping for your children’s holiday gifts – check them out! Each year, almost 200,000 children are treated in an emergency room for a toy-related injury. When looking for the perfect toy this year, […]

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November 17, 2016

Diabetes and the Holidays – Survival Strategies to Help Keep You Healthy

Most of us who struggle with weight issues or the concept of healthy eating know that the majority of the battle takes place in the mind. During the holiday season there is so much mental and emotional pressure centered around meals and social eating that we often give in and eat far more than we […]

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December 14, 2015

Twelve Steps to Having a Healthy Holiday Season

Wash your hands often – prevent the spread of germs Manage stress – find support, get enough rest and take deep breaths Choose not to drink and drive and help others do the same Bundle up – wear appropriate outdoor clothing Avoid smoking and secondhand smoke Buckle up every time, no matter how short the […]

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November 30, 2015

Healthy for the Holidays: Strategies for Handling Essential Tremor

By Dr. Duff Rardin, MD Mission Neurology  Between 7 and 10 million Americans suffer from essential tremor (ET). There’s such a wide gap in the number because many of those affected have never been seen and formally diagnosed. The holiday season is filled with travel and excitement, plus a fair amount of stress.  It’s important for […]

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