Chipping away at a full night’s sleep in favor of a few hours of wakefulness can carry some harmful health consequences, this Harvard Medical School report says. This article explains the risks, but also gives tips on how to get enough sleep. (Photo: Meagan, Creative Commons)
We live our best lives when we are healthy in body, mind and spirit – and this focus on holistic well-being is a focus of parish nurses. The Westberg Institute offers great information about establishing a parish nursing program in your congregation.
As the opioid crisis continues to cause thousands of overdose deaths per year, many churches keep NARCAN on hand and train congregants in its use. Given at the onset of an overdose, it can save a life. This CDC resource provides solid information on the medication.
In winter, some people feel blue or depressed because of seasonal affective disorder, believed to be related to brain chemical changes caused by winter’s shorter days and less sun. Johns Hopkins Medicine explains and offers tips on coping.
OK, so the holidays are over. Looking back, you’ve enjoyed yourself but have put on a few pounds. It’s time to get serious about your physical, emotional and spiritual health. Here, from Healthline, are 23 resolutions you can keep!
The holidays are a perfect time for parties, but it’s often too easy to for celebrants to get carried away and drink more than they intended to. Alcohol Change UK offers commonsense strategies to moderate the booze. (Photo: Tembela Bohle via Pexels)
From slip-and-fall injuries while hanging up decorations to overeating and drinking, the holiday season brings many health risks. BestLifeOnline tells on how to avoid problems and stay healthy. (Photo: 1989 movie poster, Christmas Vacation)
Every Thanksgiving, often it’s more than just the turkey that gets stuffed, and we may binge on food that is not good for us. The Mayo Clinic offers recipes for eating more healthfully this holiday season. (Photo: Monstera,via Pexels)
Claiming some 50,000 lives per year, the flu poses serious health risks. Getting the vaccine is the best protection. It can immunize you against flu or at least minimize the symptoms. The Mayo Clinic explains. (Photo: Mark C. Olsen, Creative Commons)
With attention to diet, exercise and other lifestyle modifications, millions of Americans who are prediabetic can prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The federal CDC explains how. (Photo: Sriram Bala, Creative Commons)