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Keep kids safe: Poison prevention and response tips

Written by Community Health Network on 3/25/2016 9:45:00 AM

Lithium batteries from toys can poison children and cause death

According to the National Capital Poison Center, poisoning affects all age groups, from infants to seniors. But young children under age six are most likely to have a poison incident, especially one- and two-year-olds.

What's in your home?

Children are regularly exposed to poisonous substances at home. Here's a list of common home products that could cause serious injury or death to a child if accidentally ingested. Take a quick look around your own home. How many of these items could be within reach of kids?


Asparagus: The perfect spring veggie

Written by Health Coach Team on 3/21/2016 1:00:00 PM

Asparagus provides a number of nutritional benefitsAsparagus is a spring vegetable super star that is in season from February through June. This unique vegetable makes a great addition to a home garden and it only takes a handful of stalks to reap their health benefits. Five asparagus spears contains only 20 calories, 2g of fiber and 2g of protein. 

Nutritional benefits

  • Antioxidants - Asparagus provides a variety of antioxidant nutrients and is especially rich in glutathione, a detoxifying compound that can help destroy carcinogens.
  • Salt removal - In addition to its rich antioxidant content, asparagus contains the amino acid asparagine, which helps flush your body of excess salt. continue reading ...


Spring ahead: How to adjust to daylight savings

Written by Community Health Network on 3/11/2016 4:00:00 PM

By Anne Batson, NP, sleep specialist nurse with Community Physician Network

Health effects of spring daylight savings time

This weekend is the beginning of Daylight Saving Time. This means we will lose an hour of precious weekend sleep when the clocks are set to “spring forward” by Sunday morning. This can be problematic for some who have difficulty adjusting to the time change. For those who are sensitive to the time difference, the culprit is mild sleep deprivation that can affect attention, vigilance, learning and memory. continue reading ...

Tags: daylight savings time , sleep | Posted in: Wellness

Savor the flavor of eating right for National Nutrition Month

Written by Health Coach Team on 3/8/2016 8:00:00 AM

By Erin Coleman, health coach and registered dietitian at Community Health Network

March is National Nutrition Month, a time to focus on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The theme for 2016 is "Savor the Flavor of Eating Right," which encourages everyone to enjoy the great flavors and experiences of food traditions.

Grilled fruit kebabs

While it’s important to follow a healthy, well-balanced diet for everyday health, it’s just as important to ENJOY what you are eating! Fruits and vegetables in particular are often missing from our plates, but with hundreds of produce items available, the possibilities of creating delicious, flavorful dishes are endless!

Try these simple tips to increase your fruit and vegetable consumption without sacrificing flavor: continue reading ...

Tags: recipe | Posted in: Diet and Nutrition

Too cold outside? Try online fitness classes

Written by Health Coach Team on 2/10/2016 8:00:00 AM

Tara Canada, Community Health Network health coach and fitness specialist, offers a great way to exercise from the comfort of home.

Woman exercising at home on computer

When the weather outside is frightful, you can work out with expert instructors and never leave home! Online streaming exercise videos are the perfect solution for a satisfying workout when winter weather hits. Choose a simple walking workout, a tranquil yoga session or a calorie-burning boot camp. Exercise anytime, anywhere, on any device! You can even get the whole family involved. continue reading ...

Tags: exercise | Posted in: Fitness , Wellness

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