Category: Health & Safety

How to Celebrate Thanksgiving Safely

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As COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated guidelines on how to celebrate Thanksgiving safely this year. These updated guidelines focus on remaining safe during small gatherings, which the CDC points to as being a contributor to the current increase in COVID-19 cases. As […]

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Tips for Eating Healthy During the Holidays

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Holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s bring to mind thoughts of family, friends, fun and food. However, each year, millions of Americans struggle to maintain their waistlines during the holidays while surrounded by tempting holiday treats. And the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic and a heated election season have certainly added to everyone’s […]

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How to Trick or Treat Safely During COVID-19

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The leaves are changing colors, the air is getting chilly, and it’s almost time for the little ones to dress up and fill their bags with goodies. But this year, as we know, is not like other years before. The risk of contracting and spreading the coronavirus is still a serious concern, but that doesn’t […]

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Flu Season and the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The arrival of the fall and winter months signals many things, including the beginning of flu season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu activity peaks between December and February. This means that the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t the only public health concern as we approach the winter months. Here is more […]

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How to Help Kids Safely Use Online Technology

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Since the pandemic began, people are spending more time online, including children, especially with remote learning going on in schools across the country. The following newsletter article from Sans.org discusses internet security for kids, and how parents and caregivers can help kids safely use online technology. Background Kids’ lives are online more than ever, from […]

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Fireworks Safety Tips for the 4th Of July

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Fireworks are a staple of many Fourth of July and other celebrations, but remember to take precautions to ensure your special event is safe and accident-free. Although they may be legal in many parts of the Capital Region, there are still risks. Here are some fireworks safety tips to help everyone enjoy their Independence Day. […]

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Furniture Safety Guide for Parents and Nannies

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A home might seem like one of the safest places for a child to play, but household furniture carries many unforeseen dangers, especially for young children. And now that kids are home for basically the entire day during the COVID-19 lockdown, the chances for unsafe behavior have increased. This furniture safety guide provides advice and […]

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