Tag: safety

Toss Or Keep: A Primer on Fresh (And Not So Fresh) Foods

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Guest blogger – Anna Polucha, Nutritionist

We’ve all been there — maybe you just got home from work or school, or maybe it’s the middle of the night, and you decide to check the fridge for a snack. You open the refrigerator door and spot something vaguely familiar; it could be leftovers or something you bought from the store a few weeks ago but never got around to eating. You give it a quick optical pat-down, and it looks ok, but you can’t help but wonder: How old is this? Can I eat this? Should I eat this?

Hitting the Slopes? Is Your Body Ready?

safety on the slopesIt’s the time of year to hit the slopes. Whether you are skiing (downhill or cross country) or snowboarding, they are exhilarating activities and great workouts which strengthen the bone and tone your muscles, and are great for your heart too. Now is the time to prepare your body for the rigors of these strenuous winter sports with some pre-skiing and pre-snowboarding exercises and safety tips from Brian Busconi, MD, Chief, Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy.

Things You Should Know About Fall Prevention

icy walkwayWhat do an icy sidewalk, a rug and an electrical cord have in common? They could cause you to fall and become injured. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths, non-fatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma among older adults. Every year, one out of every three adults age 65 and older experience a fall. Research shows that by the year 2020, the annual direct and indirect cost of fall injuries is expected to reach $54.9 billion. The good news is that certain safety measures can prevent falls and injuries.