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December 25, 2015

Meals on Wheels Can Deliver Emotional Nourishment, Too

FRIDAY, Dec. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Social isolation is common among many U.S. seniors, particularly during the holidays. But, home-delivered meals can significantly reduce their feelings of loneliness, new research finds.

Holiday Plants Can Pose Health Risks to Kids, Pets

FRIDAY, Dec. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Those decorative plants may add holiday sparkle to your home, but they may also pose a risk to children and pets, an expert cautions.

Health Tip: Controlling Chronic Sinusitis

(HealthDay News) -- If you have chronic sinus inflammation, a bacterial infection probably isn'tthe cause. So there's no need for an antibiotic, which only treats a bacterial infection.

Health Tip: Understanding Risk Factors for Hardening Arteries

(HealthDay News) -- Atherosclerosis, the medical term for hardening of the arteries, occurs when the arteries narrow and become rigid. Left undetected or untreated, one or more of these vessels may become completely blocked.

Holiday Safety for Your Furry Friends

FRIDAY, Dec. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it can be easy to overlook the potential dangers facing Fluffy and Fido, an animal expert warns.

How to Prevent Home Cooking Fires

FRIDAY, Dec. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For many families, the kitchen is a gathering place, especially during the holidays. Unfortunately, the kitchen is also where two out of five home fires start, according to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI).

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