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After the Storm: Whether Shoveling or Snow Blowing, Heart Patients Must Exercise Caution, Advises UB Cardiologist

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Winter 2015 Health and Wellness Tips from UT Southwestern

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Winter months often bring in cold, harsh changes for skin and hair, but a few good habits can alleviate dryness as well as the discomfort of itchy skin. UT Southwestern dermatologists offer some insight on the role moisture plays, and how to keep your skin and hair healthy when the temperatures drop.

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Nosebleeds Are Common in Winter, Says Loyola Otolaryngologist

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“Cold winter air can be drying and irritating to the nose and so can forms of indoor heat, such as forced air and fireplaces,” says James Stankiewicz, MD, Chair, Department of Otolaryngology at Loyola University Medical Center. “Blood flow from the nose can range from a few drops to a real gusher.”

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Heed “Caution Falling Ice” Signs, Says Loyola Emergency Medicine Chair

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Tips on handling icicles safely by Loyola ED. The arctic freeze followed by a warm-up have led to the accumulation of ice and snow on roofs, electrical wires and buildings. While it may be tempting to knock off the icicles, be very careful says a Loyola University Health System emergency medicine physician.

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Offer a Warm Heart, Not a Cold Shoulder This Winter

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o your neighbors have their house lights on? Is their walk shoveled? Are the newspapers and mail piling up? You might want to knock on the door and check on them, says Debbie Jansky, assistant manager, Gottlieb Home Health & Hospice. “Winter is isolating for us all but when really bad weather hits, the chronically ill or elderly really suffer the most,” she says.

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Shiahna Chavis, PhD, Available to Comment on the Habits Married Couples Should Quit in the New Year

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Fashion Gear Not Cool When Temperatures Dive

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Chillin' is not cool in winter when temperatures drop dangerously low and frostbite cases rise, says Arthur Sanford, MD, burn surgeon at Loyola University Medical Center. Lose the texting gloves, leggings, short skirts and gym shoes, he says, or risk losing a finger, toe or tips of the ear.

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Resolved to Lose Weight in 2015? Here Are 5 Bad Strategies to Avoid

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Is your New Year’s resolution to lose weight? Here are five bad strategies to avoid, according to Dr. Aaron Michelfelder of Loyola University Health System.

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Readiness to Change Is a Vital Facet to Committing to New Year’s Resolutions

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Whether it is losing weight or quitting smoking, UAB’s employee wellness director says it can be done with the will to do so.

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Before Drinking on New Year's Eve, Young Adults Should Read this Study

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Binge drinking in young, healthy adults significantly disrupts the immune system, a new study has found. While drinkers generally understand how binge drinking alters behavior, there is less awareness of alcohol’s harmful effects in other areas, such as the immune system.