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  • Red Cross Blood Donors Have New Opportunity To Help

    Oct 1, 2020

    Plasma from whole blood and platelet donations made through the American Red Cross that test positive for COVID-19 antibodies may now help current coronavirus patients in need of convalescent plasma transfusions. Donors are encouraged to make an appointment to give blood or platelets now to help ensure coronavirus patients and others who depend on transfusions have needed blood products this fall. In April, the Red Cross began collecting COVID-19 convalescent plasma from previously diagnosed individuals, who could only give at one of...

  • You Can Eat Healthy On Game Day

    Oct 1, 2020

    The sports landscape changed dramatically in 2020. Professional sports leagues were forced to interrupt or delay their seasons, while many college and scholastic seasons are altered in 2020. Despite those delays and cancellations, many athletes are competing this fall and winter. And that means fans will likely gather to cheer on their favorite teams. Game-day gatherings are a great way to make sports more fun. But they also can compromise people's efforts to eat right, as traditional tailgate...

  • How to Take a More Active Role In Your Personal Health

    Oct 1, 2020

    The role individuals play in their own health care became more prominent in 2020. As a global pandemic forced people from all walks of life to prioritize their personal health each time they left their homes, many individuals sought ways to take a more active role in their health care. Proactive health care has long been touted by medical professionals, though many people still don't take such recommendations to heart. In fact, a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

  • Fall and Winter Skincare Tips

    Oct 1, 2020

    As summer transitions to fall, many changes take place. In addition to changing landscapes, men and women may need to adapt their health and wellness habits to ensure that they stay healthy and happy. Part of that daily regimen includes how to care for skin as the seasons change. Just as skin requires certain protection from the sun and heat in the summer, skin has special needs in the fall and winter. Fall and winter are often characterized by cold, dry weather, which can make these times of...

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