Fall Is Flu-Shot Season

Getting a flu shot isn’t just about protecting yourself. It’s about protecting those around you, including older adults for whom the flu can be serious and even deadly. Statistics show that during recent flu seasons, between 80% and 90% of flu-related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older.

Simple Steps to Healthier Comfort Foods

There’s something about cold winter weather that makes us all hearken back to the foods our moms and grandmas used to make. For good reason, we commonly refer to these favorite dishes as “comfort foods.” After all, they make us feel warm inside and out.

But the calories, salt and fat that many of these dishes contain are nothing to smile about. There are, however, some simple steps you can take to up the nutritional ante of these favorite dishes without compromising their comfort factor.