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4 Ways to Combat the Health Hazards of Commuting

healthy commuterLong days at the office can create plenty of stress. Add in a commute of 30-minutes or more each way, and both your body and mind may feel the crunch of an extended schedule. Studies have shown commuters experience higher levels of stress, weight gain, and feelings of isolation than those who live near their workplace. Try these four tips to combat the physical and mental toll of commuting.

Calming Your Child’s Cough: 4 Tips to Try Now

little girl coughingHearing and seeing your little one suffer from a nagging cough is hard. Coughing bouts can disrupt meals, put a damper on play time, and disturb sleep. While cough and cold medicines are not safe for children under the age of six, there are remedies you can use to calm the cough. The best solution for each child will vary and partly depends on their age.

4 Ways to Better Health with a Smartphone

Person videochatting doctor on mobile phoneSmartphones can be amazing tools for social connection, entertainment, and instant photos. On the other hand, many people have categorized smartphones as a dangerous distraction, a drain on time, and a strain the neck. However, your smartphone doesn’t have to be a hazard; you can turn it into a tool for better health and wellness. Here are four ways you can put  your smartphone to work to boost your health.

Mommy, I Don’t Feel Good: Talk to a Pediatrician After Hours

Parents know that earaches, fevers,Mother checking child for fever and stomach viruses can strike at any time, not just during the pediatrician’s office hours. In fact, it often feels like nights and weekends are prime times for the worst symptoms to set in and make your child miserable.

Get the Benefits of a Virtual Doctor Visit

Did you know your child can see a pediatrician online with a virtual doctor visit 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? Video visits, as well as phone visits, are available through Cone Health Telehealth services.

Sidelined By Back Pain? Five Tips to Get Moving Again

man having back painYou felt a twitch of pain the second you lifted that heavy box, and three days later your back still hurts. You’ve got friends sharing their back pain stories, but often their advice is conflicting, leaving you with more questions than answers:

  • Do I use ice or heat?
  • Should I rest or try to exercise?
  • Is alternative medicine a safe choice or should I go to a doctor?

Visit the Doctor by Video: Care for Your Busy Schedule

busy schedule virtual doctor visitYou know that croupy cough or nagging back pain probably needs to be checked out by a doctor, but you’ve got two important work meetings and have to pick up a child from basketball practice. Thinking about the time needed to drive to the doctor’s office and sit in the waiting room is just adding more stress to an already packed day.

When the Flu Hits Your Household

Cold and Flu Season Street SignYour child started the weekend with a high fever, body aches, and a sore throat. You’re pretty sure it’s the flu, but you’re not sure of the best way to treat the symptoms. And now you’re feeling feverish as well. Try these handy tips for surviving when the flu hits your household:

Rest is Required
Resting is vital to recovering from the flu. While you may typically limit screen time for your child, letting them watch a movie may be what they need to settle down and sit still. And if you’re sick, reach out to a close relative or friend for help with childcare, groceries, and cooking. Continuing to keep up with your normal routine will only delay recovery. 

Persistent Coughing and When to See the Doctor

Chronic coughThere’s no doubt about it, a cough is annoying, disruptive, and sometimes even embarrassing. Most coughs last anywhere from 14-18 days (that’s long enough, right?) and occur as a lingering result of a previous illness, like a cold.

However, if your cough comes out of the blue and shows no sign of improvement after one month, you may be experiencing persistent coughing, also known as the chronic cough.

The Doctor is In: See a Doctor on Your Schedule

telehealth doctor visitBetween work and your children’s schedules, finding time to see the doctor during regular office hours can be next to impossible. In addition, if your doctor is part of a busy medical practice, it may be hard to get an appointment the same day for urgent issues like the flu, urinary tract infections, or the cough that kept you up all night.

10 Tips for Managing Holiday Stress When You’re Sick

holiday shopping stressThe holidays can be a challenging and stressful time of year for just about anyone. Throw in an unexpected virus striking you or one of your children, and you can feel downright overwhelmed. The good news is there are ways to reduce the stress! Try these 10 tips to ensure you make it through the holidays in peace and not pieces.

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