The Most Dreaded Topic at Family Gatherings

SATURDAY, Dec. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Family harmony and talk of politics can be combustible holiday companions, a therapist contends. A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll found that 62 percent of respondents said politics was the topic they dread most when relatives get together at the holidays. And nearly one-third said they planned to avoid the…

Tips for Poison-Free Holidays

FRIDAY, Dec. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Though the threat of accidental poisoning rises during the holidays, you can take steps to lower that risk, poison control experts say. “The holidays are an exciting time of the year, but present a host of opportunities for poisonings to occur,” said Stephen Kaminski, CEO and executive director…

Pack Wisely for a Healthy Trip

FRIDAY, Dec. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Buying new clothes for an upcoming holiday trip may top your to-do list, but packing the right medications can mean addressing health needs with ease rather than scrambling to find an all-night drugstore in a strange city. Prescription medications are the top priority, according to the U.S. Centers…