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    Sutter Health delivers daily tips on Facebook and Twitter to help you stay well (and sane!) during the hustle and bustle

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    SACRAMENTO, Calif., December 14, 2010 - So you woke up and look like Rudolph. Need help kicking a cold and ditching the red nose? It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year — so why are you feeling blue? Every day in December, medical experts within the Sutter Health network are offering tips to answer those questions and more on Facebook and Twitter.

    Whether at home or on the road, Sutter’s “31 Days of Healthy Holidays” offer quick and easy solutions for common holiday season conundrums, including:

    • Dec. 1: Latke good times roll! Did you know that one potato packs more potassium (around 600mg) than a banana?
    • Dec. 2: Think fruit, not fruitcake. Simple swaps to enjoy traditional food without all the calories
    • Dec. 4: Decking the halls this weekend? Don't pull a Griswold. Carefully inspect new or used lights. Lights with frayed wires, bare spots, gaps in the insulation or badly twisted wires should be tossed.
    • Dec. 5: A healthy Christmas tree needs a lot of water — and so do you! But just how much do you need daily?
    • Dec. 7: Visions of sugarplums (and candy canes and homemade fudge and eggnog and…) dancing in your head? 13 ways to beat sugar cravings
    • Dec. 9: Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the season keep you from exercising — all you need is 15 minutes of exercise (opens in new window)(VIDEO).
    • Dec. 14: Who’s on your ‘Nice’ list this year? Look for the letters ASTM on kids’ toy packaging. This means the product meets the national safety standards of the American Society for Testing and Materials.
    • Dec. 15: Are the in-laws dashing through the snow and on their way to your house? Just in time — 5 tips to avoid holiday stress

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