See the Red Stars Soccer Game on July 26 and earn funds
for Healthy Lombard

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If you use the link provided below, with every purchase of a $15 general admission ticket, the buyer pays only $10 and Healthy Lombard receives a donation from the Red Stars Soccer Team!

Tickets may be purchased on line at or use the QR code above.








If you are not registered for the Healthy Lombard Flat Apple Summer Activity, go on-line to participate at: or use the link in the blue/purple bar at the top of very Healthy Lombard web page. You will receive a copy of our logo when your registration is confirmed. You can print it out from the email, or if you click on the logo when you open the confirmation on your cell phone or computer, it will download it into your photos.

Stop by the Healthy Lombard table upon arriving at the Red Stars Game to fill in a “Bite of the Apple” raffle ticket.  Then earn another ticket each time you share a Healthy Hint to be broadcasted on Healthy Lombard’s cable show, Health Local.

BTW,  take a “Healthy Selfie” of yourself/child attending the game with Flat Apple, the Healthy Lombard logo, included in the photo.  Then e-mail that photo to  Include your name and phone number with email. (This provides a way for Healthy Lombard to find your registration and adds in two additional e- raffle tickets for you.) *Registering grants permission for photo to be posted on the Healthy Lombard Internet sites.

Questions? Email Jay at or phone: 630-916-0519.

Get in the swim of safety this summer

6a00e554e81be38834015433ca697b970cSummer is in full swing and the DuPage County Health Department reminds swimmers and pool owners to remember the following safety tips to keep everyone healthy and in the swim of things all summer long:

All swimmers:

  • Stay out of the water if you have diarrhea.
  • Shower with soap before you start swimming.
  • Use rest rooms and not the pool.
  • Don’t swallow the water.

Young swimmers:

  • Take children on bathroom breaks every 60 minutes; check diapers every 30–60 minutes.
  • Make sure everyone knows how to swim. Use life jackets appropriately.
  • Provide continuous, attentive supervision with young swimmers.
  • Know cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

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Hoffman Estates offers back-to-school physicals

cartoon_vaccine125The Village of Hoffman Estates Department of Health and Human Services will offer back-to-school physicals for school-age children from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Mondays Aug. 4 and Aug. 18 at village hall, 1900 Hassell Road.

Physicals are available for children attending preschool to grade 12 and will be performed by physicians from Alexian Brothers Medical Group.

The cost for a clinic physical is $10 for uninsured or AllKids and $30 for those who are insured. Only cash or checks will be accepted. Appointments for these clinics are recommended, but walk-ins will be accepted. Call (847) 781-4850 to schedule an appointment or get more information.

Why I Hurt: The Truth Behind Fibromyalgia

fibromyalgiaFibromyalgia is more than just a sentence to a life of chronic pain. There may be innovative and natural ways to manage your fibromyalgia that you haven’t considered.

New information shows that 40-60% of patients with fibromyalgia may have some component of vitamin D deficiency. Also, 81% of fibromyalgia patients report irregular bowel habits. These and other findings show that lifestyle and nutritional interventions may help in many cases.

Would you like to learn more about managing fibromyalgia? Attend our free “Get Educated” presentation on: “Why I Hurt: The Truth Behind Fibromyalgia.”

When: Monday July 28th at 7:00pm

Where: NUHS Whole Health Center – Lombard

200 E Roosevelt Rd

Lombard, IL 60148

Building B, Room 539

Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

scratching-head-smiley-emoticonThe Daily Herald posted this bit of information today:

Case reports in medical journals detail nickel allergies from personal electronic devices, including laptops and cellphones. But it was an Apple iPad that caused an itchy body rash in this 11-year-old boy recently treated at a San Diego hospital, according to a report in Pediatrics. Nickel rashes aren’t life-threatening but they can be very uncomfortable, and they may require treatment with steroids, and antibiotics if the skin eruptions become infected, said Dr. Sharon Jacob, an associate professor and dermatologist at the University of California, San Diego and Rady Children’s Hospital, where the boy was treated.

Free Ageless Grace® Demo Classes in Lombard – Anti-Aging Fitness for Body and Brain

Certified Ageless Grace® Educator Melanie Jordan will be offering three free demo classes of the Ageless Grace Anti-Aging Fitness Program for body and brain in Lombard the week of July 21st.

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What is Ageless Grace?

It’s an anti-aging fitness program for body AND brain based on the science of neuroplasticity.  Each of the 21 simple tools focus on the healthy longevity of the body, mind, emotions and spirit.  It’s a creative, lively chair-based class set to upbeat popular music with natural moves (no choreography to learn).

It’s for baby boomers, all ages and abilities of seniors and those with weight, joint, diabetes, MS and other challenges, as well as those in wheelchairs or with other physical limitations love it!  This class is for anyone at any age who is interested in aging gracefully using timeless anti-aging techniques for the body and brain that almost anyone can do!™

When and Where are the FREE Ageless Grace Demo Classes?

Monday July 21st 1 – 1:45 PM, Helen Plum Library, 110 W. Maple St. in Lombard Register at: or call (630) 627-0316.  This is the July Senior Social Program.

Tuesday July 22nd and Thursday July 24th 10:15 – 10:45 AM, York Center Park District, 1609 S. Luther Ave in Lombard, just up from Meyers Rd, call or text Melanie to reserve your spot at (949) 285-7770 Cell.

These three free demo classes are a great opportunity to see what Ageless Grace is all about and how much fun you can have!

Those who are interested in taking Ageless Grace with Melanie Jordan ongoing can register for one of her 6-week classes at York Center Park District. The next ones start on Tuesday 7/29 and Thursday 7/31 10:15 – 10:45 AM for just $20 per 6-week class, $35 for both Tuesday and Thursday. The classes are also Silver Sneakers FLEX Program approved and are free to Silver Sneakers members with their current membership card.  To register online go to: or call (630) 629-0886.


Melanie Jordan is an ACE® Group Fitness Certified and Silver Sneakers FLEX Program Instructor and Wellcoaches® and ACE Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Healthy Lombard Partner who specializes in senior fitness and teaches Zumba Gold at York Senior Center in Lombard and Mayslake Village Senior Center in Oak Brook and Ageless Grace and Senior Strength and Circuit Training at York Center Park District in Lombard.

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Did you Know Being a Massage Therapist is a Great Career?

Interest in massage is booming, and massage therapists are enjoying a wider variety of career options. You can complete the education you need to start a career as a massage therapist in just one year of convenient evening classes.

Massage therapy not only feels great, it can be a rewarding career.

Massage therapy not only feels great, it can be a rewarding career.

National University of Health Sciences will hold an Information Night and open house for its Massage Therapy Certificate and Associate of Applied Science in Massage Therapy Degree programs on Wednesday, July 16th, at 6:00 p.m. in Building D, 200 East Roosevelt Road in Lombard. The event will include: an overview of National’s massage therapy program; a tour of the clinic, technique and anatomy laboratories; application and career information; and a question and answer session.

NUHS massage therapy programs offer a thorough curriculum, outstanding facilities, work experience in an on-campus integrative medical clinic, and excellent career preparation. In addition, NUHS massage students score exceptionally well on licensing board examinations.

For information, or to make a reservation, call the Office of Admissions at 630-889-6577.

The Third Plate by Chef Dan Barber

Fruit-and-veggiesHere’s a book that has me rethinking how I shop.  It is ased on ten years of surveying farming communities around the world, Barber’s The Third Plate offers a radical new way of thinking about food.

The Third Plate is grounded in the history of American cuisine over the last two centuries. Traditionally, we have dined on the “first plate”, a classic meal centered on a large cut of meat with few vegetables. Thankfully, that’s become largely passé. The farm-to-table movement has championed the “second plate”—where the meat is from free-range animals and the vegetables are locally-sourced.  It’s better tasting, and better for the planet, but the second plate’s architecture is identical to the first. It, too, is damaging–disrupting the ecological balances of the planet, causing soil depletion and nutrient loss–and in the end it is not a sustainable way to farm or eat. Continue reading