Entries by Jay Wojcik

Have You Heard of Teal Pumpkin?

Born out of one mom’s desire to help ensure that children with food allergies would not feel left out on Halloween, the Teal Pumpkin Project®, now in its fourth year as a national awareness campaign led by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), has spread far and wide – reaching millions across the U.S. and beyond […]

To skip or not to skip breakfast: that is the question

CAITLIN DOW shared in NutritionAction.com Health Tips that  Prevention.com in March declared “Eating breakfast jump-starts metabolism.”  “The idea that breakfast is important for weight or that it kick-starts your metabolism is well ingrained,” says Enhad Chowdhury, a teaching fellow at the University of Bath in England. “And people who typically consume breakfast do weigh less than those who skip.” (Roughly […]

Home Safety and Alzheimer’s Disease

The National Institute on Aging shared that over time, people with Alzheimer’s disease become less able to manage around the house. For example, they may forget to turn off the oven or the water, how to use the phone during an emergency, which things around the house are dangerous, and where things are in their own home. […]

Experimental Nasal Influenza Vaccine Tested in Kids, Teens

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases shared  that an early-stage clinical trial testing the safety and immune-stimulating ability of an experimental nasal influenza vaccine in healthy 9- to 17-year-old children and teens has begun enrolling participants at a Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU) site at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri. The VTEU is funded by […]

Key To Good Weight Management

Aileen Waldschmidt, LDN, RD, a licensed, registered dietitian and Bariatric Program Coordinator with Edward-Elmhurst Health shared in their blog that most of us know that what we eat matters if we want to keep our hearts healthy. As a result, we try to make healthy choices, like passing up the salt shaker or ordering a fruit […]

Does coffee help brew a healthy heart?

Mary Gardner, RD, LDN, an outpatient dietitian at Edward Hospital, shared in the Edwards-Elmhurst Health Blog that coffee was long considered something of a guilty pleasure. After all, it’s how we start our days: “The best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup!” Yet, one too many cups of coffee could give you the jitters […]

The Definitive Guide to Zinc

  Susan Melony shared with NIfty Benefits that Zinc may not be as commonly discussed as other vitamins and minerals, but that doesn’t devalue its importance. Zinc is a highly useful mineral that’s responsible for helping to maintain many of the functions in our bodies. Today we’re going to tell you all the fantastic things […]