Entries by Jay Wojcik

8 Things You Don’t Know About Cholesterol

Barbara Brody shared in Silver Sneakers for Trinity Health that you’d think we’d all understand cholesterol by now, especially considering that screenings are recommended at least every five years and millions of Americans take cholesterol-lowering medication. But doctors say that’s not the case. Many dangerous myths persist. Below, we set the record straight with eight important—yet not-so-well-known—facts […]

Healthy Lombard Members Share Research at CLOCC

Healthy Lombard Members Nicole Lynne Klinkhamer from ProActive Kids and Dr. Elizabeth Moxley from DePaul University teamed up  to present findings from her ProActive Kids early intervention program at the CLOCC (Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children) Winter Quarterly Meeting poster session, held in Chicago on Thursday December 7th. Nicole is the Executive Director […]

Saving Our 5 Senses as We Age

Amy Paturel, a health and science writer shared  in the  AARP Bulletin, July-August 2017, that changes in sensory function can make everyday pleasures feel flat while increasing risk of other health issues. Jazz trumpeter Kris Chesky pops in foam earplugs when he mows the lawn or gets on an airplane. Onstage, he asks the band […]

12 tips for buying safe toys

Susan Stevens Martin from the American Academy of Pediatrics shared in the Daily Herald that whether they’re wrapped under a tree or exchanged with the lighting of a candle, giving gifts to children is a favorite part of winter holidays. When choosing a toy for a child, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the toy […]

What’s Actually in Protein Powder?

REBECCA FIRKSER  in Extra Crispy for Well Done shared that  a common post-workout breakfast is often a protein shake or bar, tasting of chalk and chocolate or berry. That vaguely dusty flavor in these meals comes from protein powder, the substance sold in giant tubs in the supplement area of the grocery store. Often selected by those looking […]

Eat These Foods Together for the Most Health Benefits

Jaime Ritter wrote for Cooking Light that you probably already know that eating whole foods and lots of colorful produce is important to staying healthy. But did you know that the ingredients you use in your salad or what sides you pair with your salmon can affect the absorption of vitamins and other important compounds in your […]