Entries by Jay Wojcik

Yoga does more than reduce stress during treatment

Alexander Hantel, M.D., an experienced medical oncologist, shared in Edwards-Elmhurst Healthy Driven Blog that your body was built to move. It’s how you were made. That’s why it’s so important for your health to keep moving — even during cancer treatment. Newer research has shown that exercise has many benefits during and after treatment. This […]

Come and Meet Andre Dawson

Donate and Dine! Visit Culver’s of Lombard,  at 1155 S. Main St. on MONDAY, MAY 21, from 4 – 8 pm and a percentage of group sales will be donated to TRINITY CHRISTIAN NURSERY SCHOOL in Villa Park to help in the purchase of new indoor play equipment for preschoolers. As an added bonus, Culvers […]

Even Modest Lifestyle Changes in Middle Age May Significantly Extend Your Life

 Michael Greger M.D. FACLM  shared on  April 26th, 2018 that in his book In How to Reduce the Risk of Sudden Death, he discusses how public health workers tend to work in their own separate domains. The tobacco folks rarely talk to the alcohol, nutrition, or sexual health folks, “with no apparent recognition that, far from being unique […]

You Can Control Your Asthma

The CDC shared that using what you know about managing your asthma can give you control over this chronic disease. When you control your asthma, you will breathe easier, be as active as you would like, sleep well, stay out of the hospital, and be free from coughing and wheezing.To learn more about how you […]

Food Allergy Awareness Week

The iconic Empire State Building will be lit in teal this Sunday night, May 13, to kick off Food Allergy Awareness Week, an initiative founded by the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network — now Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) — to raise awareness about the severity of food allergy and anaphylaxis. This is the […]

Get the Upper Hand On Age Spots

Cheryl Bond-Nelms, AARP, shared that we all know what age spots look like — tiny brown dark spots that can develop on your hands and face. We think they come from growing older, but they are actually a sign of sun damage or fluctuations in hormones. The medical treatments that can effectively fade or permanently remove dark spots […]

5 Warning Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

Kim Hayes, shared with AARP that although pancreatic cancer can be treated if caught early, the signs are often subtle, and the disease is usually missed until it is in later, more serious stages. But there are some warning signs that you can watch out for. The pancreas has two main jobs in the body: to make juices that […]

The Best Diet for Depression

Dr. Michael Gregr shared on April 3rd, 2018 that depression affects more than 150 million people worldwide, making it a leading cause of losing healthy years of life as a result of disability. By 2020, depression may be second only to heart disease as the leading cause of healthy years of life lost. Why is depression so common? Well, it’s said, […]

Too Much Sitting Can Be Harmful To Your Brain

The Los Angeles Times shared an article that stated  if you want to take a good stroll down memory lane, new research suggests you’d better get out of that chair more often. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have found that in people middle-aged and older, a brain structure that is key to learning and memory […]

The 1 Thing Happy People Do Every Day

STEPHANIE WONG wrote for POPSUGAR that growing up with a mother as a counselor definitely had its perks: she was incredibly patient, a supportive listener, and always gave the best advice. Even though my mom is retired, she continues to help others by sharing her years of wisdom on what it takes to be truly happy. […]