Entries by Jay Wojcik

How long does your vacuum sealed food last?

Sarah Archer, who supports Your Best Digs with content development and PR effort and is passionate about evaluating everyday home products to help consumers save time and money, shared that storage is everything when it comes to keeping your food fresh. Throughout more than 50 hours of testing vacuum sealers and discussing with food-safety experts, her […]

What Parents Need to Know about Enterovirus D68

The Center for Disease Control shared that every year, millions of children in the United States catch enteroviruses that can cause coughing, sneezing, and fever. These viruses most often spread in the summer and fall. Enterovirus D68 is one of many enteroviruses that can make people sick. Take basic steps to protect your child and […]

What is metabolic syndrome?

Neha Shah, M.D., who specializes in bariatric & obesity medicine and internal medicine at Edwards-Elmhurst Health share that if you carry a lot of weight around your waist, you’re boosting your risk for heart disease. If you have high blood pressure or diabetes you are also at a higher risk. When you have all three, […]

Sleep paralysis, is it always awful?

College of DuPage Nursing Student Sarai Lopez discovered that sleep paralysis is a phenomenon involving a lack of ability to move your body, just before sleeping or as you are waking up. Right off the bat; an experience that sounds like it should be terrible every time, and is even worse when it happens on more than one occasion. […]

ATVs kill more children than bicycles: Pediatricians urge families to yield to safety

Trisha Korioth, American Academy of Pediatrics, shared in Advocate’s Children Health that you don’t see them just on farms anymore. All-terrain vehicles are popular among outdoor enthusiasts of all ages who ride them through trails, fields and off-highway vehicle parks. The four-wheeled motorized vehicles require skill and quick thinking. Therefore, the Itasca-based American Academy of Pediatrics […]

Ways to overcome slumping, text neck and more

Northwest Community Healthcare wrote that two physical therapists — Julie Schauble, and Shivangi Potdar, — who help patients at Northwest Community Healthcare, provide some answers, addressing the effects of poor posture and ways to combat it. Q: Why do we tend to slump? Schauble: An upright, lengthened, tall, decompressed posture requires active muscle control. We […]

Why pediatricians are prescribing play time for kids

CBS News shared that when 4-year-old Britton Taunton-Rigby recently got her yearly checkup, her pediatrician wrote a prescription for something he says is important. It reads, “Play Every Day.” New guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends all pediatricians do the same. The organization says playing with parents and peers is a critical part of […]