Entries by Jay Wojcik

Five Benefits of Home Based Exercise

College of DuPage Nursing Student Jessica Dickerson asks, “Are you interested in how to enhance your workout so it is more efficient for your schedule?”  If so, here are some reasons  Jessica found that explain why working out at home is fun and effective! 1.  Home workouts fit your schedule. – The convenience of working out at […]

Takr A Walk on thr Healthy Side

Treating your non-emergency urgencies When your medical needs can’t wait, Edward-Elmhurst Health has board-certified providers ready to treat your non-emergency urgencies. We offer: Walk-In Clinics for minor coughs and fevers Immediate Care for sprains and stitches No appointment necessary at our convenient locations Plus, our three 24/7 ERs are always ready in case of an […]

Misty Copeland’s Pasta-Free Zoodles Primavera

My Fitness Pal shared that in her book, “Ballerina Body,” Misty Copeland, the first African-American female principal dancer for American Ballet Theater, knows that you don’t have to sacrifice taste for health. Living her passion, she approaches her daily meals just like she approaches dancing. In the chapter entitled “Meal Choreography,” she breaks down meal-planning […]

So Your Teenager is Going Vegetarian

Lindsay Hutton shared her thoughts in Green Living about how to come to terms with the decision that your teen plans to go vegan—and how keep them healthy. She empathized that your little darling has emerged into the rollicking years of adolescence. The hormones are raging, piercings and odd haircuts materialize, and her ears are […]

More brain injuries in elderly from falls

U.S. government researchers say elderly people are suffering brain injuries from falls at what appear to be an unprecedented rate, The Associated Press reports. The reason for the increase isn’t certain, according to the new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But one likely factor is that a growing number of […]

Check your skin for signs of cancer

A regular skin self-exam is the best way to look for early signs of skin cancer so you can alert your doctor, Harvard Medical School reports. By checking your skin regularly, you’ll learn what is normal for you and can more easily note skin changes and abnormalities that require attention. The best time to check […]