Entries by Jay Wojcik

Are We Poisoning a generation of children?

Jill Skurnowicz, RN, BSN, MS, CRNA, ND candidate would like to share the following thoughts with Healthy Lombard visitors: Welcome to the new normal. The new normal consists of a world where one in six children suffer from some form of developmental disorder ranging from mild disabilities such as speech and language impairments to serious […]

The D-A-S-H Diet

College of DuPage Nursing Student Michael Zaremba shared that high blood pressure (hypertension) is a common medical problem in America. Just how common you might be asking? Hypertension affects 1 out of every 3 American adults. In fact, 1 out of every 6 adults with hypertension do not even know that they have the disease. […]

Learning to balance school and sports

Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago shared with the Daily Herald Newspaper that as another school year gets under way, kids’ sports teams are also kicking back into full gear.When activities and school work start competing for your child’s attention and time, it can be overwhelming to balance it all. While the benefits of playing sports […]

How You Walk Could Flag Mental Decline

   Sumathi Reddy shared the following story recently in Wall Street Journal: David Victor is strolling up and down a walkway at a steady pace, reciting alternate letters of the alphabet aloud. The 20-foot walkway the 73-year-old is on is embedded with pressure sensors that track every step he takes: his velocity, his cadence, how […]

Are good sleepers born or made?

Advocate Children’s Hospital asked the question, Are some babies just born “good sleepers” while others are not? he answer is no according to Dr. Darius Loghmanee, a pediatric sleep medicine physician at Advocate Children’s Hospital. “In our society, we have very strange attitudes about sleep,” Loghmanee said. “We tend to look at it as a separate part […]

When to keep your child home from school

Nina Lundberg, MD  whose specialty is Internal Medicine and who provides comprehensive, patient-focused medical care, wrote for Edward-Elmhust Health’s Healthy Driven Blog that every parent knows this scenario: your little one wakes up after a seemingly normal night’s sleep feeling awful, complaining about a sore throat or coughing. You’re left with the dilemma of trying to […]