Entries by Jay Wojcik

Benefits of Garam Masala

College of Dupage Nursing student Meghana Patel shared that coming originally from a country like India in which spicy foods are a must-have and having a mother who cooks dishes, that make eyes burn, but taste so good, I came to the thought of garam masala. Garam masala is a combination of cloves, cinnamon, cumin, […]

Some foods and herbs may help ward off the flu

Patrick B. Massey, MD, PH.D., medical director for complementary and alternative medicine at Alexian Brothers Hospital Network and president of ALT-MED Medical and Physical Therapy, shared in the Daily Herald that he is often asked in winter is “should I get the flu shot?” He answered that his answer varies. Some people need all the […]

It’s Children’s Dental Health Month

Bernie Glossy,  president and CEO of Delta Dental of Illinois shared in the Daily Herald that dental health is one of the most critical, unmet health care issues facing Illinois children today. Good oral health care is imperative for children, but many caregivers don’t realize how important it is to establish an oral health routine […]

Save the date – February 25!

Join us on the Lower Level by Last Chance on February 25 from 10AM to 2PM for the 7th Annual Healthy Lombard Fitness Fair! The Fitness Fair features health-related displays, free health screenings, interactive presentations, stage performances and a raffle. Demonstrations will range from fast-paced exercise workouts, martial arts, yoga, and senior mobility to jump […]

3 Effective Ways to Clear Your Mind

Craig Guillot from CTW Features shared in a recent Daily Herald article that in the age of around-the-clock news coverage, social media and digitally connected lifestyles tied to mobile devices, it’s harder than ever to clear the mind. While it’s not always possible to eliminate the trappings of the modern world, experts say there are […]

Final Call For Health Hero Nominations

Healthy Lombard is now accepting nominations for its annual Health Heroes recognition, which honors individuals families, and/or businesses who have made a noticeable effort to improve their health and wellness during the past year. The individuals who are chosen for the Health Heroes recognition will receive their awards at 1:15 PM during the 2017 Healthy […]

New sick leave law gives more flexibility

The Daily Herald Newspaper shared that a new Illinois law, which allows family caregivers to use up to half of their sick leave benefits at work to take time off for a family member’s illness, injury or medical appointments, went into effect Jan. 1, AARP Illinois reports. More than 1.5 million Illinoisans are family caregivers, […]

How to Get the Most Out of a Doctor’s Visit

SUMATHI REDDY shared in an article for the Wall Street Journal that having just 15 to 20 minutes with a doctor might seem awfully short, but that’s how long most physicians’ visits last. Doctors might not get all the information they need to fully understand a patient’s condition. And there are few things more frustrating […]

New blood pressure treatment guidelines raise concerns

The Daily Herald posted recently that a new guideline published last week recommends less-aggressive blood pressure treatment for many people. The guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians recommends that people 60 and over who have no history of cardiovascular disease shouldn’t be treated for hypertension unless their […]