Entries by Juanita

Having Some Healthy Fun!

On April 6, Healthy Lombard offered a FREE event during the Lombard Park District’s Time for Tots for the 3rd time in a row.  The activity, known as “Go Fly A Kite,” provided a free kite kit and volunteers to help toddlers decorate and assemble their personalized creations. Armed with kite flying instructions and a […]

Together In Teal

Together in TEAL®  is the name of this year’s Walk to raise funds vital to continuing support for the women and their families living with ovarian cancer. Yes, Walk day is a fun day. But this year it’s more important than ever that we raise funds to make sure that research into new treatments can […]

Aspirin Regimen

College of DuPage Nursing Student Randall J. Rooney wrote for Healthy Lombard that for years now, folks at risk of heart attack have been told to take low-dose aspirin daily for prevention of heart disease. Well, hold on to your hats because things are about to change. As reported by NY Times1 on March 18th, the […]

Healthy Ways to Combat Caregiver Exhaustion

College of DuPage Nursing Student Silvia Fernandez wrote for Healthy Lombard that it is no secret that anyone who is a caregiver is someone who commits lots of energy to their work. They are selfless of their time, compassion, and caring. A caregiver, time and time again, put so much focus on their client that they […]

Can we really prevent ovarian cancer?

College of DuPage Nursing Student Kelia Zanko wrote for Healthy Lombard that being a Cancer patient can be one of the hardest things someone can go through. No one wants to be in that position of finding out that you have cancer, especially Ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is one of the most aggressive cancers in […]

How to Sleep Well During Pregnancy

Andrea Pisani Babich from Mattress Advisor shared that  the warm feeling of new life growing in your belly; the knowing smiles from family, friends and strangers as they congratulate you on your leap into this miraculous adventure of a lifetime; the anxious anticipation of adding a new person to your family — there is no […]


College of DuPage Nursing student Janett Barrera wrote for Healthy Lombard that Bullying has become a national problem. Thinking back to my childhood I realize that bullying has always existed, although perhaps not as nasty as it is today. Bullying is not something that has popped up within the last few years, but it was not talked […]

Urge Your Elected Official to Cosponsor the FASTER Act!

Nearly 32 million Americans live with food allergies and related disorders. These diseases affect their health and quality of life. That’s why Congresswoman Doris Matsui introduced the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act (H.R. 2117) to improve the health and safety of those living with food allergies and related disorders.  The introduction of the FASTER […]

What to say to someone recently diagnosed with cancer

Joseph Kash, MD Specialty: Medical Oncology / Hematology with Edwards-Elmhurst Health shared in their Healthy Driven Blog we’ve all had that feeling of not knowing what to say and when to say it. When someone you know is diagnosed with cancer, your mind may go blank and you may be at a loss for words. […]

Know the signs of stroke

College of DuPage Nursing student Nikola Wisniewska wrote for Healthy Lombard that troke is the 5th leading cause of death in the United States and it can happen to anybody. Every 4 minutes someone dies from stroke and leaves their loved ones behind. (CDC, 2019). It is a scary and awful disease. People who have […]