Entries by Juanita

Pregnancy and Oral Health

The Center for Disease Control shared that Healthcare professionals: use Protect Tiny Teeth, a free set of resources, to talk to pregnant women and new moms about the importance of oral health. One way to prevent cavities in young children is to improve pregnant women’s oral health. Pregnancy may make women more prone to periodontal (gum) […]

Just 5 Minutes in Nature Will Increase Happiness, Study Finds

Talia Avakian reported in Fox News that spending just five minutes in nature can quickly improve your mood, researchers from the University of Regina have found. In a study published in the Journal of Positive Psychology, researchers found that participants who spent just five minutes sitting in nature experienced an increase in positive emotions. Researchers conducted two studies […]

Stand against bullying

College of DuPage Nursing Student Janett Barrera shared 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 about as […]

Highlights of the 2018 Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol

Healthy Lombard’s Vice President for Health Dr. Elizabeth Moxley shared with us that the recently published, “2018 Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol” is an update to the 2013 guideline on diagnosing, treating, and monitoring high cholesterol. According to the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association 2013 guidelines, fifty-six million (48.6%) […]

This Could Save Your Life

College of DuPage Nursing Student Megan DalSanto asks, “Would you believe me if I said running or walking 3.1 miles could change your life?” As a finisher of many 5K run/walks, I can confidently say that participating in one of these events will bring you satisfaction, motivation, new friends, and physical benefits for your body.  […]

Healthy Ways to Combat Caregiver Exhaustion

College Of DuPage Nursing Student Silvia Fernandez shared 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 are often negligent […]

Healthy Valentine’s Day

Vegan Sugar Cookies Carolyn Casner EatingWell Recipe Developer & Tester shared that it’s hard to imagine a classic buttery sugar cookie without the butter, but trust us, it’s possible. Here, we use coconut oil instead of butter for dairy-free eggless cut-out cookies that taste delicious and are fun to make and eat. Decorate with a citrus […]

The Easy Way To Health

College of DuPage Nursing Student Anna Yatskevich shared that according to the CDC, The physical activity guidelines for Americans recommend that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity. This is not great news for many adults for whom the idea of incorporating physical exercise into an already full day of work, school […]