Entries by Juanita

What To Do If You Think Your Child Has A Learning Disability

Rise and Shine shared that there are many potential reasons for problems at school, but one of the primary reasons is learning disabilities, both those already diagnosed as well as undiagnosed ones. Here’s what to do if you think your child has a learning disability. What is a learning disability? Almost 1 in 10 children have […]

Avoid Backpack Pain

Rise and Shine shared that heavy backpacks go hand-in-hand with the return of the school year, and parents need to know how to help their children avoid the pain. While there are no studies showing that carrying a heavy backpack causes structural deformity to the back, kids with chronic back pain are predisposed to becoming […]

Car Seat Safety

Safe Kids Worldwide is a nonprofit organization working to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries shared with Rise and Shine some car seat safety tips.  For example: What are the rules for car seats? At what age can my toddler be forward-facing? All infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing car seat […]

What’s a Teal Pumpkin?

What’s the Teal Pumpkin Project®? The Teal Pumpkin Project encourages people to raise awareness of food allergies and promotes the inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season. The nationwide movement offers an alternative for kids with food allergies, as well as other children for whom candy is not an option. The steps to participate […]

2019 Halloween BOOnanza

Saturday, October 19, 1 to 3 p.m. Tri-Town YMCA, 105 W. Maple St., Lombard Come spooky or funny to our fun family event! Enjoy fun carnival games, make bewitching crafts, get your face painted, Trick-or-Treat through themed-rooms within Fellowship Hall, and more! Participants are encouraged to stay the entire time and enjoy a 30-minute kid-friendly […]

Five reasons you won’t regret getting a flu shot this year

Chris Howard, DO and Vice President, Medical Operations at MedExpress Urgent Care shared with Healthy Lombard that the flu virus, a highly contagious respiratory illness, is often misunderstood. Those who have had the flu understand just how debilitating it can be, however, if you’ve never had it, getting immunized might not be a high priority. […]

Please Join Us and Celebrate Teal Pumpkin

What’s the Teal Pumpkin Project®? The Teal Pumpkin Project encourages people to raise awareness of food allergies and promotes the inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season. The nationwide movement offers an alternative for kids with food allergies, as well as other children for whom candy is not an option. The steps to participate […]