Entries by Juanita

Allergies and Anxiety: The connection between anxiety and your HVAC System

Lauren Thomas, the Digital Ninja for https://www.furnacecompare.com/  shared with Healthy Lombard that if you or someone in your home has allergies, you are probably all too familiar with the physical symptoms. Coughing, sneezing, watery eyes and wheezing or shortness of breath are extremely common and can make you feel absolutely miserable. But did you know […]

Preparing for a Power Outage: The Ultimate Guide

Conrad  Novak, a blogger at Survivor’s Fortress, shared with Healthy Lombard that winter is here and they are on a mission to help people get prepared for a power outage! A power outage can be a stressful time. Stores get depleted extremely quickly and the modern conveniences of life are taken away. Luckily, with a […]

Why Drinking Diet Soda Makes You Crave Sugar

 Michael Greger M.D. FACLM shared on his blog, NutritionFacts.org that recommendations on limiting sugar consumption vary around the world, with guidelines ranging from “[l]imit sweet desserts to one every other day” to “[k]eep sugar consumption to 4 or fewer occasions per day.” In the United States, the American Heart Association is leading the charge, “proposing dramatic reductions in […]

TRAMPOLINES ARE NOT TOYS

Daniel Fagbuyi, MD, FAAP a former emergency medicine pediatrician at Children’s Nationa wrote for the Rise and Shine Newsletter that exercise is important for kids, but there’s one form of exercise most pediatricians will caution against trampolines. Trampolines are not toys. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently published an article showing that trampoline injuries have increased […]

How sleep affects your heart

Edward-Elmhurst Hospital Twitted that getting a good night’s rest plays an important role in your heart health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most adults need about seven hours of sleep. Yet, more than one in three Americans say they don’t get the recommended amount of sleep. While skimping on sleep […]

How We Can Improve Child Nutrition When Healthy Eating Isn’t Accessible

Robert Murray, MD (Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) Board Member) and Grace Perry, RD, LD (AFHK Program Manager) recently shared that children are the products of their environment and experiences; like sponges, they absorb all that’s around them. They’re constantly picking up language, mannerisms, ideas, and habits. The people in a child’s life — especially […]

Cycling Accidents Do’s & Don’ts

Andries from UpPedal asks, “Have you ever had a big fall from your bike?”  Most people who ride bikes fall at some point…it is just how it is. A rite of passage even! Usually, it is nothing serious. Just a slight tumble where you get up again and dust yourself off. But sometimes it can […]