Entries by Juanita

9 Questions to Ask Before Doing a Fasting Diet

Jae Berman wrote for the Washington Post that fasting is an ancient practice sparking new interest in both pop and scientific culture. Entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and a variety of celebrities have extolled its virtues in helping them lose weight, while medical experts are intrigued by the possibility that it may enhance cognitive functioning and longevity and […]

How to break a bad habit

Edwards-Elmhurst Health shared that we all have some not-so-good habits. What’s yours? Are you a junk food fanatic? Do you often skimp on sleep? Are you a couch potato? A smoker? Habits are a normal part of life. Some are more serious or harder to break than others. About 70 percent of smokers say they […]

What can a caregiver do from far away?

The National Institute on Aging shared that anyone, anywhere, can be a long-distance caregiver, no matter your gender, income, age, social status, or employment. If you are living an hour or more away from a person who needs your help, you’re probably a long-distance caregiver. You may ask yourself—what can I really do from far away? […]

Can you overdress a child in the winter?

Lurie Children’s Hospital shared that winter is in full swing in Chicago, and with chilling temperatures, many parents are cautious to protect their children from the cold. But is it possible to overdress a child in the winter? Dr. Kenneth Polin, a primary care pediatrician at Lurie Children’s Primary Care — Town & Country Pediatrics, […]

Healthy food swaps you’ll barely notice

Alanna Elliott, RD, LDNDietitian an outpatient dietitian for Edwards-Elmhurst Health shared in their Healthy Driven Blog that there’s no more comforting food on a winter day than a big helping of creamy mashed potatoes or a plate piled with steaming hot pasta. Comfort food is a go-to dinner on a cold night. I get that. The […]

Reality Illinois

Reality Illinois is a youth coalition dedicated to positive youth development and prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. There are currently two chapters of Reality in DuPage. One group is comprised of high school students and led by Gilda Ross. The other is fairly new and is comprised of Middle School students and is […]

Updated cholesterol guidelines

The American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Guidelines state that A lifetime approach to lowering cholesterol is still key to reducing cardiovascular risk Statement Highlights: High cholesterol, at any age, can increase a person’s lifetime risk for heart disease and stroke. A healthy lifestyle is the first step in prevention and treatment to lower that risk. The […]

Prevent Rotavirus

Rotavirus causes diarrhea and spreads easily among infants and young children. Some children may get severe diarrhea, become dehydrated and need to be hospitalized. Protect your child with rotavirus vaccine. Rotavirus disease is common among infants and young children. Rotavirus can cause severe watery diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and abdominal pain. Some children with rotavirus disease […]

Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter

Winter storms and cold temperatures can be dangerous. Stay safe and healthy by planning ahead. Prepare your home and cars. Prepare for power outages and outdoor activity.  Although winter comes as no surprise, many of us are not ready for its arrival. If you are prepared for the hazards of winter, you will be more […]

Neighborhoods With More Green Space May Mean Less Heart Disease

People who live in leafy, green neighborhoods may have a lower risk of developing heart disease and strokes, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. In this study, the first of its kind, researchers from the University of Louisville […]