Entries by Juanita


College of DuPage Nursing Student Henu Kausal shared with Healthy Lombard that nothing beats cold in the winter like a piping hot cup of ginger tea. With its significant levels of Vitamin C, magnesium and other minerals, ginger root, also known as Zingiber officinale, is extremely beneficial for health. I am a big ginger tea addict. […]

Sparkling or Still Water for Stomach Upset and Constipation?

Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM, a physician, New York Times bestselling author and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues shared in his NutritionFacts.org blog that “Natural bubbling or sparkling mineral waters have been popular for thousands of years,” but manufactured sparkling water was first “‘invented’ in the mid to late 1700s” when a […]

Tobacco is a, ‘no no!’

College of DuPage Nursing Student Alana Jackson wrote for Healthy Lombard that moke is here, smoke is there, smoke is everywhere! Growing up, she would always see tons of smoking in a restaurant, at a family gathering, at an event, etc. She used to cough a lot because the smoke would inhale into her lungs due to […]

How Not to Die from High Blood Pressure

Michael Greger M.D. FACLM  shared on NutritionFacts.org that high blood pressure is the number-one risk factor for death in the world. In the United States, it affects nearly 78 million people, one in three adults. As we age, our blood pressures get higher and higher, such that by age 60, high blood pressure strikes more than half of […]

Black Garlic

Dmitrii  from Kitchennin.com asks, “Do you know garlic?”  He guesses your answer will be yes. But then he assumes the garlic you know is the white garlic you are used to. However, Dmitrii is referring to the black garlic, which is more beneficial and a flavorful way to achieve a more satisfying meal. It is […]


Gerard Gioia, PhD, the Division Chief of Neuropsychology and the director of the Safe Concussion Outcome, Recovery & Education (SCORE) Program at Children’s National, wrote for Rise and Shine that in whatever sport a child chooses to play, I recommend that all parents do their homework and ask the league and coaches about how they handle […]

Drunk driving is scary

The Lombard Police Department is urging motorists to commit to sober driving this Halloween when children and their families will be walking through neighborhoods after dark in search of candy and spooky fun. If you plan on drinking, remember to plan for a sober ride home. “Even one drink can impair your ability to make […]