Entries by Juanita

Developmental Milestones Matter!

Download CDC’s new Milestone Tracker app for a fun and easy way to track and celebrate your child’s developmental milestones! Now available in English and Spanish. Skills, such as taking the first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye-bye,” are called developmental milestones. From birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how he or she […]

What Are Clinical Studies?

The National Institute on Aging shared that clinical research is medical research involving people. There are two types, clinical studies, and clinical trials. Clinical studies (sometimes called observational studies) observe people in normal settings. Researchers gather information, group volunteers according to broad characteristics, and compare changes over time. For example, researchers may collect data through medical exams, tests, […]

Heart attack’s double whammy

Edward-Elmhurst Health shared this information: Your 50-year-old husband is home from the hospital after treatment for a heart attack. You expected him to face physical challenges after his ordeal, but the emotional wallop he’s dealing with has surprised you. His reaction isn’t unusual. According to the American Heart Association, many people experience strong emotions after […]

Confused by Nutrition Research?

According to Jane E. Brody a Personal Health columnist for the New York Times, a  new book by Marion Nestle, the unstated goal of most company-sponsored studies is to increase the bottom line. For example, after decades of research-supported dietary advice to reduce saturated fats to minimize the risk of heart disease and stroke, along comes a new observational study of […]

Engaging Parents to Promote Healthy Schools

The Center for Disease Control shared that parents have a powerful role in supporting children’s health and learning. Use CDC’s resources to help parents get involved in creating a healthier school! Schools, parents, and students benefit from parents being involved in their children’s school. Students who have parents involved in their school lives are more […]

The healthiest diet?

LINDSAY MOYER shared in The Nutrition Action Newsletter that if you want to protect your heart, eat more fruits and veggies, and cut unhealthy carbs, one of the healthiest diets—it’s endorsed by the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and other health authorities—is DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). That’s because a DASH-style diet […]

Help kids manage their holiday expectations

The holiday season seems to start earlier every year. By the time Thanksgiving arrives, many kids will have worked themselves into a frenzy that often is followed by disappointment and tears. So what can you do to help your children manage holiday expectations? According to experts with the Amita Health Pediatrics Institute, the first step […]

Healthy Kids Running Series

Healthy Lombard was proud to partner with Healthy Kids Running Series, a national, community-based non-profit that provides a fun, inclusive, five-week running series for ages 2-14 designed for kids to get active, experience accomplishment, and lay the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. We look forward to working with them again next year. They have another activity that […]

Autumn Health Care Checklist: Top 5 to-dos

Teri Dreher, RN, CCRN, iRNPA, BCPA, is an award-winning RN patient advocate and a pioneer in the growing field of private patient advocacy who wrote for the Daily Herald Newspaper that ‘Tis the season to not only anticipate the holidays and brace for winter but to handle some essential annual healthcare activities. They’re too important to […]

Workout tricks?

Christopher Ingraham shared in The Washington Post that according to Richard Thaler, the University of Chicago economist who last year won a Nobel Prize in part for his work on the subject, a  “nudge” is a policy intervention that “alters people’s behavior in a predictable way without forbidding any options or significantly changing their economic incentives.” […]