Entries by Jay Wojcik

What you should know about trampolines and bounce houses

Uzma Muneer, D.O.Specialty: Pediatrics shared in Edward-Elmhurst Health Blog that you may want to think twice before taking your kids to the next trampoline park or inflatable bounce house party. Before you know it, innocent fun can result in sprains, strains, broken bones, or even something more serious. It happened recently to a 3-year-old boy in Florida, […]

Food safety tips for power outages and floods

The staff at Nutrition Action Healthletter share that you should keep your refrigerator door closed as much as possible. Food should be safe if the power is out for no more than four hours. If you’re expecting an outage, freeze water in plastic bags—or buy frozen cold packs—in advance. Move them from freezer to refrigerator as […]

Why Therapy is Essential for Treating Addiction

September is National Recovery Month and  Tricia Moceo is passionate about sharing her story, as a mom in recovery, through writing and spreading awareness of addiction. Following is an article she composed for Healthy Lombard. Most people assume the remedy for recovery involves detox and abstinence from drugs/alcohol. The truth is, this is only the […]

5 Ways to Prevent Childhood Obesity in Your Family or Community

The YMCA of Metro Chicago shared that September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and while the dangers of childhood obesity are well-chronicled, many families need support in changing their habits. That’s why the YMCA of Metro Chicago — a leading community-based organization dedicated to improving health — wants families to understand the dangers of childhood obesity […]

Apple Crunch Day is Coming – Join Us!

On “Apple Crunch Day”, Healthy Lombard is encouraging everyone to crunch into an apple in a unifying action to raise awareness about eating better diets for our health and the environment, access and affordability of fruits and vegetables, and supporting local farmers. Hundreds of thousands of school students in Illinois will crunch into an apple […]

The latest on reducing belly fat

  CAITLIN DOW wrote that packing on pounds around your midsection is easy. Losing them takes a lot more work. Here’s the latest evidence on what (and what not) to do. Sitting & belly fat The time you spend in a chair, on the sofa, or in a car may affect the size of your belly. […]

How long does your vacuum sealed food last?

Sarah Archer, who supports Your Best Digs with content development and PR effort and is passionate about evaluating everyday home products to help consumers save time and money, shared that storage is everything when it comes to keeping your food fresh. Throughout more than 50 hours of testing vacuum sealers and discussing with food-safety experts, her […]

What Parents Need to Know about Enterovirus D68

The Center for Disease Control shared that every year, millions of children in the United States catch enteroviruses that can cause coughing, sneezing, and fever. These viruses most often spread in the summer and fall. Enterovirus D68 is one of many enteroviruses that can make people sick. Take basic steps to protect your child and […]

Schools putting real ‘play’ back into playgrounds

CAROLINE ALPHONSO,  EDUCATION REPORTER for The Globe and Mail shared that for 15 minutes on a blistering Wednesday afternoon, students at Chester Elementary School in Toronto were set free to run through the sprinklers in their shoes and regular clothes on the field. Others preferred to climb nearby trees or hop off an old stump to […]