Entries by Juanita

The Harmful Effects of Smoking Around Pets

Archy Davidson shared with Healthy Lombard that according to the NHS 1, over 80% of second-hand smoke is odorless and invisible, so regardless of how careful you think you’re being, you could still be putting your friends, family, and pets at risk of the detrimental effects it can cause. It doesn’t matter if you have […]

Weight Loss Programs for Women

Alexis with Health Advise created a comprehensive guide on weightloss because while there are those who claim to be holding the secret to shedding pounds within a short time, many aren’t scientifically-backed. And almost none work. So they singled out these 13 Science-backed weight loss programs for women that they feel will help you lose the […]


Adelaide Robb, MD,  Chief of the Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, specializing in pediatric mood disorders, schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder shared with Rise and Shine that according to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, bullied teens are twice as likely to consider suicide and nearly two-and-a-half times as likely to actually attempt suicide. […]

Parenting Teens in the Age of Social Media

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago recently polled nearly 3,000 current or recent parents of teenagers to better understand their most pressing concerns and challenges with social media, as well as trends in behavior exhibited by their children. They found that the demands of parenting this generation of teenagers are unique, most […]

Garlic Powder to Lower Lead Levels

Michael Greger M.D. FACLM  shared in his blog that there are so-called chelation drugs that can be taken for acute, life-threatening lead poisoning—for instance, if your two-year-old swallowed one of the little lead weights her grandma was using while sewing curtains and the doctor happened to miss it on x-ray, so it stayed lodged inside her until […]

How Green Schoolyards Can Help Make Schools Safer This Fall

In this special feature article for Finding Nature News, author Jay Walljasper paints a picture of what Back-to-School 2020 could like all across America—with green schoolyards offering a safer, more equitable middle ground in the wrenching decisions over in-person vs. online instruction. In inner-city Chicago, an English class spends reading time under newly planted shade trees […]

Unusual Symptoms of COVID-19 You Need to Know About

AARP chared that fever, cough, and shortness of breath are not the only warning signs of coronavirus infection, even if they are the most common. In recent months a growing number of doctors have documented a handful of otherwise unexpected symptoms in patients with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Some are reporting red […]

Mental health symptoms in school-aged children in four communities

A CDC study examined mental health symptoms in four different U.S. school districts. Based on the teacher and parent report, about 1 in 6 students have enough behavioral or emotional symptoms and impairment to be diagnosed with a childhood mental disorder. Anxiety disorders are the most common, followed by oppositional defiant disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Teachers identified boys, non-Hispanic black students, […]


Fran R. Cogen, MD, CDE,  director of the Childhood and Adolescent Diabetes Program at Children’s National shared in the Rise and Shine blog that while it has been established that having diabetes (especially Type 2 diabetes with complications and/or Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes with hemoglobin A1c levels greater than 10%) can increase a […]