College of DuPage Nursing Student Lisa McArthur shared that acne is a common skin disease that is caused by a combination of factors including inflammation and excessive sebum (oil) production. Most people at one point or another have either experienced acne themselves or known someone who has been affected. Acne is most common in adolescents and […]
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College of Dupage Nursing Student Kenia Chamorro shared that she is guilty of it and she thinks we all are. Kenia relates that most of the time, she goes about her day without truly pausing. Next thing she knows, she is in bed exhausted and ready to sleep, only to wake and let another day pass […]
Candice KryzaniakNSCA, a personal trainer at Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitness shared in their Healthy Driven Blog that there are a lot of misconceptions about cardiovascular exercise, fat loss, weight loss, nutrition, and resistance training. Read on and learn the whole truth about common fitness myths. Myth #1: Cardiovascular exercise is the only way to lose fat. […]
Be Antibiotics Aware is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) national educational effort to help improve antibiotic prescribing and use and combat antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance is one of the most urgent threats to the public’s health. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria develop the ability to defeat the drugs designed to kill them. Each […]
According to Feeding America, 1 in 8 Americans struggles with hunger, leaving millions of people, including families living right here in the western suburbs, to seek assistance from their local food pantry. And while food has become an unaffordable luxury to many throughout our community, so too are toys during the upcoming holidays. This season, Culver’s of Lombard […]
The holiday season is kicking off, and with it comes a marathon of office parties, potlucks, and gift exchanges. Here are a few tips from the Center For Disease Control for bringing healthy holidays to your workplace. Creating Healthy Holidays at Work Ready, get set, go. The holiday season is kicking off, and with it […]
Katherine Martinko wrote for Tree Huggers that it comes as no surprise that kids these days are spending less time in nature than previous generations did, but it’s always alarming when casual observations are cemented by formal research. A new study out of North Carolina State University and Clemson University has found that middle-school students, […]
The Center for Disease Control shared that you don’t get really good at dealing with diabetes overnight. But over time, you’ll figure out how to go from getting it done to take it in stride. See if any of these tips are familiar (or worth trying!). Remember when you first found out you had diabetes and […]
College of DuPage Nursing Student Clare Mayer shared that wanting to be healthy is easy to say, but may not always be easy to do. Children have busy schedules, and once homework is done, they often like to sit on the couch and turn on the TV, go in front of a computer, or get […]