Entries by Juanita

How Rover Helps you Live Longer: The Health Benefits of Dogs

College of DuPage Nursing Student Casen Camarillo shared with Healthy Lombard that it’s no secret dogs are man’s best friend, but recently the health benefits of pet companionship have become more apparent. Zooey, is the term associated with the human health benefits of pet ownership and the positive effects on your physical and emotional health. […]


Daniel S. Lewin, Ph.D., DABSM a pediatric psychologist, sleep specialist, and licensed clinical psychologist shared in the Rise and Shine newsletter that the transition to sleep is a very delicate time, particularly for young children. It involves separation from parents, so it is normal for worries to arise. Having a brief period of activation and […]


Glenbard District 87 High School Student Nicole Palmieri wrote for Healthy Lombard that Metabolism is the process the body uses to convert food into energy (i.e. breathing & digesting food). It is not the process of digestion, which is a common misconception. Rather, your metabolism is how your cells utilize energy from the food absorbed […]

2020, Not Just the Year

College of DuPage Nursing Student Mishell Freire wrote for Healthy Lombard that vision is an essential part of life. We need our vision not just to see, but to drive, work, learn, and most importantly for our health. However, the number of Americans that live with a type of eye impairment keeps increasing. This topic […]

The Use of Mobile Devices in Healthcare

Michael Leavy, the Managing Director of Home Healthcare Adaptations, a family-run company that specializes in adapting homes for the elderly and less-abled, explains for Healthy Lombard below how the rising use of mobile devices in healthcare is forming a new frontier in medicine. In recent times, a wide range of professions have started to use mobile […]


Jessica McGee, MS, RD, CSP, LD, CNSC, the Food and Nutrition Services Clinical Nutrition Manager at Children’s National wrote for the Rise and Shine Newsletter that as alternative meat products continue to generate buzz, it is important to understand the ingredients before swapping out meat for meatless. We asked our expert nutritionist Jessica McGee to […]

Despite Illnesses, Majority of Young Users Feel Safe Vaping

Tricia Harte, the Outreach Manager for Harmony HealthCare IT shared information about a study they did that explores the habits and sentiments of active vaping product consumers, between the ages of 18 and 35. The research revealed 79% feel ‘safe’ vaping despite the threat of e-cigarette-related illness and death. Other highlights include: 77% believe vaping […]

Help your kids develop healthy habits in the new year

Edward-Elmhurst Health asked in its Healthy Driven Blog, “Did you know the habits your kids are forming now will affect their health later in life?” “Not only is it extremely important for kids to get all the vitamins, nutrients and physical activity they need to stay healthy, but habits formed early in life — both […]

Maintaining a Healthy Weight

The National Institute on Aging shared that as you grow older if you continue eating the same types and amounts of food but do not become more active, you will probably gain weight. That’s because your metabolism (how your body gets energy from food) can slow with age, and your body composition (amount of fat […]