Entries by Juanita

The mystery of lupus

Nina Lundberg, MD Specialty: Internal Medicine at Edwards Elmhurst Health shared in their Healthy Driven blog that Lupus is a difficult diagnosis. Not only are the symptoms tough to deal with, but diagnosing the disease takes some detective work. Lupus is an autoimmune disorder, meaning your body’s immune system starts attacking your own healthy body systems. The cause can […]

Tidying up: when clutter takes its mental toll

Carolyn Wass, MSW Behavioral Health Navigator, asks in the Edwards Elmhurst Health’s blog,  “Have you noticed that, when a room is cleared of clutter, you feel mentally clear?” It’s an interesting connection. The current trend toward decluttering one’s space inspired by Marie Kondo’s book and Netflix show, “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo,” is a healthy step toward better […]

New Data on Autism Spectrum Disorder in 4-Year-Old Children

CDC scientists published a report on the prevalence and characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among 4-year-old children. This report is based on information from the Early Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. Early ADDM is a subset of the broader ADDM Network, which has been doing ASD surveillance among 8-year-old children since 2000. In this report, […]

Wash Your Hands

The Center for Disease Control suggests that you can help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs: Before, during, and after preparing food Before eating food Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick with vomiting or diarrhea Before and after treating a […]

Be Safe When Exercising Outdoors

Go For Life shared that if you’ve made a plan to be more active, and you’re ready to go outside and get started, make sure that you can exercise safely in your neighborhood. Here are a few tips that can help you stay safe as you get moving. Think ahead about safety. Carry your ID with […]

Bringing mindfulness to the dinner table

Toni Havala, MS, RD, LD dietitian for Edwards Elmhurst health shared in their Healthy Driven Blog that it’s not easy to be mindful. We’re faced with a barrage of texts, push notifications, videos, and Tweets every day, all vying for our attention. There’s so much to take in and think about, it’s tough to slow down […]

Act Early if You’re Concerned about Development

The Center for Disease Control shared that early intervention helps children improve their abilities and learn new skills. Take these steps to help your child today: Tell your child’s doctor or nurse if you notice any signs of possible developmental delay and ask for a developmental screening. If you or the doctor still feel worried, […]

How to Follow the New Advice on Daily Aspirin

Hallie Levine, AARP, shared that more than half of all adults between the ages of 45 and 75 report taking an aspirin every day, according to a 2015 study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. And for years doctors have recommended an aspirin a day for otherwise healthy older adults to help keep heart attacks […]


FARE shared that the prevalence of food allergies in the U.S. is roughly doubling every ten years. Each year in May, we commemorate Food Allergy Awareness Week to shine a spotlight on this serious public health crisis. Created in 1998 by the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, now FARE, Food Allergy Awareness Week celebrates the […]

Dr. Cerone Adds New Partner to Practice

The dental practice of Dr. Michael Cerone has continued to grow and thrive, primarily due to the referrals of our wonderful patients’ friends and families.  He recently expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to work with each and every one of you and wishes to thank you for allowing his practice to take care of your […]