Entries by Juanita

Dozens of Northwest MDs Prescribing Nature  

TOM BANSE / NW NEWS NETWORK reported that dozens of Pacific Northwest doctors are teaming up with a national nonprofit to write a different kind of prescription. Their “park prescriptions” direct patients with obesity, anxiety, depression or certain chronic conditions to spend more time outside. Physicians already routinely counsel patients to exercise more, as you may know […]

Helping Kids Overcome School Anxiety  

Laura Koehler, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist at Edward-Elmhurst Health shared that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 7 percent of kids ages 3-17 are diagnosed with anxiety. When left untreated, these kids are at risk to perform poorly at school and, in some cases, it will lead to school refusal behavior. School […]

Taking Steps to Address Childhood Obesity  

Dr. Darius Radvila, Pediatrician at Edward-Elmhurst Health shared that childhood obesity is on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five kids ages 18 or younger is obese. Furthermore, the number of kids affected by obesity has tripled since the 1970s. Many factors contribute to childhood obesity: Sedentary lifestyles Lack […]

Study: Millennials believe life is more stressful than for previous generations  

Matt Zajechowski from Digital Third Coast shared with Healthy Lombard that it’s no secret that in 2019, people are stressed out, with the World Health Organization even recognizing burnout as an official medical condition. It stems from chronic, mismanaged workplace stress and is most often tied to millennials. Is it warranted? Survey says: Yes. According to […]

Make Time to Play Today—It Does More Than You Think  

Ashley Green, Program Manager for Action for Healthy Kids shared that backyard baseball, pillow forts, and cardboard spaceships are all good. Play can be anything you want it to be and looks a little different for everyone. Fun and games aside, play serves an essential part of physical, cognitive and social-emotional development. While the idea of ditching the […]

53 Ways to Enhance Your Workouts  

Some people have managed to squeeze a workout into their daily routine, but for others finding the time, energy, or funds for a gym membership can be a hassle. What if I told you that the average gym membership costs nearly $700 every year, ultimately forcing some to find more cost-effective ways to stay fit. […]

Survey Reveals Millennials’ Relationship with Health Care  

Nearly half of millennials admit to putting off a health issue, according to a new survey on millennial health care. Reluctance to see a physician may stem from cost. We surveyed 2,000 millennials and found that 6 in 10 prefer high-deductible insurance plans with lower monthly premiums. And 65% say they’re not saving for medical […]