Tag Archive: #health

Count to Five for a Healthier Lifestyle

Posted on September 13, 2022
Helping your child learn healthy habits that last a lifetime could be as easy as counting to five. The 5-2-1-0 healthy habit rule encourages healthy behaviors while limiting those that could lead to weight gain and associated problems. “Most weight [read more...]

Injuries Common in Athletes, but Preventable

Posted on August 29, 2022
Overuse injuries have become more common in young athletes as pressures and expectations to perform outweigh the emphasis of simply playing. Although overuse injuries can occur at any age, the peak age is seen during growth spurts, when bones are [read more...]

How to Better Address Autism

Posted on April 5, 2022
We’re talking about autism, a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting 1 in 59 children and their families. There are many factors behind an increase in diagnoses – some we know, and others we don’t. A heightened understanding of genetic causes has improved [read more...]

Heart Attack Symptoms for Women and Men

Posted on February 8, 2022
Heart disease is the leading killer of both men and women in the U.S. Heart attack is one possible result of heart disease. If you have a heart attack, the good news is that you have a greater chance of [read more...]

What You Should Know about This Eye Problem

Posted on January 11, 2022
It’s subtle, not easily detectable, and it’s the leading cause of irreversible blindness and visual impairment in the world. Age-related macular degeneration affects about 11 million people in the U.S. and is the leading cause of severe vision loss in [read more...]

Tips for Keeping Children’s Bodies & Minds Busy This Winter

Posted on January 4, 2022
For kids, post-holiday winter shouldn’t mean hibernation. Instead, parents should be looking into safe physical activities to keep their children’s bodies and minds active. According to Advocate Aurora pediatrician Dr. Allison Blonski, most American grade-school children are not getting the [read more...]

10 Home Remedies to Treat Mosquito Bites

Posted on August 12, 2021
Summertime means outdoor time, especially in a Midwest still shaking off the cabin fever of foot-high snow and polar vortexes. With picnics, beach visits and hikes come the inevitable mosquitoes that just seem to be drawn to some people more [read more...]

Five Myths About Ticks

Posted on June 29, 2021
Ticks and other creepy-crawlies return every year, bringing a swarm of health myths with them. Between endless ideas on the Internet combined with tick-related anxiety, it’s easy to be misguided. This tick season, know before you go and separate myth [read more...]