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By Mohamed Ghumra, MD
On July 12, Governor Pritzker approved the Seizure Smart Act into law after being unanimously passed by the House and Senate, requiring schools to train staff members, teachers and bus drivers on seizure first aid. The program also requires the parent or guardian of a student with epilepsy to submit a seizure action plan to the school, providing the information needed for school staff to properly identify and treat seizures.
By DuPage Medical Group Neurology
Dementia refers to a group of disease and symptoms that are associated with a decline in memory and cognitive function.Dementia is most common in those over the age of 65 and may cause symptoms that hinder the ability to think, remember and reason. Today, approximately 47.5 million people are living with dementia worldwide.While there is no current cure for dementia, there are treatment options available to slow the progression and ease symptoms if caught early.
By Charles Schwartz, MD
Millennial burnout is a popular culture theory that describes an “always on” expectation in many areas of adulthood. Many young professionals are comparing themselves to their peers, assuming large amounts of responsibility and setting often unattainable goals, leaving little room for physical restoration and emotional decompression. While there is no medical evidence to support the idea, we know that there are several factors that play a role in your overall health. Internal Medicine physician, Charles Schwartz, MD, shares tips to help you maintain your energy, improve the quality of your sleep and decompress through exercise.
By Gaurav Vajaria, DPM, FACFAS
From running shoes to bike helmets, your athletic gear is what keeps you on the move. We know it can be tough to say goodbye to your favorite sweat band, but to ensure you remain safe and comfortable during exercise, it is important to recognize when it’s time to make some replacements.
Starting a new routine can be both exciting and stressful. Planning ahead can help make the transition from carefree summer days to back to school as smooth as possible. Our team of experts share the medical exams your child should complete before heading back to class, ways to reduce anxiety and how to maintain healthy habits while starting a new routine.
By Katherine Parenti, MD
There’s no doubt about it, family schedules are packed with school, sports, play dates and more! Whether your kids are on recreational sports teams or travel leagues, being prepared for weekends full of activities is key to keeping your family healthy, happy and performing at their best.
By Malini Kumar, DO
We’ve all heard the expression “growing pains”, but have you ever wondered what they actually are? Pediatrician, Dr. Malini Kumar, shares insights on what is actually going on inside of your little one’s body as they grow.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health
The endocrine system secretes 50 different hormones throughout your body and each plays a vital role in maintaining homeostasis, or stable body functions. Due to the integral role of each hormone, it’s no surprise that a slight imbalance of one hormone could be the catalyst of your nagging headache, unpredictable mood swings, increased sweating or weight gain. Read about five hormones and the most common imbalances in both men and women.
Topics and Subtopics: Endocrine System Disorders
By Martin Borenstein, MD
Warmer temperatures and sunny days make summertime the perfect time to fine-tune gross motor skills with your toddler. Not only are outdoor activities fun, but they also offer a great opportunity to observe your child’s development. Pediatrician, Martin Borenstein, MD, shares tips to promote both fine and gross motor development.
By Gregory Wallin, MD
When it comes to sleep, quality and quantity is everything. Getting a good night of sleep is a great way to refresh and restore your body, playing a vital role in promoting good health. However, whether from hectic schedules, our need for caffeine or late night TV, getting a good night of sleep is not always as easy as it sounds. In order to make a proper night of sleep a regular occurrence, it is important to be aware of what your body needs and to practice healthy habits that will alleviate feelings of fatigue.