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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.
Topics and Subtopics: General Health
Hearing plays an important role in the development of your child’s social and functional skills, especially their speech and ability to communicate. It is important to identify and treat any hearing difficulties your child may be experiencing early in order to minimize the impact on their quality of life. When hearing loss occurs in small children who are not yet able to communicate, it can be more difficult to detect. To help, our audiologists share some of the most common signs of hearing loss in children and when to consider a hearing assessment.
By Vipuj Shah, MD
The term “electrolytes” is often linked to physical activity, sports drinks and boosting hydration. However, electrolytes are much more than a post-workout aid and play a vital role in enabling your body to function properly. Board-certified nephrologist, Vipuj Shah, MD, explains what electrolytes do, signs of an imbalance and what you can do to stay balanced and healthy.
By DuPage Medical Group Audiology
We take steps to stay well and prevent a variety of health conditions every day – from maintaining a balanced diet and staying active, to wearing bug repellent and blocking harmful UV rays with sunscreen and sunglasses – but most of us forget to protect our hearing. Many popular recreational activities expose you to loud noises that can damage your hearing. Our audiologists share which activities put you at risk and what you can do to prevent hearing loss so you can enjoy your favorite pastimes without sacrificing your hearing.
By DuPage Medical Group Cardiology, DuPage Medical Group Oncology
According to the National Center of Health Statistics, the average life expectancy of women in the United States is 81 years, which is five years longer than men whose average life expectancy is 76 years. Life expectancy can be influenced by genetics but everyone has the ability to choose preventive behaviors that support a longer and healthier life. Our specialty physicians offer tips on how men can lead healthier lives by incorporating preventive health measures into an annual routine.