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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.
By Nozaina Aftab, MD
Traveling can be stressful, even when you’re healthy, which is why it is important to take precautions to reduce your risk of illness and pack items to treat a variety of symptoms that may develop while you’re away from home. Infectious Disease and Travel Medicine physician, Noziana Aftab, MD, shares the steps you can take to prepare for an upcoming trip and helpful items to pack in case an illness strikes, especially if you are away from home or traveling outside of the country.
By Lisa Wohl, MD
Your eyes play an important role in your overall health, but are often overlooked until a problem occurs. Just like other parts of your body, when not properly cared for, your eyes can develop a variety of conditions including arthritis, cellulitis or sunburn. Board-certified ophthalmologist, Lisa Wohl, MD, shares some of the surprising conditions that can impact your eyes and what you can do to keep your eyes healthy.
Topics and Subtopics: Eye Care
By Vikas Desai, MD
Men can develop a variety of urinary symptoms or changes with their prostate gland as they age, however most don't seek medical treatment for these issues, assuming frequent trips to the bathroom and other symptoms are just an inevitable part of the aging process. Conditions like an enlarged prostate, urinary incontinence, or lowered testosterone levels may worsen over time and if left untreated, can lead to other health problems and have a serious impact on your overall health. Urologist, Vikas Desai, MD, shares the facts on common men's health myths and the available treatment options to keep you healthy and active as you age.