All General Health Posts
by our physicians
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 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
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.
Don’t crack your knuckles or you’ll get arthritis! No swimming for 30 minutes after you eat or you’ll get a stomach ache! Mom knows best, right? Primary care physician, Dr. Aabha Beri, shares which pieces of mom’s advice are fact and which are fiction.
By Falguni Vasa, MD, FACE
May is National Osteoporosis Month, a great time to set the record straight about this debilitating and potentially deadly disease. While it’s the most common type of bone disease, there is still a lot of misunderstanding about who can suffer from it and what can be done to prevent it.
By DuPage Medical Group Pulmonary Medicine
In a given day, one will be exposed to millions of different particles in the air. Air particles come in many different forms such as dust, dirt, smoke and liquid. Due to carbon emissions from cars, industrial facilities, power plants, wildfires and more; air particles can become contaminated resulting in widespread air pollution. Read more to find out how air pollution could harm your health?
By Janette Klepek, DO
Plastic products and certain chemicals found in plastic are known to be harmful to the environment, but did you know that plastic products can also affect your health? Learn which plastic products and chemicals you should avoid and some healthy alternatives you can try.
Topics and Subtopics: General Health
Spring is here and many of us are heading outdoors to exercise. But before you jump into exercise and activities, it’s important to take some simple steps to avoid strains and sprains – some of the most common sports injuries.