The holiday season is often a good reminder to be grateful for both the little and big things in life, but what would happen if we practiced gratitude each day? Family Medicine physician, Dr. James Graziano, explains how year-round gratitude can positively impact your overall health and wellbeing.
Home – a place where many of us have been spending our time these last few months. With infections spreading, many of us will not attend traditional holiday gatherings or bond with extended family or friends. Unfortunately, with cases rising throughout Illinois and the country, it’s crucial that we limit small gatherings as these are a contributor to the rise in COVID-19 cases. While celebrating virtually or with members of your own household is an option, it may not cover the long days after you’ve logged off with your loved ones.
Though you might feel reluctant to schedule your surgery, there is value in moving forward with your treatment. We are going above and beyond to ensure the health and safety of our patients, providers and associates. If you need joint replacement surgery, you can confidently know we have implemented many processes to ensure your safety every step of the way.
As trees grow bare and the weather becomes cooler, many of us are preparing for a long winter ahead. A part of this preparation involves planning for 2020 – 2021’s unpredictable flu season coupled with COVID-19. Below are common questions you may have about this year’s flu season and the current pandemic.
Haunted houses, ghosts and jack‑o’-lanterns are just a few familiar scares associated with Halloween. In 2020, COVID-19 has added a new level of fear to this holiday. What will the spookiest day of the year look like during a global health pandemic? Dr. Malini Kumar, a pediatrician with DuPage Medical Group, explains how COVID-19 will affect Halloween and what you can do to make this annual holiday ‘Spooktacular’ given the circumstances.
Regenerative medicine is the practice of harnessing your body’s ability to heal itself by stimulating repair and thus regenerating cells or tissues to restore normal function. Dr. Lena Shahbandar explores some of these treatments options.
Effective interpersonal communication is hard. When you add in the challenges and stressors of a global pandemic, it can feel nothing short of impossible. You may find it more difficult to respond to stressful situations calmly. You may find yourself snapping at your partner or feeling like you just need some time to yourself. You may feel angrier than normal. Given the unprecedented and uncertain times, that all makes sense. It’s important to recognize and validate how you are feeling in order to work towards meaningful change within your relationship.
Being an adolescent is difficult enough without a pandemic, but here we are. What can you do to help your teen understand and follow social distancing?
Your body mass index (BMI) is a broad way to help determine if you are at a healthy weight for your height. Your BMI can be used as a tool to decide if your weight is putting you at additional risk for health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes. View our infographic to learn more about your BMI and when to consult your physician.
Technology is everywhere — smartphones, tablets, laptops, video games — and kids, especially teens, are using these devices more than ever. Take a moment to picture your child as they use their phone or laptop. The impact of bad posture may reach beyond just a slouched appearance.