Artist Helps Patients ‘Confront’ Cancer Cells Via Unique Art Project

by Bill Ligas

Every Thursday, the Swedish Covenant Hospital Integrated Cancer Care (ICC) program partners with the Artist in Residence program and invites cancer survivors to participate in free art activities to support the healing process. A recent theme was “Cancer Cosmographics.”

SCH-hangingartCosmographics are visualRead more

 

The Importance of Routines During the Summer

By Dr. Jennifer Gibson

Summer-Routines-for-KidsAs parents we notice how helpful routines are for our children during the school year, but how helpful are routines during the summer?  Summer can be a time of relaxation for most families.

You may wonder if it is as important to haveRead more

 

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

Dr. Jennifer Gibson, PsyD

Cheerful-young-woman-smilingHere are 5 helpful tips for enhancing and maintaining your mental health!

As the colder months end, we begin to feel the excitement of summer approaching. Being mindful of our mental health as we begin summer can maximize the benefits of thisRead more

 

Your Feet and Your Health

by David Modica

glc-feetJust in time for strappy sandal season, a recent article by The Active Times suggests that your feet can tell you a lot about what’s going on with the rest of your body. Learn what to look for, and they can beRead more

 

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

From Black Bear Academy

The month of May, is a great opportunity for speech-language pathologists to remind parents of the important roles that verbal communication and personal interaction play in children’s academic and social development.

A significant percentage of parents polled reported technology use byRead more

 

Treating the Whole Patient:

Functional Medicine is the Key to a New You

by David Modica

sch-april1It’s the 21st Century, and medical research is rapidly discovering what makes you tick and keeps you ticking; but with unlimited access to information on the internet, and a plethora of watered-down medical articlesRead more

 

April is Occupational Therapy Awareness Month!

Provided by Black Bear Academy

blackbear2What is Occupational Therapy?

  • Occupational therapists work with individuals to promote engagement in meaningful and purposeful everyday life activities (occupations) for the purpose of successful participation in roles and situations in home, school, work place, and community. (Case-Smith, J. 2010)

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Spring Break Travel Tips

By Jennifer Gibson, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, DrJen@DrJenChicago.com

familyvacationAs spring break approaches, many students and their families are anticipating some time away.  Part of planning for a trip involves preparing for potential problem situations beforehand.  Because kids tend to misbehave when they need attention or direction, focusingRead more

 

Reconnecting with Your Partner after Childbirth

By Jennifer Gibson, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, DrJen@DrJenChicago.com

newbaby2Congratulations of your new addition(s) to the family! Although many of your friends and family told you that children “change your life,” you really don’t know exactly what this means until it happens. Parenting is not easy, and neitherRead more

 

Proper Diet Increases Cognitive Performance and Protects Against Alzheimer’s

by David Modica

fruitbowlEveryone experiences moments when they suddenly draw a blank, unable to recall a fact or a detail thought of just moments before. It’s no myth that the frequency of situations like this can increase over time, as brain function has been provenRead more