Galter LifeCenter Member Maintains Youth With Group Fitness Classes and Massage Therapy

gld-classEdward Mendoza has always believed in the importance of exercise. When he was 30 and working in construction, he noticed many 60-somethings were out of shape and unhappy. Now retired, he’s happy to have chosen a more active path, studying martial arts and using hisRead more


Incorporating academics in the summer to encourage better Adjustment

Dr. Jennifer Gibson

academicsupportNow that we are finally in the thick of summer (or so we hope as Chicagoans), summer has provided more opportunities for scheduling things that would not otherwise be possible during the school year.  This may also mean less academic-focused activities.  Although weRead more


Making Time for Relaxation this Summer

Dr. Jennifer Gibson

Group of kids in forest walking over logDuring the winter months, many parents and families look forward to the warmth and relaxation that the summer months can bring.  Despite summer being an opportunity for relaxation, often time summer activities can present different challenges.  Parents often feel overwhelmed by theRead more


Five Diet Changes to Reduce Seasonal Allergies

allergyFor individuals affected by allergies, a change in weather can mean a significant change in lifestyle, including trying at-home remedies or over-the-counter medications and entirely avoiding certain settings. Fortunately, there’s no need to let irritants get the best of you during allergy season this year.Read more


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