Tips on approaching the gift-giving season with your children.

By Jennifer Gibson, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

sledingAs the largest gift-giving season of the year approaches, it can be difficult to balance receiving and giving when it comes to our children.  Here are some helpful things to keep in mind as parents when navigating the gift-givingRead more

 

Overcoming Breast Cancer Side Effects Through Physical Therapy

Program Director Nora Sullivan

Outpatient Manager of Rehabilitation Services Nora Sullivan

October marked Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Physical Therapy Month, which is all the more reason to take note of the lymphedema screening and education program at Swedish Covenant Hospital. The programRead more

 

5 Tips for Managing Stress Durning the Holidays

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

familyholidayAlthough the holidays are a time for celebration and connection with the ones we love, they can also be a time of increased stress.  It is important to be mindful of our stress level and the potentialRead more

 

Varicose Vein Patient Sees Improvement in Health and Self Confidence

SCH1Jodi Kaisling’s bubbly and light-hearted personality is the first thing one notices when visiting her at the historic Barnaby’s Pizza near Chicago, where she has worked for the past three years. “I am very lucky,” she said of her workplace. “My mom is my boss.”Read more

 

Five Tips for Helping Your Child Learn Self-Control

By Jennifer Gibson, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

KidOKHave you felt frustrated by your child interrupting your conversations? Does your child have difficulty waiting his turn with friends? Does your child continue to touch objects in your house that you have told her not to? LearningRead more

 

Swedish Covenant Hospital Goes Platinum

with Cardiology Platinum Performance Achievement Award

B15122_ACTION_PLATSwedish Covenant Hospital’s Cardiology Department is a 2015 recipient of the National Cardiovascular Data Registry’s ACTION Registry-- Platinum Performance Award. The award recognizes Swedish Covenant Hospital’s commitment to meeting the highest standards of cardiac care, and celebrates the success of theRead more

 

Preparing for the New School Year

By: Dr. Jen Gibson
As the new school year approaches, parents and children can begin to feel overwhelmed.  Here are some helpful tips for managing and preparing for the upcoming school year.  Some of these tips can apply once the school has begun, while othersRead more

 

Exercising Later in Life

People Active During Middle Age and Beyond Should Take Precautions While Exercising, but Experts Say Exercise Benefits are Numerous Says Wall Street Journal Report

GLC.12313.1478Regular exercise is a cornerstone of good health, and its long-term benefits for both longevity and protection against heart attacks, cancer andRead more

 

Incorporating Academics in the Summer to Encourage Preparation for School

By Dr. Jennifer Gibson

digitaldevicesNow 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. Read more

 

Swedish Covenant Hospital Opens New Immediate Care Centers on City’s North Side

This summer, Swedish Covenant Hospital is bringing two new immediate care centers to Chicago’s north side, providing community members with access to convenient, quality health care for a variety of non-life-threatening emergencies.

The first center opened in June in the Sauganash neighborhood (6141 N. CiceroRead more