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,

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,

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


Swedish Covenant Hospital Goes Red for Heart Health

Go Red for Women Employee Photo croppedOn Friday, February 5th, the Swedish Covenant Hospital staff banded together to raise awareness for women’s heart disease by wearing red in recognition of National Wear Red Day. Participants gathered to take a group photo that was posted to social media, utilizing the reach of theRead more


Physical Fitness: A Way of Life That Helped Save a Life!

DanWithTrainersIt’s proven that working out can improve quality of life and often extend life expectancy. For north side Chicago resident Dan Tepke, his time at Galter LifeCenter succeeded in doing both!

In addition to regular exercise, Dan utilized personal training at Galter LifeCenter in combinationRead more