Ways to Build Self-esteem in Children

By: Dr. Jennifer Gibson

gibsonjuly1Often times, parents share with me that they are unsure how to build self-esteem in their children or that they are concerned about their children’s self-esteem.  The summer months provide some space to explore and focus on these issues without theRead more


A Volunteer’s Spirit

by Nicole Joseph

If you live in or around Lincoln Square, there’s a good chance you’ve been to one of the places where Arthur Daravanis volunteers.

Six days a week, you can find him at Lincoln Square Lanes, where he makes popcorn to hand out toRead more


Summer Routines

By: Dr. Jennifer Gibson

family meal timeAs 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 toRead more


Five Tips for Beginning your Summer Off Right!

By: Dr. Jennifer Gibson, licensed clinical psychologist

Farmer selling organic peppers at a farmers market

Farmer selling organic peppers at a farmers market

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!  Here are 5 helpful tips for enhancing and maintaining your mental health!

As the colder months end, we begin to feelRead more


Family summer travel tips

By Jennifer Gibson, Pysd,

Boys in the car using a touchpadAs school ends and summer begins, many families are planning their travel time. Part of travel planning for families involves preparing for problem situations with kids ahead of time.  Because kids tend to act out when they need attention or direction, focusingRead more


Working out saved Brian’s life: Literally

By: Megy Karydes/Swedish Covenant Hospital

Brian Smolicek has Galter LifeCenter to thank for saving his life. That’s not a euphemism. It was the quick thinking of the team at Chicago’s only medical fitness center that helped the 52-year-old when he blacked out as he was preparingRead more


Five reasons you’re not exercising

By: Swedish Covenant Hospital

Besides diet, exercise is one of the most important things you can do to help protect your heart. Most people know that regular physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle that can help reduce their risk of heartRead more


Healing Spices

by Megy Karydes for Galter LifeCenter and Swedish Covenant Hospital

herbsandspicesMany people who reach for their spice cabinet while cooking are seeking to add flavor to their dishes. However, they may not realize the health benefits of including certain spices in their daily diet. Study afterRead more


Setting a higher standard for women’s wellness

New women-only health care center provides mammography, mental health, dermatology, nutrition and other services.

The new Mayora Rosenberg Women’s Health Center at Swedish Covenant Hospital provides women on Chicago’s north side with access to a variety of important health care services in a stunning, state-of-the-art center.Read more


Prescription to Exercise

Prescription to exercise Galter LifeCenter’s Fundamental Fitness program makes doctor’s orders easy to follow

When physicians at Swedish Covenant Hospital are looking for a way to help their patients improve overall health, they can prescribe something other than medication: Fundamental Fitness at Galter LifeCenter.

Fundamental FitnessRead more