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 others
People Active During Middle Age and Beyond Should Take Precautions While Exercising, but Experts Say Exercise Benefits are Numerous Says Wall Street Journal Report
Regular exercise is a cornerstone of good health, and its long-term benefits for both longevity and protection against heart attacks, cancer and
By Dr. Jennifer Gibson
Now 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.
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. Cicero
By: Dr. Jennifer Gibson
Often 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 the
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 to
By: Dr. Jennifer Gibson
As 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
By: Dr. Jennifer Gibson, licensed clinical psychologist
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 feel
By Jennifer Gibson, Pysd,
As 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, focusing
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 preparing