Category Archives: Health & Wellness

Healthy tips for holiday eating

Between busy schedules and large family meals, it can be easy to lose track of a healthy diet during the holidays. With that in mind, we turned to Registered Dietitians Mary Vojta of the OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute and Jenna Bishop of OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center for some tips on making healthy choices […]

Coffee probably can’t save your brain alone

A quick internet search reveals a lot of articles and studies that contradict each other about the effects of coffee on memory and brain function. Some studies link coffee drinking with better memory and some say there’s no impact at all. While those studies are good for generating headlines that draw people’s attention, they don’t […]

Be prepared for health emergencies on your vacation

There is nothing more exciting than packing for your upcoming vacation. You can see it now – laying on the beach, hiking up a majestic mountain or sightseeing in a beautiful city. Most vacation packing lists usually have sunscreen, comfortable shoes, swimsuits or the like listed on them, but one essential thing that’s missing from […]

Immunizing Infants for Future Generations

Vaccinating your infant isn’t something you look forward to as a parent. It’s a perfect example of bittersweet. Bitter because – well, they’re shots. Sweet because they provide protection to your little one from 14 potentially life-threatening diseases: Poliomyelitis (Polio) Tetanus Influenza (Flu) Hepatitis B Hepatitis A Rubella Meningitis secondary to Haemophilus Influenzae Type B […]