Share the Health Blog

Family Fitness Project

A fitness project for the whole family. Check out this illustrated outdoor obstacle course that can be done by anyone, in any season, Just start by stepping out your front door! We also included an indoor obstacle course for your family.
Jan 8th, 2019

JUULing Quu & A

Melissa Shaw, MS3 student at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, along with Dr Rebecca Unger discuss the temptations and hazards of the most frequent teenage vaping habit, JUULing.
Oct 18th, 2018

Kindness: A Contagious Disease

Acts of kindness have psychosocial benefits, however there is also evidence that there are also physical health benefits. Dr Rebecca Unger describes the benefits of being kind, as well as offers practical advice for families to promote kindess.
Mar 20th, 2017

Sleep Training Tips

Dr. Marc Weissbluth, the founding member of the Northwestern Children's Practice, wrote a blog for the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital about sleep training tips.
Jul 21st, 2016

Motivating Teens To Stay Active During Summer

For teenagers, a healthy dose of physical activity and participation in family and community activities is a recipe for illness prevention, obesity prevention, and reducing risk-taking behaviors.
Jul 11th, 2016

What? Me Worry?

Karen Pierce, MD, a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at Northwestern University, joined us at our Brown Bag Chat to talk about strategies and tools to help parents and families identify and manage anxiety
Jun 17th, 2016

The Art of Snacking

Providing healthy yet tasty snacks is one of the true arts of parenting.
Jun 17th, 2016

Parenting Matters

It is never too early to talk and share ideas about making mindful decisions based on your values and what kind of parent you want to be
Jun 17th, 2016

A Day at the Museum

Ready for an adventure? Looking for a family activity that tickles everyone’s fancy? Want to run away from screen time for an afternoon? A post written by Terry Kass and Rebecca Unger MD
Jun 17th, 2016