Articles by "Crystal Olsen"

Crystal Olsen
Crystal Olsen

Crystal Olsen, health enews contributor, is a coordinator of public affairs for Advocate Health Care in Downers Grove. She earned a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has her Bachelor’s in Political Science and Communication from the same institution. Crystal has worked in government, politics, and public affairs for nearly a decade. Coming from a family of journalists, she enjoys reading the paper and staying involved in her community. Crystal resides in Chicago and can often be found biking around the neighborhoods looking for a new record shop to frequent.

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5 ways to prevent injuries like an Olympic athlete  Featured
5 ways to prevent injuries like an Olympic athlete
Use these techniques to meet your own training goals.
Why the viral “Tide Pod Challenge” is dangerous – and possibly deadly  Featured
Why the viral “Tide Pod Challenge” is dangerous – and possibly deadly
The latest social media craze is so dangerous that the American Association of Poison Control Centers issued an alert. What you need to know.
These health care providers will play a big role in the future of health care 
These health care providers will play a big role in the future of health care
And you may not know much about them… yet.
This liquid trend could be hurting your child’s growth 
This liquid trend could be hurting your child’s growth
A certain “healthy” switch may not be the best choice.
4 ways your body changes when you don’t exercise for 2 weeks  Featured
4 ways your body changes when you don’t exercise for 2 weeks
Taking a break from your regimen is normal, but do you know about these negative effects?
Infographic: Feeling hungry? 5 questions to ask yourself  Featured
Infographic: Feeling hungry? 5 questions to ask yourself
Before you reach for a snack, consider these possibilities.
Infographic: 5 summer injuries ER doctors see most  Featured
Infographic: 5 summer injuries ER doctors see most
Don’t wait to contact a physician if you sense something is wrong.