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Johnna Kelly
Johnna Kelly

Johnna Kelly, healthe news contributor, is a manager of public affairs and marketing at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. She is a former newspaper reporter and spent nearly 10 years as a public relations professional working for state and county government. During her time as a communications staffer for the Illinois General Assembly, she was integral in drafting and passing legislation creating Andrea's Law, the nation's first murderer registry. In her spare time, she volunteers at a local homeless shelter, enjoys traveling, photography and watching the Chicago Bulls.

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Physical activity linked to better memory in older adults 
Physical activity linked to better memory in older adults
Walking and jogging could be key to keeping the mind sharp as we grow older.
Blood pressure medication may prevent heart damage in breast cancer patients 
Blood pressure medication may prevent heart damage in breast cancer patients
A cardiologist, who is also a breast cancer survivor, weighs in on these new findings.
Help children learn to be generous 
Help children learn to be generous
While a recent study finds religion makes kids less generous, here are a few ideas for teaching kids to serve others during the holiday season.
Are men more likely to get skin cancer?  Featured
Are men more likely to get skin cancer?
Since it’s possible to get sunburned in the winter, a dermatologist offers tips to protect yourself all year long.
Diet options: Low-fat, low-carb or neither? 
Diet options: Low-fat, low-carb or neither?
A registered dietitian offers insight on how to drop those extra pounds.
Can exercise keep your brain young? 
Can exercise keep your brain young?
A study finds that the brain of fit older adults functions like those of younger individuals.
Is 30 minutes of exercise a day enough? 
Is 30 minutes of exercise a day enough?
Working out more than 150 minutes each week could be better for your heart.