Articles by "Johnna Kelly"

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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Can happiness or sadness impact your lifespan? 
Can happiness or sadness impact your lifespan?
Contrary to popular belief, a new study claims a person’s emotional state has no direct effect on mortality.
How to navigate food allergies during the holiday season  Featured
How to navigate food allergies during the holiday season
To avoid an allergic reaction at a party, here are a few tips for both hosts and guests.
Teaching parents about breakfast boosts children’s nutrition, health 
Teaching parents about breakfast boosts children’s nutrition, health
A study suggests nutritional counseling can help families improve their eating habits.
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.