RMH Blog

Whip Up a Cold Smoothie for a Light Summer Meal 

  • Blueberry Smoothie

Smoothies are cold, creamy, and nutritious options for a light meal on a hot day. While it’s possible to find any number of recipes, and even no-cooking smoothie “cookbooks”, there are only four standard classes of ingredients necessary to make a smoothie: a liquid, something creamy, a fruit or vegetable, […]

Household Poisons 

  • Household cleaners

Have you ever wondered if some of the common substances you have around the house might be poisonous to children? Here are a few things you might not suspect:   An overdose of dietary melatonin supplement can actually be fatal for children.   Less than a fifth of a teaspoon […]

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Health Awareness Month

  • Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

While researchers have spent many years looking for a cure for Alzheimer’s and dementia, they still have not found one. As the search for a cure has continued, some researchers have chosen to look for changes people can make earlier in life to decrease their likelihood of getting these diseases […]

If You “Value Being Valued”, Consider a Career in the Rush Memorial Hospital Lab

  • Lab worker with tubes

To the general public, a hospital lab is one of the most unfamiliar places in healthcare. Patients send their blood there, but they never actually go there in person. This may be one of the reasons why there is such a shortage of Clinical Lab Scientists (CLS). It’s hard to […]

Living with Osteoporosis 

  • Women using light weights to exercise

Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones, making it easier for them to break. Fortunately, not everyone who has osteoporosis winds up with broken bones. However, if you have osteoporosis, your bones need special care and protection.   Falls are one of the major types of accidents that lead to broken […]

National Brown Bag-it Day 

  • Sandwich in a container

Taking your lunch to work can sound like a great idea, but it isn’t always easy to put into practice. It takes planning and preparation, which means taking time you may not have. Brown bag lunches can also get pretty boring if creative meal prep isn’t your thing,   Here are […]

5 Tips for Managing Carsickness

  • Woman riding in car

With vacation time just around the corner, it’s a good time to talk about car sickness. Not everyone gets car sick, but for those who do, it can make for a miserable trip. Here are five tips to help prevent it, or at least keep you more comfortable.   If […]

Pre-Diabetes is a Serious Illness

What is Pre-Diabetes? Pre-diabetes is a serious condition in which a patient has a blood sugar that is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diabetes. Pre-diabetes shows that a person is at a much higher risk of developing diabetes, a chronic and potentially fatal disease. It is […]

Dealing With a Torn Meniscus 

  • Women running and holding knee

Athletes who cut in front of one another on the field or court can sometimes twist their knee, causing an injury known as a meniscal tear.   What is a Meniscal Tear?   The meniscus is a rubbery pad of tissue that cushions the joint between the lower leg and […]