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 By Julie Liesse    Pulse 

Looking for a new way to engage with library?

While my son was growing up, I was deeply involved in our local schools - as PTO president at Hinsdale Middle School and on different task forces and groups related to Districts... — Updated 10/21/2020

 By Alisa Messana    Pulse

Parent List helps parents - and relies on them, too

Five years ago, Tara DeGeer's teenage son expressed concern about the well-being of his peers after the suicide of a local high school student. He worried about how others were... — Updated 10/14/2020

 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

'Uncorked' goes virtual to benefit cancer research

Raising funds for cancer research continues to serve as a pillar for Scoreboard Charities as it prepares to host its fourth annual charity wine event. This year to stay one step... — Updated 10/7/2020

 By Jonathan Pinksky    Pulse

COVID-19 vs. flu: How to tell them apart

Influenza viruses become widespread each year beginning as early as mid-fall and running as late as mid-spring. This coming year's influenza season will also compete with COVID-19.... — Updated 9/30/2020

 By Karen Keefe    Pulse

Fictional characters offer vicarious return to school

A friend of mine recently texted me a picture of the iconic children's book character Miss Viola Swamp with the message, "I can't go into it right now. But I need to know what book... — Updated 9/23/2020

 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Wellness House Ball ... At Your House goes virtual

While the pandemic has affected everyone, young and old, those living with cancer have been particularly impacted. Wellness House has provided a constant source of support for the... — Updated 9/17/2020

 By Joan Sheldon    Pulse

Preparation key to talking to teens about drugs

As a health educator, the most common question I am asked by adults is, "How do I talk to my teenager about drugs?" Some of the most important work around these conversations is... — Updated 9/9/2020


Positive self-talk is powerful during puberty

During puberty programs, Robert Crown Center’s Health Educators commonly break the ice with students by asking “Can anyone identify any puberty survivors in this room today?” After some giggles and a quick scan of the room, m... — Updated 6/17/2020

 By Ridgeway Burns    Pulse

Classic books, film offer comfort in uncertain times

With so much uncertainty right now, it's a great time to take comfort in some classic books and movies. You can stream or download thousands of familiar eBooks, eAudiobooks and... — Updated 5/27/2020

 By Jessica Butts    Pulse

Grieving our normal lives during the coronavirus

Coronavirus has flipped our lives upside down in the past few months. Most areas of our lives have changed dramatically, including our work, school and social lives. With all these... — Updated 5/20/2020

 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Hinsdale Juniors earn for Regional Rock Star Award

Hinsdale Junior Woman's Club recently stepped up to the plate to answer a call for help by those directly impacted by COVID-19 - the village's frontline heroes at AMITA Health... — Updated 5/13/2020


Get an immune system of steel with these three foods

As a kid, or maybe even as an adult, have you ever wished for a superpower? (My pick? Teleportation!) Nowadays, though, I suspect an increasing number of us would wish for an... — Updated 5/6/2020

 By Clifton Saper    Pulse

Tips on staying centered despite COVID-19 anxiety

Overwhelming anxiety can have a marked impact on the quality of our lives - our overall functioning, our relationships, our work, our parenting abilities and our self-care. At the... — Updated 4/29/2020

 By Cynthia Dieden    Pulse

COVID-19 not the first pandemic to hit the village

When the Hinsdale Public Library celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2018, we perused old newspapers for nostalgia and remember seeing that the library closed its doors during the... — Updated 4/22/2020

 By Alisa Messana    Pulse

Manage screen time with these quarantine guidelines

Dear parents, I feel your pain. If you were ambivalent about your child's screen time pre-pandemic, now you might really be feeling that way. Our kids are exclusively learning... — Updated 4/15/2020

 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Wellness House walk goes virtual to raise funds

In the midst of social distancing, one quarantine-approved activity has brought so many of us out of our homes — walking. For Wellness House, the influx of pedestrians taking to... — Updated 4/8/2020

 By Teri Goudie    Pulse

CEOs can learn from kids in handling COVID-19

We were all a child once and now perhaps it is time to act like a child again. That sage advice is not a unique thought. It originates from Mr. Fred Rogers, the same television... — Updated 4/1/2020

 By Molly Castor    Pulse

The Hinsdale Public Library is closed but connected

A message from library's board president, Julie Liesse: "Those of us on the board of trustees understand - personally - how much our community relies on the library for... — Updated 3/25/2020

 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Annual Derby Day event supports children in need

In 1883, a Presbyterian minister in a small town located more than 200 miles from Chicago decided to transform his sermons into a catalyst for change to help the thousands of... — Updated 3/11/2020

 By Eric Bishop    Pulse

Is it best to eat or not eat before morning workout?

Since the dawn of the fitness industry and fad diets, this question has been raised: which is better for fat loss — eating or not eating before a morning workout? Some say fuel... — Updated 3/4/2020

 By Cynthia Dieden    Pulse

Library a place for many happy coincidences

Last summer, "Number Neighbors" trended on social media. Out of the blue, people were reaching out to the cell number with the final digit one up or one down from their own. The res... — Updated 2/26/2020

 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Events to shine light on Angel Harvey Health Center

The Angel Harvey Family Health Center provides traditional health services to more than 13,000 patients annually in the Chicago area. But the access to vital resources and... — Updated 2/12/2020

 By Rachel Simmons    Pulse

Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to sex education

For parents, it can be a nerve-racking time as children start to reach the age where they are old enough to learn about pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. The child... — Updated 2/5/2020


Three healthy foods, three to avoid in 2020

If you're like most people who make a New Year's resolution, you want to eat healthier, lose weight or both. And if you're like most of us, your resolve has already begun to teeter.... — Updated 1/29/2020

 By Karen Keefe    Pulse

Life, liberty and the pursuit of libraries

My fourth-grader is studying the American Revolution. Which means our family is constantly being told or quizzed about the American Revolution. ("No, I don't know the date of the Bo... — Updated 1/22/2020


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