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2017
August
16,
2017
For the first time since 1979, people in the United States will have a chance to see a total solar eclipse. We have all seen the warnings not to stare directly at the eclipse without eye protection. While it might be tempting to ignore those warnings...
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August
03,
2017
TEDCON combines Trauma, Emergency Medical Services, and Disaster Preparedness concepts into a two day conference. ...
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August
03,
2017
Plenty of Americans want to lose weight, but less than half of those people are make strides to do so. According to a recent Gallup poll, 53% of Americans surveyed said they would like to lose weight, yet only about 25% of those respondents are worki...
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July
26,
2017
This summer, keep your family safe, happy and healthy by staying vigilant and taking appropriate action against summer bites, burns and cuts. Fast Facts: Mosquitos transmit several serious diseases, including malaria, dengue, Zika and chikung...
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July
13,
2017
Benjamin Franklin famously wrote, “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise,” in Poor Richard's Almanack in 1735. Mr. Franklin, however, didn’t exactly have the same shut-eye stumbling blocks we face today. “Since the dev...
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July
06,
2017
Summer is a time when people are typically thinking about fun in the sun and less about guarding themselves against diseases that typically come in the winter time. However, there is at least one common illness that people can contract any time of ye...
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June
30,
2017
The Fourth of July holiday usually brings plenty of opportunities for the 3 F’s: Fun, Food, and Fireworks. That’s why it’s even more important to remember your ABCs: Always Be Careful. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, on ave...
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June
28,
2017
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is warning the public to be on the alert for rabid bats this summer. So far this year, more than a dozen bats have tested positive for the rabies virus in the state of Illinois. Rabies is a deadly di...
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June
22,
2017
It seems every year there is a diet du jour: low carb, low fat, liquid only – you name it, and people have tried it to drop pounds quickly. Now, a new dieting trend called intermittent fasting has started to pick up steam. Intermittent fasting inv...
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June
14,
2017
As the summer gets into full swing, kids will head outdoors for some fun in the sun. But during summertime, while the rays are at their strongest, parents must be even more vigilant about protecting their kids’ delicate skin. The risk for skin dam...
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June
08,
2017
The recent mild winter could mean more ticks this summer, prompting the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention to predict the worst season on record for tick-borne illness. The CDC estimates around 300,000 people are infected with Lyme d...
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June
08,
2017
Have you ever noticed someone walking noticeably hunched over, usually older and often female? There’s a good chance that person has osteoporosis. Osteoporosis causes weak, thinning bones, leaving them at greater risk of breaking. The bones mos...
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June
01,
2017
It’s no surprise that workers who struggle to stay healthy and fit can cost employers in many ways, from missed time to lowered productivity. That’s why many companies are launching wellness programs designed to boost their staff's health and mora...
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May
25,
2017
It's been a big year on college and university campuses across the country, and we're not necessarily talking about sports or academics. It's been a big year for the mumps virus. Mumps is a contagious viral illness spread through close contact wit...
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May
24,
2017
Here are some stats that may – or may not – surprise you:      - Only one in three children are physically active every day      - Overweight adolescents have a 70% chance of becoming overweight or obese adults      - Children aged 6 to 10 s...
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May
11,
2017
May is Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) month. What exactly is a CPST? They are perhaps some of the most important people when it comes to helping keep your child safe while riding in a vehicle. There are over 40,000 certified Child Passen...
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May
11,
2017
Springtime sun and warmer temperatures have us shelving the boots and busting out the summer footwear. But not all summer shoes are created equal. “As summer months come about, certainly weather changes make people want to throw inexpensive flip f...
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May
11,
2017
A new study, published in the journal Health Affairs has attached a hefty price tag to the issue of inactivity in American children. According to the study, only about 40% of children get 25 minutes of high-calorie-burning physical activity three ...
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May
02,
2017
When comedian and late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel tearfully explained that his new son was born with a congenital heart defect, it was no laughing matter. William “Billy” Kimmel was diagnosed with tetralogy of fallot (TOF) with pulmonary at...
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April
28,
2017
April is Defeat Diabetes month with a goal of educating everyone about preventing diabetes or its complications. One of every three people in the United States either has diabetes or is at risk for developing the disease, with children increasingly a...
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April
26,
2017
The state of Illinois is receiving millions of dollars to help in the fight against opioid abuse and addiction. The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) will receive more than $16 million in federal money to help fight the state’s opioid c...
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April
10,
2017
A new study finds that smoking can be attributed to 1 in every 10 deaths globally, which is equivalent to 6.4 million people every year. These findings appear in a new study published in The Lancet. Researchers studied the smoking habits in 195 co...
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April
06,
2017
While kids who get a flu shot are not guaranteed absolute immunity from the virus, new research shows they are still less likely to die from the flu than those who are unvaccinated. The new Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study was...
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March
15,
2017
Wednesday, March 15 is National Kick Butts Day. The goal is to keep kids away from smoking and e-cigarettes, while encouraging current smokers to kick the habit. According to the Centers for Disease Control, in Illinois alone nearly 69,000 high sc...
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March
05,
2017
There are resources available to help those suffering from an eating disorder, as well as those who want to help them. ...
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February
24,
2017
On television shows or in movies, heart attacks are often portrayed as painful, chest-clutching events. While this is sometimes the case, there are often less dramatic and lesser known symptoms that signal a major heart event is occurring. Dr. Rod...
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February
23,
2017
When treatment is needed, where should you turn? ...
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February
23,
2017
A new study finds women who are called back for further testing after a mammogram delay or even skip future screenings. ...
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January
25,
2017
Despite a less than harsh winter for Illinois, no one should be lulled into a false sense of safety when it comes to flu. And the season remains a concern for health officials. After several weeks categorizing the virus as sporadic or localized, the ...
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January
23,
2017
From maternity pictures and birth announcements, to those adorable newborn baby shoots, photographing the journey to parenthood has become an important part of any baby book. Now a new trend that brings the photographer right into the delivery roo...
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