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2022
May
13,
2022
| 10:52 AM America/Chicago
An outbreak of liver disease in children has resulted in hospitalizations and fatalities. Researchers are scrambling to find the cause, but a common virus could be involved....
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April
29,
2022
| 08:11 AM America/Chicago
After being virtually nonexistent last year, influenza is back in full force.According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent flu report there have been at least 4.7 million flu illnesses, 47,000 hospitalizations, and 2,80...
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April
22,
2022
| 10:54 AM America/Chicago
While society may view it as less common than getting pregnant in your late teens, 20s, or early 30s, experts say later-in-life pregnancies can be successful if you plan for the complications that come with age.“I would not want anyone to let their a...
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April
21,
2022
| 11:35 AM America/Chicago
It’s no secret that leading a sedentary lifestyle can be detrimental to a person’s health in a number of ways – it increases the risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, depression and more. A lack of regular activity is equally harmful for cancer s...
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April
20,
2022
| 17:00 PM America/Chicago
While cancers such as breast, lung and colon may get more public attention, head and neck cancer is certainly nothing to ignore. April is Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month, designed to put a spotlight on head and neck cancer, its causes and sympto...
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April
14,
2022
| 09:07 AM America/Chicago
Every year, millions of Americans who live in regions that experience harsh winters count down the weeks until warmer weather returns. For many of these people, warmer weather also means spring allergies – especially in the Midwest, where pollen is t...
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April
13,
2022
| 17:00 PM America/Chicago
Spring has arrived which means another golf season is upon us. And that has many golf enthusiasts racing off to area courses.Before tossing the clubs in the trunk, however, the first priority is getting your body ready for the long season. Hopefully,...
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April
08,
2022
| 08:00 AM America/Chicago
“The slap heard round the world” involving Will Smith and Chris Rock at the Academy Awards has shone a light on important issues like hair loss and anger problems. But one part of the incident has left some wondering: why did Rock appear to strike a ...
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April
07,
2022
| 12:34 PM America/Chicago
It’s time for Americans to spring clean their health routines. A large-scale study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows inactivity can be worse for you than smoking, diabetes or having heart disease.Matt Janus is ...
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March
31,
2022
| 12:08 PM America/Chicago
The 2022 Academy Awards show will probably be best remembered not for who won or lost or who wore what, but because of “the slap.”Actor Will Smith took to the stage and slapped comedian Chris Rock as he was preparing to present an award. Rock was cra...
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March
31,
2022
| 12:00 PM America/Chicago
This week, the family of actor Bruce Willis announced that he has been diagnosed with aphasia. A social media post by Willis’ family says the aphasia is “impacting his cognitive abilities.” This stunning announcement has many people wondering: what e...
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March
30,
2022
| 15:40 PM America/Chicago
A recent study by the American Heart Association (AHA) revealed that some patients tend to suffer memory loss following a heart attack.The study was actually six long-term studies that observed 31,000 people from 1971 to 2017. At the time they were e...
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March
24,
2022
| 13:45 PM America/Chicago
The American Nurses Association estimates that 2.2 million new nurses are needed to replace those retiring in 2022 alone. Add to that the recent pandemic-related staffing issues and one thing is certain: nurses are needed.Sue Brown, RN, PhD, DNP, is ...
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March
22,
2022
| 15:01 PM America/Chicago
If you are the parent of a young child, chances are you have dealt with picky eating at some point. Maybe your child only likes one type of food or refuses to eat at dinner time – whatever the case might be, getting your child on a healthy eating tra...
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March
18,
2022
| 10:41 AM America/Chicago
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Since its inception in the year 2000, Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month has become an opportunity for patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates to rally around the cause, providing awareness an...
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March
17,
2022
| 10:53 AM America/Chicago
When COVID-19 was officially declared a global pandemic in 2020, building closures and event cancellations began in an effort to stop the spread. This included sporting events, concerts, holiday celebrations, birthday parties, weddings, graduations, ...
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March
15,
2022
| 10:32 AM America/Chicago
One thing we’ve learned during the COVID pandemic is that no two cases are alike. Some people are asymptomatic while others have serious symptoms or long-term issues. So it may not come as a surprise that some people are experiencing hair loss with t...
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March
04,
2022
| 08:50 AM America/Chicago
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. For years, colon cancer was believed by many to be an “old person’s disease.” A recent study, however, revealed that young patients ages 20 to 29 have seen the highest spike in rates of diagnosed colon cancer ca...
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March
03,
2022
| 11:40 AM America/Chicago
Taking care of yourself before, during and after a pregnancy has always been important. That’s further illustrated by a recent study in the journal Hypertension that reveals a rise in the number of women with chronic high blood pressure who are dying...
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March
03,
2022
| 01:27 AM America/Chicago
The omicron variant is loosening its grip on the United States, as COVID-19 cases continue their sharp decline. Mask mandates are lifting and hospitals are getting a much needed respite from near-capacity inpatient cases. Despite this positive trend,...
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February
25,
2022
| 10:10 AM America/Chicago
February is American Heart Month. As the month winds down, cardiologists hope that by raising awareness of heart disease, risk factors and prevention methods, the public can charge into the year ahead armed with new heart health knowledge.Heart disea...
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February
23,
2022
| 03:00 AM America/Chicago
Parents, by nature, tend to worry about their little ones, especially when they’re feeling lousy. That’s certainly been the case with COVID. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, nearly 4.2 million children have had COVID in the U.S. since...
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February
17,
2022
| 14:20 PM America/Chicago
For thousands of people, recovery after a COVID-19 infection comes with a laundry list of issues, some neurological. These cognitive cases run the spectrum from mild difficulties focusing on tasks to major memory problems or even rare cases of COVID-...
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February
17,
2022
| 11:49 AM America/Chicago
By now, we have grown accustomed to the symptoms and side effects of COVID-19, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, body aches, loss of taste and smell, and so on. What you may not know is that COVID-related conjunctivitis (pink eye) is also ...
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February
17,
2022
| 10:30 AM America/Chicago
Mary J. Blige has delighted fans for years with her music, but the Queen of hip-hop soul may have delivered one of her biggest hits during the Super Bowl, when she appeared in a commercial stressing the importance of annual cancer screenings.Blige kn...
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February
11,
2022
| 10:28 AM America/Chicago
As we continue to weather this winter season, and as outdoor activities are few and far between, health care professionals want to remind you to keep moving, despite the season. According to a large-scale study published in the Journal of the America...
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February
09,
2022
| 10:20 AM America/Chicago
Clutter is all around us. It’s the clothes scattered throughout the kids’ bedrooms, stacks of paperwork piled high on our desks at work, even fast food wrappers strewn around in the backseat of the car. While society may lead us to believe that we ne...
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February
03,
2022
| 10:51 AM America/Chicago
The 21st century introduced to us a whole world of technology that has grown rapidly year by year. At the start of the pandemic in 2020, the time kids spent inside and on screens significantly increased. While there are ongoing debates on the topic o...
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February
02,
2022
| 22:07 PM America/Chicago
This week Pfizer-BioNTech requested an emergency use authorization (EUA) for its Covid-19 vaccine for children ages six months to five years. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been asked to review data covering the safety and effectivenes...
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February
02,
2022
| 15:30 PM America/Chicago
It’s that time of the year when winter can really show its teeth. For adults, snow – especially the heavy stuff – also means lots of shoveling, which can lead to an assortment of health-related problems if you’re not careful and properly prepared for...
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