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A beginner's guide: How to safely start a high-intensity workout

Jan 12 2015 | 7:22 am - It's January and you're ready to live up to your New Year's resolution to be healthy and exercise more. You are geared up to try high-intensity, boot camp-style workouts – the kind where the sweat is dripping off you by the end and you're sore...

Listen to these earbud safety tips

Dec 30 2014 | 6:18 am - “More than 48 million Americans experience hearing loss, and that number is expected to grow with an aging population and the increased use of earbud headphones, which this year ranks as one of the most popular holiday gifts,” says...

Noisy toys can be as annoying as they are harmful

Dec 29 2014 | 7:29 am - “Some of the most common toys for infants, toddlers, and adolescents are not only dangerous for their hearing but can actually damage the hearing of adults, too, considering their noise levels,” says Regina Dziewior, Au.D., owner of...

Local hospitals strive to offer a balance of maternity options

Oct 23 2014 | 3:39 pm - No hospitals in the Northwest suburbs currently have “baby-friendly” certification. But, officials at some local hospitals say they are adopting new policies to promote breast-feeding and more family bonding in their maternity centers.

Zombie races scare up fun for a good cause

Oct 10 2014 | 6:04 pm - If you've been thinking of getting off your tush and running a 5K, why not have some zombies around to add a little more motivation? A couple upcoming local races have embraced the zombie theme — and both events are unleashing the undead for...

Color the Town Pink in Deer Park

Oct 02 2014 | 2:13 pm - On Saturday, Oct. 11, help Color the Town Pink in Deer Park in support of breast cancer research and prevention. Join the Daily Herald at Deer Park Town Center for a day of pink fun and awareness, and see Deer Park Town Center covered in pink.

Club provides help for new triathletes

Sep 11 2014 | 2:14 pm - Throughout the suburbs, there are groups and coaches ready to help you train for your first triathlon. One such group is the Buehler YTri Club in Palatine.

Menopause: Your questions answered

Sep 05 2014 | 12:00 pm - September is National Menopause Awareness Month. So, the Daily Herald took this opportunity to chat with Missy Lavender, founder and executive director of the Women’s Health Foundation, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to women’s...

Donny Osmond's talents, appeal cross generations

Aug 26 2014 | 2:20 pm - If Donny Osmond's life had zigged instead of zagged, perhaps he and his family would have settled in Naperville. He considered it back in the 1990s when his long Chicago run in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” had him...

Palatine woman inspires with her weight loss

May 16 2014 | 6:25 pm - Valerie Okleshen’s weight-loss journey started like so many other women. She had been an “average, normal weight.” After college, she started working a full-time desk job. “And I just started packing on the...

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