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An agonizing decision: When it’s time to move parents

Nov 20 2015 | 3:19 pm - Millions of baby boomers are facing the decision of whether elderly parents can live safely at home and many are taking on caregiving duties for their parents.

Palatine celebrates 35 years of turkey trot races

Nov 13 2015 | 3:49 pm - When the Palatine Park District decided to host a Thanksgiving morning race 35 years ago, it could have been a turkey of an idea. Instead, it has become so popular that the district is trotting out special activities to celebrate the anniversary of...

The history of the turkey trot

Nov 13 2015 | 3:50 pm - The turkey trot may have a bit of a silly name, but has a serious claim on running history: The race debuted in Buffalo in 1896 and is older than the storied Boston Marathon.

Free conference to help returning veterans, families

Nov 13 2015 | 3:35 pm - To help support these veterans, AMITA Health Behavioral Health Hospital and the Illinois Psychological Association Military Section will present “When Trauma Comes Home” at NIU-Hoffman Estates on Friday, Nov. 20.

Lake County program helps diabetes patients manage disease

Nov 09 2015 | 6:23 am - Allowing her diabetes to go unmonitored and unchecked could have cost North Chicago resident Petra Narvaez her eyesight. But thanks to Be Well-Lake County, she learned how to better manage her diabetes and get the medical care she needed.

Naperville marathon’s new route includes convenient spectator spots

Nov 02 2015 | 6:24 am - It’s a little late to start training for this year’s Naperville marathon and half marathon, but everyone can certainly come out to watch the race and support the runners in it on Nov. 8.

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

Jan 12 2015 | 6:22 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 | 5:18 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 | 6:29 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 | 2:39 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.

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