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Intelligentsia Cup cycling series to hold West Dundee event
By Lauren Rohr
May 3, 2016 5:12 PM
A section of downtown West Dundee will be transformed into a raceway for a one-day cycling competition as part of the 2016 Intelligentsia Cup this summer.
Donate blood to help kids battling life-threatening diseases
May 3, 2016 7:00 PM
This May, LifeSource will honor the strength, hope and courage of mothers and caregivers of children by encouraging those who are blood type O Negative to donate blood on behalf of the area's newborns and premature babies, as well as children who have been impacted by the need for blood donations.
The new generation of pregnancy websites, apps
By Audrey D. Brashich
May 2, 2016 5:55 AM
Pregnancy and new parenthood can be overwhelming. There's a deluge of information to digest. And there's a new genre of sleek apps and websites to choose from.
Dog-walking seniors are healthier
By Karin Brulliard
May 2, 2016 5:54 AM
Dog owners, studies have found, get more exercise than people who don't have dogs, probably because of the walking involved. So, do seniors who walk their dogs have better health and get more exercise? Yes, according to a new study in the journal the Gerontologist.
Researchers may have discovered how sitting too much leads to heart disease
By American Heart Association
May 2, 2016 6:00 AM
Sitting for too long is associated with more calcium deposits in the heart arteries, according to a new study.
The list of cancers being taken down by immunotherapy keeps growing
By Laurie McGinley
May 2, 2016 5:30 AM
New immunotherapy drugs are showing significant and extended effectiveness against a broadening range of cancers, including rare and intractable tumors often caused by viruses. Researchers say these advances suggest the treatment approach is poised to become a critical part of the nation's anti-cancer strategy.
As mosquito season begins, will Zika strike here?
By Susan Sarkauskas
May 2, 2016 9:35 AM
As summer approaches, will we get Zika virus in Illinois? That appears unlikely, but scientists continue to study mosquitoes.
Fittest Loser Tip of the Week: Getting sleep
By Jill Micklow
May 1, 2016 5:11 AM
This week's Fittest Loser Tip of the week is on how to catch up on sleep.
Fittest Loser changes pastry chef's career
By Annie Overboe
May 1, 2016 6:30 AM
Has our pastry chef/Fittest Loser writer managed to steer clear of sweets so far in the challenge?
Game-winning eating habits for young athletes
By Casey Seidenberg
May 1, 2016 7:00 AM
How can teen athletes fuel themselves best? Here are some tips.
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