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  • Studies boost hopes for new class of cholesterol medicines Mar 15, 2015 1:04 PM
    Studies boost hopes for new cholesterol medicines; hints of side effects need more research

  • Shirt with a built-in resistance band makes any workout a stretch Mar 15, 2015 7:00 AM
    Former world boxing champ Keith Holmes recognizes a hit when he sees one. So when he came up with the idea for a “resistance shirt,” he knew it could be a knockout.

  • Cancer risk low in women with fibroids removed using morcellator Mar 15, 2015 7:00 AM
    Women who had uterine fibroids removed with or without a medical device that chops up the growths had a low prevalence of cancer, a study found, adding new data to debate over risks from the technique. Known as power morcellators, the devices have come under scrutiny from regulators as potentially raising the risk of cancer,

  • Your health: Drink a glass of wine to be more attractive Mar 15, 2015 7:00 AM
    No more, no less. Want to seem more attractive to the opposite sex? Drink one — exactly one — very large glass of wine.

  • Study calls heart imaging into question for mild chest pain Mar 14, 2015 4:34 PM
    Study questions heart imaging; CT scans and older tests prove equally effective for chest pain

  • Why it took so long for the world to start using ‘smart’ self-destructing syringes Mar 14, 2015 7:00 AM
    The World Health Organization recently called for the worldwide use of needle syringes that self-destruct after a single injection. These “smart” syringes are a response to a problem that medical authorities have recognized for decades — the frequent reuse of disposable shots.

  • ‘Green smoothies’ are a great way to get your veggies Mar 14, 2015 7:00 AM
    Having a difficult time eating more vegetables? Try drinking them. Blending vegetables and fruits into a smoothie is simple and inexpensive and provides numerous health benefits.

  • Louisiana germ release likely due to lax use of lab garments Mar 13, 2015 2:05 PM
    CDC: Lax garment use likely cause of bacteria release at La. lab; no public health threat seen

  • Many people have this liver disease but don’t know it Mar 13, 2015 6:00 AM
    Heavy drinking is often the cause of liver failure. But much of the increase in serious liver disease these days is found among those who rarely or never drink.Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, is caused by a buildup of fat in the liver; it can lead to cirrhosis, late-stage scarring or liver failure, just as alcoholism can. If you’re overweight, obese, suffer from sleep apnea or have Type 2 diabetes along with several other conditions, you’re at increased risk of NAFLD. But it’s unclear what causes the disease.

  • Grit: The key ingredient to your kids’ success? Mar 13, 2015 6:00 AM
    When parents and educators launched the “self-esteem” movement in the 1980s, lavishly praising kids and handing out trophies to all, they expected everyone would try harder. But the opposite was true. Coddled kids became softer, slower and less likely to persevere. In other words, they didn’t learn grit. “This is not a gritty generation,” says Caroline Adams Miller, an author and speaker. “They become overwhelmed easily because they’ve been protected from failure.”

  • Mobile clinic provides free health screenings and advice during stop at Round Lake library Mar 12, 2015 4:16 PM
    The Community Care Connection mobile clinic made its monthly stop in the Round Lake Area Public Library parking lot Thursday to provide free health screenings and dispense some friendly medical advice.

  • Suicide prevention volunteer meeting on Saturday Mar 12, 2015 7:44 PM
    Suburban families who have been touched by depression or suicide or those who want to volunteer with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention can attend the group’s annual volunteer gathering in Chicago on Saturday. The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hilton Magnificent Mile, 198 E. Delaware Place.

  • How to keep the flu from spreading in your family Mar 11, 2015 6:00 AM
    The predominance of more severe strains of influenza this season — H3N2 viruses — has been a cause of concern for many, including Leslie Cuevas of Wheaton, the mother of two and physical therapist who works daily with young children at Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley, Villa Park.

  • Study: Tetanus shot may aid treatment of deadly brain cancer Mar 12, 2015 8:50 AM
    Can a tetanus shot help treat brain cancer? A small study hints that it might. A dose of tetanus vaccine let patients live longer when added to an experimental treatment for the most common and deadly kind of brain tumor, researchers report.

  • Community health fair: Mar 10, 2015 8:07 PM
    The Stevenson Foundation is sponsoring a free wellness event for the Stevenson High School District 125 community on Sunday, March 22. “Well — Well — Well: Everybody’s Got Something” will run from 1 to 3 p.m. in the West Building (use the Forum/Point entrance).

  • ‘Veterans in Recover’ presentation in Gurnee Mar 9, 2015 4:12 PM
    The public is invited to hear the stories of military veterans who came to terms with the devastating effects of alcohol and substance abuse and successfully overcame their addictions. The free presentation, entitled Veterans in Recovery, is Monday, March 16, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Warren-Newport Public Library, 224 N. O’Plaine Road, Gurnee.

  • Spring cleaning your computer Mar 9, 2015 4:45 AM
    It has been a long winter and as spring arrives, there is no time better to clean up your digital life.

  • Fittest Loser Tip of the Week: Get energized Mar 9, 2015 4:45 AM
    There are plenty of ways to stay energized throughout the day to make sure you’re feeling and performing at your best. Here are some tips to help you feel great.

  • Fittest Loser Week 2 recipe: Healthy Turkey Meatloaf Mar 9, 2015 4:45 AM
    This healthy turkey meatloaf has only 170 calories per serving.

  • New rules on narcotic painkillers cause grief for veterans and the VA Mar 9, 2015 9:59 AM
    New federal rules that make it harder to get narcotic painkillers are taking an unexpected toll on thousands of veterans who depend on these prescription drugs to treat everything from missing limbs to post-traumatic stress.

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