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  • Stay in the game

    CHICAGO – Even in your 70s and beyond, simple activities including web-surfing, playing bridge and socializing can stave off mental decline, new resea ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 2:30 pm
  • Hearing aids may soon be sold over-the-counter

    Imagine senior citizens walking around with stylish ear devices that amplify and clarify sound and connect wirelessly to smartphones, tablets, televis ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 2:30 pm
  • ORBERA® Balloon weight-loss procedure can change your life

    Mary Ulery heard about the ORBERA® balloon weight-loss procedure at Centegra Healthy Living Institute while listening to a radio program
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 1:31 pm
  • Atwater: Best to pass on drinkfest Super Bowl parties

    Mr. Atwater: I’ve got almost a year in recovery from alcohol and cocaine. I go to AA meetings regularly three to four times a week, and I have a solid ...
    Jan. 29, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • 4 renderings of what Mercyhealth's microhospital in Crystal Lake would look like

    Mercy Health System has submitted an application to the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board to build a microhospital in Crystal Lake.
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 1:18 am
  • Testing wearable sensors as ‘check engine’ light for health

    WASHINGTON – A next step for smart watches and fitness trackers? Wearable gadgets gave a Stanford University professor an early warning he was getting ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Rev up your routine with 8 workouts to overcome the resolution slump

    MIAMI – It’s only mid-January and dedication to that New Year’s fitness resolution may be seriously waning. Relax. Maybe it’s time to try something ne ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Get a Grip: The mental health benefits of setting limits

    In the beginning, limits are forced on us. We have to eat, sleep and take a bath according to a schedule. As we grow, we sometimes test these basic li ...
    Jan. 22, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Atwater: Three addicts who couldn't be saved, but why not?

    In the past two days, I have heard the stories of three drug overdose deaths. The first two were heroin ODs, and the third was a mixture of benzodiaze ...
    Jan. 22, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Short, dreary days call for a dose of Vitamin D

    It is officially winter in our household because I have pulled out the vitamin D supplements. My daughter was too young last winter to remember she ad ...
    Jan. 22, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Orofacial Myofunctinal Disorders

    Jan. 20, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • Cells dripped into brain help man fight cancer

    A man with deadly brain cancer that had spread to his spine saw his tumors shrink and, for a time, completely vanish after a novel treatment to help h ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • 5 scholarships offered to students in gerontology, aging

    The senior living referral service, A Place for Mom, is offering five $1,000 scholarship to university students pursuing the fields of aging and geron ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 9:24 am
  • Straight Talk: Parents' plans for son's bright future dimmed by addiction

    “Alan” was a bright kid. He did well in school and clearly had a good life in front of him. Everybody liked him and saw his potential. His parents nev ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Health Talk: January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

    January is a time for resolutions. It’s also a great time for women to remember their own needs, especially after a busy holiday season with much of o ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 5:30 am
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    Did you get outside and take advantage of this weekend's mild weather?