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  • Get a Grip: Discerning identity, disordered and otherwise

    There is a movie out just now about a man who has a fragmented identity, or “split personality.” In ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Straight Talk: When wife decides to get sober, husband must pause plans

    Mr. Atwater: I’m in a troubling spot. My wife of 28 years finally has decided to stop drinking and get help. I have been involved with Al Anon for the ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Health Talk: WIth hearts on the mind in February, think about heart health

    February is a month when hearts are everywhere, so it’s a great time to think about your personal heart health.
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Live well: 10 best places for yoga/pilates in McHenry County

    Our readers nominated 59 different yoga or pilates studios during our 2016 Best of the Fox competition. Here are the top 10.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 12:23 pm
  • Diagnosing a heart blockage

    When cardiologists suspect blockages in the heart, they commonly perform a cardiac catheterization to have a closer look at the coronary arteries, whi ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 9:56 am
  • 10 signs of Alzheimer’s disease

    Every 66 seconds, someone in America is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.  This disease causes problems wi ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:29 am
  • Bull Valley Dentistry untangles infant, child 'tongue tie'

    Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) is a condition present at birth that restricts the tongue's range of motion.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 9:36 am
  • New mothers can avoid injury when starting to exercise again

    One January morning, while attempting my first jog since the birth of my 6-week-old baby, I was taken aback by my low endurance as I plodded along, hy ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 4:16 pm
  • Pumping iron able to provide a type of meditation in motion

    When I think of meditation, I picture an image of serenity – a wide-open room, a person sitting cross-legged on a mat, eyes closed and mind relaxed. M ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 4:16 pm
  • Straight Talk: 'Recovery' can have many different meanings, applications

    I have been doing a little research lately because I got to thinking about the term “recovery” and how the longer I’m around, the broader the definiti ...
    Feb. 12, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • The treadmill's weird history

    As the weather turns colder, Jen Forman will do what she’s always done to get her runs in: She’ll go to her treadmill in her home, press start and run ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 2:52 pm
  • Straight Talk: Finding acceptance through sobriety

    “Stephan” grew up in a family with seven siblings. His mom and dad were hard working, religious people. Stephan knew he was gay by the time he reached ...
    Feb. 5, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • A Little Piece of Plastic Could Make your Headaches Disappear

    New technology now allows Dr. Dano to objectively evaluate the state of your jaw and facial muscles and various other factors that may be affecting yo ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 6:29 am
  • Long-term health insurance beneficial, expensive

    Aging consumers faces a dilemma about how to pay for care when they may be unable to independently take care of themselves.  According to the Associat ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 6:37 am
  • Fish oil for pregnant moms may cut asthma risk in kids

    Children whose moms took high doses of fish oil during their last three months of pregnancy were less likely to develop chronic wheezing problems or a ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 2:57 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What local races interest you most in the April 4 election?
    Mayor/village president
    City council/village board
    School board