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Health

  • 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
  • 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

    CORRECT SWALLOWING DEPENDS ON A PROPER RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MUSCLES OF THE FACE, TONGUE AND THROAT ...
    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
  • Reader Poll

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