Health & Fitness

For the love of pets

For the love of pets

Before Companion Animal Specialty and Emergency Hospital became a presence in Crystal Lake, area pet owners didn’t have a local veterinarian…
Speech may be a clue to mental decline

Speech may be a clue to mental decline

Your speech may, um, help reveal if you’re uh ... developing thinking problems. More pauses, filler words and other verbal changes might be …
Berry boost

Berry boost

T he path to better eating can be bumpy. Our best-intentioned, health-conscious plans sometimes go out the window on hectic days. Finding e…

Let’s dance!

For more than two decades, Summers Academy of Dance in Crystal Lake has been teaching dance to students as early as 18 months to adults. 
17 storm preparedness tips

17 storm preparedness tips

In conjunction with our 2017 Storm Preparedness Guide, here are 17 tips to help you and your family get prepared for when bad weather strike…

Forever young

B y 2030, one in every five Americans will be over the age of 65, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 
Indoor ascent

Indoor ascent

S taying active early in life is crucial for maintaining a healthy lifestyle now and in the long run. The Centers for Disease Control and P…
Wild winter

Wild winter

Heavy snow during the first two weekends of December triggered polar emotions among many in McHenry County.
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