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  • Elmhurst mural helps bring fading memories to life

    ELMHURST – Mike Harrington never knew that one of his wife’s neighbors in the memory care unit at Park Place had sailed around the world in a small sa ...
    March 3, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • Celebrities pitch in for National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

    Early detection. That’s key to fighting colorectal cancer.   One way to get people to go in for screening for the deadly disease is to catch their a ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • Batavia student overcomes congenital heart defect

    Like most 6-year-old girls, Sydney Mowen is full of energy. She has been keeping busy in a ballet class offered through the Batavia Park District.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 7:13 pm
  • Joliet-area health experts discuss prevalence of C. difficile

    JOLIET – Last spring, my relatively robust dad, age 93, was hit by a series of health misfortunes: pneumonia, a mild heart attack, a fall on his face ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 6:00 pm
  • Villa Park vet named nation's best

    VILLA PARK – Pets Best Insurance Services has named Villa Park veterinarian Mary Felt the nation’s best veterinarian of 2014, according to a news rele ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 5:04 pm
  • Autism center embraces family as a whole

    The experience of having a child with a disability is something that only one who has walked in those shoes can truly understand. Trying to understand ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Health official says Kane County has no measles cases

    GENEVA – Although an Elgin Community College student contracted the measles, no cases had been reported in Kane County as of Wednesday morning, a heal ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Bloomingdale man, Addison native looks to future after winning 'The Biggest Loser'

    Mission accomplished.That’s how Toma Dobrosavljevic feels about losing 171 pounds and winning season ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 6:16 am
  • BMI defines obesity

    Being overweight may not always be bad, if the extra pounds are from extra muscle, bone, or water.    In contrast, being obese means having too much b ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:27 pm
  • McHenry County pediatricians watching measles outbreak with concern

    McHenry County pediatrician Dr. Laura Buthod has never seen a case of measles in her more than 20 years of practice.
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 4:48 pm
  • Are you or a loved one suffering from anxiety or depression?

    About one in every 10 adults in the United States is depressed and nearly two in every 10 have an anxiety disorder. Are you or a loved one suffering f ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 4:20 pm
  • Officials: Elgin Community College student among measles cases

    ELGIN – A Cook County resident with a confirmed case of measles was determined to also be a student at Elgin Community College, officials said.
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 7:58 pm
  • Measles exposure possible in Carol Stream, Bloomingdale

    CAROL STREAM – Potential exposure to measles may have occurred recently at three locations in Carol Stream and Bloomingdale.
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Joliet oncologist consults over conditions based on gene mutations

    JOLIET – Dr. Nafisa Burhani, with Joliet Oncology-Hematology Associates in Joliet and Morris, said doctors have known about cancer genes for some time ...
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • Rush-Copley Foundation joins board of Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium

    The Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium has announced that the Rush-Copley Foundation is joining the leadership board of the consortium.
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 10:01 pm
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