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Health & Fitness

  • Elmhurst finishes second in nation’s Most Beautiful Hospital contest

    Hospitals get rated on a lot of things – quality of care, skill and accomplishments of the medical team, advances in technology offered on site. 
    July 21, 2016 - 7:40 am
  • Depression, anxiety in new moms common and treatable

    A t some point between becoming pregnant and her baby’s first birthday, almost one in five women will struggle with significant anxiety or depression ...
    July 21, 2016 - 7:39 am
  • Drug tests safeguard employees, employers

    Except for transportation and safety-sensitive industries, most employers across America are not federally required to drug test their employees, acco ...
    July 19, 2016 - 7:58 am
  • Dry hearing aids last longer

    Peanut butter and jelly, yes.  Barack and Michelle, yes.  Moisture and hearing aids, no.   Some things shouldn’t go together.  Keeping hearing aids dr ...
    June 5, 2016 - 9:04 am
  • Dr. Barb Webster sees bright future for dentistry

    The field of dentistry is far-reaching; there are many fascinating facets to it, from the scientific side involving materials and techniques, to how t ...
    June 17, 2016 - 9:02 am
  • Pilates mats a good start toward 'true' core fitness

    True physical fitness – strength, stability, balance, health – is not necessarily achieved by "pumping iron" to build up those biceps, triceps and abs ...
    June 3, 2016 - 7:17 am
  • Healthy lifestyle reverses heart disease

    Beating about 100,000 times a day, your heart works round-the-clock.  To keep every beat strong, Dr. Umang Patel, Woodridge Clinic, says, “People need ...
    May 1, 2016 - 8:55 am
  • An ode to an American pastime

    Babe Ruth once said, “Baseball was, is and always will be – to me – the best game in the world.”  T ...
    June 1, 2016 - 8:05 am
  • Real men do yoga

    E ven though yoga was practiced by men in India 5,000 years ago, when the discipline was introduced to this country in the 1960s, it was practiced pr ...
    June 1, 2016 - 8:03 am
  • Manage stress; live better

    The secret to handling stress isn’t avoiding it but managing it, according to Dr. Anuj Jain, Family Medicine at Woodridge Clinic, with offices in Wood ...
    May 18, 2016 - 9:53 am
  • Retrain your brain to improve balance

           Vertigo is that dizziness you get when you quickly get up, bend over or turn your head. If it happens frequently, there may be a problem in yo ...
    May 5, 2016 - 8:42 am
  • When something good causes something bad

    Medicines are supposed to help us, right?  We all know about side effects.  But what happens when the drugs taken for serious health conditions cause ...
    May 3, 2016 - 8:18 am
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