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Health & Fitness

  • The Eyes Have It

    Sometimes, despite our best efforts, we look tired, but don’t feel that way.  It does not help when people repeatedly ask if, in fact, you are tired.  ...
    Jan. 1, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Weight of faith

    Every day, a new group of people grapple – for the first time – with the idea of mortality. I see things in my practice as a cardiologist every day th ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Healing your headaches

    Sometimes headaches can be debilitating. Considered a common neurological disorder, headaches are o ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • Four ways to avoid caregiver burnout

    You’ve assumed the role of primary caregiver for your senior parent. Over time, you’ve come to realize that life as a caregiver is a full-time job wit ...
    Jan. 5, 2016 - 8:41 am
  • Beat the winter blues, outdoors in DuPage County

    Ditch the TV remote and bundle up, because – this winter – DuPage County has some cool outdoor events to help get you off the couch. With activities l ...
    Jan. 5, 2016 - 8:36 am
  • Stressed out?

    Stress is what wells up inside to make people react. At home, your mother-in-law just announced a surprise visit so you have to rush to get the house ...
    Jan. 5, 2016 - 8:33 am
  • Checking in on the checkup

    If you’re like most people, the New Year conjures up all sorts of resolutions and to-dos, like exercise more and replace smoke detector batteries.
    Jan. 5, 2016 - 8:27 am
  • Powered by Yoga

    Yoga, like life, is all about balance. And for Lara Devine, the two go hand in hand.  The 46-year-o ...
    Jan. 5, 2016 - 8:22 am
  • Older adults urged to get 3 vaccines to prevent deadly, painful diseases

    Eighteen thousand U.S. adults age 65 and older die each year from pneumococcal disease, and thousands more are hospitalized, which could be prevented ...
    Dec. 30, 2015 - 1:24 pm
  • Baby’s first test can detect problems early

    By examining just a few drops of blood from a newborn’s heel, doctors can screen for medical problems early, and intervene to prevent greater problems ...
    Dec. 30, 2015 - 1:24 pm
  • Balance and the Risk of a Serious Fall

    The fear of falling is very real for older individuals who have experienced a serious fall, occasionally feel unsteady, or have moments of lightheaded ...
    Dec. 23, 2015 - 9:57 am
  • New Technology Advances Neuroplasticity at Marianjoy

    Made up of an estimated 100 billion nerve cells (also called neurons), the brain transmits messages that dictate our behavior and personality, while a ...
    Dec. 23, 2015 - 9:03 am
  • Could You Have Periodontal Disease?

    Periodontal diseases are characterized by infections and inflammation of the gums and bone that surround and support the teeth.  Gingivitis, the early ...
    Dec. 22, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • Why Choose RML Specialty Hospital? A Physician’s Perspective

    As Americans age, long-term acute care hospitals (LTCHs) are filling a growing need to provide medical care outside of a traditional hospital environm ...
    Dec. 22, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Promote Strong Bones With Diet and Exercise

    Got milk? If not, get some, as well as several other bone-building foods and beverages. Calcium is ...
    Dec. 11, 2015 - 11:49 am
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