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Health Tip: Soothe Swollen Feet During Pregnancy

Health Tip: Soothe Swollen Feet During Pregnancy

Massage and elevate your tootsies. The added pounds of pregnancy can take a toll on your whole body, but your feet bear the brunt of that baby weight. continue reading »

Los padres pueden ayudar a prevenir el alcoholismo entre sus hijos universitarios

Los padres pueden ayudar a prevenir el alcoholismo entre sus hijos universitarios

Los resultados son mejores cuando un padre del sexo opuesto supervisa la vida social de los estudiantes. continue reading »

Parents Can Help Prevent Problem Drinking in College Kids

Parents Can Help Prevent Problem Drinking in College Kids

Outcome best when student's social life is monitored by opposite-gender parent, study finds. College students are less likely to have drinking problems or engage in risky behavior if their parents monitor their social lives, researchers have found. continue reading »

New Casa Maravilla Senior Housing Open to Benefit Pilsen Seniors

New Casa Maravilla Senior Housing Open to Benefit Pilsen Seniors

Mayor Richard M. Daley joined Ald. Danny Solis (25th) and members of the Pilsen community to celebrate the grand opening of the Casa Maravilla affordable senior housing facility and satellite center located at 2021 S. Morgan St. continue reading »

Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies

Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies

Separating fact from fiction may help reduce spring misery, experts say. With spring allergy season looming, people need to know the facts about controlling their allergies continue reading »

Take Care of Arthritic Joints

Take Care of Arthritic Joints

Even everyday activities can strain stiff and inflamed arthritic joints. The Arthritis Foundation offers these suggestions to help tame arthritis stiffness and pain: continue reading »

US Cancer Survivors Grows to Nearly 12 Million

US Cancer Survivors Grows to Nearly 12 Million

The number of cancer survivors in the United States increased to 11.7 million in 2007, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health. continue reading »

Blood Pressure Drug Does Not Help Those With Atrial Fibrillation

Blood Pressure Drug Does Not Help Those With Atrial Fibrillation

Expert says use of Avapro in this group of heart patients not warranted. The blood pressure-lowering drug Avapro doesn't seem to prevent heart disease and stroke continue reading »

Acupuncture May Take Edge Off Menopause Symptoms

Acupuncture May Take Edge Off Menopause Symptoms

Small study finds less severe hot flashes after 10 weeks of treatment. Acupuncture may help reduce the severity of hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause, according to a small study. continue reading »

BEAT BINGE DRINKING! A Revolutionary New Program For Young Drinkers

BEAT BINGE DRINKING! A Revolutionary New Program For Young Drinkers

Beat Binge Drinking: A Smart Drinking Guide for Teens, College Students and Young Adults Who Choose to Drink is the first and only comprehensive alcohol program teaching young people what sensible, moderate drinking is and how to manage it continue reading »

Healthy Tip:  What’s Behind Iron Deficiency

Healthy Tip:  What’s Behind Iron Deficiency

Iron is an essential mineral that's present in all cells. As a key component of hemoglobin in the blood, for example, it helps carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. continue reading »

Six-month drug regimen cuts HIV risk for breastfeeding infants, NIH study finds

Six-month drug regimen cuts HIV risk for breastfeeding infants, NIH study finds

Giving breastfeeding infants of HIV-infected mothers a daily dose of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine for six months halved the risk of HIV transmission to the infants at age 6 months compared with giving infants the drug daily for six weeks, according to preliminary clinical trial data presented today. continue reading »

DailyFeats Launches; New Online and Mobile Platform to Reward People for Doing Good

DailyFeats Launches; New Online and Mobile Platform to Reward People for Doing Good

Online Community Offers Recognition and Savings for Doing Positive Actions. DailyFeats, the online community that rewards and celebrates doing good, today launched its platform for sharing positive actions at www.dailyfeats.com. continue reading »

March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. If everyone aged 50 years old or older were screened regularly, as many as 60% of deaths from this cancer could be avoided. continue reading »

Less Invasive Surgery Just as Effective for Some Breast Cancer Patients

Less Invasive Surgery Just as Effective for Some Breast Cancer Patients

When breast cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes, many doctors believe that removing several more nodes provides better treatment. But a new study suggests otherwise. The finding may change the way early-stage breast cancer is treated in some patients. continue reading »