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Wines of the future: An antioxidant overload?

Wines of the future: An antioxidant overload?

For years we have heard that red wine is good for our health and have seen antioxidant-enhanced products, like red wine supplements and pills, appear on the market. continue reading »

Back To School, Back Packs and Back Health

Back To School, Back Packs and Back Health

Quick tips for helping prevent back pain and damage As recent studies have found, and parents have long suspected, school backpacks — which are often overloaded and improperly carried — can cause back pain in kids, teenagers and college students. This back pain could lead to some long-term damage, according to Dr. Jerrel Boyer, a neurological surgeon at the Chicago Back Institute. “Young people are typically strong and healthy, and they heal quickly, so back pain is usually not a concern. However, it is important to be aware of your back health even at a young age because stress on the spine is cumulative over time,” Boyer said. “Wear and tear on your back at a young age can accelerate injuries or the degenerative process later in life.” continue reading »

Eating on the Run: Healthy Snack Options When There’s No Time to Cook

Eating on the Run: Healthy Snack Options When There’s No Time to Cook

You've been at work all day without a minute to spare for a lunch break. Now, before heading home, you've got to stop at the bank and drop clothes off at the cleaners. Starving, you grab a bag of chips and a soda from the convenience store to munch on while riding the "L." When you're constantly on the go, it can be hard to find time to eat, let alone continue reading »

Chocolate Lovers, Rejoice!

Chocolate Lovers, Rejoice!

For years, admits Deborah Gregory-Voss, chocolate was considered a “bad” food — too fattening with no redeeming qualities beyond a sugar quick-fix. But that’s changed over the past decade, and Gregory-Voss, who owns Andersonville’s Let Them Eat Chocolate, considers the shop a natural outgrowth of her passion for healthy eating. continue reading »

Sunglasses: A Fashion Necessity

Sunglasses: A Fashion Necessity

In the 1950s, actor James Dean made Wayfarer sunglasses famous, and in the 1960s, Jackie O’s dark, oversized shades were incredibly chic and still endure today. But sunglasses aren’t just a fabulous accessory; they’re a necessity for children and adults to avoid impaired vision in the future. continue reading »

Staying Fit with Man’s Best Friend

Staying Fit with Man’s Best Friend

Need some motivation to exercise? Grab a leash, get outside and work out with your pooch. Whether you’re starting an exercise program or needing some variety in your routine, exercising with your dog is good for you and your pet, and the time together strengthens the dog-human bond. continue reading »

8 Tips for Surviving Summer Fests

8 Tips for Surviving Summer Fests

With a city festival or ball game scheduled for nearly every weekend this summer, you are probably looking forward to the music, food and festivities — but the crowds may be another story.Check out these tips from Dr. Maria Omiotek, a family medicine physician at Swedish Covenant Hospital, on how to prepare for the crowds in advance so you can have a great time. continue reading »

Heat Rash

Heat rash (prickly heat) is a red or pink rash usually found on body areas covered by clothing. It can develop when the sweat ducts become blocked and swell and often leads to discomfort and itching. continue reading »

Peptic Ulcer Disease

A peptic ulcer is a sore in the inner lining of the stomach or upper small intestine (duodenum). Ulcers develop when the intestine or stomach's protective layer is broken down. continue reading »

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea means that your breathing often is blocked or partly blocked during sleep. The problem can be mild to severe, based on how often your lungs don't get enough air. continue reading »

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is a disease that starts when the pancreas stops making insulin. Insulin lets blood sugar—also called glucose—enter the body's cells to be used for energy. Without insulin, the cells can't get the sugar they need, and too much sugar builds up in the blood. continue reading »

Prediabetes

Prediabetes is a warning sign that you are at risk for getting type 2 diabetes. It means that your blood sugar is higher than it should be. Most people who get type 2 diabetes have prediabetes first. continue reading »

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