What Can College Students Do To Protect Their Health? by Maris McIntyre, D.O.
Sat, 08 Sep 2012 08:50:29 PDT
The transition from high school to college ushers in fresh opportunities and a higher degree of independence for young adults. As students focus on exercising good academic judgment, Dr. Maris McIntyre of Hinsdale's Family Practice Associates said they should also make sure to guard their wellbeing. "This is often their
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Growing Up With Social Media by Ashley Stoecker, D.O.
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 09:02:13 PDT
Social media has undoubtedly become increasingly popular, especially among children and teens. There have been proven benefits of social media, such as improved communication, social interactions, and technical abilities in kids. However, there are also clear risks associated with social media use. Children and teens can benefit from the
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Free Baseline Concussion Screening - Monday, September 10 at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital
Wed, 05 Sep 2012 12:28:49 PDT
The Centers for Disease Control estimates that one in 10 athletes will suffer a sports-related concussion this year - a statistic that is likely much higher given the number of head injuries that go unrecognized and are under-reported. Concussions can be serious that is why we are offering a FREE
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Get the Facts on West Nile Virus from a Doctor- It Will Make You Feel Better by Iffat Ahmed, D.O.
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 13:53:24 PDT
With all the recent news about West Nile Virus, it can be hard to know just how concerned you need to be. Human cases of West Nile Virus are the highest they've ever been since the Center for Disease Control began keeping track in 1999. Even in Cook Country, there's been
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Whooping Cough Cases Increase Statewide featuring, Jill Sobolewski, M.D.
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 08:09:26 PDT
Health advocates say the high number of whooping cough cases recently in DuPage County mirrors a statewide trend that could be stymied if more people get vaccinated. As of Aug. 15, the DuPage County Health Department had reported 139 whooping cough cases in 2012, according to the Illinois Department of
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Breastfeeding Tips and Solutions by James Kim, M.D.
Mon, 27 Aug 2012 09:28:54 PDT
As a new mother, you want the very best for your baby and you wonder if breastfeeding is truly best. Breastfed babies have fewer ear infections, gastrointestinal disorders, asthma and allergies. Babies are not allergic to breast milk, although they may be allergic to something the mother is eating. Nursing your
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Your Heart's Beat, Understanding the Electrical System of Your Heart by Andrew Lawrence, M.D.
Wed, 22 Aug 2012 12:53:45 PDT
Join Dr. Andrew Lawrence tonight at Oak Brook Park District or on Wednesday, August 29th at Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital for his presentation on Understanding the Electrical System of Your Heart. Your heart pumps blood all day long. The electrical system of your heart manages the rhythm
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Changing Our Minds About Sports Concussions: New Developments Improve Care by Geoffrey Kuhlman, M.D.
Tue, 21 Aug 2012 08:21:21 PDT
Concussions in sports are common. In recent years professional sports organizations and the media have given much attention to concussions. Finally, this important injury is getting its due. What is even more exciting are the advances in our understanding and management of this condition. A concussion is an injury to
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Procedure Focus: Radial Artery Access Cardiac Catherization
Fri, 17 Aug 2012 14:37:34 PDT
Annually, millions of catheterization procedures, including coronary intervention, are performed across the United States. The most common approach for these procedures has been through the femoral artery (Cardiology, 2012). However, the femoral approach includes a major risk for vascular complications and bleeding events. Complications such as retroperitoneal
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How can you stay healthy in very hot weather? by Tina Brueschke, M.D.
Wed, 15 Aug 2012 13:48:02 PDT
Chicago-area temperatures have mercifully moderated after the record-setting heat wave last week, but plenty of summer remains. In the event that heat indices again exceed 95 degrees for a prolonged period, Hinsdale resident and family physician Tina Brueschke said taking precautions will go a long way toward keeping well. "Prevention
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