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Shingles is a painful viral infection that affects almost one million people worldwide and 30 percent of Americans every year. Known as herpes zoster, it's caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox, the varicella-zoster virus. The outbreak
For many people the season of Lent is a time to take a step back, evaluate what is important and think about sacrifice. People of the Catholic faith refrain from eating meat on Fridays. In addition, Catholics and people from other Christian faiths
For much of his life Tom Hoppensteadt thought the best thing to do with a scale was to avoid it. When he was diagnosed with a low-grade lymphoma at age 50 and learned he weighed over 300 pounds, it sounded an alarm...I knew what I should be doing, I
Smartphones, laptops, tablets and video games were happily crossed off many the wish lists of many young children and teens this Christmas. But for parents, giving children electronic devices has to be about more than just saving Christmas, it has to
As Santa puts the finishing touches on gifts for those on the nice list it's important for parents to make sure wish list items bring joy, not tragedy, on Christmas morning. Christmas is a wonderful time of year, but it can quickly turn tragic if we'
and Loyola University Health System announced today that Loyola will soon join Aetna's network. As of March 1, Aetna's members can receive services, at in-network rates, from Loyola University Health System's facilities and physicians. Approximately
A Chicago-area physician says the seasonal flu vaccine is an important element of both hospital patient safety and worker safety. Dr. Jorge Parada, medical director of the infection prevention and control program at Loyola University Health System,
Stuffy noses, hacking coughs and aches all overcold and flu season has arrived. Though your body may be aching and your nose running like a faucet, it can be difficult to decide if you should continue your exercise routine or take a temporary break.
For Proviso Math and Science Academy seniors, college decisions are looming...Gabriela and Laura. "They have been working really hard to find good universities and the financial part will have a big impact on their decision...November is early
Kiel and Lillian Morgan-Lewis, bereavement coordinator at CNS Home Health and Hospice in Carol Stream, know the strength of the mother-daughter connection and the depth of the grief that follows when a daughter is left motherless...Fox, of Wheaton,