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  • Top cardiologist touts vegan diet to patients

      Top cardiologist touts vegan diet to patients
    Dr. Kim Williams thought he followed a heart-healthy diet: He avoided red meat and fried foods. He ate his chicken breast without the skin. But in 2003, the Chicago cardiologist realized his level of LDL, the so-called "bad" cholesterol, was too high....
  • Vernon FD to offer new CPR classes

    New CPR classes will be offered by the Vernon Fire Department, and the importance of having more people trained is more clear than ever. Paul Matterra thought he was having indigestion on April 13 of this year, but soon learned that he was indeed...
  • Women take on roles of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in 'Matt and Ben'

    Women take on roles of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in 'Matt and Ben'
    EUSTIS — Women believe their friendships are longer, stronger and deeper than men's. So when Mindy Kaling thought about writing a play about friendship, she got together with her best friend, Brenda Withers. They wrote "Matt and Ben," a comedy...
  • Soda Tax Is The Wrong Medicine

    Obesity, especially among children, is a problem in the United States. In the past 30 years, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents. The medical costs for...
  • Boosting our odds: App links CPR trainees to cardiac arrest victims

    Boosting our odds: App links CPR trainees to cardiac arrest victims
    Later this month I'll be marking the two-year anniversary of my death. That's not a line you see too often, is it? My heart gave out after knee surgery, because of an arrhythmia. Even for those who suffer cardiac arrest in a hospital, the survival...
  • The cholesterol myth: Is sugar the big culprit?

    The cholesterol myth: Is sugar the big culprit?
    If you want to reduce your risk for the type of coronary heart disease often referred to as “clogging” or “hardening” of the arteries, should you reduce the amount of cholesterol, saturated fat or sugar in your diet? If you&...
  • $2.6 million raised does a heart good

    $2.6 million raised does a heart good
    More than 850 supporters turned out for the American Heart Association's Chicago Heart Ball at Navy Pier on April 12. The organization raised $2.6 million — making this year's event a record-breaker — to support its mission of building...
  • Dark chocolate may ease walking for patients with artery disease

    Dark chocolate may ease walking for patients with artery disease
    Older people who have trouble getting around because of poor blood flow to their legs may be able to walk a little longer and farther after eating dark chocolate, according to a new small Italian study. People with peripheral artery disease (PAD) who ate...
  • Coconut oil has a new image as health, beauty aid

    Coconut oil has a new image as health, beauty aid
    Once vilified for its abundant fat content, coconut oil is being trumpeted as a miracle elixir. As a health fad, it's dual purpose, bandied about as a head-to-toe natural beauty product and as a food that can cure what ails you. Coconut oil's health...
  • Arlington Heights adds e-cigs to smoking ban

     Arlington Heights adds e-cigs to smoking ban
    Arlington Heights took another stand against electronic cigarettes by including them in its long-standing smoking ban. "We're being cautious. We're setting it on the same field as cigarettes because the smoke is the same nuisance," Trustee Joseph Farwell...
  • Griswold School Budget Heads To Round Three

    Griswold School Budget Heads To Round Three
    While a vote of 612-550 resolved the town government budget for fiscal 2014-15, the school budget is headed for round three following a cut of an additional $342,000. The cut was made by the Board of Finance the day after the revised school spending...