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  • Variety would spice up Illinois primary

     Variety would spice up Illinois primary
    Yawn. Whoa. That was quite a nap. I feel totally disoriented. What was I doing before I fell asleep? Oh, that's right. I was listening to the news about how few voters are interested in Tuesday's Illinois primary and ... Sorry. Didn't mean to make...
  • Tales of Obamacare: From elation to frustration

    Tales of Obamacare: From elation to frustration
    As the deadline to acquire new health insurance under the Affordable Care Act draws closer, Chicago-area residents are nailing down plans for 2014. The health overhaul law, the major portion of which went into effect Jan. 1, aimed to make insurance more...
  • Stressed out women may have a harder time getting pregnant, study finds

    Stressed out women have more difficulty getting pregnant than women with less stress, according to a new study this week in the journal Human Reproduction. Although the relationship between stress and trouble getting pregnant has been hinted at before,...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: 'Pre-hypertension' is a new term to identify people at risk for high blood pressure

    Q: I'm 60 years old. My blood pressure is around 130/80. In the past, I've always been told I have normal blood pressure. Now my doctor says I have "pre-hypertension." What does this mean? Do I need treatment? A: I can understand your confusion. Here's...
  • Moderation is key to staying healthy as a senior athlete

    Source: Cleveland Clinic whatdoctorsknow.com Aging affects multiple organ systems, from the heart and lungs to your bones and metabolism. Of all the changes, musculoskeletal issues have the most impact on the aging senior's sport. These include: 1....
  • Meditation: A stress reliever, but not a panacea

    Meditation: A stress reliever, but not a panacea
    Take a deep breath, meditation enthusiasts: A new study finds that research on mindfulness meditation has yielded moderate evidence that the practice can reduce anxiety, depressive symptoms and pain, but little to no evidence that it can reduce...
  • New studies suggest caution regarding therapy to boost "low T"

    Harvard Health Blog Mass marketing of testosterone therapy may have men eager to try this seemingly simple fix. But the latest science should have them scratching their heads and putting away the credit card--at least for now. A new study published in...
  • EatingWell: Try these 'secret-weapon' foods to boost your changes of losing weight

    Want to boost chances of losing weight? Of course, the foundation for successful weight loss is eating well and exercising, but if you want to power up your efforts, check out this diet cheat sheet of foods that do a little of the work for you....
  • Cardiac rehab beneficial for variety of heart disorders

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What does cardiac rehab involve? Do you recommend it for everyone who's had a heart attack, or only in certain cases? ANSWER: Cardiac rehabilitation is extremely beneficial for people with a variety of heart disorders. It involves a...
  • Meditation vacation

    Meditation vacation
    This 10-day trip was the most enlightening I've ever taken. And all I did, basically, was sit. This meditation retreat was as challenging as a mountain trek and as reviving as a staycation. The benefits were personal, as varied as the spoils of exercise:...
  • Caregiving web sites can help coordinate assistance from family and friends

    When you're caring for a sick spouse or parent, it can be difficult to find time to enjoy hobbies, exercise or even schedule routine appointments such as dental checkups. As a result, caregivers sometimes suffer from depression, increased anxiety and...