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  • Bad habits put up barriers to better health

    There's a barrier inside your body that plays an important role in your health, and you can help keep it – and yourself – healthy.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:29 pm
  • A crisis in the making: Latinos and Alzheimer's

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Florence Marquez liked to describe herself as a cannery worker, even though she ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 11:40 pm
  • 1970s flashback: More people are tying the knot

    GIG HARBOR, Wash. – Disco. Mullet hairstyles. Tight shiny shirts. Some things have stayed in the 197 ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:20 am
  • Talk to babies and let them babble back to bridge word gap

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Even infants can have conversations with mom or dad. Their turn just tends to invo ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 8:50 pm
  • Dinner and a date? Not so much anymore

    The iconic scene from Disney’s “Lady and the Tramp” paints the picture of finding true love over a s ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 8:32 pm
  • BEYOND TRIM: Break up with bad food

    If you think breaking up will cause you heartaches, try staying in an unhealthy relationship with your food; it’s even more heartbreaking.
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 9:42 am
  • Morrison Community Hospital offers tips to reduce risk of heart disease

    February is Heart Health Month, a great time to take stock of your current lifestyle and commit to making changes that will lead to greater heart heal ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 1:20 pm
  • Are we getting too close to our cell phones?

    In the movie “La La Land,” the heroine fields calls in the current style, with her cellphone pressed ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 9:12 am
  • New rules aim to keep patients on medications that work

    WASHINGTON – When she was 12, Logan began having suicidal thoughts. She started cutting herself and ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 12:20 am
  • Nicotine might help the brain – but don't take up smoking to find out

    Can nicotine, that addictive chemical found in tobacco and e-cigarettes, help your aging brain?Resea ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 11:01 pm
  • Research: Computers, crafts, other activities can keep your brain in shape

    CHICAGO (AP) — Even in your 70s and beyond, simple activities including web-surfing, playing bridge ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 1:15 am
  • Beyond Trim: Resolved to losing weight? Here are some simple ideas

    Apparently, Jan. 17 was an unofficial holiday. “Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day” was conceived to recognize the fact that by the middle of January, m ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 10:28 am
  • New plan aims to protect Illinois pharmacy customers from dangerous drug interactions

    Responding to a Tribune investigation that found drugstores frequently failed to warn customers abou ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 11:57 pm

  • Reader Poll

    There’s a movement afoot in the Illinois Legislature to name former President Barack Obama’s birthday (Aug. 4) as a legal holiday in Illinois. What do you think?
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