110. Health Beat: Cleaning with Bleach Increases Risk of Flu

 When germs invade the house, it’s common to reach for bleach-based cleaning products to help eliminate them, but experts say those chemicals can put children at risk for respiratory problems. European researchers found in a recent study that children who live in homes where bleach was used at least once a week had higher incidents of flu and respiratory infections. ... Read more...

94. Health Beat: An Apple a Day May Not Keep the Doctor Away

 A person who eats an apple a day is presumed to be healthy, but new research shows that eating the fruit daily doesn’t necessarily keep the doctor away. A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that eating an apple daily doesn’t decrease a person’s number of visits to the doctor, but decreases the number of prescriptions they take. “Our ... Read more...

85. Power Nap Your Way to a Better Memory

 A new study shows that power naps can improve memory.  Research published in the journal Neurobiology of Learning and Memory compared a group watching a DVD to a group napping. Researchers found that those resting performed significantly better on a word pairing exercise. “Even a short sleep lasting 45 to 60 minutes produces a five-fold improvement in information retrieval from ... Read more...

16. Sleep Your Way to Better Health Community Lecture at Good Shepherd Hospital

 Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for good health and vitality. Although some ailments may be simply annoying, others may lead to serious health conditions. Fred Glave, RPSGT, from Advocate Good Shepherd’s Sleep Disorder Center will shed some light on common disorders including Sleep Apnea. Learn what disorders may stand between you and a good night’s sleep. This free ... Read more...

10. Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Fundraising Campaign Exceeds $20 Million Mark

 Following the lead of campaign co-chairs Paul and Barbara Hills, many Barrington-area philanthropists have made major charitable gifts to the Look Forward campaign in support of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital’s historic, campus-wide modernization project. “Nothing else we could do would have as much impact,” Paul says. “The hospital serves countless people, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The ... Read more...

3. Health Beat: Tips to Stay Safe During the Frigid Temperatures

 Midwesterners are quite used to Mother Nature’s fickle ways during the winter, but with today’s extreme temperatures, a medical expert from Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital shares tips to stay safe. While staying inside under a blanket sounds ideal, most of us need to go outside either to run errands or head to work. When spending time outside in subzero temperatures, ... Read more...

353. NHL Mumps Outbreak Prompts Focus on Local Prevention

 Every year, news travels about various infectious disease outbreaks…but this year is a bit different with a mumps outbreak plaguing the National Hockey League (NHL). Multiple teams have been affected, several players have been sidelined, and meanwhile, many are left wondering how mumps is mysteriously multiplying from player to player. Mumps is a vaccine-preventable disease defined by symptoms of fever, ... Read more...

347. Health Beat: Will the Flu Shot Protect Me this Year?

 You’ve probably read the news by now that the influenza virus strains in this year’s vaccine don’t exactly match the strain of the virus floating around across the nation. What does this mean exactly? Dr. Melinda Einfalt an internal medicine physician at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Ill., explains. “Every year scientists predict what flu strains will be active ... Read more...

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