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What You Can Do to Prevent Falls

What You Can Do to Prevent Falls

Although people of any age can be injured by a fall, older adults are at increased risk of falling and are more likely to suffer […]

How to Talk About Gender Diversity with Kids

How to Talk About Gender Diversity with Kids

Gender identity refers to the way a person perceives themselves—male, female, both, neither, or somewhere in-between. This is different from sexual orientation, or who a […]

Factors That Raise (or Lower) Your Odds for COVID-19

Factors That Raise (or Lower) Your Odds for COVID-19

FRIDAY, June 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A new study offers some unexpected conclusions about what factors might influence your chances of getting COVID-19. What […]

5 Most Allergy-Prone Places in Your Home

5 Most Allergy-Prone Places in Your Home

Your home should be a haven—a place to relax and unwind. However, when you suffer from allergies, allergens that occur indoors or get tracked in […]

Can Your Gut Health Affect Your Heart?

Can Your Gut Health Affect Your Heart?

Trust your gut. Follow your heart. As it turns out, you can do both at once: The health of your cardiovascular and digestive systems appears […]

What Women Need to Know About Thyroid Disease

What Women Need to Know About Thyroid Disease

For being so tiny, the thyroid sure has a big job. The butterfly-shaped gland at the bottom of the neck makes the thyroid hormone, which […]

Too Young for Heart Problems? Think Again

Too Young for Heart Problems? Think Again

Heart disease is more common with age. If you’re in your 20s, 30s, or 40s, you might believe it’s something you don’t need to worry […]

Recognizing Depression in Children and Teens

Recognizing Depression in Children and Teens

Maybe your 10-year-old is the class bully. Or your teenage daughter ignores her curfew. These actions might be normal signs of growing up. But they […]

When Is It Time for a Knee Replacement?

When Is It Time for a Knee Replacement?

Knee replacement surgery is one of the most common procedures in the United States, with more than 790,000 performed each year. Deciding the time for knee […]

4 Sneaky Causes of Back Pain

4 Sneaky Causes of Back Pain

Ongoing achiness or sudden and sharp, back pain is a common complaint. Injuries, heavy lifting, and getting older are things that likely come to mind […]

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Time is important in Stroke

When people experience stroke-like symptoms, time is of the essence. Strokes can damage the body quickly when people do not seek immediate medical care. However, […]

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COVID and Long-Term Issues

7 Out of 10 Hospitalized COVID Patients Will Have Long-Haul Symptoms WEDNESDAY, May 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — If you land in the hospital with […]

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SBL Welcomes Endocrinologist

Endocrinologist Sathya Subbiah has come to know her patients more like good friends and extended family members. “I like to understand them as a person. […]

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COVID and Cardiac Disease

People with serious cardiac diseases are faring worse than patients without heart disease when they contract COVID-19. SBL Cardiologist B. Lakshmi, MD, explains that COVID-19 […]

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SBL Welcomes New Gastroenterologist

Chicago-based Gastroenterologist Stephen T. Steiner, MD, is now seeing patients and performing procedures one week each month at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. Gastroenterology focuses […]

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Fewer Needle Sticks For Patients

Craig Minor has spent the better part of his nursing career caring for higher acuity patients. He knows that his patients often require multiple lab […]