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Clinical Trials are key to finding a cure for Alzheimerā€™s disease

Clinical trials are the engine that powers medical progress. Through clinical trials, researchers test new ways to detect, treat and prevent Alzheimer's disease and related … Read more ›

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Enjoy an Active Chicago Summer without Injuries

Chicagoā€™s lakefront provides a unique opportunity for people to get out and enjoy the weather along its many miles of paths and parks. From beach … Read more ›

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Manteno podiatrist steps out in the Boston Marathon

Dr. Robert Martin, a Manteno based podiatrist, could almost host a small marathon with all of the patients from the area that heā€™s served since … Read more ›

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Northwestern Memorial and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Named National Leaders in Patient Safety

Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital have been named among the nation's safest hospitals for patients by The Leapfrog Group. The non-profit organization … Read more ›

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Osteoporosis is a Health Threat to Women and Men, Young and Old

While women are disproportionately affected by osteoporosis, growing evidence suggests that all adults need to take proactive measures for prevention. Northwestern MedicineĀ® experts say itā€™s … Read more ›

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Hundreds of cyclists will ride at Tour de Cure in Chicago's western suburbs

CHICAGO, June 4, 2012ā€” The American Diabetes Association is hosting its annual charity cycling event, Tour de Cure, on Sunday, June 10 at Wheaton Warrenville … Read more ›

Janette Quinn, owner of, will present a free interactive workshop, ā€œ5 Steps to Writing a Life Story,ā€ on June 9.
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Sharpen Your Memory and Write a Life Story

Each day is a gift and we never know how many remain. Unless we permanently and purposefully record our memories and thoughts, they will pass … Read more ›

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The Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Chicago Magazine Present the 12th Annual Summer Lovinā€™ Event

Chicago magazine and The Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital will introduce the magazineā€™s most eligible singles for 2012 at the 12th annual Summer Lovinā€™ … Read more ›

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Make Safety a Priority as Temperatures Begin to Rise

With Memorial Day unofficially marking the start of summer, the seasonā€™s beautiful weather will draw many Chicagoans outside to parks, beaches, and patios. While summer … Read more ›

Kolleen Rojas, middle, Community Liaison and Volunteer Coordinator, Salvation Army Golden Diners Senior Nutrition Program, accepts a check for $1,500 at the Alden of Waterford Advisory Boardā€™s ā€˜Operation Feed Our Seniorsā€™ charity event. Kolleen accepted the donation from Jessica Bannister, Special Projects Manager, and Rick Nicksic, Director, Education and Outreach, on behalf of Law ElderLaw and the Kane County Guardianā€™s Office Representatives.
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Local Businesses Raise Over $5,000 to Help Restore Meals to Homebound Seniors

Thanks to a lot of generous donors, $5,388 was raised for the Salvation Army Golden Diners homebound nutrition program for seniors at ā€œOperation Feed our … Read more ›