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Wellness Coach Roula Crews helps Craig Asbach with some healthy grocery shopping early in the "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" competition.
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Total-U-Fitness teams with McHenry resident in television fitness competition

If Craig Asbach, of McHenry, reaches or exceeds his weight loss goal of 77lbs in the televised reality show "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth … Read more ›

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Magellan Development Chicago Spring Half Marathon and 10K to Benefit Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute

Registration is open for the 2012 Magellan Development Chicago Spring Half Marathon and 10K which will raise funds for the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute (NBTI), … Read more ›

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The tricks your body plays about weight loss

The nurse is in By Chris Hammerlund DEAR CHRIS: I am a serial dieter and generally have mixed results. Sometimes, a diet that worked before … Read more ›

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Movie food gets a one-star rating for health

THE NURSE IS IN By Chris Hammerlund Dear Chris: So I just got back from the theater with our three kids and it appears as … Read more ›

Norovirus outbreak causes hundreds to miss school

An outbreak of the stomach flu at a far northwest suburban elementary and middle school has resulted in hundreds of student absences over the last … Read more ›

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People with Alzheimer’s and other Dementias Cost Medicaid

According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s® 2012 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, Caring for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the United States an … Read more ›

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Wellness Place Presents Music: The Self-Help Power Tool

Wellness Place is presenting Music: The self Care Power Tool, March 19, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at 1619 Colonial Parkway, Palatine. Louise Dimiceli-Mitran, LCPC, … Read more ›

McHenry Co. whooping cough cases top 300

The worst outbreak of whooping cough on record in McHenry County has yet to subside as reported cases of the highly contagious bacterial infection continue … Read more ›

Martin Elementary School third-grade students Rene Reyes, from left, Cole Zriesser, Erin Lynch, Daniel Cruz, Luke Grytza and Gabrielle Wilki participated in Jump Rope for Heart. (Lawerence Synett/Tribune)

Students with jump ropes unite to fight heart disease

Students at a Lake in the Hills elementary school put their best foot forward last week in support of the fight against heart disease. There … Read more ›

Mental health providers announce partnership

Two behavioral healthcare providers have announced a preliminary partnership aimed at strengthening services and maintaining fiscal balance. The Family Service and Community Health Center for … Read more ›