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State of the Air 2012 Image
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Lake County One of "Cleanest U.S. Counties" for Particle Pollution

The American Lung Association released its 13th annual State of the Air 2012 report that grades cities and counties based on the number of days … Read more ›

Chris Hammerlund
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Maybe laughter is the best cure of all

THE NURSE IS IN By Chris Hammerlund This being National Humor Month, it’s a pretty good month to remember one of your Illinois neighbors, Hunter … Read more ›

116 sickened in nationwide salmonella outbreak

A nationwide salmonella outbreak has now sickened 116 people, with a new case reported in Illinois, federal health officials said Wednesday. The newest case in … Read more ›

Dr. Stephen L. Ondra, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
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Northwestern Memorial Hospital Names Stephen L. Ondra Chief Medical Officer

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare announced that it named Stephen L. Ondra, MD, as chief medical officer for Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Ondra was the former senior policy … Read more ›

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 ›

The Chicago Lighthouse Vision Rehabilitation Center in Glenview, 222 Waukegan Road. (Jeff Danna, Tribune reporter)

Chicago mainstay for visually impaired shines light on suburbs

A century-old Chicago institution for people with visual impairments has made Glenview its second home. The Chicago Lighthouse officially opened the doors of its first … Read more ›

Chris Hammerlund
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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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Take Small Steps Toward a Healthier Life During National Public Health Week, April 2-8

Even the seemingly small actions you take can make a big difference when it comes to public health. In observance of National Public Health Week, … Read more ›

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April 5: CLC offers alcohol screening day

The College of Lake County Health Center will conduct free, anonymous screenings for alcohol problems as part of National Alcohol Screening Day on Thursday, April … Read more ›

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Early Spring, Warm Temps Prompt Tick Sightings

With the mild winter weather and more outdoor activity recently, residents should be aware that ticks are out. The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center … Read more ›