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St. Vincent de Paul Hosting Friends of the Poor 5K Run, Walk

Registration is open for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago’s inaugural Friends of the Poor 5K Run/Walk. The race is scheduled for Saturday, … Read more ›

Harvey Brin, 78, skied black diamonds at Steamboat Springs seven months after double knee replacement surgery. In addition to the surgery, he credits a three-week rehab stay at Alden North Shore for his return to full functionality.
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Avid Skier Feels 18 Again

Harvey Brin, 78, had double knee replacement surgery on May 17, 2011. Seven months later, he was skiing black diamonds in Steamboat Springs, Colo. “Before … Read more ›

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Fighting Blood Cancers at the 18th Annual ABC 7 Jim Gibbons 5K

The Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF) hosts its 18th Annual ABC 7 Jim Gibbons 5K Thursday, June 14 in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. Proceeds from the events … Read more ›

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American Cancer Society Increases Funding to $5.5 Million for Illinois Researchers

Illinois scientists at the forefront of cancer research will receive more than $5.5 million from the Illinois Division of the American Cancer Society this year. … Read more ›

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Study: People Raised in Rural Environments Less Likely to Develop Allergies

A newly published study conducted at the University of Helsinki confirms that people who grow up in rural environments are less likely to develop autoimmune … Read more ›

Skokie resident Jerry Markbreit shows his autographed football from Super Bowl XXIX—the last of four Super Bowls he refereed—to Alden Estates of Skokie Administrator Lindsay McKenzie. The legendary NFL referee recently spent 16 days at the rehabilitation center following hip replacement surgery.
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Legendary NFL Ref Back in the Game with No Hip Pain

Think officiating at the Super Bowl would be a bit more daunting than having a routine orthopedic procedure? Just ask legendary National Football League (NFL) … Read more ›

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Chicago White Sox Medical Team Addresses Dangers of Over Practice for Young Athletes During Free May 10 Webinar

Hinsdale/Western Springs Physicians and Chicago White Sox Assistant Athletic Trainer Discuss Rise in Injuries and Prevention Strategies for Overhead Athletes CHICAGO, IL, May 3, 2012 … Read more ›

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TAKEA WALK AROUND A BEAUTIFUL LAKE and learn about oral cancer

TAKE A BEAUTIFUL WALK AROUND A LAKE – and learn more about oral cancerSubmitted by Lois Roewade, 847-909-3651 The Beastie Boys, one of the … Read more ›

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Cook County's Air Quality Slowly Improving

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 ›

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How 2 local celebs get more results from working out less…

Len Kasper (play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Cubs) and Rob Kurson (NY Times bestselling author of Shadow Divers)  are in the best shape of their … Read more ›