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Five Ways to Prevent a Heart Attack

By Dr. Kimberly McKinnon

Understanding your individual risk – and taking steps to reduce it – is your best chance of preventing a heart attack.

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Cardiac Rehabilitation Leads to Stronger Hearts

By Kent Kennel

Completing a cardiac rehabilitation program can improve the likelihood you’ll stay healthy and lower the risk of a repeat event.

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Heart Attack Symptoms Women Can’t Ignore

By Dr. Maria Rosa Costanzo

Heart attacks occur equally in men and women. Yet many people – women included – believe heart attacks mainly affect middle-aged men.

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The Dangers of Opioid Addiction

By Dr. Aaron Weiner

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, opioid addiction and overdose account for more than 2,000 deaths in Illinois per year.

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Suicide Can Be Prevented – Take Action to Identify and Support People at Risk

By Kelly Bryant

When it comes to suicide, no one is immune. Learning how to recognize the signs someone may be considering suicide is the key to preventing ...

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The Case for Mental Health First Aid

By Amit Thaker

Many of us are trained in CPR – but not as many of us would know what to do when confronted with a person facing ...

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GERD May Be to Blame for Frequent Heartburn

By Dr. Darren Kastin

Many people chalk heartburn up to eating a spicy or fatty meal. But if it starts occurring more frequently, it could be caused by something ...

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Eight Tips for Better Digestive Health

By Dr. Veronica Broton

There are many issues that play into digestive health. Here are eight simple things you can try to feel better.

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Colonoscopy: What to Expect Before, During and After

By Priya Bedi-Mudhar

There are some of the most common misconceptions about a colonoscopy. The truth is that it’s a safe, minimally invasive procedure that significantly reduces the ...

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