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Tribune reporterA Downers Grove woman in her 50s has contracted the first reported human case of West Nile virus in DuPage County this year, the DuPage County Health Department announced today. Department spokesman David Hass said the county was notified Tuesday about...
Since ancient times, surgeons have dreamed of transplanting healthy organs into patients disabled by disease and injury, but the human body's powerful immune system stymied all such attempts, leading many observers to conclude that the procedure was...
We had two cats, one 16 (a rescue) and one 12 (Scottish Fold). The 16-year-old cat passed away, and the 12-year-old has become very vocal and lost weight (previously overweight). I don't suspect kidney disease or pain. It is more like an attention-getting...
Tags: Weight, High Blood Pressure
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has named Dr. Josef Coresh the inaugural recipient of the George W. Comstock Professorship in Epidemiology. The professorship honors the legacy of Dr. George Comstock, a physician and professor...
Childhood obesity is growing at an alarming rate and has tripled in the last 30 years. One in six school-aged children is now overweight. If you're not sure if your child is overweight or obese, your physician can help make that determination using a...
The most dreaded part of a colonoscopy is prepping for it. The day before the exam, patients often drink large amounts of a vile-tasting liquid, then it's off to the throne for the better part of the day and night. Though unpleasant, this extreme...
Gout. It is one of the oldest diseases on record — the ancients wrote about it in 5 B.C. — yet most people today know little about it. Worse, they think they have to live with it. "Seniors should know that gout should not be tolerated,"...
Attorney General Linda Kelly today announced that Pennsylvania will receive more than half a million dollars as part of a $95 million national settlement against a Connecticut pharmaceutical company. Kelly said the settlement resolves allegations that...
Adults 45 and older are more likely to have two or more chronic medical conditions, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hypertension plus diabetes is the most common combination for people 45 to 64, but those...
The Baltimore SunI knew that having kids would change my relationship with our pets, no matter how much I tried to avoid it. But based on the amount of time the cats have spent glaring at me lately, I think I underestimated how much it would change. Our three cats --...
Dr. Otto Roza passed away on Oct. 30, 2012, two days prior to his 88th birthday, in Florida. He was the first nephrologist (kidney specialist) in Washington County and the Tri-State area. He introduced outpatient dialysis for patients with advanced...
Welcome to our tri-county listing of special needs resources. We do our best to include every organization, but sometimes things fall through the cracks. If you know of an organization you feel should be included, send the information to Editor Kyara...
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