HEALTH / GENERAL HEALTH

Lake-County-Health-Department-encourages-residents-to-get-flu-shots

Last year, six deaths and 49 intensive care unit admissions were associated with complications brought on by influenza in Lake County. People with flu can spread it to others up to about six feet away. Most experts think that flu viruses are spread mainly by droplets made

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Find-out-which-cities-have-more-people-with-health-insurance

Latest local health insurance statistics available through Census Bureau’s American community survey. WASHINGTON, -- Between 2013 and

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1-in-17-college-students-smoking-marijuana-daily-or-near-daily

Daily marijuana use among the nation's college students is on the rise, surpassing daily cigarette smoking

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Notice-to-diabetics-who-take-inhibitors

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA warns that DPP-4 inhibitors for type 2 diabetes may cause severe

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Caution-Diazepam-is-selling-counterfeit-online

FDA warns consumers who purchase Diazepam online of potentially serious counterfeiting issue. WASHINGTON.-- The FDA is warning

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Permanent-vision-loss-can-happen-in-the-blink-of-an-eye

More than two million people visit the nation's emergency departments each year because of eye injuries

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FDA-warning-about-Motrin-Advil-and-Aleve

FDA strengthens warning of heart attack and stroke risk for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.   WASHINGTON.--- FDA is strengthening

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Mosquitoes-with-West-Nile-virus-in-Chicago-suburbs

This week, one mosquito pool has tested positive for in Skokie. The authorities said that no

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Jose-R-Sanchez-Without-Mincing-Words

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Jose R. Sanchez, LMSW, LCSW, president of Norwegian American Hospital, said that 52 hospitals

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Gift-of-Hope-encourages-Latino-men-to-make-health-a-priority

The lack of early detection of certain diseases can have major consequences that lead to organ

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When-is-the-right-time-to-have-cataract-surgery?

American Academy of Ophthalmology offers tips to help people considering whether to have the procedure.   SAN FRANCISCO,

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Adults-need-sleep-seven-to-eight-hours-daily

New recommendation from the AASM and SRS calls for minimum of seven hours of sleep and

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Emotional-reunion-after-organ-transplant

Gift of Hope unites organ donor and recipient families in emotional meeting. It was a reunion of

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