Samaritan wins healthiest employer citation

Samaritan Health Services has been named the healthiest large employer in Oregon for the third time in the last four years. The award, sponsored by the Portland Business Journal, was presented last month at an awards luncheon in Portland. Samaritan competed against businesses with at least 1,500 employees; Samaritan has about 5,100 employees. Larry Mullins, […]

Get fit for less at the Schaumburg Park District

Get a boost on the road to fitness. The Schaumburg Park District is offering 15 percent off all personal training packages in September. Training is offered at three fitness facilities including the Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road; Meineke Recreation Center, 220 E. Weathersfield Way and Schaumburg Tennis Plus, 1416 N. Payne Road. All […]

Aspirin’s Protective Mechanism Explained

Aspirin has always been known to reduce the risk of both cardiovascular disease and colon cancer. Thoughthese characteristics remain to be puzzling, this easy to reach medicine has always been found in home cabinets for many years. Now, researchers at Duke Health were able to identify a new mechanism of the drug that would help […]

Ohio police reveal pictures showing dangers of heroin

Ohio police shared pictures of overdosed adults, a male in the driver’s seat and female in the passenger, with a child in the back. According to a police report, an officer noticed a Ford Explorer driving erratically, then hitting the brakes as it was getting closer to a stopped school bus that was dropping off children. […]

Exercising lowers your health bills

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association in September suggests that regular exercise can lead to lower health bills, especially in people with heart diseases and other cardiovascular issues. The findings reinforce an already vast and substantial body of evidence which suggests that regular exercise leads tolower healthcare costs. This […]

Can pregnant women smoke weed or not?

A recent study suggests that smoking marijuana while pregnant doesn’t increase the risks of having a preterm birth or a baby with low weight, which scientists previously thought.  However, researchers don’t encourage the use of the substance in pregnant women. Marijuana has turned into a common subject in medicine and science. Thousands of studies have […]

Statins appear to be optimal for reducing cholesterol

A new study shows that the benefits and harms of statins are significantly underestimated,being incredibly efficient for controlling cholesterol safely and efficiently. Drugs that contain the word “statin” such as atorvastatin are included in the review. Statins are commonly prescribed to over 70 million adults in the U.S. It was first believed that the drug could […]

Stroke risk higher among alcohol drinkers with atrial fibrillation

Individuals with atrial fibrillation (heart rhythm disorder) who drink alcohol are more likely to experience stroke, compared to those who don’t drink. Study leader Dr. Faris Al-Khalili said, “Doctors should ask their [atrial fibrillation] patients about alcohol use and advise patients to cut down if they are drinking more than is recommended.” The study included […]