5 Things Everyone Should Know About Brain Tumors

A neurosurgeon weighs in on the scary condition soccer star Lauren Holiday is currently facing. Earlier this summer, retired U.S. soccer player Lauren Holiday was sailing through her first pregnancy when suddenly, she began experiencing painful headaches. An MRI revealed a tumor on the right side of the 28-year-old’s brain near her orbital socket, the Times-Picayunereports. Fortunately, the two-time Olympic gold […]

Q&A: What you should know about right to die

Recently, questions surrounding a Wisconsin teenager’s decision to die prompted child protection authorities to investigate the decision. Jerika Bolen, 14, plans to go off of her ventilator and enter hospice care this month. Bolen suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2. Here are a few common questions about the right to die: What is it? The term right to die can be used when referring to […]

Caring for the (Cancer) Caregiver

Nearly 40 years ago I saw my first face of cancer.  It was the face of my quick-witted aunt, Dora, the chemist among my father’s siblings, sequestered, sullen and ravaged by the chemo she endured. In the 1970s, cancer care was marked by such brutal fights with the therapies as much as with the cancer itself. Back […]

The benefits of jogging slowly

Hiroaki Tanaka wants you to smile while jogging. That sometimes seems impossible — especially when people sprint past on a running path as you’re chugging slowly behind. But according to Tanaka, a professor at the Faculty of Sports and Health Science at Fukuoka University in Japan, there may be health benefits in jogging slowly. Tanaka, who […]

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 […]