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Eating chocolate may boost your brain power

Indulging in chocolate may be just what the doctor ordered. A recent study suggests consuming the dessert at least once a week may boost your cognitive function. The study, published in the journal Appetite, monitored the chocolate intake of 968 participants, aged 23-98 years old, over the course of 30 years. The participants’ cognitive function was tested by observing how ...

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Is one minute of (very intense) exercise enough?

Are you one of the countless individuals who chalk up their lack of exercise to not having enough time in your schedule? You may need to find a new excuse. According to a recent study, 60 seconds of strenuous exertion proved to be equally successful at improving participants’ overall health and fitness as 45 minutes of moderate exercise. The study ...

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Do you know the ABCs of a safe bike?

With warmer days on the way, kids are heading outside and breaking out the bikes. Alix McNulty, an injury prevention coordinator at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill., offers the following tips to make sure your children pedal their ride on the safe side. Remember your ABCs. Checking your child’s bike to make sure it is safe is as ...

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Is your job making you sick?

When it comes to your work space, there are countless factors that can impact your overall health. Dr. Yasser Said, an internal medicine physician at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill., says that while the negative risks exist, preventative measures can be taken to help you stay as healthy as possible. He offers these tips to make sure you are ...

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What’s really keeping you from getting a good night’s sleep?

Where you live may play a major role in your sleep quantity and quality, new research suggests. Lights from buildings, streetlights, highways, billboards and backyards illuminate towns, cities and miles of surrounding area. While they may provide a sense of comfort and safety, they aren’t doing you any favors when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep. Over an ...

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Olympic coach saves four lives

An Olympic coach’s selfless gift will live on well past the 2016 Summer Games. 35-year-old Stefan Henze, a 2004 silver medalist in canoe slalom who became a coach for the sport in which he excelled, was an organ donor. Following his death on August 15, the result of a car crash in Rio, his organs were donated, saving the lives ...

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New peripheral artery disease treatment may help millions

A new method of treating peripheral artery disease (PAD) is now available at the Advocate Heart Institute at Christ Medical Center, making Advocate Health Care one of the first providers in the nation to offer the procedure. The Pantheris™ Lumivascular Atherectomy System is the first-ever image-guided atherectomy catheter. This technology allows a physician to visualize plaque as it is removed ...

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Dissolving device offers new treatment for heart disease

New heart care technology being used at the Advocate Heart Institute at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill. is dissolving inside of patients. Cardiologists at the Institute are some of the first in the state to begin implanting heart stents that leave patients without any hardware inside of their body. The device, known as the Absorb™ Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold ...

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Dissolving device offers new treatment for heart disease

New heart care technology being used at the Advocate Heart Institute at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill. is dissolving inside of patients. Cardiologists at the Institute are some of the first in the state to begin implanting heart stents that leave patients without any hardware inside of their body. The device, known as the Absorb™ Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold ...

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Olympic coach saves four lives

An Olympic coach’s selfless gift will live on well past the 2016 Summer Games. 35-year-old Stefan Henze, a 2004 silver medalist in canoe slalom who became a coach for the sport in which he excelled, was an organ donor. Following his death on August 15, the result of a car crash in Rio, his organs were donated, saving the lives ...

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