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Tips for staying active at work

If you are worried that spending hours each week sitting in your car commuting to and from a seated desk job may be affecting your health, two experts from Advocate Health Care have some helpful tips to get you moving. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise, 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise or a ...

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Health benefits of a clean home

A study done at Indiana University found a correlation between a clean home and physical fitness. Researchers found participants with cleaner homes exercised more. “At the end of the day, the interior condition of their house seemed to be the only thing affecting their physical activity,” stated activity expert NiCole Keith. The question remains: do fit people have more energy ...

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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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Why your walking pace matters

Walking is a popular way to exercise, as it requires no equipment or skills and is low impact. But, new research shows that people should pick up their walking pace if they want to reap the most health benefits. A recent study, presented at an American Heart Association Scientific Session, revealed that women who walked at a brisk pace were healthier than those ...

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How to organize your medicine cabinet

Keeping your medications and first-aid products organized will save you time when a cold or injury strikes. If you have children, safely storing medication will keep your kids safe from an accidental overdose. Where you keep them organized is another important consideration. According to Rolla Sweis, Pharm.D, pharmacy director at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill., medications are ...

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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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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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5 reasons to change your workout after 40

As much as we may fight or dread it, there is no stopping Father Time. However, there are steps you can take to make sure your workouts are more effective for preventing health issues as you age. Here are five reasons to change your workout routine as you approach middle age: Keep injuries and joint pain away “As we age, ...

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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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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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