Tag Archives: Advocate Condell Medical Center

How a support team is helping me reach my health goals

Last month, you may have read a blog post from my friend Melissa, who introduced our story as two busy work-at-home-moms on our path towards fitness with the help of Advocate Condell Centre Club. Today, I’m going to share a little more about my own backstory… In 2007, I walked over 500 miles from Boston to Washington D.C. as part of ...

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Addicts getting high on anti

Unable to access the opioids they’re hooked on, some addicts are turning to anti-diarrhea drugs to get high. These over-the-counter drugs, such as Imodium, contain loperamide. It’s safe when used as directed, but some addicts are taking massive amounts to get high or to self-treat opioid withdrawal symptoms, according to a report in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. The report ...

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Blog: Celebrating my non

Melissa and Loralie have partnered with Advocate Condell Centre Club to spend the next year working to achieve their health goals. They’re documenting their steps to get Movin’ and Improvin’ and be fit by 40. This is not a weight loss series, this is a journey towards health. Read the series introduction to learn more. Today Melissa updates us on ...

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Blog: I've been down this path once or twice before…

Loralie and Melissa, two busy work-at-home moms, are partnering with Advocate Condell Centre Club to take steps towards better health. Today, Melissa updates us on how she’s doing. I’ve been on this path once or twice before. You know the “I’m going to eat better, exercise and lose all the weight.” I have also worked in health care, so I know what I’m supposed ...

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Could toe

Sitting at work all day can be hazardous for your waistline and your health. But, a new study may reveal an easy way to keep your blood flowing when at your desk. Researchers at the University of Missouri released a study in their Health System Magazine which shows “fidgeting while sitting can protect the arteries in the legs and potentially prevent ...

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Are sports drinks safe for children?

Sports drinks are often sold as a healthy alternative to sugary soft drinks, but are these drinks appropriate for kids? While initially intended for adult endurance athletes to improve their performance, sports drinks have become dramatically more popular among adolescents. A recent survey released in the British Dental Journal (BDJ) investigated the consumption of sports drinks in adolescents ages 12-14. The ...

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Blog: Overcoming gym phobia

Melissa and Loralie have partnered with Advocate Condell Centre Club to spend the next year working to achieve their health goals. They’ll be documenting their steps to get Movin’ and Improvin’ and be fit by 40. This is not a weight loss series, this is a journey towards health. Read the series introduction to learn more. Today we hear from Loralie… ...

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How to control your sugar cravings after a workout

Your desire to grab your favorite sweet treat after working out may be fueled by biology and not just self-sabotage, according to a new study. As part of the study, done at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, college students were analyzed based on their natural responses to images shown on a screen. The participants looked at the photos, which ...

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How to slow the aging process

As we age, our bodies change in many ways. Some of us age well, remaining active throughout our lives with physiologic age remaining younger than chronological age. Others may experience the effects of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, which can diminish their ability to maintain an active lifestyle. Knowing what changes occur in the tissues of the musculoskeletal system can lead us ...

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Beta

Chronic stress has been connected to cancer progression through increased blood vessel formation, but a new study shows that high levels of stress can also impact the lymphatic system, causing tumor cells to spread more quickly. The research, published in Nature Communications, found that when mice experienced high levels of stress for prolonged periods of time, stress hormones activated the ...

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