Health in Libertyville, IL

Key risk factors and what you need to know to prevent or delay the disease.

All of us have had to deal with an irksome individual at some point in life. Is it as easy as “forgive or forget”?

A fitness specialist recommends pre- and post-run activities to avoid injuries.

Many people are aware that they have this potentially deadly condition but don't know how to manage it.

What you need to know to help and how you should you talk to each gender for the best results.

Put a little red, white and blue on your table this holiday week.

One of the most common causes is a hormone imbalance which can lead to many additional health issues.

If you're experiencing breakthrough bleeding during or after exercise, you probably don't need to worry about it.

For those of us managing our weight, understanding what we should or should not eat can get very confusing. This is especially true of carbohydrates. “Carbs are good!” says one study while another screams, “Carbs are bad!” How in the world are we supposed to know what to do? One set of tools that may serve as a useful guide are the Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load.

Despite inflation, UC has frozen tuition since 2015 – while also implementing strategies to reduce textbook costs. The end result: Today’s in-state, undergrad education actually costs less than four years ago
It also marked another important milestone for graduating students and their families
Thanks to year-upon-year frozen tuition since 2015 (the entering year for these graduates) and a comprehensive campaign to reduce costs for books, UC’s…

They are nutritious, inexpensive, shelf-stable and easy to use. A dietitian shares the most popular types.

Of all U.S. men, African Americans have unique health concerns that include diabetes, hypertension and obesity, all of which increase the risk of stroke. Fortunately, many of these conditions are preventable with proper healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise.

What is the first thing you do when you see a model on a magazine cover or a photo of someone’s selfie on Instagram? Let’s be honest. We judge. “That’s pretty!” or “That’s hideous!” It’s a natural filtering of our belief system and cognitive bias (yes, we all have it). Then after judging comes the comparing. It’s hard not to do that as ego-driven beings. “Where do I fall on the scale of the ‘goodness’ or ‘badness’ of what I’m seeing?” It’s a…

It seems more Americans are “going organic” these days. Since 2007, organic food purchases have more than doubled, and have grown at eight times the rate of overall food purchases. It’s a stunning statistic as the cost of organic foods can reach up to 100 percent higher than their non-organic equivalents. So the big question is…
Is organic worth it
What does “organic” mean
A product…

This Scandinavian movement has come stateside, and it could be good for you.

Australia's first women's soccer superstar knows that her performance in the 2019 Women's World Cup could redefine what's possible for Aussie women.

If you follow a medical weight loss plan, you already know that building and maintaining lean muscle mass is the Holy Grail for a faster metabolism . A new study reinforces the benefits of higher muscle mass by demonstrating that, even while living with chronic disease, it can prolong the years of your life
Researchers at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA investigated the…

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was passed on June 28th, 2018. Similar to the GDPR, the CCPA will require companies in scope to enhance data privacy management practices, expand individual rights processes, and update privacy policies by January 1, 2020.

Specialties: For many people, a gentle, relaxed dental experience seems too good to be true -- we're willing to bet they've never been to Lake County Family Dental Care. Here, Dr. David Potts will do everything he can to make your…

If you have cholesterol problems, you're at higher risk for heart disease.

Mariam Elgafy continues to be a voice for the unheard while inspiring students to lead and succeed
Sometimes inspiration and courageous leadership traits arise at a very early age. Take Mariam Elgafy for example
Even before she stepped onto the University of Cincinnati’s campus Elgafy was already labeled the “voice of the voiceless” — a title she earned as a student at Sinclair Community College for speaking up for those unheard, those that cannot speak and those too fearful to speak.
When not…

A fitness specialist explains the dos and don'ts of a successful exercise plan.

UC’s Caitlin Doyle uses literature to build unique leadership skills that make a lasting impact
Caitlin Doyle says she "fell under the spell of language" at an early age
“Poems seemed truly alive to me, glittering with an otherworldly magic, and from then on that’s all I’ve ever wanted to do," she says
As a first-generation college graduate, Doyle recently earned a PhD in English literature…