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Why is High Blood Pressure the “Silent Killer?” Crystal Lake, IL

Why is High Blood Pressure the “Silent Killer?”

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Wouldn’t it be nice if there were some kind of warning system on our body to let us know when things aren’t working properly? A little blinking red light that could come on when a system is malfunctioning. Fortunately, we do have an alarm system, it just doesn’t come with the bells and whistles. We… read more

Why This is a Great Time to Schedule Your Annual Wellness Physical

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Life is busy and there never seems to be enough hours in the day to get everything completed. When time is at a premium, it’s an unfortunate truth that the first things busy people abandon are the things that keep them healthy. When you’re used to putting work, personal and social demands ahead of your… read more

Urgent Care for Injuries Suffered Over the New Year

A person with an injured leg in a cast resting on a sofa.

The festive period encompasses a relatively long period of time, depending on which occasions you celebrate. Within that timeframe, you have plenty of opportunities to suffer injuries. For many partygoers, the mere act of getting to an event can end in disaster. If you have woken up after a family or work event feeling tender,… read more

COPD Treatment Options to Manage Your Symptoms

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Medical advances in recent years have given individuals diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) the ability to live healthier and more active lifestyles. Treatment can open airways for easier breathing and minimize the risks of other health complications. Here are three main COPD treatment options that can help you manage your symptoms. Inhalers Severe… read more

Stress and Strong Emotions Can Trigger Asthma

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The root causes of asthma remain unknown. What is known is that asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways and that different people may have other causes. But there is one constant: exposure to a trigger causes airways to become irritated, constricted and clogged with mucus. Common triggers include, but are not limited… read more

3 Diabetic Emergencies and Their Symptoms

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Those with diabetes should work with their primary care provider to manage their condition and control it as well as possible. However, there is always a risk for diabetic emergencies. It’s important to know the symptoms of these acute conditions so you can spot them early and get treatment as soon as possible. Hypoglycemia Hypoglycemia… read more

Reducing Your Risk of High Blood Pressure

A patient during a consultation with a primary care physician.

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, increases your risk of major health complications such as heart attack and stroke. Unfortunately, some risk factors for high blood pressure, such as age, gender and family history, are unavoidable. The good news is that you can still do plenty of things to reduce your risk of hypertension, or lower… read more

Why Does the Flu Shot Change Every Year?


In basic terms, a virus is a bunch of genes that is covered by proteins. The antibodies that a vaccine stimulates are designed to attack this outer layer. Unfortunately, the flu virus is constantly changing, which necessitates the need for different vaccines. Scientists try to anticipate which variant of the flu virus is likely to… read more

Wellness is About More Than Your Career

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In many industries, acceptable physical and mental health is a prerequisite for employment. Given the responsibilities in these careers, it is understandable that employees should be in good health. However, wellness is a pursuit that everybody should embrace. Regular physicals can identify early signs of illness or asymptomatic health conditions. You may feel like a… read more

Pre-Employment Physicals and Influencing Factors for Employers

A doctor and a cheerful male patient during a pre-employment physical appointment.

The prospect of a new career can bring hopes and dreams of a better life. Unfortunately, the expectations of the job may require you to prove certain physical and mental capabilities. Pre-employment examinations are designed to determine a candidate’s suitability for such roles. If you are asked to complete a pre-employment physical, do not panic.… read more

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