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Randolph County Herald Tribune - Chester, IL
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Updated Feb 2, 2017 at 9:56 AM

If you are hosting a Super Bowl party, you no doubt want guests to walk away with happy memories, with the giggles, with their own coats, with wishing the game had gone into overtime so they could stay longer. You do not want them to stagger away with germs that will keep them up all night and well into the coming week.

Updated Jan 31, 2017 at 3:42 PM

Norovirus seems to be circling like a vulture this winter, and snuffly kids are popping up on every park bench. On a local parenting e-mail group, it was reported that two-thirds of the kids and teachers...

Updated Jan 30, 2017 at 10:53 AM

Watching for the first dip in temperature could protect your family from the annual influx of illness. Here's what you need to know:

Updated Jan 27, 2017 at 4:03 PM

In the two decades I've been writing about food and health, one piece of diet advice has remained consistent: Eat more whole plant foods. More vegetables and fruits, more legumes and grains, more tubers...

Updated Jan 26, 2017 at 9:54 AM

Health and fitness experts have long described "weekend warriors" in a mildly negative way. They used the term for individuals who exercised irregularly, perhaps in weekend pickup games. They warned of...

Updated Jan 25, 2017 at 1:16 PM

Breast-feeding is a very personal choice. However, the realities of breast-feeding and, later, returning to work as a pumping mother present a new set of very real challenges for a woman.

Updated Jan 24, 2017 at 4:36 PM

You're at the gym for a weightlifting session. But something feels off.

Updated Jan 24, 2017 at 2:01 PM

Americans in certain struggling parts of the country are dying from cancer at rising rates, even as the cancer death rate nationwide continues to fall, an exhaustive new analysis has found.

Updated Jan 23, 2017 at 11:17 AM

Now days, having extremely painful cramps during your period is deemed "normal," when most likely, that isn't the case at all. If you (like myself), find yourself taking sick days from work or curled in the fetal position during that special time...

Updated Jan 20, 2017 at 11:04 AM

You're deep in a conversation with a friend and suddenly you can't remember an acquaintance's name. You can see her face. That name is almost, almost there. But not quite.

Posted Jan 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM

If you have a desk job, it is pretty easy to spend most of your day on your bum. Even after you punch the clock, chances are there will be more time sitting between your commute and the nightly intake of...

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