Category: Health

Donna Crane

Economics, nutrition, good taste, future consumer choices

Last of three parts Rina Raphael of FastCompany visited Beyond Meat’s analytical lab in Los Angeles recently and took a tour. Beyond Meet seeks to match the taste of meat with vegetables. Americans increasingly want wellness through food and the majority are willing to pay increased prices. “Beyond Meat is...

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Knowledge, awareness, assist in understanding opioid abuse

By Barb Nadeau –  The use of and misuse of opioid medications has reached epidemic proportions and caused a national health crisis. Senior citizens are not immune. In fact, they may become inadvertently complicit. According to recent studies, the population of older adults who misuse opioids is growing rapidly. Medicare...

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Larry Frieders

Drugs, alcohol, cause different reactions on individuals

Is that the drugs talking? How often have we heard, “That’s not like Obi Wan Kenobi (of Star Wars). It must be the booze talking”? It’s common and expected. We all seem to understand that alcohol often does things that changes a person’s personality. Gentle individuals can become belligerent, and...

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Donna Crane

China reassigns 60,000 soldiers to plant trees

Loraine Cho of EcoWatch reports: “Earlier this year, the Chinese government announced plans for a major reforestation project: Growing 6.66 Million hectares of new forests this year, an area roughly the size of Ireland. “To achieve this goal, China reassigned more than 60,000 soldiers to plant the trees. According to...

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Prisco Center fitness to hold grand opening

The newly-renovated fitness center at Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Avenue, Aurora, will have a grand opening Monday. The facility will offer: • State-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment; • Free group exercises classes; • Renovated locker rooms; • Free towel service; • Certified personal trainers and group exercise instructors....

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Senior Services Associates, Inc., at the Aurora Rotary Club

Senior Services Associates dedicated to sustaining and improving the quality of life for mature adults

Micki Miller, assistant executive director of Senior Services Associates, Inc., shares information at the Rotary Club of Aurora meeting, Monday at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora. Senior Services Associates, Inc. is a non-profit agency with offices in Aurora, Crystal Lake, Elgin, McHenry, and Yorkville. They are dedicated to sustaining and...

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Aurora Advocate outpatient clinics' Volunteer Ed Young receives 25 year service award

Aurora Advocate outpatient clinics’ Volunteer Ed Young receives 25 year service award

North Aurora resident Ed Young, right, receives a service award June 26, from Tammy Robinson, Advocate Medical Group West Region operations vice president. Young was a volunteer for 25 years at Aurora Advocate outpatient clinics’ reception desks. Young, 87, received the award in his final year as a volunteer. Advocate...

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Aurora Water Production Division for winning the 2017 Kane County Water Association Taste Test

City of Aurora Water Production Division Honored for winning the 2017 Kane County Water Association Taste Test contest, again

Honored at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday was the city of Aurora Water Production Division for winning the 2017 Kane County Water Association Taste Test contest for the seventh time. It competed against nine other municipalities for taste, odor, and color. Mayor of Aurora Richard Irvin, right, holds a...

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Donna Crane

Industrial hemp proponents seek congressional help

First of two parts Hemp has a variety of reactions from a variety of individuals, and, there is a lack of information and understanding. The Hemp Industrial Association wrote the following article of its history: “Hemp is among the oldest industries on the planet, going back more than 10,000 years...

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Amy Roth

Aurora COW passes AED purchase, warehouse, to Council

The purchase of automated external defibrillator (AED) for the Aurora Police Department and the Fire Department, the acceptance of plans for a 275,000-square-foot speculative office-warehouse building at Mitchell Road and I-88, and a liquor license approval for Jefa Tacos on Butterfield Road, all were forwarded to the Aurora City Council’s...

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Cannabinoids compounds have remarkable medical value

Have you heard about CBD? Is it legal? Does it really work? Will it make me high? The major active components of cannabis/hemp are a family of compounds known as cannabinoids. There are more than 60 cannabinoids, though only a handful have been studied. As a family they appear to...

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Better health takes effort, commitment, to do our best

By Barb Nadeau – It seems that every cause needs a day on our calendars. We have special days, holidays, days of remembrance, awareness days, there is always something that we humans want to celebrate or acknowledge on any single day. June is full of special days, such as: Flip...

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Alarm: Many older individuals committing suicide

By Deena Sherman –  Some news reports have called suicide a national health crisis after many recent deaths that include high-profile individuals such as Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Many want to take comfort that it is solely about an illness that overtakes some, and nothing more. I don’t believe...

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The Heroin Highway

Kane County Sheriff, Don Kramer, discusses the Heroin Highway at the Kiwanis Club of Aurora Tuesday at the Prisco Center in Aurora. Highways heading west from the West Side of Chicago, a central hub, are known as the Heroin Highway. Kramer answered questions and explained how law enforcement is working...

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Mindset that pills will cure every ill counterproductive

She wasn’t alone, though, because many of her generation, early to mid-20th Century, bore a deep understanding of what it really meant to be healthy. Sadly, they lived during times when medicine was changing from the old-fashioned holistic approach to the modern beliefs about drugs, surgery, and radiation, thank you,...

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Good health: Shedding opioid epidemic, good food drive

Good health is not a single track proposition. Good food and drug-free living offer the best head start. The two are connected. Last week the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, U.S. Navy, from Indiana, was in Kane County for appearances on the opioid epidemic, which has grown exponentially, recently....

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Presentation on positive effects cannabinoids have on the human body

Rick Niksic, left, an education and outreach representative with Greenhouse, a licensed medical marijuana dispensary and pharmacy, shares a presentation at the Rotary Club of Aurora Monday. He spoke about the positive effects cannabinoids have on the human body. Patients as young as four suffering from seizures can make it...

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Kane County Health Department roundtable on the opioid drug epidemic

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams, U.S. Navy, gives remarks to approximately 60 individuals in Aurora at the Kane County Health Department roundtable on the opioid drug epidemic. On the panel to his left are Chris Lauzen, Kane County Board chairman, U.S. congressman Randy Hultgren, 14th District. In the audience...

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Reader’s Commentary: No fresh vegetables in 3 years

By Grace Grzanek –  April 15 marked three years that Eddie has lived in his memory care nursing facility in southeast Aurora. Not once in those three years has he been offered a fresh tomato, or a fresh carrot, or a fresh mushroom, or a fresh piece of celery or...

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