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By Janette Klepek, DO
Whether you are a seasoned chef or this is your first time preparing a Thanksgiving meal, understanding how to safely handle and cook poultry is crucial to a successful dinner.
Topics and Subtopics: General Health & Health & Diet
By Joseph Henske, MD
According to The American Diabetes Association, almost 1.25 million Americans have type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is most commonly diagnosed in children or young adults and if not managed, can cause serious health complications. With the help of your physician and closely monitoring your sugar levels, an active, healthy life is possible. In fact, several pro athletes diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes have gone on to have great athletic success including tennis legend Billy Jean King, baseball Hall of Famer Catfish Hunter and former Chicago Bears Quarterback, Jay Cutler.
By Mary Buescher, RD, CDE
If you’ve been diagnosed with prediabetes, losing a small amount of weight and getting regular physical activity can lower your risk for developing Type 2 diabetes and help to reverse your diagnosis.
Topics and Subtopics: Diabetes Care
By DuPage Medical Group Pulmonary Medicine
We understand receiving a COPD diagnosis can be stressful, and while everyone copes differently, the emotions experienced with a diagnosis are often similar among patients. A few of the most common initial and lingering emotions include panic, depression and anxiety. You are not facing your diagnosis alone, and there are several ways to help combat the negative emotions that may accompany COPD. Create an action plan today.
By DuPage Medical Group Otolaryngology
Ear infections are the most common reason parents bring their children to the doctor. It is estimated that five out of six children will develop an ear infection by the age of three. DuPage Medical Group’s Otolaryngologists (ENT) share why ear infections are so common in children, what warning signs to watch for, and the steps you can take to prevent them.
By Adelina Hung, MD
No two digestive systems are exactly the same. In fact, a woman's digestive system is more complex, and tends to be a bit more sensitive. This makes women more likely to develop certain digestive issues and experience symptoms including cramping, stomach pain and bloating.
By Hal Kipfer, MD
Did you know that your breast is given a density score of A, B, C, or D? Knowing your breast density score is an important part of managing your breast health and understanding your overall risk of developing breast cancer.
By Kathryn Winkler, MD
As we age, it is not uncommon for one or both eyelids to begin to sag, a condition called ptosis. In some cases the sagging is minimal, while other times it may become severe enough to impact your vision. DMG Ophthalmic and Facial Plastic physician, Dr. Winkler, shares what you should know about ptosis and when to seek medical care.
Topics and Subtopics: Eye Care & General Health
By Don N Seidman, MD
Several non-confirmed cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM), a rare polio-like illness, have been reported in Illinois and across the country in 2018. Pediatrician, Dr. Don Seidman, explains what families should know about AFM.
By DuPage Medical Group Dermatology
Topics and Subtopics: Autoimmune Diseases & Skin Health
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