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Autism: The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth
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Fourth of July Fireworks Safety Tips
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Skin Cancer Awareness and Sun Safety
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Weight-loss Surgery Benefits Diabetes

Autism: The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth

Little Company of Mary Hospital and Evergreen Park School District 124 will be co-sponsoring an informative presentation titled “Autism: The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth” on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at the District 124 Administration Center. Meet Dr. Peter Smith, Director of Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics at University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s…

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Fourth of July Fireworks Safety Tips

Fourth of July is a fun-filled day spent with family and friends in the backyard grilling, swimming, and watching fabulous firework shows. Fireworks are beautiful and amazing to watch; however, they can also be incredibly dangerous if not used properly. In order to ensure that you and your family have a safe holiday, here are…

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Skin Cancer Awareness and Sun Safety

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Most cases of melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer, are caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. To lower your skin cancer risk, protect your skin from the sun and avoid indoor tanning. Sun Safety Tips Check the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s UV…

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Weight-loss Surgery Benefits Diabetes

Weight-loss surgery benefits diabetes. In the May issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, Bariatric Surgery versus Intensive Medical Therapy for Diabetes-3 Year Outcomes. In short-term randomized trials (duration 1-2 years), bariatric surgery has been associated with improvement in type 2 diabetes mellitus. The study assessed outcomes 3 years after the randomization of 150…

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