Health department taking holistic approach to health

Posted by Grameen PrimaCare in Blog

A Lake County Health Department clinic, combining behavioral health and primary care services under one roof, is opening at a newly-renovated Libertyville site, more than doubling the space of one vacated in Round Lake Park. Officials say access for patients in Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Mundelein and the Round Lake communities...

It’s Time to Pay Attention to Sleep, the New Health Frontier

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After being diagnosed with brain and lung cancer in 2011, Lynn Mitchell, 68, was averaging about an hour of solid sleep a night. Stressed about her treatments, she was paying for it in hours of lost sleep. The brain cancer was already affecting her mobility—Mitchell was often dizzy and would...

Healthy mom, healthy baby

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In generations past, cocktails were recommended for nervous, expectant mothers. Advertisements suggested that cigarettes could relax mothers-to-be. And some urged pregnant women to avoid excitement, and spend most of their time in bed. And there seems to have been little agreement about how much exercise — if any — pregnant...

People Who Are Still Uninsured May Turn To Community Clinics

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If you’re uninsured, you may have run out of time. Monday was the official deadline to sign up for health insurance on the marketplaces or face a penalty, unless you were already in line for enrollment. Still, people who missed the cutoff have options to get the health care services they...

How Exercise Can Help You Live Longer

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Having unhealthy cholesterol numbers, elevated blood pressure or an expanding waistline substantially increases your chances of developing heart disease. But an encouraging new study finds that exercise may slash that risk, even if your other risk factors stay high. Decades ago, scientists first began linking certain health conditions with heart...

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