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Test your asthma I.Q.

For more than 25 million people in America, breathing easy is hard work. Asthma causes inflammation in the airways, especially after breathing in something that irritates them. False – We know that genetic, environmental, and occupational factors have all been linked

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How Overworking Hurts Your Heart

Consistently logging long hours at work can leave you stressed and fatigued, but there’s a potential consequence that may not be readily apparent — a higher risk of heart-related complications. Your heart is no stranger to hard work — if you live 70 years, it may beat...

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Know the Signs of Appendicitis

Imagine this—you’re going about your day, working, exercising or spending time with your family, when all of a sudden you feel a sharp, stabling pain in your abdomen. You’ve been a little nauseous all day, and you haven’t felt hungry. Maybe you ate too much at your...

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Diabetes and the Flu can be a Dangerous Combination

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and Evanston Regional Hospital wants people to stay on track with their care during the COVID-19 pandemic and start of the flu season. “We’ve seen how avoiding the doctor and emergency room has negatively impacted the health of...

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Sepsis: An Unrecognized Risk

Sepsis affects 1.7 million people in the U.S. annually, but Americans still know less about this potentially life-threatening illness than they do about rare diseases, such as Ebola and malaria. Sepsis occurs when an overwhelming response to an infection triggers...

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Caring is Our Calling – Going the Extra Mile

Last Christmas Eve, a patient in dire need of emergency care came to Evanston Regional Hospital. This is a story demonstrating the importance of quality care provided in rural communities. The actions of community members and hospital staff, to save a life of a...

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