Take Care: All About Your Health (September 2011)
If you’ve been feeling especially pinched by the cost of your health insurance premiums this year, here’s why: Nationally, people covered by employer group plans paid a much sharper increase this year than last year, according to the annual Employer Health Benefits survey done by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust.
When it comes to brain health, Illinois doesn’t exactly shine — at least according to a new state-by-state ranking.
America’s Brain Health Index released it’s 2011 rankings Thursday, and took Illinois down a notch — from 29th in 2009, to 30th this year.
Reconstruction surgery can help a woman who’s been through breast cancer permanently regain the shape of her breasts, and it’s best to talk to a surgeon about this before undergoing a mastectomy, according to the American Cancer Society.
Childhood obesity rates have tripled over the past three decades, fueled, in part, by a ready supply of junk food. And taxpayers are overwhelmingly fueling commodity crops winding up in junk food, according to an Illinois consumer activist organization.
One in 67 women will get the potentially deadly ovarian cancer, and sometimes it’s found too late.
The best chance of survival is early treatment, which depends on finding the cancer early, so make yourself aware of the early warning signs, the Illinois Department of Public Health advises.