Take Care: All About Your Health (December 2011)

Take Care: All About Your Health (December 2011)

Is your health care provider dangerously fatigued?

Health care organizations are being urged to pay greater attention to preventing fatigue among their workers for the safety of their patients.

Obese kids have lower vitamin D levels and are more insulin-resistant, study finds

Low levels of vitamin D are more prevalent in obese children, and that may help lead to the development of type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.

Last minute help with Medicare enrollment

The Wednesday open enrollment deadline for Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans is coming up fast. But some last-minute help is available for procrastinators, or those who may have missed hearing about the earlier end to the enrollment period this year.

World AIDS Day: Some things to know

Public health officials in Illinois have good reason to urge vigilance in stopping the spread of HIV, the virus that can lead to AIDS.

Illinois has the seventh highest number of AIDS cases in the nation, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.