History Center Honors National Nurses Week with Keynote Speaker

Des Plaines, IL--The Des Plaines History Center is proud to announce their next Coffee Talk speaker, Dr. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi. She will address the History Center during National Nurses Week on Thursday, May 9 at 1:30pm. She will present the subject of her nonfiction book: "This is Really War: The Incredible True Story of a Navy Nurse POW in the Occupied Philippines."

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10 Things You Should Know About Hearing Loss & Your Health

The Better hearing Institute (BHI) reports that recognizing and treating hearing loss may help more than just your hearing. BHI is working to raise awareness of the link between hearing loss and other important health issues. As part of its awareness and outreach efforts, BHI is encouraging adults of all ages to take the free, quick, and confidential online hearing check on the BHI website. Anyone can take the online survey to determine if a comprehensive hearing test by a hearing professional is needed as a next step.

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Signs and Symptoms of Undue Influence of Elders

Elder takes action inconsistent with his or her life history. Documents and actions run counter to the person's previous long-time values and beliefs. For instance, one competent man bought a horse farm within a year after his wife died. Neighbors, who later were tried and convicted of using undue influence, told the man it was a good investment.

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Top 9 Things Not to Say to Your Child About Learning and Attention Issues

Words have power. They can shape how kids with learning and attention issues feel about themselves. Here are nine things not to say, plus some suggested alternatives.

1 - “Normal.”
Avoid comparing your child’s challenges to what’s “normal.” If you use this word, you may imply your child is abnormal—even if you don’t mean to. Talking about what’s usually “expected” could be a more useful approach.

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Healing Difficult Wounds

In people with diabetes, elevated blood sugar can cause a chain reaction that leads to nonhealing or slow-healing wounds.

When a healthy person gets a wound — such as a blister on the foot — they notice it because of the pain, the wound is treated and covered, and it usually begins healing within a few days or weeks. When someone has diabetes, however, that whole process can stall. High blood sugar can lead to a dangerous combination of health issues that can delay treatment and complicate the healing process.

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6 Reasons You're Always Tired (and What to Do About It)

In a go-go-go world, it's easy to attribute being tired to the hustle and bustle of daily life. But there might actually be underlying reasons. Before you reach for another cup of coffee, reevaluate your habits. Whether it's getting up and moving, taking a quick snooze or packing in the protein, check out natural remedies that could put more pep in your step.

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