October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Avoid weekend migraine “triggers”
Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.
The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat.
April is National Humor Month
Dear Chris, I seem to get migraine headaches on the weekends, but I can’t tell why that would happen to me so regularly? What do you say? - Lisa in Libertyville,
Dear Lisa, Depending on which research you believe (I always believe the research that supports what I always thought and ignore the rest), some people do experience weekend migraines. Experts theorize this might be due in part to changes in sleep and diet patterns, stress levels, and caffeine.
Ask the Nurse | Chemicals and Your Health
Celebrate National Humor Month with a smile! April being National Humor Month, it's a pretty good month to remember one of your Illinois neighbors, Hunter Doherty Adams. Never heard of Hunter Doherty Adams who lives in Urbana these days? Of course you have.
Ask the Nurse and Asthma
You don't have to be a cynic about health risks to doubt the value of lots of chemicals attached to almost everything you use.
A dose of health skepticism is healthy.
Ask the Nurse: Things you should know about Advair
Ask the Nurse: Christine Hammerlund, President of Assured Healthcare Staffing and Nurse
Dear Chris: I am an asthmatic and I take Advair. But I keep reading about issues related to the drug. What should I know to be smarter about the drug? Ellen in Des Plaines.