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CDC warns tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease are on the rise

WASHINGTON/SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — As warm weather returns to Illinois, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reminding people about the risk for tick-borne illnesses. Nationwide, the number of tick-borne disease cases doubled between 2004 and 2016, according to a new CDC report. Illinois doesn’t see as many tick-borne More...

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By Fred Cicetti On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

The Healthy Geezer: Aches, pains and the colon

When seniors gather, it doesn’t seem to take long before we get to our aches and pains. You must get more than your share of that. My friend, Pete, has instituted a colonoscopy rule. He insists that, if a More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, May 7th, 2018

Illinois counties declare ‘sanctuary’ status for gun owners

SPRINGFIELD/CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Several rural counties in Illinois are taking a stand for gun rights by utilizing a word that conservatives associate with liberal policies as an attempt to skirt More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, April 13th, 2018

Rauner signs SB1451, paving the way for 5G wireless technology, jobs and economic growth

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Governor Bruce Rauner signed Senate Bill 1451 Thursday to standardize and streamline regulation of small wireless cell facilities, paving the way for 5G wireless and other technology More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Former Ohio congressman Boehner evolves from anti-marijuana stance, joins Acreage advisory board

NEW YORK (Heartland Newsfeed) — In a press release published Wednesday by multi-state cannabis company Acreage Holdings, it was announced that a former Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives More...

By Danielle L. On Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Bad Sleep Habits May Begin By Age 8, Study Finds

Bad sleep habits in children may begin earlier in life than sleep experts thought. According to a McGill University study, sleep problems may develop by age eight. Researchers studied the sleep patterns of 144 More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, April 9th, 2018

Legislators debate equal parenting laws in Springfield this week

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois’ divorce laws will likely be up for debate this week where lawmakers are slated to hear about a bill supporters believe will scrap the prejudicial, unfair More...

By Danielle L. On Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Two Minute Parents’ Guide To Infant and Toddler Dental Care

Dental care is an essential component of overall health regardless of age, but many parents seem to underestimate the benefits of developing positive dental habits in their children from a young age. There’s More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Jon Stewart: Former Illinois gubernatorial candidate fights back against village’s semi-auto gun ban

DEERFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — In a press release made available Tuesday afternoon, Jon Stewart, a retired professional wrestler and former Libertarian gubernatorial candidate, expressed his displeasure More...

By Fred Cicetti On Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

The Healthy Geezer: Can grapefruit juice be toxic?

My daughter heard that grapefruit juice can be toxic for some people. Is that true? The juice, itself, is not toxic, but you should be careful taking medicine with any grapefruit. Grapefruit juice can raise the More...