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New Jersey approves controversial health insurance law

On May 30, Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey enacted a law that demands all residents in the state of New Jersey must receive health insurance or suffer a penalty from not having it. This marks New Jersey as the second state to demand individual health insurance following Massachusetts’ bill in 2006. Health Insurance – Folder Register Name in Directory. More...

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By Brandpoint On Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
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Tips to keep your pet healthy in the heat

Spring is here, summer is approaching fast and it’s time to get outside and start taking advantage of the warmer weather. Dr. Jeff Werber, Emmy award-winning celebrity veterinarian, has a few tips and tricks on More...

By Danielle L. On Friday, June 1st, 2018
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Survey: Nearly half of Americans won’t be vacationing this summer

America has been dubbed the ‘No-Vacation Nation’ after research from Kimble Applications showed that many Americans choose not to use their vacation days. Yet recent data from Bankrate shows the reason More...

By Fred Cicetti On Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
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The Healthy Geezer: The difference between unwanted growths and skin cancer

My skin has all kinds of small thingies on it like my father used to have. My doctor checks them out and says they are all harmless. But, what exactly are they? As we age, most of us start sprouting an array of More...

By Illinois News Network On Saturday, May 26th, 2018
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Madigan calls for investigation after fresh accusations of retaliation from Chicago Democrat

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — House Speaker Michael Madigan has asked the Legislative Inspector General to investigate claims from a Chicago Democrat who said she felt pressured to quit her part-time More...

By Danielle L. On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
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Music May Help Reduce Anxiety, Improve Brain Function in Dementia Patients

Now that we are all constantly connected through digital means, the uninterrupted barrage of noise can feel overwhelming. And if you’re feeling overstimulated by all the obtrusive ringing, rumbling, and yelling, More...

By Illinois News Network On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
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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, More...

By Fred Cicetti On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
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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
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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
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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...