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Here are our favorite health stories for May with the latest information you need to know about staying healthy.

‘Fed Up’ asks, are all calories equal?

Americans have long been told that the cure for obesity is simple: Eat fewer calories and exercise more.
But a new documentary challenges that notion, making the case that Americans have been misled by the idea that we get fat simply because we consume more calories than we expend. Link to story

Edward, Elmhurst Memorial awarded “A” in Leapfrog’s latest Hospital Safety Score

Edward Hospital, in Naperville, and Elmhurst Memorial Hospital each earned an "A" in the Leapfrog Group's Spring 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. In addition, Edward was recognized as one of only 251 hospitals in the U.S. to have achieved an "A" in all five releases of the Hospital Safety Score. Link to story

Is organic better for your health? A look at milk, meat, eggs, produce and fish.

Organic or conventional? It’s a choice many grocery shoppers are faced with, over and over. The price difference is easy to see; it’s right there on the product. The quality difference is much harder. Is the organic milk better for your kids? Is the conventional lettuce more likely to carry pathogens?
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Colon Cancer Rates Have Plummeted Over the Last Decade

The rate of colon cancer incidence has dropped by 30% in the last ten years, thanks to an increase in colonoscopy screenings among people over 50.
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Measles outbreak largest in 20 years

“Most of the people who have developed measles had not been vaccinated or had no record of vaccination but there were also people who were vaccinated that still got it so we know the vaccination is not 100%,” said Dr. Jonathan Pinksy, Medical Director, Infection Control for Edward.
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How lightning works: lightning safety

More than 1,000 people get struck by lightning every year in the United States, and more than 100 of them die as a result of the strike. Observe these recommendations for staying safe if you’re caught in a storm.
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