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Mika Brzezinski puts food obsession at the forefront
Many people may not want to hear about a "skinny girl" with food issues, but Brzezinski, 46, says she has paid a high price for being thin. For years, she has maintained a cycle of overeating, starving, binging, running. Link here for story.
Floaters, flashes and what they mean for your vision
Have you ever been staring off and noticed a little squiggly line or spec float through your line of vision? Or turn out the lights and see a sudden lightning flash when it isn't storming? They may be curious, even mesmerizing, but these floaters and flashes are often the symptoms of something potentially more serious. Link here for story.
Drowning Doesn't Look Like Drowning
In many child drownings, adults are nearby but have no idea the victim is dying. Here's what to look for. Link here for story.
Edward-Elmhurst name new leaders for upcoming merger
Mary Lou ("Lou") Mastro will become president of Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare on July 1. Gina Sharp has been promoted to president of Linden Oaks at Edward, and Jim Doyle, acting president & CEO of Elmhurst, will become chief transition officer for the system. Link here for story.
Medications Are Effective for Quitting Smoking
In the U.S., 68.8% of current adult smokers want to quit for good, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It's a good thing that there are cessation methods that work, according to a recent review of 267 studies involving 101,804 people published in the Cochrane Library. The study offers hope to people who want to kick the habit: it shows currently licensed medications are effective. Link here for story.
No Benefit Seen in Sharp Limits on Salt in Diet
In a report that undercuts years of public health warnings, a prestigious group convened by the government says there is no good reason based on health outcomes for many Americans to drive their sodium consumption down to the very low levels recommended in national dietary guidelines. Link here for story.