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Quit smoking to improve mental health

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

Illinois Health Partners adds Northwest Community doctors

Illinois Health Partners, a joint venture of Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare and DuPage Medical Group, is adding 500 members of Northwest Community Hospital's medical staff to the partnership.
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Smoking cessation may improve mental health

Health professionals who treat people with psychiatric problems often overlook their patients' smoking habits, assuming it's best to tackle depression, anxiety or substance abuse problems first. However, new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that people who struggle with mood problems or addiction can safely quit smoking and that kicking the habit is associated with improved mental health.
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New evidence on how weight, diet and exercise can help reduce cancer risk

Cutting your risk of cancer is no longer just about shunning tobacco. Be lean. Eat healthfully. Get active. Common-sense lifestyle strategies for lowering the risk of heart disease and diabetes are now being shown to help prevent many types of cancer.
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Mother and son have heart surgery for same condition at Edward within one week

There are a lot of things moms and their sons look forward to sharing over the years, but going through open heart surgery within five days of each other is not on the list. But that's what happened to 61-year-old Dr. David Skarin, an orthodontist with offices in Naperville and Yorkville, and his 86-year-old mother, Muriel Skarin, of Naperville.
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Vitamin dangers: more evidence that supplements aren’t worth it

More research is questioning the value of multivitamins and even supplements of individual vitamins in lowering the risk of chronic conditions like heart disease and cancer, and doctors are starting to advise their patients to stop wasting their money on vitamins.
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