Loyola University Health System

Expert discusses truth behind '5-second rule'

(Medical Xpress)—The burger patty that slides off the plate, the ice cream treat that plops on the picnic table, the hot dog that rolls off the grill – conventional wisdom has it that you have five seconds ...

Jun 30, 2014
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Are hormones causing my child's weight gain?

The number of children who are obese remains alarmingly high in the U.S. and, unfortunately, diseases associated with obesity are on the rise. Worried about their overweight children, many parents wonder whether other diagnoses, ...

Jun 25, 2014
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Nine tips for keeping your toenails healthy this summer

People want their toenails to look great in the summer. But many people allow their toenails to grow too long, which can cause discoloration, blisters and other problems, according to Loyola University Medical Center podiatrist ...

Jun 05, 2014
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Highest mold count recorded for the 2014 allergy season

The official allergy count for the Midwest today documented the highest count for mold in the 2014 allergy recording season. "The mold count is around 30,000, which is high but not at air quality alert status, which is 50,000," ...

May 29, 2014
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Prom prep often includes misguided trip to tanning salon

Prom season is right around the corner and with that comes dress shopping and trips to the local tanning salons for many girls. Nearly 70 percent of tanning salon patrons are Caucasian girls and women, primarily ages 16-29 ...

May 20, 2014
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Balance even more important as we age

Trips and falls can happen at all stages of life, but as we start to age they can become more numerous. Aging can magnify the impact of risk factors associated with falls and also brings up new and often less obvious factors ...

May 20, 2014
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