Quinn announces $1 million grant for Brookfield Zoo improvements

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Gov. Pat Quinn announced Saturday an investment of $1 million for improvements at Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo. The funding will assist in the development of a new building designed for children and adults with disabilities, underserved communities, and veterans and their families. ÒFor more than 80 years, Brookfield Zoo has supported the students, teachers and families…

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Help for bladder problems, incontinence

Q: I’ve been having an embarrassing problem lately, with incontinence. It’s not all the time, and my bladder doesn’t empty completely, but it’s not pleasant being out somewhere and have it happen. Do you have any suggestions of things that could help? A: Incontinence in men is most often related to benign prostate enlargement, and…

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Smith Village employees mark 100 years of caring

Submitted photo. Sheila Jenkins is a medical records clerk at Smith Village.Sheila Jenkins, a medical records clerk, is one of five employees who recently marked 20 years of dedicated service to the residents of Smith Village, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Beverly. She joined the staff as a certified nursing assistant, having obtained…

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Supplements, healthy foods may prevent cancer, fight existing forms of the disease physician says

In my last column, I spoke of how neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock questioned whether cancer behaved as a parasite and whether some conventional cancer treatment may actually cause inflammation, allowing cancer stem cells to deposit “seeds” in inflamed tissue. He also offered suggestions as to what supplements and foods are useful in preventing cancer and fighting…

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Pick of the Litter

Dr. Fleming, I have a 7-year-old German shepherd, Kujo, who has an infection in his left anal gland. I have had Kujo into my vet four times in the past 45 days and the gland is still infected. My vet hates to work with Kujo but has tried two different antibiotics and last week sent…

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Physician believes parasites play major role in causing cancer

Who ever would have believed that germs or bacteria could make people ill? That theory was ridiculed and debunked for many years. How could anything exist that the human eye couldn’t detect? We know better now, but that was “modern science” back then. Well, neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, is asking if parasites may cause cancer. He…

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Pick of the Litter

Dear Dr. Fleming, My daughter’s dog in Pittsburg has a swollen leg and her vet has diagnosed something call HO. Can you tell me what HO is? Paul, Palos Park Dear Paul, HO is short for hypertrophic osteopathy. This is a disease of older and sometimes middle-aged dogs. HO usually is seen with cancerous conditions…

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Wags is something to bark about

Animal-assisted therapy at Palos Hospital makes a difference for patients, families and staff Submitted photo. More than 50,000 patient visits have been logged since the Wags program launched at Palos Community Hospital in 2008. Roberta Kobb and her cocker spaniel, Sarah, lead the pack with more than 2,800 visits.When our four-legged volunteers visit Palos Community…

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Edward C. Kamper, Heights fire chief for 26 years, at 96

Regional file photo. Former Chief Ed Kamper (second from left) came back to Palos Heights to visit the firehouse he built for a reunion in September 2012. He is shown with Bill Czajkowski, Chief Tim Sarhage, former Chief Bob Jacobs and Capt. Rich Czajkowski. Former longtime Palos Heights resident Edward C. Kamper, widely credited with…

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