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Living and Coping with Arthritis

Arthritis pain can be frustrating. Nagging and crippling arthritis pain can continue day after day. How much happier would you be if you could stop your arthritis pain right now and feel great all day? Knowing the nature of the disease can really bring you the right answers. What is arthritis? Arthritis comprises over 100... Read more »

A cure for insomnia?!

 An insomnia cure. Hmm… Before we go for a cure it may be a good idea to try and know our enemy. What are our signs and symptons. What type of Insomnia do we have. Perhaps a working definition would be helpful. The experts seem to agree that something along these lines would suit. “Insomnia”... Read more »

The ABC's of Telephone Triage Services

Telephone triage is more than answering health questions.  Telephone triage nurses must be able to assess a client’s health concerns without the advantage of visual inspection or face-to-face interaction.  Nurses must rely on their communication skills, knowledge of disease processes, and normal growth and development for all age groups in order to ascertain an accurate... Read more »
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What is a nurse triage service?

A nurse triage service can be an invaluable service for a doctor’s office or a specialized practice. Contrary to popular belief, telephone triage nurses do much more than just answer health questions over the phone. Telephone triage nurses must be able to assess a client’s health concerns without the benefit of face-to-face interaction, or the... Read more »

The benefits of Telephone Triage

There will always be situations in which people need medical advice but cannot get in to see or get in contact with a doctor. This might be due to living in a rural area, having no automobile, living without insurance, or simply having a problem during the middle of the night. A nurse telephone triage... Read more »

Lung Cancer Symptoms

In approximately 25% of people with lung cancer, there are no symptoms and the cancer is detected during screening or a routine physical examination. However, in three-quarters of lung cancer patients there are warning symptoms and signs that can alert the patient or their physician. Most commonly, lung cancer patients experience respiratory symptoms such as... Read more »
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Cystic Fibrosis Treatments

Cystic fibrosis, which affects 30,000 American children and adults, is a multisystem disease caused by a defective gene. Presently only symptomatic management is possible, but there are very promising gene-therapy trials under way. In the respiratory system the thin mucus lining becomes thick and sticky. In cystic fibrosis management, the primary treatment of the system... Read more »

Blog Launch

I’d like to introduce our 151st blog to the ChicagoNow blogosphere. Please welcome small business blogger, Barry Moltz. Moltz will be lending his expertise to the blog “It’s a Small Business World.” His blog will cover all aspects of small business in hopes of not only guiding small business owners, but also helping those outside... Read more »

New blog launches

Please welcome our newest blog to the ChicagoNow community, “You Are What You Drive.” Written by Tim Healey, our newest addition is an auto blog focused on Chicago’s drivers. Healey is an expert in the field, a former editor and current free lancer, he knows the ins and outs of driving in this great city.... Read more »
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Stephanie Walker on "The Story"

ChicagoNow blogger Stephanie Walker and her husband, Bob, will be featured on KUOW(94.9) NPR this morning from Seattle.   Stephanie and Bob will be talking about the wild chain of events that she writes about on her blog “Love in the Time of Foreclosure.” You can hear the streaming of the guest appearance here on NPR’s... Read more »