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Chiropractic office hosts ADHD natural remedies workshop

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ELBURN—Vital Wellness Center will host a free workshop on ADHD entitled “Focus!” on Wednesday, July 30, at 6:15 p.m. The workshop will delve into natural ways to help eliminate the symptoms of ADHD, as well as the truth behind ADHD medications. There are millions of people who have been diagnosed with ADHD, and that number…

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HorsePower seeks hands-on volunteers

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MAPLE PARK—Looking for something fun and meaningful to do this summer? HorsePower Therapeutic Riding, located at Fox Chase Farm in Maple Park, is seeking responsible and dedicated volunteers 14 years of age or older for its growing program. The organization teaches creative and challenging horseback riding lessons to children and adults with physical, cognitive and…

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Elburn Blood drive June 26

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ELBURN—A blood drive will take place from 2 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, at the Elburn American Legion Hall. Call Kay Swift at (630) 365-6088 to set up an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome. A photo ID is required.

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Rivals come together in Cougar-land

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Photo: KHS softball coach Brian Willis, who is battling colon cancer, will be honored at Monday’s Pack the Park event at Fifth Third Bank Park in Geneva. Photo by Patti Wilk Kaneland-Batavia clash to benefit great causes KANELAND—Area baseball teams aren’t only mindful of the postseason task ahead. They’re also willing and able to help…

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Hultgren commends Illinois’ heroin state of emergency declaration

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Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) recently commended the Illinois State House for unanimously passing a resolution declaring a “heroin state of emergency” across the state, and pushed for the community to come together to finalize a plan to combat heroin and opioid abuse. In recent years, heroin has seen a striking reappearance in the…

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Student urges community to ‘Seize the Purple’

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Photo: “I personally feel that epilepsy doesn’t get the awareness that it deserves. It affects over six million people worldwide, and it’s just as common as breast cancer is. And I just think it really does deserve more awareness than it is given.” Samantha Havlin, Kaneland High School junior photo by Lynn Logan KANELAND—People can…

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Don’t delay—test for radon today

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KANE COUNTY—January is National Radon Action Month, and the Kane County Health Department, in conjunction with the Kane County Healthy Places Coalition, recommends that it is a good time to test your home for the presence of radon. Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally from the breakdown of uranium and is…

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Take extra precautions as temperatures drop below freezing

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Elburn Herald photo by Patti Wilk Warming Centers in Kane County > Note: Many local municipalities offer more warming centers, too. Call your local municipality to find out the nearest center in your area. CHICAGO – Dangerously low temperatures are in the forecast and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)…

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Health Department to offer walk-in flu vaccine clinics

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AURORA—The best way to celebrate Vaccine Illinois Week (Dec. 8-14), and protect yourself and your family from the flu this season is to get a flu shot. From now through Tuesday, Dec. 31, the Kane County Health Department will offer walk-in flu clinics at its Aurora office, 1240 N. Highland Ave. Clinic hours are from…

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Kane County Health Department awarded national accreditation status

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KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Health Department announced today that it has received national public health department five-year accreditation status through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). With this achievement, Kane County becomes the first county health department in Illinois to reach this status. To receive accreditation, a health department must undergo a rigorous, multi-faceted, peer-reviewed…

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The controversy of pet vaccinations

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ILLINOIS—Vaccinations are a critical component to the preventive care of your companion animal. Your health, as well as your pet’s, depends on it. While this may seem like common knowledge to some, the topic of pet vaccination can be quite controversial, making it a hot topic in veterinary medicine today. Most veterinary professionals agree that…

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Salad products recalled because of possible health risk

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ILLINOIS—The Kane County Health Department is alerting residents that Reser’s Fine Foods of Beaverton, Ore., is recalling approximately 109,000 cases of refrigerated ready-to-eat products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The company announced that these products are being recalled in conjunction with other foods regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A full…

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Bat found in Batavia yard tests positive for rabies

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BATAVIA—A bat recently found in a Batavia yard tested positive for rabies. There was no human exposure. This is the first rabies-positive bat seen this year. One rabid bat was discovered last year, and one in 2011. Bats are the most common carrier of rabies in Illinois. Rabies affects the brain and will cause unnatural…

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Mosquitoes found in Elgin trap test positive for WNV

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KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Health Department recently reported that a batch of mosquitoes collected in a trap in Elgin, Ill., tested positive for West Nile Virus. This is the second time this summer a trap in northern Kane County yielded evidence of the disease. The first, a trap set in July near Algonquin, Ill., administered…

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West Physical Therapy’s guidelines for backpack safety

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KANE COUNTY—With the start of the new school year, West Physical Therapy would like to remind parents of safety needs for their child when carrying a backpack to school. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 24,000 people were treated in U. S. hospitals and doctors’ offices for backpack-related injuries in 2012, and…

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Scammers try to make Obamacare confusion an opportunity for identity theft

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CHICAGO—With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, commonly labeled “Obamacare,” on the horizon, scammers are finding it to be the latest opportunity to steal people’s identities. “Scammers are calling consumers claiming they are eligible for health insurance cards in exchange for personal information,” said Steve J. Bernas, president and CEO of the Better Business…

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Seafood products recalled due to possible health risk

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KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Health Department recently noted that Prime Food USA of New York is recalling Latis Brand Seafood Products due to confirmed and suspected contamination with listeria monocytogenes. Listeria can cause serious complications for pregnant women, such as stillbirth. Other problems can manifest in people with compromised immune systems. Listeria can also cause…

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Better Business Bureau: Don’t get scammed when donating to tornado victims

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CHICAGO—In the wake of a tragedy, scammers like to rise and take advantage of kind, giving people. The Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois (BBB) is alerting consumers of the possibility of phony charity scams related to the Oklahoma tornado. “Tragedies bring people together and inspire many to help out by giving,” said…

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