There's Still Time to Get a Flu Shot

Flu Can Have Dangerous Domino Effect on Older Adults


Even months after recovering from the flu, older people remain at increased risk for a heart attack, stroke or disability, a doctor who specializes in infectious diseases warns. More >

Raw Meat Not the Safest Choice for Your Dog … or You


While your dog or cat might love the taste of raw meat, a steady diet of it might be a bad idea, a new study warns. More >

'Flu is Everywhere in the US Right Now'

Influenza Stomps the Nation, Leaving 20 Dead


The flu virus has reached nearly every corner of the nation. More >

What's Your Best Diet for 2018? Experts Rate Them


Your New Year's resolution diet should be based on a well-balanced eating plan that fits your lifestyle, rather than a weird fad replete with food restrictions. More >

Best Ways to Quit Smoking, Cut Your Lung Cancer Risk


While there is no sure way to avoid lung cancer, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk. More >

FHN Memorial Hospital Restricting Visitors to Prevent Spread of Flu


During this heightened flu season, FHN is implementing the following visitor restrictions from the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) for visitors' health and safety as well as that of our patients and staff:

  • No visitors under age 18.
  • Only two (2) visitors per patient at one time.
  • Visitors with fever, cough, or sore throat should NOT visit. If they MUST, masks are required (and will be provided).
  • Patients hospitalized for flu may have visitors ONLY when necessary for emotional well-being or care.
  • Respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette (cover coughs, tissue disposal immediately after using hand sanitizer) MUST be followed at all times.
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Can Eating Fish Make Kids Smarter?

Diet Rich in Fish Produces Higher IQs, Better Sleep


Myth has it that fish is brain food -- but it just might be more than myth, a new study suggests. More >

'Reduce Your Germ Footprint'

'Tis the Season to Fight Infection


'Tis the Season to Fight Infection A hectic holiday pace not only tires you out, it makes it easier to pick up an infection. More >

Reading Aloud Can Be a Memory Booster


Want to remember certain information? Try reading it out loud. More >

Calm Down, Drivers!

Tailgating Slows Everybody Down


Impatient drivers tend to creep up behind slowpokes, but tailgating isn't a timesaver. More >

Mindfulness May Be Stress-Buster at Exam Time


For college students stressed out at exam time, a new study suggests there is a simple way to improve their mental health -- mindfulness training. More >

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