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home : lifestyle : health   February 26, 2015

What's in a name?
AP photo/Susan WalshThe cover of the Committee on Diagnostic Criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome report on display at the Institute of Medicine in Washington. Chronic fatigue syndrome is a real and serious disease that needs a new name to reflect that — and a straightforward way to diagnose the illness, a government advisory group declares. The new name, Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease, better reflects the hallmark symptoms of this mysterious illness, namely, that patients can be wiped out by exertion.
AP photo/Susan Walsh
The cover of the Committee on Diagnostic Criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome report on display at the Institute of Medicine in Washington. Chronic fatigue syndrome is a real and serious disease that needs a new name to reflect that — and a straightforward way to diagnose the illness, a government advisory group declares. The new name, Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease, better reflects the hallmark symptoms of this mysterious illness, namely, that patients can be wiped out by exertion.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a real and serious disease that needs a new name to reflect that — and a straightforward way to diagnose the illness, a government advisory group declared. Patients flooded the prestigious Institute of Medicine with stories of years of misdiagnosis or even being dismissed by skeptical doctors. An IOM panel sought to redefine this long-controversial ailment, setting five main symptoms as simple criteria for doctors to use in making a diagnosis.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Are you getting bigger?
Illinoisans are getting bigger. In 2013, nearly 30 percent of the adult population was considered obese, up from 23 percent in 2004. Being over-weight is a contributing factor to heart disease, diabetes and hypertension, among other preventable diseases.
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Freedom from smoking
After going two days without trying to smoke, Tim Filipiak reacted with a line Lloyd Bridges would be proud of: “I picked the wrong week to quit smoking.” The Peru resident is a participant in Illinois Valley Community Hospital’s “Freedom from Smoking” program. The program has helped dozens of people quit smoking for good, and as Filipiak is finding, the process is difficult but the rewards are going to be great.
Thursday, February 12, 2015

How to be healthy
A new monthly column by reporter Lauren Blough will be published the second Thursday of each month. She will talk about her planned journey to better fitness.
Thursday, February 12, 2015

VIDEO: 'Hit me with your best shot'
Becoming a trained assassin has always been one of those things on my back-up career list. However, it appears I have passed the age at which that still would be a viable option. So, when a recent opportunity came up to take a self-defense class taught by Bureau County sheriff’s deputy Cliff Morse, I jumped on it.
Thursday, February 5, 2015

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