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To keep our democracy strong, we need to restore trust in news m

  Editor’s Note: This op-ed was distributed by Capitol News Illinois on behalf of the News Literacy Project. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. By ALEE QUICK Civic Marketing Manager, News Literacy Project Americans are politically polarized, cynical about long-respected institutions and disappointed with elected leaders at the local, state and…

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For Your Health – Shedding Light on Family History and Cancer Risk

Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH Siteman Cancer Center If you ask some of your friends to name three things that increase the risk of cancer, it’d be likely that some version of “family history” would make most of their lists. They’d be right, of course.  Having a family history of cancer can increase the risk of…

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For Your Health – Get the full benefits of whole grains

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz Siteman Cancer Center It’s likely no surprise to hear that whole grains are a key part of a healthy diet. They’re filled with fiber, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Studies have found that regularly eating whole grains can lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. And they may…

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For Your Health – Add some steps to your spring

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz Siteman Cancer Center Physical activity is good for us, we all know. Yet it can be hard to fit into our daily schedules – and it’s easy to understand why. Family, school, work and other important obligations can take up a lot of our time and energy. But there is…

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For Your Health – Better sleep for better health

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz Siteman Cancer Center We may not think about sleeping as a healthy behavior like we would exercising or eating a healthy diet, but we probably should. Sleep can play a key role in health and wellness, and studies show that many of us just aren’t getting enough of it. “Short…

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For Your Health: Seeing pink is a great mammogram reminder

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz Siteman Cancer Center If the pink popping up in store displays and across our screens hasn’t given it away already, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And while it focuses on a serious disease, I always appreciate the opportunity it gives my colleagues and me to highlight ways women can…

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For Your Health: Helping kids lay a foundation for lifelong health

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz Siteman Cancer Center Summer officially arrives this month, and it feels especially welcome. After a very long 16 months since the pandemic started, life is beginning to return to normal, as COVID-19 vaccination gains ground and rates of infections continue to drop. And while we still have a way to…

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