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Chris Vicik
Chris Vicik

Chris Vicik, health enews contributor, is the director of public affairs for Advocate Health Care's north region, which includes Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Good Sheperd Hospital in Barrington, and Sherman Hospital in Elgin. She has more than 20 years of health care marketing and public affairs experience with hospitals in the Chicagoland area. Chris has two college-age kids who have made her an empty nester. She enjoys playing racquetball, biking and running. Chris is a dog lover and spends a lot of time playing with her clever beagle, Zoey.

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Are you boring? 
Are you boring?
It might be time to make a change.
Here’s how to plan a peaceful death  Featured
Here’s how to plan a peaceful death
Everyone dies. Take these steps to control your end-of-life decisions.
A simple way to battle the No. 1 killer of seniors  Featured
A simple way to battle the No. 1 killer of seniors
The American Heart Association says doing this can increase independence, quality of life and overall health.
Have you ever heard of water intoxication?  Featured
Have you ever heard of water intoxication?
Symptoms range from nausea to confusion and in some cases even seizures. Are you at risk?
Kids at risk for lead poisoning from their parents’ jobs 
Kids at risk for lead poisoning from their parents’ jobs
Learn how to keep children from being exposed to this hazardous material.
Can social media lead to eating disorders in women? 
Can social media lead to eating disorders in women?
New findings shed light on the complex relationship between Facebook and body image.
New discovery for fighting autoimmune diseases 
New discovery for fighting autoimmune diseases
English researchers say they have identified a way to stop cells from destroying healthy tissue.