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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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These 5 insects pose a threat to your home 
These 5 insects pose a threat to your home
Have you found unwanted visitors in your space? Here’s what you need to know.
These words aren’t said often enough 
These words aren’t said often enough
It takes just minutes a day to improve your health and life satisfaction by having an attitude of gratitude.
Do these 7 things to avoid putting on holiday pounds  Featured
Do these 7 things to avoid putting on holiday pounds
These strategies can help prevent weight gain before large, festive meals.
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?