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Eric Alvin
Eric Alvin

Eric Alvin, health enews contributor, is manager of public affairs and marketing at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, Ill. He has nearly 20 years of experience in both internal and external health care communications, media relations, and creating online and print marketing content. He has a great love of classic cinema and can often be found volunteering at a local town-owned art house theater.

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Stomach flu or food poisoning: How do you know? 
Stomach flu or food poisoning: How do you know?
You know you feel miserable. But is it a bug you picked up or something you ate? Here’s how to tell the difference.
Strokes on the rise among younger people; do you know the signs? 
Strokes on the rise among younger people; do you know the signs?
A model and social media star’s death helps raise awareness that strokes are not just an “old person’s disease.”
Do you look older than your age? Here’s why 
Do you look older than your age? Here’s why
How old or young you look may not be dependent on just your lifestyle. One study finds another possible factor.
Do men take longer to get over a breakup than women? 
Do men take longer to get over a breakup than women?
One study examines the emotional effects of a relationship ending and reveals some surprising findings.
Infographic: Beware of the sinister seven 
Infographic: Beware of the sinister seven
These foods and drinks rank among the worst for your heart, according to one cardiologist.
This common illness is more deadly than you realize 
This common illness is more deadly than you realize
The bad news? It’s contagious and can cause as many as 200,000 hospitalizations and 49,000 deaths each year. The good news? It’s preventable.
Singer, actress raising awareness on issue close to her heart 
Singer, actress raising awareness on issue close to her heart
The talented star has a personal reason for keeping this chronic condition in check. She shares an important message.