Articles by "Eric Alvin"

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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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.
This risk factor is almost as bad for your heart as obesity 
This risk factor is almost as bad for your heart as obesity
A new study provides some surprising information about an often overlooked cause of heart disease.
And the best diet in America is….? 
And the best diet in America is….?
U.S News & World Report has released its annual ranking of best diets. Have you tried the one that tops the list?
Can peanut allergies be prevented? 
Can peanut allergies be prevented?
New guidelines may save your children from developing this dangerous condition.
Does zinc really shorten a cold? 
Does zinc really shorten a cold?
One study sheds light on whether zinc lozenges like Cold-EEZE® and Zicam® actually can help fight the common cold.
Infographic: How to conquer the holiday blues 
Infographic: How to conquer the holiday blues
Not everyone is jolly over the holidays. A psychologist explains and offers advice to cope.