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Jacob Dirr

Jacob Dirr, health enews contributor, is a manager of system public affairs at Advocate Health Care. His careers spans health care, print journalism, municipal government, public safety and the U.S. Armed Forces. Originally a Cincinnati native, Dirr spent many years in Austin, Texas before moving to Chicago in 2018.

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Does taking stairs at work really help your health? 
Does taking stairs at work really help your health?
When it comes to getting heart-healthy exercise on the go, does this do any real good? The answer will surprise you.
How does alcohol affect your sleep? 
How does alcohol affect your sleep?
Scientists are learning why alcohol can create disorders.
This creepy crawler is spreading more disease than ever 
This creepy crawler is spreading more disease than ever
Reports of tick-borne illness are increasing in Chicagoland and Wisconsin, federal data shows.
Does Ambien pose a risk for risky behavior?  Featured
Does Ambien pose a risk for risky behavior?
There are a lot of urban myths about the medication out there. A sleep medicine specialist helps sort fact from fiction.
Chicago’s top heart doctors offer top health tips 
Chicago’s top heart doctors offer top health tips
Two peer-recommended cardiologists urge many cases of disease are preventable.