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Shannon Homolka
Shannon Homolka

Shannon Homolka, health enews contributor, is a manager of public affairs and marketing at Advocate South Suburban Hospital. She is also an adjunct faculty member at two local Chicagoland universities. Shannon has a passion for figure skating, becoming professional at age 16, and has been coaching upcoming skaters for over 20 years. Her other love is her Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier named Mojoe who serves as her running and workout partner every morning.

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Whose health advice do you take? Celebrities’ or your doctor’s?  Featured
Whose health advice do you take? Celebrities’ or your doctor’s?
Advocacy can play an important role, but not all endorsements live up their promise. Learn more.
What’s lurking in your wet bathing suit? 
What’s lurking in your wet bathing suit?
Think it’s safe to lounge around in that wet swimwear? Think again. Why an OB/GYN says both men and women should exercise caution.
How do you spell congestion relief? Neti Pot  Featured
How do you spell congestion relief? Neti Pot
It turns out steam inhalation, once thought to be the best home remedy for relieving sinus problems, is not effective.
MD I know, but what is a DO?  Featured
MD I know, but what is a DO?
The health care world is full of names, descriptions and abbreviations. Learn more about one that is a mystery to many.
Avoid salmonella this Easter 
Avoid salmonella this Easter
Check out these tips for safely handling and dyeing eggs this holiday.
What is your body telling you when you get the chills? 
What is your body telling you when you get the chills?
By themselves, the chills are not an illness, but can signal that you might be getting sick.
Why your kid’s football helmet better fit 
Why your kid’s football helmet better fit
Improperly fitted helmets can lead to more severe and longer-lasting concussion symptoms, according to a new study .