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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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Breast cancer survivors, fighters #PinkOut Chicago Bulls game  Featured
Breast cancer survivors, fighters #PinkOut Chicago Bulls game
For the sixth straight year, Advocate Health Care and the Bulls teamed up to promote awareness and honor those impacted by the disease.
How does alcohol affect your sleep? 
How does alcohol affect your sleep?
Scientists are learning why alcohol can create disorders.
Are you prepared for your company’s annual open enrollment? 
Are you prepared for your company’s annual open enrollment?
Check out these tips for navigating all those benefit options at work.
PPO, HMO, OMG! What do you need to know about your health care coverage? 
PPO, HMO, OMG! What do you need to know about your health care coverage?
An expert explains annual open enrollment insurance options.
Can food with ‘sugar alcohols’ get you drunk? 
Can food with ‘sugar alcohols’ get you drunk?
Is this increasingly popular sweetener safe?
Is video game disorder real? 
Is video game disorder real?
Kids in a frenzy over Fortnite? An expert shares tips for parents concerned about gaming habits.
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.