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Mike Riopell
Mike Riopell

Mike Riopell, health enews contributor, is a media relations coordinator with Advocate Aurora Health. He previously worked as a reporter and editor covering politics and government for the Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald and Bloomington Pantagraph, among others. He enjoys bicycles, home repair, flannel shirts and being outside.

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This is why eating out gluten-free can be challenging 
This is why eating out gluten-free can be challenging
Three tips can help you navigate the menu, though.
Issue that prompted call for Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause is rare 
Issue that prompted call for Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause is rare
Federal officials recommended on Tuesday halting the use of one type of vaccine while they investigate.
Stop putting this off, experts say  Featured
Stop putting this off, experts say
An expert explains why ‘this is the time to get it done.’
VIDEO: A top expert diagnoses the state of the COVID-19 pandemic  Featured
VIDEO: A top expert diagnoses the state of the COVID-19 pandemic
COVID-19 numbers in both Illinois and Wisconsin are up.
Is breathing your own air while wearing a mask bad for you?  Featured
Is breathing your own air while wearing a mask bad for you?
An expert busts this common myth.
Masks are everywhere now. Here’s how to dispose of them properly 
Masks are everywhere now. Here’s how to dispose of them properly
Have you seen a disposable mask on the ground?
Leaders: Don’t shame people into getting the vaccine 
Leaders: Don’t shame people into getting the vaccine
Hesitation in the Black community is understandable. Here’s how leaders suggest approaching it.