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10 Famous Amputees You May Not Know About

You may not realize it, but there are many famous amputees. Many of these people continue to live incredible lives, often helping others who have experienced similar situations. Learn about 10 celebrity amputees and their stories. Rick Allen Rick Allen, the drummer for Def Leppard, lost control of his Corvette and crashed into a brick […]

The 12 Most Breathtaking Views of Chicago

Chicago is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful American cities. From beautiful Lake Michigan to the city skyline, there are many stunning spots to enjoy in Chicago. Here are 12 spots offering breathtaking views of this magnificent city. Belmont Harbor Found at the center of Chicago’s Lincoln Park, Belmont Harbor is one of the largest […]

Caring for Your Feet When You Have Diabetes

With diabetes, there are several complications that can make you more prone to foot issues. First, high blood sugar can mean you’re at risk for infection. Second, you might unknowingly suffer from nerve damage, or neuropathy. Diabetes can also impede circulation, making you more prone to injuries, cuts, calluses, and blisters. Here are a few things […]

Best Major League Baseball Players to Come Out of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois, is the hometown of many iconic people and attractions, and the city is widely known for the famous baseball players who reign from there and the surrounding suburbs. Check out these legendary baseball players born and raised in Chicago. Lou Boudreau Known as an iconic baseball player from Chicago, Lou was born in Harvey, Illinois right outside of […]

5 Tips for Traveling with a Prosthesis

Flight Travel with a Prosthesis Ahhhhhh that overdue vacation. Tickets booked, bags packed, dreams of the soothing ocean waves running through your head. But wait…. How do you go through the airport with your prosthesis? The rules of traveling with a prosthesis can seem unclear. Below are some tips for smooth sailings from Scheck & […]

A Day in the Life of Katie Gazzola

“I went on a boat with some friends on the Fox River in St. Charles, IL. It was a beautiful night and as it got dark, the river had just us and one other boat out. We were coasting in but decided to take our time to sit on the boat and watch fireworks. The […]

Five Ways You Can Prevent Falls (And Emergency Room Visits)

Did you know that falls are among the highest causes for injuries leading to emergency department visits? While community obstacles are normally out of our control, we can do our best to maintain a safe household environment. With the first day of Fall being just around the corner, what better time than now to make […]

Mental Illness Awareness Week

What Is Mental Illness? What Are the Signs of Mental Illness? At its core, mental illness is a disease or a series of health conditions affecting one’s mental state. Mental health problems may develop as a result of external factors (i.e. one’s environment) which include, but are not limited to, trauma and situations of extreme […]

Falls Prevention Awareness Day

What is Falls Prevention Awareness Day? The first day of fall, September 22, is Falls Prevention Awareness Day. This is a day to raise awareness about preventing fall-related injuries to older adults and at-risk populations. Falls are a leading cause of injury related emergency room visits, fatal head injuries, and a major contributor of hip […]