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Illiana Ancestors: Complain about rate increase

As Judy Russell (“The Legal Genealogist”) says, “Here we go again.” The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is planning another fee increase for genealogical record services. Read her report on this unjustified proposal and how to voice a complaint at https://tinyurl.com/4bn4brkj. Michigan’s Macomb County Genealogy Group has also posted information on this proposal at […]

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Diamond ring valued at $4,000 part of Lee County Historical and

DIXON – A diamond ring with an estimated value of $4,000 is the prize for a fundraising raffle being conducted by the Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society. Tickets are $10 and will be sold through Feb. 9 at the society headquarters, 113 S. Hennepin Ave. The drawing will be Feb. 10. Participants do not […]

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Vaping e-cigarettes shown to be more harmful than smoking

“Without treatment, the symptoms usually get progressively worse,” the NHS says. “There may also be periods when they get suddenly worse, known as a flare-up or exacerbation.” People who have persistent symptoms of COPD, particularly if over the age of 35, are strongly advised to “see a GP” if they smoke, or used to smoke. […]

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‘Comparable’ to a statin – popular bean could cut cholesterol by

Dubbed the “silent killer”, high cholesterol spells trouble for your cardiovascular health, hiking your risk of heart disease and stroke. This is where the medication, known as statins, steps in to lower the amount of cholesterol produced by your body. However, soybean could also be very effective, according to new research. Whether you add a […]

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Woman, 41, suffered ‘burning sensation’ in mouth due to B12

Vitamin B12 is vital for our bodies to function. One of its main jobs is to help form red blood cells, which are needed to transport oxygen around the body. Therefore, a deficiency in B12 can lead to a type of anaemia and some serious side effects. “Her chief complaint was difficulty in eating certain […]

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At long last: Headstone set on Civil War veteran’s grave

Jan. 29—EMPIRE — Ruel K. Boynton is not a name most people today would know. Boynton spent much of his life farming 160 acres near Empire, had a wife named Martha and eight children. He died in 1910 of heart failure due to exertion. He was 80. He didn’t invent anything. He wasn’t famous. He […]

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Small, round toothbrush heads best for cleaning ‘hard to reach’

When it comes to oral hygiene many of us are well versed on the fact we need to regularly clean and floss our teeth. Neglecting this can lead to problems such as tooth decay, cavities and gum disease among others. However, the specific type of toothbrush you use could actually play a role in the […]

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Teen mistook appendicitis for pulled muscle – ‘Get symptoms

When Paige Loren Cannon James first noticed a pain in her ribs she thought nothing of it, believing it to be a pulled muscle from an intense workout. But the pain continued to worsen and just three weeks later, while in hospital, her appendix burst. Now the 18-year-old is sharing her story in the hopes […]

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‘Constant’ pain in the pelvis or back could indicate cervical

“However, if you notice significant changes in the consistency, smell or colour of your vaginal discharge, you should speak to a doctor. “Foul-smelling discharge that is pink, reddish or brown, or discharge that is pale, watery brown, or mixed with blood, may be a sign of cervical cancer. “If you notice persistent changes in your […]

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Bacteria on the tongue could cause ‘serious infections’ in the

When an inoculum of bacteria enters the bloodstream, however, some sites in the body may be more prone to inflammation. “Bacteria are most likely to collect on artificial materials in the body. This would include prosthetic joints, heart valves and catheters,” explained Mr Sikka. “For many years it was accepted practice when performing certain dental […]