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Aromatherapy tips to improve health

By Kennedy Jones | February 11, 2020

Aromatherapy is used to improve the health of the body, mind and spirit with aromatic essential oils. Aromatherapy has gained popularity among young adults over the years in forms of diffusers, bathing products, lotions and more. Every essential oil...

First hand account of maintaining a ketogenic diet

By Jordan Radloff, Sports Editor | January 15, 2020

Going into the new decade I wanted to make a major change to my personal health. I looked up many methods on how to lose weight and decided on a diet that would be easy for me to keep. My experience following a ketogenic diet has been successful so far.Keto...

Music therapy offers variety of treatment

By Hunter Weston | November 6, 2019

Music is a universal language. It’s one of humanity’s best pleasures because no matter the language spoken or experiences shared, everyone can appreciate music and what it offers. Because of this, music can be used therapeutically to help those with...

Cannabis market could aid DeKalb

By Payton Higgins | September 22, 2019

DeKalb’s decision to allow the cannabis market into the county could ultimately revitalize DeKalb’s economy and NIU’s appeal to current and prospective students.The DeKalb City Council met Sept. 9 for a Committee of the Whole meeting, where it discussed...

Restaurant workers need to be efficiently trained on food allergens to avoid health hazards

Restaurant workers need to be efficiently trained on food allergens to avoid health hazards

By Veronica McCulloh | June 17, 2019

 Plenty of people subscribe to what some may refer to as an “alternative” diet; a diet excluding common ingredients such as wheat, dairy, eggs, meat, tree nuts and countless other items. Maybe a personal preference to some, but for others, lives...

Vaccines should be mandatory

By Ashley Hines | February 6, 2019

Choosing not to vaccinate a child has deadly consequences for the family making the decision and the population. With recent preventable outbreaks, it is imperative to public safety for the U.S. to make vaccinations mandatory for all individuals.In 2018,...

Safe Passage reaches to those in need

Safe Passage reaches to those in need

By Kyra Johnson | October 25, 2018

DeKALB — Lynnea Erickson Laskowski, director of prevention in communication and Kendal Baker, marketing and communication specialist of Safe Passage held Got a Minute?, which was a community services for dating violence event held Oct. 24 in Founders...

Lawrence Nassar (center) was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison after being found guilty of sexual assault.

Huskies speak out on Michigan State scandal

By Khobi Price | February 26, 2018

DeKALB — Collegiate athletics are in a muddled state because of a Michigan State University ongoing investigation.The NCAA opened an investigation Jan. 23 regarding how the university handled the sex crimes case of Lawrence Nassar, former USA Gymnastics...

Medicinal applications of prohibited substances could be beneficial

By Mitch Downey | October 16, 2011

Some compelling studies have emerged over the past decade that have linked prohibited substances--including MDMA (Ecstasy), and psilocybin ("magic mushrooms")--with significant, and sometimes profound, medical applications.Unfortunately for researchers,...

Testing on animals is unreliable and unethical

Testing on animals is unreliable and unethical

By Kathryn Minniti | April 6, 2011

When there is a debate about whether testing drugs on animals is ethical, one of the main arguments proponents use is that it has helped alleviate the suffering of people through the medical advances made in testing labs. That is not the case at all....

Northern Illinois Medical Group takes a new approach to healing

By Danny Ciamprone | March 23, 2011

The human body is a complex system of bones, cells, muscles and nerves. When one of these mechanisms is damaged or malfunctions, some may assume this will result in surgery or prescription medicines. In northern Illinois there are several alternatives...

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