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Ask an expert - Dr. Noura Dabbouseh, cardiologist

How can people care for their hearts? February is National Heart Month, a nudge for people to show some love to their cardiovascular system. Cardiologist and Hinsdale Central graduate Noura Dabbouseh...

 

Ask an expert - Gabrielle Tufano, art instructor

Gabrielle Tufano loved painting and drawing, but as a college student, her hobby didn't have a place on her intended career path. Teaching art certainly never crossed the science major's mind. A singl...

 

Ask an expert - Lisa Hikes, guidance counselor

What's it like being a school counselor? Lisa Hikes works in the "heart" of Hinsdale Central High School. That's how her former boss described the counseling department, anyway, where Hikes and her...

 

Ask an expert - Business profile - Kaehler Luggage

Locks on steamer trunks don't last forever. That simple fact was the start of a family business that's been around for 100 years. Kaehler Luggage got its start when Walter Gustav Kaehler, a Chicago...

 

Restaurant profile - Wild Ginger

Saturday may be the Chinese New Year, but at Hinsdale's Wild Ginger Asian restaurant, owner Lisa Fang is celebrating her establishment's sixth year of serving dishes from China, Thailand, Japan and...

 

Ask an expert - Dan Thommpson, ecologist

What danger do coyotes present to people and pets? Even if you haven't seen one, chances are there are coyotes living in your neighborhood. Dan Thompson, ecologist with the DuPage County Forest Preser...

 

Ask an expert - Michael Gershbein, organization guru

How can apps help people start 2020 off right? It's that special time in a year's infancy when people realize the new is lot like the old, and those best-laid resolutions are getting waylaid. Tools ex...

 

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What is the best way to start the new year off right? “My personal recommendation on how to improve your health is start small. If your goal is to lose weight, build muscle or just be healthier, start with small goals. Find a starting point — it...

 

Ask an expert - Brian King, Hinsdale Police Chief

What do citizens need to know about the legalization of marijuana? On Jan. 1, recreational marijuana use becomes legal in Illinois. The Hinsdalean asked Hinsdale Police Chief Brian King to shed light...

 

Ask an expert - Christmas worship services

When and where are Christmas worship services? From a 2 p.m. Christmas Eve live nativity service to a noon Catholic Mass Christmas Day, Hinsdale churches are offering a variety of worship...

 

Ask the experts - Iris Sagrado & Glenn Stears, financial planners

What are some end-of-year financial tips? Investors have a lot to celebrate in 2019, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up nearly 20 percent this year. But with big gains come the potential for con...

 

Ask an expert - Andrea Sidorow, Giving Circle co-chair

How does the West Suburban Giving Circle work? Since 1985 the Chicago Foundation for Women has worked to improve the community through its support of organizations that benefit women and girls. That...

 

Business profile - Hinsdale Furriers

When the temperatures dip, activity at Hinsdale Furriers surges, whether its new purchases being made or longstanding clients collecting winter outerwear from summer storage. Store manager Melissa...

 

Ask an expert - Eric Owens, co-founder

How does Delos therapy relieve muscle pain? Muscle stiffness doesn't show up on conventional medical imaging, but the discomfort that it causes for millions of Americans is quite real, and relief can...

 

Ask an expert - Dr. Arati Reddy, endocrinologist

What should we know about diabetes? November is National Diabetes Month, heightening awareness of a health condition faced by 30.3 million Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control....

 

Ask an expert - Chris Wilbur, Hinsdale Central social studies teacher

How did teaching become a passion? No one gets to college alone. Every student is supported along the way by some exceptional teachers - like the ones recognized each year with the University of...

 

Ask an expert - Bromleigh McCleneghan, pastor

Should parents address tough topics with kids? Kids can be more astute at sussing out truth than adults give them credit for. But when discussing sensitive matters like gender identity, divorce or dea...

 

Agent profile - Beth Burtt, Baird & Warner

For three generations, Beth Burtt's family has called Hinsdale home. And for nearly four decades, Burtt has made a career of helping others to find their own home in the village. Burtt said it was...

 

Ask an expert - Phyllis Kozlowski, art historian

What can we learn from global art history? Phyllis Kozlowski had been enlightening art history students about the Byzantine-era marvel Hagia Sophia in Turkey for years before finally seeing the former...

 

Ask an expert - Andy Smith, Firefighter/Paramedic

How should families observe Fire Prevention Week? Masks, helmets and air tanks are just some of the firefighting equipment that will be on display during the Hinsdale Fire Department's annual Fire...

 

Ask an expert - Christopher George, Oncologist

What questions do cancer patient ask? When Christopher George became an oncologist nearly two decades ago, the dialogue with his cancer patients concerning treatment were often one-sided. "People...

 

Business profile - Ivy Rehab

Before Ivy Rehab could open its clinic in Hinsdale, it needed a physical therapist who could provide the quality of care that Ivy clients expect and deserve. That's how things work at Ivy, William...

 

Ask an expert - Kimberly Paul, end of life planning advocate

How do we live like we're dying? "There's a lot more things scarier than death," remarked author, speaker and podcaster Kimberly Paul. Like suffering, for instance. Paul thinks people often conflate...

 

Ask an expert - Mike Stone ordained minister

What is the goal or your new evening prayer group? Mike Stone of Hinsdale is a chaplain and an ordained minister. But he doesn't believe that worship has to take place inside a church. As far as he's...

 

Business profile - The French Seam

Jeanne Walsh said unveiling her own alterations shop in 1987 as a 24-year-old woman was quite avante-garde for the time. "There was a lot of talk of how young I was," Walsh recalled of the decision to...

 

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