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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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How to support someone who might have suicidal thoughts 
How to support someone who might have suicidal thoughts
Meghan Markle might live in the spotlight, but stress and distressing thoughts can affect anyone.
Just how much protection do you have if you’re fully vaccinated? 
Just how much protection do you have if you’re fully vaccinated?
The latest data shows that getting boosted can really help.
Study: Eating this many vegetables and fruits can lead to a longer life  Featured
Study: Eating this many vegetables and fruits can lead to a longer life
How much is enough?
What should you do if you test positive for COVID-19? 
What should you do if you test positive for COVID-19?
Holiday gatherings could lead to more COVID-19 cases.
Is the pandemic raising your blood pressure? 
Is the pandemic raising your blood pressure?
For a lot of people, it was happening long before the latest surge.
How do you convince stubborn friends and relatives to take COVID-19 seriously?  Featured
How do you convince stubborn friends and relatives to take COVID-19 seriously?
Is Facebook outrage really the best way to do this?
What is an ulcer, and when should you get help?  Featured
What is an ulcer, and when should you get help?
If you’re feeling discomfort, call your doctor.