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Julie Deardorff
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Attended American College of Sports Medicine
Lives in Evanston, IL
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Losing the sense of smell can have a devastating impact on quality of life. My story in this Sunday's Chicago Tribune.
Mimi Koberlein woke up one morning unable to smell the bacon her husband was frying for breakfast. Confused, she ran to the shower, grabbed her shampoo and inhaled deeply. Nothing.
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Why is this yoga studio owner so controversial? My story in today's Chicago Tribune.
Shanna King was intrigued by the idea of a relaxing candlelight yoga class at a small, low-budget studio in Chicago. Looking for more information, King emailed customer service.
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What happens when your favorite health product vanishes from the shelves? My story in the Chicago Tribune.
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No booster? No baby. My story in the Chicago Tribune.
When Jeannie Entin was pregnant, she insisted that anyone who planned to visit her newborn baby first get a booster shot to ward off whooping cough .
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Cavallari joins the esteemed ranks of Jenny McCarthy.
Experts warned against the dangers of following celebrity advice after reality star Kristin Cavallari acknowledged Thursday that she and husband Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler decided not to vaccinate their children.
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It's now OK to diagnose clinical depression two weeks after losing a loved one. My story in the Chicago Tribune.
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Why are people so upset that this product was discontinued? My story in the Chicago Tribune.
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Chicago Tribune, health and fitness reporter, consumer watchdog team,
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    health and fitness reporter, present
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Chicago, IL - New York City - Iowa City, IA - Wheaton,IL
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Julie Deardorff writes about health, fitness and medicine for the Chicago Tribune and other Tribune Co. platforms. I'm an exercise fanatic, wife, mom and yogi interested in green living, nutrition, environmental issues, child and materal health.
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Julie Deardorff writes about healthy living, including nutrition, fitness, medicine and environmental health. I produce the blog Julie's Health Club at www.chicagotribune.com/julie
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ACSM certified personal trainer. Great grandfather invented the Deardorff camera. Year round bike commuter.
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  • American College of Sports Medicine
    Personal Training certification, 2014
  • University of Iowa
    Journalism, 1985 - 1990
  • University Of Iowa
    MBA, 1990 - 1991
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Cancer risk drives debate over hysterectomy tool
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Last year Martha Montalvo-Ariri underwent a routine hysterectomy to help treat painful uterine fibroids. During surgery, her doctor used a m

Lost sense of smell often invisible, untreatable problem
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Mimi Koberlein woke up one morning unable to smell the bacon her husband was frying for breakfast. Confused, she ran to the shower, grabbed

Adding safety by 'cocooning'
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When Jeannie Entin was pregnant, she insisted that anyone who planned to visit her newborn baby first get a booster shot to ward off whoopin

Chicago yoga business attracts controversy, criticism
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Shanna King was intrigued by the idea of a relaxing candlelight yoga class at a small, low-budget studio in Chicago. Looking for more inform

Cavallari: She and Cutler not vaccinating their kids
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Leaping into the controversial fray over whether vaccines are linked to autism, Kristin Cavallari acknowledged Thursday that she and husband

Loss of canker sore toothpaste angers loyal users
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For a decade, Bob Chikos remained loyal to one toothpaste: Rembrandt's Gentle White. Without it, he was often plagued by painful canker sore

Defining the subtleties of grief
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In the weeks after her mother's death, Gloria Ciaccio was steeped in grief. Numb and shocked, Ciaccio cried a lot, fought the urge to call h

Some antibacterials come with worrisome silver lining
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Silver has long been known for its ability to kill some of the nasty microbes that can make people sick. In hospitals, it's used to help bur

Chicago doctor's research fails federal smell test
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Smell and taste researcher Dr. Alan Hirsch has long argued that certain aromas can help people lose weight , improve athletic performance or

When pain therapies fail
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Like many people suffering from chronic and debilitating pain , 28-year-old Cassie Winters has tried it all: physical therapy, powerful pain

For new moms and hospitals, baby nursery vs. 'rooming in' is a debate
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After giving birth by cesarean section — a major abdominal surgery — Kristine Coogan felt like she wasn't the ideal person to care for her i

Champion tree climber and arborist shares his tips and exercise routine
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Unlike most of us, arborists and competitive tree climbers still benefit from scrambling up sturdy and dignified old trees. These profession

Families of medically fragile children drop lawsuit against state of Ill...
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Attorneys representing the families of some of Illinois' most critically ill children on Tuesday voluntarily withdrew a class-action lawsuit

FDA raises alarm about 'natural' sex supplements
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The dietary supplement Rock-It Man was touted as a potent, all-natural solution for the symptoms of erectile dysfunction , one that promised

Bed rails for elderly, their risks long known, face relative lack of scr...
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When the nurse entered the room, she was stunned. Before her lay the lifeless body of an elderly patient who had fallen out of bed. The woma

Caffeine and kids: A safe mix?
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Caffeine-infused waffles and maple syrup are promoted as energizing alternatives to a morning mug of coffee.

Chicago Sun-Times lays off its photo staff
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The Chicago Sun-Times laid off its full photography staff Thursday morning, a spokesperson for the newspaper said.

BMI measuring in schools proves weighty issue
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Like other fourth-graders at Evanston's King Laboratory School, Jennifer Dreller's daughter was discreetly weighed during gym class as part

Athletes only too happy to be 'lab rats'
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After discovering that a promising new drug caused multiple types of cancer in lab animals, the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline stopp