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Pet Talkβ€”Safely Medicating Spot

When it comes to the health of your pets, medications play an important role in preventing disease, increasing longevity, and making for a healthier, happier pet. Whether it’s antibiotics, pain meds, or flea and tick prevention, there are various things to keep in mind when choosing the right medication for your furry family member.

Metropolitan Youth Symphony winners

The Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) has announced Roydon Tse as the winner of the 2017 Student Composition Competition. His winning composition, titled β€œJest,” will be performed by MYSO on March 15 at 7:30 pm (Lewis University) and March 19 at 4 pm (Joliet Junior College) under the direction of Lawrence Sisk. Born in Hong Kong, Tse studied in the UK for five years before completing degrees in composition at the University of British Columbia (B.Mus) and the University of Toronto (M.Mus). He is currently completing his D.M.A at the University of Toronto, and is an associate of the Canadian Music Center. A composer of symphonic, chamber and vocal works, his music has been performed internationally including Australia, China, Portugal, Canada, and the US.

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Dear EarthTalk: Do scientists think there is a big environmental component to the huge rise in peanut allergies in recent years?

Peanut allergies among children in the United States has more than tripled, from 0.4 percent in 1997 to 1.4 percent in 2010, according to a study by food allergists at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Of the eight foods that cause 90 percent of food allergies (milk, soy, eggs, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish), peanuts are the deadliest. They result in an estimated 15,000 emergency room visits (half of the 30,000 due to food allergies) in the U.S. Heather Fraser, author of The Peanut Allergy Epidemic: What’s Causing It and How to Stop It, says that despite the continuing intense attention given to the growing epidemic of peanut allergies in children, an answer to its cause(s) has not been found. Fraser adds that it is difficult to accept the startling increase in peanut allergies in just the last 20 years as a coincidence or to chalk it up to a genetic fluke. Robyn O’Brien, author of The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It, states that the sudden surge in American peanut allergies may be attributed to the fact that peanuts are grown in the same soil as Roundup Ready, or glyphosate tolerant, cotton. Unlike almonds, walnuts and cashews, peanuts do not grow on treesβ€”they re actually a legume with a soft shell that grows in the ground. β€œPut anything in that soil and you can imagine how it gets absorbed into the peanut,” O’Brien wrote on her website, adding: β€œPut genetically engineered seeds in that soil and you get soil that is saturated with a controversial chemical, glyphosate,” a chemical that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has linked to gradually increasing, cellular-damaging inflammation. But according to Fraser, the consumption of genetically modified foods does not correlate with the epidemiological facts of the peanut allergy epidemic: during a specific window of time between the late 1980s and early 1990s peanut allergy began to increase suddenly, just in children, in specific countries (the US, UK, Canada, AU) – and again, at the same time. Upon further investigation, Fraser discovered that there was a precedent to the child specific epidemic. β€œOver 100 years ago the words allergy and anaphylaxis were coined to describe strange symptoms in

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Plainfield Boosters Craft Show

Proceeds benefit PSD202 high school bands The Plainfield Band Boosters organization will host its 19th annual fall craft show on October 29 and 30, 2016 at Plainfield High School – Central Campus, 24120 West Fort Beggs Drive, Plainfield. The show, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 29; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 30, 2016. Admission is $2 per person for everyone 18 and over. Admission is free for anyone under 18. Each paid admission will also receive a raffle ticket. Strollers are welcome. Call (815) 577-4444 or e-mail PlainfieldCraftShow@psd202.org

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