Too many people take their lungs for granted until they are stricken with a condition that impacts them. For many Illinoisans, their line of work can place them at particular risk for lung disease.
It seems like everything from computer networks to cars can be hacked these days. The more that we rely on technology, the more vulnerable we are to people doing unscrupulous things with it. Even medical devices are not immune.
Most people are unfamiliar with popcorn lung disease until it affects them or someone they love. Many of its victims are people who work in plants where microwave popcorn is manufactured -- thus the name.
All of us with children know that one of the most challenging times is when a little one starts crawling and then taking his or her first steps. Parents depend on baby gates to keep their little ones from falling down the stairs or getting into areas like the kitchen where they could be injured.