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Firearm Concealed Carry Act

On July 9, 2013, the Firearm Concealed Carry Act became state law and Illinois became the 50th state to enact concealed-carry legislation. The Illinois law allows concealed guns on private property and places of work and worship unless property owners post signage that indicates otherwise; it prohibits guns in schools, parks, child care facilities, government […]

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Menopause and Testosterone

Testosterone is thought of as “the male hormone”, but testosterone also plays an important role in women. Testosterone in women is produced in the ovaries and the adrenal glands. The ovaries produce testosterone even after menopause. Women who have their ovaries removed are at significant risk for decreased testosterone levels and the subsequent symptoms associated […]

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What is testosterone?

Testosterone is a steroid hormone naturally produced in the male body. Among other things, it’s responsible for the maintenance of secondary sex characteristics, such as the growth of body hair and muscle mass. Low Testosterone (T) is one of the unintended consequences of taking some medications. The testosterone level of a healthy young male generally […]