| Oct 26, 2010
If you've been holding off getting screened for high cholesterol, diabetes or hypertension because of a co-payment, you soon won't have a reason to put it off.
That's because co-payments, which typically cost at least $20, for a host of preventive...
| Oct 8, 2010
| 6:23 PM
WASHINGTON -- Abbott Laboratories said Friday it will withdraw its diet pill Meridia in the U.S. and Canada, after coming under pressure from health regulators who say the drug increases the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients with a history of...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 12:16 PM
People who don't believe their pain medicine will work can actually reduce or even cancel out the effectiveness of the drug, and images of their brains show how they are doing it, scientists report.
Researchers from Britain and Germany used brain scans...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 4:27 PM
SILVER SPRING, Maryland (Reuters) - Heart safety studies should be required for new obesity drugs, U.S. drug advisers said on Thursday, possibly adding a new hurdle to the drugs' approval.
An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Former Angels baseball player Doug DeCinces has agreed to pay $2.5 million in penalties and interest to settle allegations that he used inside information to make more than $1.2 million in profits trading the stock of Santa Ana-based Advanced Medical........
| Nov 7, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Magic Johnson maintains optimism in HIV fight...
| Nov 15, 2010
November 15, 2010|By Robert Channick, Special to the Tribune
When Adam Caplan decided his fast-growing cloud-computing company, Model Metrics, needed more room, he searched carefully before moving into custom-designed River North quarters with high...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 2:39 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle continued Wednesday to put her imprint on county government by appointing new members to the board overseeing the county’s vast public health system.
At the Health and Hospitals System board, Preckwinkle...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 3:19 PM
More grocers pulled Enfamil baby formula cans from shelves Friday, while U.S. health regulators said they are widening their investigation to include several types of baby formula after the death of a Missouri newborn.
Even though Enfamil has not been...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 12:38 PM
WASHINGTON—Addressing mayors from across the country, Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel on Friday touted his plan to transform the City Colleges of Chicago by tailoring the curriculum at individual campuses to meet employers’ needs for workers in...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 6:43 PM
While most of us don't think twice about our ability to see the world around us, many lack even the basic access to eyeglasses.
FOR THE RECORD:
An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated Dr. Ahsan Khan was the president of...
| Apr 16, 2012
Breast is best! Simmer down boys, I'm talking aboutbabies and breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding campaign groups want formula out of hospitals. They are demanding that the hospitals stop giving away free formula to new mothers.
Dozens of groups sent out...