| Jun 16, 2010
When Mary Ann Bernal's fatigue and shortness of breath were diagnosed as a leaky mitral valve in her heart, the Niles, Illinois, woman volunteered for a trial at NorthShore Evanston Hospital of a new, less invasive way to treat the debilitating and...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 23, 2010
| 7:34 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration says Abbott Laboratories is recalling up to 359 million testing strips used by diabetics because they can give falsely low blood sugar readings.
The testing strips are used to help diabetes patients check...
| Aug 25, 2010
| 7:03 PM
Democrat Dan Seals and Republican Robert Dold are selling themselves to suburban voters as candidates who will provide "independent leadership" in Congress.
But a look at their tax returns and economic disclosures shows neither can claim financial...
| Aug 31, 2010
It's a tough balancing act: finding child care while working full time. Can you leave early to relieve the sitter, or maybe to see your son's soccer game? Parents are constantly trying to be everywhere at once. How can we be proactive parents without...
| Sep 2, 2010
The prescription diet drug sibutramine, sold under the brand name Meridia, should be taken off the market because it raises the risk of heart attacks and strokes in some patients, the editor of the New England Journal of Medicine said Wednesday.
| Sep 15, 2010
There has never been a magic prescription to help millions of obese Americans lose weight. Whether one is any closer to reality is now under scrutiny.
A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel will decide Wednesday whether the diet drug Meridia...
| Sep 23, 2010
| 4:35 AM
WASHINGTON -- Drugmaker Abbott Laboratories said Wednesday it is recalling millions of containers of its best-selling Similac infant formula that may be contaminated with insect parts.
The voluntary action affects up to 5 million Similac-brand powder...
| Sep 22, 2010
Abbott Laboratories has asked the Food and Drug Administration to issue a recall of five million cans of baby formula Similac after the company said they discovered beetles at one of their processing plants.
The recall affects Similac baby formula sold...
| Sep 23, 2010
| 7:55 PM
Thousands of moms are scrambling to find formula to feed their babies after a massive recall of Similac powdered formula.
Drugmaker Abbott Laboratories said Wednesday it is recalling millions of containers of its best-selling Similac infant formula...
| 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...