| Oct 2, 2010
| 5:46 PM
The world of America's soldiers come sharply into focus without the need for film clips, old newsreel footage or graphic photographs at the National Constitution Center's new exhibition, "Art of the American Soldier."
Soldiers swapped their guns for...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 26, 2011
| 5:03 PM
The Laguna Beach Community Clinic is not a money-making proposition.
Fundraisers make possible needed medical and dental services for the under-insured and under-paid folks in our community.
On June 11, the clinic will host the annual Sunset Beach Party...
| Jul 5, 2011
For seven years Monica Behnke has lived in Winchester House, one of the few government-run nursing homes left in Illinois. Its operations are mostly funded by Medicaid, with the taxpayers of Lake County making up the difference.
Behnke, 79, a former...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 1, 2012
The traffic stop began peacefully three hours into New Year's Day 2010, with the woman driving the SUV telling the officer that she hadn't been drinking and her husband merrily exclaiming he was the source of the alcohol smell.
But the situation soured...
| 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...