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  • Soldiers trade guns for sketch books

    Soldiers trade guns for sketch books
    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...
  • Diet Pill Meridia Pulled from Market

    Diet Pill Meridia Pulled from Market
    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...
  • Expectations affect benefits of pain drug

    Expectations affect benefits of pain drug
    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...
  • Not enough desks, but plenty of room to grow

    Not enough desks, but plenty of room to grow
    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...
  • 359 Million Diabetes Test Strips Recalled

    359 Million Diabetes Test Strips Recalled
    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...
  • Our Laguna: Day dedicated to keeping women healthy

    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...
  • Lake County-run nursing homes becoming a luxury

    Lake County-run nursing homes becoming a luxury
    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...
  • Obesity drugs need heart studies, U.S. advisers say

    Obesity drugs need heart studies, U.S. advisers say
    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...
  • Online Dish: Breast is Best! Campaign to Ban Formula In Hospitals

    Online Dish: Breast is Best! Campaign to Ban Formula In Hospitals
    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...
  • Preckwinkle names health board members, announces bank program

    Preckwinkle names health board members, announces bank program
    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...
  • Doubts surface as police sharply increase Taser use

    Doubts surface as police sharply increase Taser use
    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...
  • In D.C., Emanuel touts City College specialization

    In D.C., Emanuel touts City College specialization
    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...