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  • New Gadget Fixes Heart-Valve Back-Up

    New Gadget Fixes Heart-Valve Back-Up
    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...
  • 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...
  • Dan Seals and Robert Dold disclose finances in 10th District House race

    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...
  • Kids and career: Walking that line

    Kids and career: Walking that line
    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...
  • FDA urged to pull diet drug from market

    FDA urged to pull diet drug from market
    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. Those...
  • Diet drugs face tough test

    Diet drugs face tough test
    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...
  • Similac Infant Formula Recalled Due to Bug Contamination

    Similac Infant Formula Recalled Due to Bug Contamination
    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...
  • Consumer Alert: Beetles Prompt Recall Of Similac Baby Formula

    Consumer Alert: Beetles Prompt Recall Of Similac Baby Formula
    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...
  • Parents Frustrated Over Similac Recall Crash Company's Website

    Parents Frustrated Over Similac Recall Crash Company's Website
    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...
  • Co-pays becoming a thing of the past for preventive services

    Co-pays becoming a thing of the past for preventive services
    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...