| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 5, 2008
| 4:24 PM
by Christi Parsons and John McCormick A prominent Chicago lawyer who was one of Barack Obama's top fundraisers will be appointed to run the Office of Public Liaison for the White House, the Tribune has learned. The formal appointment of......
| Feb 1, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Noam N. Levey Tom Daschle, once considered assured of breezing through his confirmation as secretary of Health and Human Services, soon will face tough questioning on Capitol Hill about underpaying his income taxes and his extensive work for clients......
| Dec 3, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Here's your thrill-a-minit Thursday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: -- The consumer group Public Citizen is calling on federal regulators to ban the weight-loss pill Meridia because a recent study links it to an increased risk of......
| May 21, 2009
Dr. Mark Geier has, he says, solved the riddle of autism. He says he has identified its cause and, in the powerful drug Lupron, found an effective treatment -- what he calls a "major discovery."
But behind Geier's bold assertion is a troubling paper...
| Sep 12, 2008
Not every teenager is willing to admit his hometown is an awesome place.
Tommy Filkin is.
Scanning the Lake Michigan beach where he is a lifeguard, this shaggy-haired 16-year-old says of Lake Forest: "I love it here. It's a nice, safe place to grow up....
| Jun 6, 2008
For almost 20 years, they've been painting the town red in Temecula.
Atop onion fields and grazing pastures, they've built a parade of 4,000- and 5,000-square-foot houses -- palaces, many of them, with turrets and faux backyard grottoes, with six-car...
| Dec 9, 2007
As 2007 draws to a close, a volatile stock market may present opportunities for investors seeking undervalued stocks, because many other investors expect the worst.
If harsh punishment doled out to some stocks turns out to have been excessive, then...
| Mar 12, 2009
| 9:45 PM
Movies have been made and treatises have been written on the role of barbershops in African American life. In the pre-Civil Rights era, they were one of the first businesses that black men, especially in the South, could own, and, outside of churches, one...