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  • 10 steps to begin correcting Chicago's open space shortage

    10 steps to begin correcting Chicago's open space shortage
    Ideas are bubbling that can help Chicago fix the dismaying lack of open space away from its park-rich lakefront. New York is closing lightly trafficked local streets and turning them into temporary playgrounds. San Francisco is taking parking spaces...
  • Looking for strength in numbers

    Looking for strength in numbers
    After 13 years of caring for her daughter, who woke up one morning when she was 5 with a headache and hasn't been able to walk or talk since, Pat Charleston has put her with about 300 others in a web registry of patients with mitochondrial diseases....
  • U.S. could drop screening for deadly strain of E. coli

    U.S. could drop screening for deadly strain of E. coli
    At a time of rising concern over pathogens in produce, Congress is moving to eliminate the only national program that regularly screens U.S. fruits and vegetables for the type of E. coli that recently caused a deadly outbreak in Germany. The House last...
  • Should the growing weight of the nation be put in government's hands?

    Should the growing weight of the nation be put in government's hands?
    America undoubtedly has a big obesity problem. With two-thirds of all U.S. adults classified as obese or overweight, public health officials warn that much of the population is at dangerously high risk of diabetes, heart disease and other chronic and...
  • Overtreatment of thyroid cancer rampant: study

    Overtreatment of thyroid cancer rampant: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Researchers have found troubling signs that some doctors may be too quick to treat thyroid cancer patients with radioactive iodine, while others may be too slow. The drug helps people with advanced tumors, but it is unclear if...
  • With whooping cough cases up, doctors stress booster vaccine

    With whooping cough cases up, doctors stress booster vaccine
    Cases of pertussis, a contagious disease that can be deadly for babies, is on the rise across all age groups in the United States because many adolescents and adults don't realize they need a booster vaccine to stay immunized. "I think the problem is...
  • How extreme heat attacks the body

    How extreme heat attacks the body
    The moment you step into oppressive heat, the body senses life-threatening danger and starts fighting to keep things cool. The heart beats faster as it increases the flow of blood to the skin, trying to keep critical internal organs from overheating. But...
  • From art to intervention

    From art to intervention
    Prayer alone was no longer enough for Lisa Ballantine, who watched the families fill their baby bottles with murky river water that sickened and even killed their children. After returning from a yearlong mission trip to the Dominican Republic in 2000,...
  • Kick the habit

    Kick the habit
    For most people, a morning cup of java isn't harmful. But if you rely on coffee to get you out of bed, to stave off midmorning headaches and to avoid the 3 p.m. crash, you may be hooked on one of the most popular drugs in the world. Nearly 90 percent...
  • High-profile 2009 chronic fatigue syndrome study in dispute

    The journal that published a high-profile paper linking chronic fatigue syndrome to a retrovirus is now investigating allegations that a figure in that report was manipulated. The appearance in Science of the 2009 paper caused an immediate sensation...
  • 3 hospitals recognized for treatment of LGBT patients

    3 hospitals recognized for treatment of LGBT patients
    Three area hospitals were recognized in a new nationwide survey for their treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients. The Human Rights Campaign's Healthcare Equality Index 2011, released last week, cited Advocate Illinois Masonic...
  • Low vaccination rates in some schools raise outbreak risks

    Low vaccination rates in some schools raise outbreak risks
    Clusters of children without their required vaccinations in about 200 Illinois schools are raising the chances of school-based outbreaks of serious preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough, a Tribune analysis of state data has found. The...