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  • Cut your risk, cut your insurance rates

    Q: My wife told her life insurer she had lost weight, and the company slashed her rate by nearly $200 a year. Can I do the same if my health has improved, and does this work with other types of insurance? -- J.K., Baltimore, Md. A: Life, disability and...
  • CVS' halt on tobacco wins praise

    CVS' halt on tobacco wins praise
    CVS Caremark Corp.'s imminent exit from the cigarette and tobacco business — an unprecedented move for a major pharmacy company — is being cheered by many medical professionals and lawmakers as a triumph of corporate responsibility over the...
  • CVS Caremark, No. 2 drugstore chain, will end all tobacco sales

    WASHINGTON — CVS Caremark, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain, plans to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 retail stores by Oct. 1, a landmark decision that would make it the first national...
  • CVS cigarette move urges action by Walgreens, rivals

    CVS cigarette move urges action by Walgreens, rivals
    The landmark decision by CVS Caremark on Wednesday to halt tobacco sales at its 7,600 U.S. drugstores by Oct. 1 ratchets up pressure on its larger rival, Deerfield-based Walgreen Co., to follow suit. CVS, the nation’s No. 2 drugstore chain, said...
  • CVS stubs out tobacco sales, a step other companies should take

    CVS stubs out tobacco sales, a step other companies should take
    It's long struck me as odd that drugstores, the places where most of us get our prescriptions filled for all manner of illnesses, also are go-to spots for cigarettes. With the latter, drugstores worsen the nation’s health; with the former, they...
  • Jury is out on health effects of e-cigarettes

    Jury is out on health effects of e-cigarettes
    Electronic cigarettes are either a potent weapon in the war against tobacco, or they are an insidious menace that threatens to get kids hooked on nicotine and make smoking socially acceptable again. There are health experts who back each point of view....
  • EatingWell: Boost your heart health with simple dietary and lifestyle changes

    Heart disease is America's No. 1 killer, responsible for about 1 in 3 deaths - or about 800,000 each year. It claims women and men at about the same rate, and strikes people of all ethnicities and backgrounds. While some heart risk factors, such as family...
  • Unrequited love inspires and confuses

    Unrequited love inspires and confuses
    Dear Amy: I am a guy in love with a lesbian, and I don't know what to do. She is definitely a lesbian and has a girlfriend. I don't want to pressure her or make her uncomfortable. I'm not trying to get her to fall in love with me because I know that...
  • Rep. Henry Waxman to retire from Congress

    Rep. Henry Waxman to retire from Congress
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Henry A. Waxman, whose legislative record has made him one of the country’s most influential liberal lawmakers for four decades, announced Thursday that he will retire from his Westside seat, the latest in a wave of...
  • Returning to smoking not a safe way to reduce symptoms of ulcerative colitis

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently quit smoking and ended up with a moderate ulcerative colitis flare. Could a short return to nicotine help with my symptoms? Are there any other recently discovered treatments for flare-ups? ANSWER: Studies have shown that...
  • Americans are shunning the 'evil weed' (and embracing another)

    WASHINGTON -- Americans' addiction to harmful drugs is in the news again in a big way. The nation's largest cigarette-selling pharmacy firm, CVS Caremark, has decided to stop peddling them at its 7,600 stores. Larry J. Merlo, its chief executive,...
  • Local Voices North: Jan. 30 edition

    Local Voices North: Jan. 30 edition
    Letters to the editor from Palatine, Glenview, Hoffman Estates, Skokie, Park Ridge, Northbrook and Arlington Heights. Winter walking As a life-long walker at age 77, it's a struggle in this kind of weather to get to the library, stores, etc., in...