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  • UnitedHealth Group Spends $11.5M In Settlement With Doctors, Medical Societies

    UnitedHealth Group has agreed to spend $11.5 million to settle lawsuits brought by state medical societies and individual doctors over how the insurer pays and codes claims, the Connecticut State Medical Society announced Monday. Lawsuits were...
  • Caffeine and Kids: Brewing up trouble

    Caffeine and Kids: Brewing up trouble
    Many parents would never consider giving their children a cup of coffee in the morning – but they might think it is OK to allow them to drink other caffeinated beverages. But younger children should not be consuming caffeine on a regular basis....
  • YMCA launches national Healthy Kids initiative

    YMCA launches national Healthy Kids initiative
    Pam Abbruzzese limits the amount of candy and other sweets in her home. She wants her two young daughters to make healthy choices and spend their summer taking dance classes, riding their bikes and swinging golf clubs. And when it comes to meal time,...
  • 5 a.m. bus rides, 6:30 walks to school? All too early

    5 a.m. bus rides, 6:30 walks to school? All too early
    The first school-bus pickup in Orange County is at 5:05 a.m. — nearly two hours before the sun's even up. That's simply nutty. Really, though, it's nutty that schools all over Central Florida often start before sunrise — around 7 or 7:15...
  • YouTube Kids app exposes children to too many ads, some groups say

    YouTube Kids app exposes children to too many ads, some groups say
    YouTube's big push into kids' programming is under scrutiny for blurring the lines between entertainment and advertising. A string of children's advocacy groups planned to file a complaint Tuesday asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate...
  • Courtrooms shouldn't decide science

    This is in response to “Room for reasonable doubt; Doctors and defense attorneys begin to raise questions about criminal convictions that once seemed clear-cut.” Children can suffer devastating brain injury from being shaken or struck. We know...
  • 'Vaccines are safe, effective and life-saving'

    'Vaccines are safe, effective and life-saving'
    In the 1930s, outbreaks swept through every corner of Baltimore. Tens of thousands of children grew sick with fever and a tale-tell rash. Many recovered without incident, but hundreds were killed, and many more were permanently injured with brain damage...
  • Study: Energy drinks possibly linked to ADHD in children

    Study: Energy drinks possibly linked to ADHD in children
    A new Yale research study has found a possible link between energy drinks and ADHD in middle school children.  Out of the 1,649 middle school students surveyed, those who drank beverages high in sugar and caffine were 66 percent more likely to have...
  • Letters to the editor

    No more video gambling licenses As residents of Will County, we ask our fellow residents to attend the Will County Board Executive Committee's April 2 public hearing to urge the board to opt out of Illinois' video gambling law until such a time as...
  • Tribune analysis: More Illinois schools reach key measles vaccine threshold

    Tribune analysis: More Illinois schools reach key measles vaccine threshold
    Schools across Illinois appear to be improving their measles vaccine rates, according to a Tribune analysis of Illinois State Board of Education data. Measles cases in Illinois are rising, now nine according to the Illinois Department of Public Health....
  • Taking the Kids -- and checking out the new coasters

    Taking the Kids -- and checking out the new coasters
    Love them or hate them? Maybe your family is divided on the subject of roller coasters; my family has been for as long as I can remember. From the time they were just tall enough, two of my kids couldn't wait to ride the fastest, biggest coasters in...