| Mar 31, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Reporter Meredith Cohn's recent article about the World Health Organization's new sugar recommendations highlighted the concerns of medical and public health experts over the epidemic of childhood obesity ("Officials urge consumers to cut back on sugar,"...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:52 PM
Bariatric surgery did more to improve symptoms of diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol after three years than intensive treatment with drugs alone, according to new results from a closely watched clinical trial involving patients who were...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:24 AM
On a crisp spring morning, chef David Thomas stands in the kitchen of his Parkville cafe, Herb & Soul, prepping for a busy day of cooking.
Plastic tubs overflow with fresh kale, while shelves hold spices that will impart flavor to the chef's Old Bay...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:35 PM
Toni Coleman used to turn to two key ingredients when cooking: sugar and salt.
The 68-year-old retired federal government worker figured it probably wasn't healthy, but food just didn't taste good without it.
After taking classes offered by the...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 9:12 AM
It never seemed right, sliding those egg yolks down the disposal. In the back of my mind, I knew it was wrong.
Still, what with the American Heart Assn. saying yolks were full of cholesterol and our family's heart history, I acted against my instincts....
| Apr 16, 2014
| 9:02 AM
The seafood at Joe’s Crab Shack is, well, swimming in artificial trans fat, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
The watchdog group on Wednesday called on the national chain to stop using a partially hydrogenated margarine-...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 9:08 AM
WASHINGTON — Challenged to list several questionable procedures that are commonly used in their field, America's joint surgeons came out against custom shoe inserts and two types of dietary supplements.
They also discouraged the long-term use of...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Over a five-year period, a government-mandated tracking system in France showed that physicians in that country treated 1,979 patients for serious health problems associated with the use of marijuana, and nearly 2% of those encounters were with patients...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 2:05 PM
The American Heart Association's annual Go Red for Women luncheon was Feb. 21 at Macy's State Street, with more than 600 people in attendance. It was a sea of red in the Walnut Room as guests donned the colors of the heart-healthy movement to show their...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 12:41 PM
WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration's move to regulate e-cigarettes drew criticism Thursday from some public health advocates, who said the regulations do not go far enough to protect young consumers.
The proposed rule would for the...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 11:59 AM
More than 850 supporters turned out for the American Heart Association's Chicago Heart Ball at Navy Pier on April 12.
The organization raised $2.6 million — making this year's event a record-breaker — to support its mission of building...