| 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...
| 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...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:44 AM
A healthy diet includes nutrient-rich food from all the food groups — especially fruits and vegetables. To get the vitamins, minerals and fiber you need, the American Heart Association recommends cutting back on beverages and foods with added...
| May 23, 2014
| 1:32 PM
As a cardiologist and president of the American Heart Association’s Midwest Affiliate board of directors, I’d like to applaud Rep. Dan Burke and Sen. John Mulroe for their support of the Lauren Laman Law, House Bill 3724. The bill, which...
| May 28, 2014
| 9:38 PM
With the focus on concussions in young athletes intensifying across the nation, the White House on Wednesday unveiled a raft of initiatives aimed at preventing mild traumatic brain injury and improving its diagnosis and treatment in children.
| Mar 14, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Anne Elizabeth Harvey was born in Louisville, Kentucky and passed away from complications from heart failure on March 1, 2014 at Providence St. Joseph Hospital in Burbank, California surrounded by her loving family. Her beautiful smile and radiant...
| 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 7, 2014
| 4:22 PM
It is with sadness that I learned of the passing on Thursday of Roy Daubenspeck, one of the most loyal fans any area high school program has ever had. He was 88. I have done a few stories about Roy and his friends, who simply refused to miss any Allen...
| 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 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....
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Molly Shattuck opens the front door of her sprawling brick North Baltimore home in a blur of color and energy. It's 10 a.m. on a gray February day, and she's wearing a tight purple dress that highlights her famously firm physique.
Her blond hair is...